BCGEU - B.C.'s Union since 1919 B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

January 13, 2017

Chilliwack volunteers sought for ambitious project to interview every senior ...

Older people living in long-term care homes are often overlooked, forgotten behind the walls. An ambitious project taken on by the province's Office of the Seniors Advocate aims to change that by interviewing all 27,000 residents in 303 care homes across the province. Read More...

January 12, 2017

Retirement Concepts facilities.

As you may be aware, on November 28, 2016, the Globe and Mail reported that Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd., China’s second largest insurer, launched a bid to purchase Canadian-owned and operated Retirement Concepts. Retirement Concepts operates 24 assisted living and residential care facilities in Canada, mostly in B.C.   Questions have been raised about the immediate implications for the 850...

January 10, 2017

Metro Vancouver seniors' care workers face more struggles with icy streets

Volunteers and homecare workers are bracing for another tough week caring for the city's homebound seniors as temperatures are predicted to drop again Monday night.   Read more...

January 10, 2017

Icy road conditions are posing a danger to home care workers

BURNABY (NEWS1130) - Worries about injuries to homecare workers have increased dramatically in the past month as a result of icy road conditions. Read more...

January 10, 2017

Convention 2017: Guidelines for FT Officer and Exec VP Candidates' Election C...

1. No funds or assistance in kind will be contributed from the Union, Components, Locals or Cross Component Committees other than that specified in the guidelines. There will be no Component hospitality suites during Convention. 2. Declared candidates will have an opportunity to have a picture and a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words in a special election issue of The Provincial....

January 05, 2017

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Chairperson at Douglas Community Care

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Nominations are open for the position of bargaining committee chairperson. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be the Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in an election. As the Bargaining Committee Chairperson you wi...

January 05, 2017

Nominations for Two Bargaining Committee Members at Douglas Community Care

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS Nominations are open for the position of bargaining committee member. Two positions are open. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be a member of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in an election. As a bargaining committee member you w...

January 03, 2017

New BCGEU Pension Plan - BC Target Benefit Pension Plan

Download PDF of BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Booklet 2017 November Newsletter

December 22, 2016

Bargaining Update for Members at Craigdarroch Care Home

Your Bargaining Committee met with your Employer representatives on November 14th, 29th, and 30th, 2016.  At our first meeting on November 14th, the Union's committee tabled our entire package of bargaining proposals for a first collective agreement. We have since made significant progress on non-monetary items. Due to unanticipated circumstances, our bargaining dates on December 12th and 13t...

December 16, 2016

Bargaining Committee at Sherwood House

To:      All BCGEU Members at Sherwood House Re:      Your Bargaining Committee   Further to the close of nominations, we are pleased to inform you that the following members have been acclaimed to serve on your Bargaining Committee: Karen Simmons, Chairperson Ashley Vigar Annette Parthenais        Many thanks to Karen, Ashley and Annette for stepping up to fill these vital roles. In...

December 16, 2016

Government’s announcement to ban asbestos: Groups express support but asbesto...

Immediate Release                                                                        December 15, 2016 Toronto – The federal government’s announcement to ban asbestos has been highly anticipated over the past few days. Groups expressed its support to the announcement but notes their expectation for additional federal work needed to fully achieve protection from asbestos for all Canadians. ...