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

August 03, 2018

Tentative Agreement - Information Session and Ratification Meeting for Peace ...

  Date: August 3, 2018 To: All BCGEU Members at Peace Portal Seniors Village (PPSV) Re: Tentative Agreement Reached   Information Session and Ratification Meeting – Sunday, August 12, 2018 We are pleased to announce a tentative agreement was reached at 11:00 pm last night. The bargaining committee supports the agreement and looks forward to explaining the settlement at our ratification and inf...

August 03, 2018

President's message on 40 years of Vancouver Pride - BCGEU

Forty years ago, Vancouver Pride started with a handful of people struggling against homophobia and transphobia coming together in solidarity. In the beginning, it was a small group of activists that wanted to be proud of who they were and who they love, and has now grown into a vibrant celebration enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people.  Today, there are Pride parades in communities large ...

August 03, 2018

An Open Letter from Gateway Casino Workers in the Thompson-Okanagan – OUR COM...

Friday, August 3, 2018  An Open Letter from Gateway Casino Workers in the Thompson-Okanagan – OUR COMMUNITIES DESERVE BETTER!  Dear Community Members,For over five weeks, almost 700 community members in the Thompson-Okanagan have been on strike. We are Gateway Casino workers fighting for respect and the ability to live in the communities we serve. We are parents, students, long-time employees –...

August 02, 2018

BCGEU offers policy ideas for local governments to address affordable housing...

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a list of policy proposals titled "What Can Local Governments Do?", directed at municipalities who want to take bold action on issues of housing affordability. As property prices across B.C. continue to escalate, access to affordable housing has become a central concern for BCGEU members. By focusing on measures that ...

August 02, 2018

CSH Lynnwood Retirement Residence - Tentative Agreement Reached -Information ...

We are pleased to announce a tentative agreement was reached last week. The bargaining committee supports the agreement and looks forward to explaining the settlement at our ratification and information sessions. This is a very important meeting and we hope to see everyone, please drop in: Date:           August 13, 2018  Time:          2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Location:    Lynnwood Retirement Reside...

August 01, 2018

Union sees no value in highrise, urges city to reject proposal - BCGEU

Unionized provincial government workers have registered their opposition to a 25-storey highrise in central Kelowna. The Brooklyn project should be rejected by city council, the BCGEU says, because it will do nothing to promote affordable housing in Kelowna.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 31, 2018

BCGEU health care members ratify three-year deal - BCGEU

Members of a multi-union group working in B.C. community living homes and services have voted to accept a new three-year employment contract, eight months before the existing contract expires. The contract covers 16,000 people and was recommended to members in June by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union and others in the community health bargaining group.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 30, 2018

BCGEU community health workers vote to accept new agreement - BCGEU

Burnaby- Community health sector workers, represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted strongly in favour of a tentative agreement reached with health employers. This agreement firms up a new three-year collective agreement for 16,000 union workers, which will take effect April 1, 2019 and expire March 31, 2022. The new collective agreement brings in yearly...

July 26, 2018

Ratification Meeting for The Salvation Army ARC Members - BCGEU

To:     The Salvation Army ARC MembersRe:     Ratification Meeting, Thursday August 2, 2018          2:00pm – 4:00pm - CRF Classroom, 525 Johnson Street          Victoria, BCThe bargaining committee for the Victoria Salvation Army (ARC) reached a tentative agreement with the employer in the afternoon of July 25, 2018.A summary of the tentative agreement is below. The committee supports this ten...

July 26, 2018

BCGEU celebrates 99 years in union movement - BCGEU

Can you believe we're almost a century old? Today, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union celebrates our 99th birthday. Of course, we weren't known as the BCGEU back in 1919, but July 26 marks the anniversary of the first annual convention of the Provincial Civil Service Association of BC which, over the decades, grew to become the BCGEU.  "At 77,000 members strong, the BCGEU is one of ...

July 25, 2018

HSPBA Update - BCGEU

Delegates to the HSP Bargaining Conference held in April prioritized the bargaining surveys submitted by HSP members. Since then, the Bargaining Committee met to review all of the conference notes and put together the BCGEU HSP list of bargaining priorities sent to the HSA (lead Union).On July 17th-18th, we were invited to take part in a two-day HSA Bargaining Committee training session, and al...

July 24, 2018

Bargaining Update for Well Being Services White Rock Seniors Village Ltd. - B...

Over the past six months, your bargaining committee has met with the Employer on 10 occasions. We have reached agreement on a large number of non-monetary issues, but we are still significantly apart on monetary items. On July 12th, talks broke off, and the bargaining committee will be reviewing our options going forward. Please stay tuned for further communication in that regard. In solidary,Y...

July 24, 2018

Casino workers vote yes on new agreement ending Hard Rock strike - BCGEU

BCGEU members thank customers for their support.  (Coquitlam) - After being on strike for more than 10 weeks, over 400 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam have voted in favour of a new agreement with their employer. "BCGEU members at the Hard Rock casino stuck together through a long, tough fight and thanks to thei...

