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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.


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. ...

December 14, 2016

LifeLabs - Bargaining Update!

Your Bargaining Committee resumed collective agreement negotiations with your employer during the week of December 5th. Talks were respectful, and your committee is pleased to report that significant progress was made on a number of non-monetary proposals. New updated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) language will now form part of the LifeLabs collective agreement. Of particular importance...

December 13, 2016

Seniors Advocate report highlights serious concerns in seniors’ care

The Office of the Seniors Advocate has released its findings in its second annual Monitoring Seniors’ Services report. The report tracks trends in various areas including residential care wait times, home support hours and seniors’ housing. “We applaud the work of the Office of the Seniors Advocate in gathering this important information,” says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. “These statistic...

December 13, 2016

Tentative Agreement Ratified for Salvation Army - Southview Heights and Terra...

The Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that members at Southview Heights and Terrace voted on December 8, 2016 and the tentative Collective Agreement was ratified in favour by 93 %. The new Collective Agreement provides for a 3 year term the following: Wages: Year 1 -    Signing bonus to employees currently on payroll on both date of ratification of December 8, 2016 and on March 31,...

December 13, 2016

Bargaining Update for Members at Nanaimo Seniors Village

Your Bargaining Committee was scheduled to return to the negotiating table with your Employer on December 8th and 9th. Though the parties did meet on the 8th, and discussed proposals, talks had to be cancelled on December 9th, due to inclement weather. Both the Union and Employer are scheduled to return to the bargaining table on January 10, 2017. In the meantime, the terms and conditions of y...

December 12, 2016

BCGEU sends solidarity message to jailed Iranian trade unionists

As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below. 

December 09, 2016

International Human Rights Day: Human rights are everyone’s rights, everywhere

Today we recognize International Human Rights Day.  Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms. In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.  Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...

December 06, 2016

Local 404 Union Meeting

COMPONENT:    Health Services LOCAL:             404 DATE:               Wednesday December 14, 2016 TIME:    5:30 pm (General Meeting) PLACE:              BCGEU, Fraser Valley Office                         8555 198A Avenue, Langley, BC   AGENDA Introductions Adopt Agenda Adoption of previous Minutes New Business Next Meeting Date Adjournment     In solidarity Binny Sivia Local ...

December 06, 2016

December 6: Never forget

It’s hard to believe, but 27 years have passed since 14 young women were slain at the École Polytechnique, an event also known as the Montreal Massacre. It remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6, the anniversary of the devastating event, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Eac...

December 06, 2016

Salvation Army Tentative Settlement Reached – RATIFICATION VOTE

To:      All Members, Salvation Army – Southview Heights & Terrace Re:      Tentative Settlement Reached – RATIFICATION VOTE   The Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative settlement has been reached with the Salvation Army – Southview Heights & Terrace. Full details will be available at the ratification meeting listed below:   Date/Time:   Thursday, December 8t...

December 03, 2016

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today we are proud to recognize the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities.    This day was created to bring awareness and understanding and to take action to further the rights of persons with disabilities both legally and in society.  Even though we have a come a long way in Canada there remains much more to do to achieve the equity in our society.  The United Nat...

December 02, 2016

Results of Local 403 Executive Chairperson By-Election

To:      All BCGEU Local 403 Members Re:      Results of Local 403 Executive Chairperson By-Election     Results of the Local 403 Executive By-Election are as follows: Mahen Ramdharry was elected as Chair. Congratulations and welcome to the Local Executive.   In solidarity   Fateh Born   Download PDF of notice here     UNIFOR467/MoveUP