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 16, 2016

Local 402 union meeting

DATE: July 13, 2016 TIME: 6:00 pm PLACE: 106-1650 Terminal Ave North – Nanaimo Area Office   AGENDA OH&S Appointments  EDMP Job Classification Process  Steward for Sites  Upcoming Events How you can get involved with the union Refreshments will be served  Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

June 13, 2016

Love must be greater than hate – Orlando shootings

The BCGEU expresses deep sorrow at the brutal hate crime which occurred in Orlando, Florida this past weekend and sends condolences to the families of the more than 100 innocent people who were killed and seriously injured at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning. Much of the news coverage has focused on allegations of extremist religious motives. But this was not an act of terrorism, although...

June 13, 2016

LifeLabs Members election of bargaining committee members (4 positions) *UPD...

*** Voting Period Extended *** Due to the volume of balloting packages being mailed out, the Union has extended the period for members to cast ballots throughout the province. Ballots must now be received no later than Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Ballots will be counted no later than Friday, July 8, 2016. With the election of Patricia Dossett as BCGEU LifeLabs Bargaining Unit Chair,...

June 13, 2016

The Columbia Institute releases a climate change report

The Columbia Institute released a brand-new report today: Top Asks for Climate Action - Ramping Up Low Carbon Communities. You can find it and a summary here. Local governments have a crucial role to play in combating climate change. Their decisions directly or indirectly impact sixty percent of Canada’s energy consumption and more than fifty percent of GHG emissions. Top Asks pinpoints what l...

June 10, 2016

BCGEU writes Colombian and Canadian governments on repression

In early June, the BCGEU learned that Colombian state security forces used indiscriminate and excessive force against Colombian citizens engaged in peaceful protest. This led to deaths, serious injuries and arrests of citizens taking part in the “National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Grassroots Mobilization – for Good Living, A structural Agrarian Reform and Dignified Cities – Sowing Hope, Har...

June 02, 2016

Province to spend $40 million to build new nursing homes, update older ones

A 10-year plan by Vancouver Coastal Health to add more seniors’ nursing home beds and upgrade older facilities was welcomed by care providers and the seniors’ advocate. Read more...

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...