COMPONENT 4 - HEALTH SERVICES

Component 4 includes members who provide health care and related services.

They provide nursing care, personal care, housekeeping, building maintenance, laundry, activities, dietary, security and rehabilitation services at institutional and long-term-care facilities, as well as medical lab and a variety of other services for other employers.

NEWS & UPDATES

June 01, 2016

Workplace first aid requirements

First aid is an important element of workplace health and safety. This includes having the correct equipment, procedures and trained people in place to respond in the event of a workplace injury. Here are the basic first aid requirements under the Workers Compensation Act:  (1) The employer must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies, facilities, first aid attendants and services...

June 01, 2016

Member Update - June 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 VP Dean Purdy update members on ongoing union campaigns. *You can also view the video on the BCGEU YouTube channel

June 01, 2016

The Royale Peninsula Resort Retirement Living bargaining committee election r...

The Union is pleased to advise you that the election of your bargaining has been completed without the need for a vote. Your elected Bargaining Committee members are:          Erlinda Frijas, Bargaining Committee Chairperson          Tereasa Greco, Bargaining Committee Member          Rajwinder Rattanpal, Bargaining Committee Member Bulletins will be sent out via personal email and posted in...

May 30, 2016

OHS Representatives in the province right to refuse unsafe work

Recent incidents at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam have highlighted the need for workers to be made aware of their rights and duties under the Worker’s Compensation Act in carrying out their work. On May 23, BCGEU members were injured while transporting a patient from the Royal Columbian Hospital back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. A preliminary investigation has been conduc...

May 27, 2016

2016 BCGEU Scholarship Winners

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 27, 2016

Well Being GSV bargaining committee election results

The election of your bargaining has been completed without the need for a vote. Your elected Bargaining Committee members are: Milagro Huezo, Bargaining Committee Chairperson Ana Canessa, Bargaining Committee Member Avtar Bharaj, Bargaining Committee Member Bulletins will be sent out via personal email and posted in the worksite throughout the bargaining process.  If you do not receive...

May 27, 2016

Renfrew Care Centre tentative agreement reached

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise you that on May 26, 2016 a tentative agreement was reached with Retirement Concepts. A ratification vote will take place as follows: Date: June 2, 2016 Time: 1pm - 4pm Place: Activities Room, Renfrew Care Centre Your bargaining committee is recommending that members vote in favour of this tentative agreement.  You will be provided with the det...

May 20, 2016

The National Union's scholarship program for 2016

Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016. Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...

May 20, 2016

Free pensions webinars

Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.   Capital stewardship Friday, June 10 10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time) Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...

May 19, 2016

LifeLabs Members election of Bargaining Unit Chair

An impressive response for calls to nominate a BCGEU LifeLabs Bargaining Unit Chair and four Bargaining Committee Members has resulted in the need to conduct elections to determine who will sit on the committee when talks begin to negotiate a new LifeLabs collective agreement. The first step in the election process is to determine who will occupy the important position of Bargaining Unit Chair...

May 18, 2016

Training Session on May 24: Your right to refuse unsafe work

Have you ever had an uneasy feeling before carrying out work because you weren't sure it was safe?  Maybe you performed the task because you felt you had no choice?  You do have a choice and the right to protect yourself from harm. Learn how to invoke your right to refuse unsafe work under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Section 3.12 which states: (1) A person must not carry ...

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to announce the following winners of a 2016 BCGEU Scholars...

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 16, 2016

All members in Haida Gwaii - Pension Seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important. You will then b...

May 13, 2016

Local 412 enhanced training - stewards and local executives

DATE: June 23, 2016 TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm          PLACE: Terrace Area Office    Come join us for lunch and training. Local 412 will be hosting an enhanced training session for stewards and local executive members. Two educational modules will be offered: End Workplace Bullying and Common Grievances. A Local 412 meeting will follow.    Please complete the attached registration sheet and ret...

May 13, 2016

Local 412 meeting

DATE: Thursday June 23, 2016 TIME: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm  PLACE: BCGEU Northwest Area Office             102 - 4710 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC   Come and learn about Local 412 issues, successes and concerns. If you can't join us in person you can call in at: 1.866.562.0090 Conference ID: 567027 If you would like to have any items added to the agenda. Please let Kim Shelley or Christine Fuller ...

May 13, 2016

Celebrating National Nursing Week

As National Nursing Week comes to a close, the BCGEU is proud to recognize the important work of our member nurses. BCGEU nurses can be found across the province. From residential care to community social services, their work is a vital part of our province’s health care system. Thank you for your dedicated work and commitment to the health and wellness of British Columbians.  

May 13, 2016

Government Members on Haida Gwaii pension seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important.  You will then ...