July 23, 2018

Talks break off between Gateway Casinos and union - BCGEU

KAMLOOPS - Mediation has been cut short between BCGEU and Gateway Casinos.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Support for striking BCGEU brothers and sisters - BCGEU

The BC labour movement staged a show of support Saturday for striking BCGEU members   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Mediation talks break off in casino strike - BCGEU

Mediation between Gateway Casinos and over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike officially broke off on Saturday, July 21 – the same day that saw hundreds of supporters flock to the picket lines across all four sites in the Thompson Okanagan.   Read more..... UWU/MoveUP

July 20, 2018

Lifelabs Worksite Visit - BCGEU

  Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018Time: 12:15 – 14:00Location: Sechelt Hospital "Group Room"  BCGEU Local 403 Chairperson, Mahen Ramdharry and Staff Representative, Ryan Stewart will be in the Sechelt area to meet with BCGEU Local 403 Members. We would like to invite BCGEU employees of Lifelabs' Sechelt and Gibsons locations to drop by. The purpose of the worksite visit is to meet members, answer a...

July 19, 2018

Dates Confirmed For Bargaining for Elim Christian Care Society - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee has met on three days to develop a package of proposals to present to the employer on your behalf. We will meet again on August 22nd and 23rd to finalize the package.At this time we have been able to get confirmation from the employer to meet on September 17th, October 16th and 17th, and November 15th, 16th, 19th and 20th.We are pleased to let you know that we will be ...

July 19, 2018

VCHA – Mental Health Worksite Visit - BCGEU

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018Time: 12:15 – 14:00Location: Sechelt Hospital "Group Room"  BCGEU Local 403 Chairperson, Mahen Ramdharry and Staff Representative, Ryan Stewart will be onsite to meet with Local 403 BCGEU Members at your worksite. The purpose of the worksite visit is to meet members in their workplace, answer any questions or hear any issues or concerns you may have. We are looking f...

July 18, 2018

Secretary- BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office - BCGEU

BCGEU FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING July 18, 2018   POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will include: processing a variety of documents such as...

July 13, 2018

BC Liberal foot-dragging on whistleblower protection aided casino money laund...

BCGEU members are in a unique position to help monitor the laundering of dirty money in B.C. casinos. However, the failure of the former BC Liberal government to provide whistleblower protection for our members ensured there was no avenue for casino workers to expose illegal activity. In fact, the recent Peter German report on money laundering reveals that the BC Liberal government willfully tu...

July 13, 2018

Members at Thompson View Manor Society - Bargaining Committee Nominations - B...

A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for two Bargaining Committee members. An Alternate to the Bargaining Committee will also be elected from this nomination process.  The Bargaining Committee members' duties include: attending face to face meetings with the Union Bargaining Committee and the Employer; communicating with bargaining unit m...

July 12, 2018

Casino strike enters its second week - BCGEU

Cascades Casino employees in Kam­loops continue to soldier on along the picket line as their union is back at the negotiating table this week.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 12, 2018

Spirits high on casino picket line - BCGEU

A unicycling panda, music and a flag-bearing recumbent are just some of the things keeping spirits up on the picket lines at the Penticton Gateway Casino.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 11, 2018

Nomination for Local 407 Executive – Results - BCGEU

Following the second call for nominations to the 307 Local Executive, please be advised of the results:  Local Chairperson:  Wynn Hartfelder  1st Vice Chair:  Gayle Wilson  2nd Vice Chair:  Tara Healey  Secretary Treasurer:  Vacant  Recording Secretary:  Maria Koleszar  Member-at-Large (North Okanagan):   Shelley Wintrup  Member-at-Large (Central Okanagan):   Jenn Paquette ...

July 11, 2018

Workers joining union help keep child care centre open - BCGEU

Workers joining union help keep child care centre openDTES daycare to stay open at least until November  (Vancouver) After workers at the Phil Bouvier Child and Family Center in Strathcona voted 95% in favour of joining the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), the employer, who had previously threatened to close the daycare, agreed to a settlement which would keep the centre open...

July 10, 2018

Local 407 Nomination for Vacant Recording Secretary Position - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the vacant Recording Secretary position on the Local Executive. Information on the roles and responsibilities of this position is attached.The deadline for nominations is: August 9, 2018If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution to members with ballots. This must be received wi...

July 10, 2018

Results of Election for 2 Member at Large positions on the Local 401 Executiv...

The BCGEU held an election for two (2) Member at Large positions on the Local 401 Executive. Congratulations to the successful candidates below in securing the two Member at Large positions: Cindy Ingram Evgeny "Eugene" Popelnitskiy Below is the List of your current Local 401 Executive: Susanne Francoeur, Chairperson Jordie Allen-Newman- First Vice-Chairperson Richard Ziemianski- Second Vice...