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.


October 07, 2016

LifeLabs Bargaining Begins!

To:      All BCGEU Members at LifeLabs Re:      Bargaining Begins!   Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that collective agreement negotiations with your Employer commenced on October 6, 2016. Talks with the Employer were respectful and productive and a large number of proposals were exchanged. Your committee remains determined that a strong, fair collective agreement is negoti...

October 07, 2016

BCGEU makes budget submission to Finance Committee

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith made a presentation to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Governnment Services today, outlining the union’s priorities for the upcoming provincial budget. Smith noted that it’s time to chart a different course in British Columbia and urged the government to take steps to accomplish three main objectives – quality jobs for all British Columbians; r...

October 06, 2016

BCGEU pushes the WCB to fine Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

VANCOUVER -- The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) has successfully pushed the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) to fine the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission over $171,000 due to extremely dangerous conditions at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam. Union members at the hospital have been urging the employer to introduce safety measures to protect workers. T...

September 30, 2016

LifeLabs Bargaining Set To Begin

To:       All BCGEU Members at LifeLabs Re:       Bargaining Set To Begin   Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that collective agreement negotiations with your Employer are set to begin on October 6, 2016. Much hard work has been done preparing detailed proposals that will be presented to your Employer. Your Committee is determined to negotiate a strong, fair collective agreeme...

September 30, 2016

Watch: Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week and speaks about the importa...

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week in Victoria that included worksite visits, a member BBQ and the Union of BC Municipalities convention. She also honours the work of Phyllis Webstad on Orange Shirt Day. Have a look:

September 30, 2016

Local 401 Union Meeting

To:         All BCGEU Local 401 members DATE:    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 TIME:     Executive Committee 5:00pm              General Membership 6:00pm PLACE:   BCGEU 2994 Douglas St              Auditorium B   Agenda   OSH Committee Updates General Q & A Workplace Issues   In solidarity Susanne Francoeur Chairperson, Local 401 Jenny Ewing Staff Representative     Download ...

September 27, 2016

Worksite Visit and Q&A for Local 403 Members at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

In response to the recent incident of violence against several workers at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, the BCGEU will be conducting a worksite visit on Thursday, September 29 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in Room 1707. If you are a worker who has questions about your collective agreement rights, Occupational Health and Safety regulations or other issues regarding your workplace, please come to R...

September 22, 2016

Nanaimo Seniors Village Bargaining Update

To:            All BCGEU Members at Nanaimo Seniors Village Re:            Bargaining Update   Your Bargaining Committee, is pleased to advise that collective agreement negotiations began with the Employer on September 13th. Dialogue was respectful, and a number of non-monetary language proposals were discussed at the table. Bargaining is set to resume on November 3rd and 4th.  In the meanti...

September 21, 2016


  Bring your Questions!  Build Your Skills!  Have Fun! Don’t you deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU Steward. Did you know that you have an entire group of people with Union experience and expertise who want to help/mentor you in your steward role? How would you like to build more skills and knowledge to help you become an even mor...