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 25, 2018

Casino workers reach tentative agreement at Hard Rock - BCGEU

Deal reached after more than six weeks on strike   (Coquitlam) - After being on strike for more than six weeks, over 400 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam have reached a tentative agreement with their employer.   "Through their hard work and unity, Hard Rock workers have a solid first agreement on the table," say...

June 25, 2018

Community Health Disability Management Call for Expression of Interest - BCGEU

If you are a Member under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association Agreement (HSPBA), and have a genuine interest and the required skills to provide union support within the Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP), an opportunity exists for you with the BCGEU.The EDMP team is looking to provide the best service possible to our members enrolled in the program and are activel...

June 22, 2018

Public service agreement ratification process under way - BCGEU

Public service agreement ratification process under way UPDATE #7  Now that a tentative agreement for direct government workers has been reached, the ratification process is under way. Here is what you can expect in the coming weeks:Ratification Bulletin:A comprehensive ratification bulletin containing all the proposed changes to the collective agreement is being prepared and will be mailed to...

June 21, 2018

Local 402 Well-Being (CVSV) - Mediation for renewal of Collective Agreement -...

Members will know that, at the Union's request, the BC Labour Relations Board has assigned a mediator to assist the Parties in order to conclude a renewal of a collective agreement pursuant to Section 74 of the BC Labour Relations Code. The Parties and the mediator, David Schaub, met this week. Progress was made and the mediator has been asked to provide recommendations to the Union's membershi...

June 20, 2018

Tentative agreement for the Public Service - BCGEU

After five weeks of negotiations, the BCGEU has reached a tentative three-year agreement with the B.C. Government for members working in direct government service. The Public Service Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the agreement. On ratification, all changes to the tentative 18th Public Service Agreement will take effect after the expiry of the current agreem...

June 20, 2018

BCGEU Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day - BCGEU

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day- a special day for all communities to celebrate, recognize, and honour the achievements, history and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada. The BCGEU is proud to stand in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and to reaffirm our commitment to lasting and meaningful reconciliation. We invite you to join us in marking this day with c...

June 20, 2018

2018 Scholarships awards announced - BCGEU

The union's Education and Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 awards for full and part-time post-secondary students. In all, $60,000 in scholarships will be awarded, with 26 full-time awards of $2,000 and eight awards of $1,000. Winners include BCGEU members and family members, all starting or continuing their post-secondary education. "We thank everyone who sub...

June 18, 2018

BCGEU signs declaration asking provincial government not to renew fish farm t...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands with B.C. fishing communities, scientists, business leaders and Indigenous groups in signing the "Declaration in Defence of Wild Salmon," which includes asking the provincial government not to renew 20 fish farm tenures in the Broughton Archipelago, set to expire on June 20, 2018. "Healthy wild salmon stocks are essential to the heal...

June 18, 2018

Ratification Vote Results for Alexander Mackie (Western Community Seniors Low...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the ratification of the tentative collective agreement with members voting 91% in favour. The Committee would like to thank you for your support and assistance during this set of negotiations.In solidarityYour Bargaining Committee:Debra GrovesLeah CavanaughMichelle StewartKim Shelley, Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

June 18, 2018

National Indigenous Day 2018 Events Around the Province - BCGEU

Please click the links below to find events in your area! National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Northern BC  National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Greater Vancouver Regional District National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Vancouver Island National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Interior      UWU/MoveUP

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Northern BC - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the Northern BC:   Event Location Details BURNS LAKELake Babine Nation and the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation, BCJune 21, 201810:00 AM – 9:00 PM Burns Lake Spirit Square The National Indigenous Peoples Day Annual Parade will be taking place with all si...

June 15, 2018

CSSBA reaches tentative agreements for community social services workers - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) have reached a tentative agreement on three-year collective agreements for General Services and Community Living. These agreements provide significant compensation increases for workers in this sector while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British...

June 15, 2018

Community Bargaining Association reaches tentative agreement for workers in c...

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective agreement. The BCGEU represents the majority of unionized workers in the community health sector. "We've made substantial gains in a number of key areas. We're very happy with the tentative agreement. We're confident members in commun...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Interior - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the Interior: Event Location Details BOSTON BARBoston Bar First Nation celebrationJune 21, 201810:00 AM – 2:00 PM Boston Bar, BC, First Nation in the Tuckkwiowhum Village Longhouse    Boston Bar First Nation is hosting our annual event.  Terry Philips, cultural s...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Greater Vancouver Regional Distri...

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the GVRD: Event Location Details ABBOTSFORDNational Indigenous Peoples DayJune 21, 20182:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thunderbird Memorial Square, 2788 Sumas Mountain Road, Abbotsford, BC.  Plaza in front of Clearbrook Library.  Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at th...

June 15, 2018

Well Being (CVSV) - Parties Agree to Mediation for Renewal of Collective Agre...

As a result of the very clear rejection of the tentative agreement that was reached between the parties on May 31, 2018, the Union has applied for mediation pursuant to Section 74 of the BC Labour Relations Code.The BC Labour Relations Board has appointed mediator, David Schaub and the parties have agreed to meet with the assistance of Mr. Schaub the week of June 18th.The Union is committed to ...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Vancouver Island - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout Vancouver Island: Event Location Details CAMPBELL RIVERNorth Island Métis Nation celebration, June 21, 201810:00 AM – 4:30 123Aa-740 Robron Road, Campbell River, Gathering at the Big House and march to Spirit Square BBQ, Teepee, Elders, beading display and work f...

June 13, 2018

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement for public service workers - BCGEU

The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the B.C. Public Service Agency (PSA) for members working in direct government service.  "It's been an intensive round of negotiations, sometimes stretching into the early morning hours, but we're pleased to have reached an agreement for our public service members," said BCGEU p...

June 13, 2018

B.C. public service agency, union reach tentative collective agreement - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-The B.C. Public Service Agency has reached a tentative collective agreement with the union representing government employees, nine months before their existing contract was set to expire. The government announced the formation of a three-year tentative agreement in a news release Wednesday afternoon. It's the first agreement to be formed under the NDP government's Sustainable Services...

June 13, 2018

B.C. government reaches tentative three-year deal with public service workers...

The agreement with the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union calls for general wage hikes in each year of the deal. It also provides for targeted increases for specific jobs to help recruit and retain workers, union president Stephanie Smith said in an interview. "We were optimistic about going into bargaining with a government who seems to have a mandate that's in alignment with us, whi...

June 11, 2018

Casino workers petition BCLC for fairness - BCGEU

Workers rallying at BCLC offices on Monday at 12:30pm (Vancouver) - Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at casinos are petitioning BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) on Monday, June 11 asking them to ensure fairness in wages and working conditions at casinos across the province. Workers from several BC casinos will gather outside the BCLC office at 2940 Virtual ...

June 08, 2018

Workers vote to strike at Gateway Okanagan Casinos - BCGEU

An astounding 93.1% vote in favour of strike action Over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos in the Okanagan voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from June 4 to 6, over 88% of Gateway staff in casinos in Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton and Vernon came out and voted 93.1% ...

June 08, 2018

Local 404 Members at Willow Manor - Bargaining Bulletin - BCGEU

The Employer needed to cancel bargaining that was set for June 6th, so we were unable to meet. We are waiting for new dates from Chartwell. Outstanding issues are wages, weekend premium, and vacation improvements. We are hopeful that we will reach a satisfactory settlement soon. Thank you for your patience and support.   Your Bargaining Committee:    Valia Dimitrov, Bargaining Committee Chair M...

June 07, 2018

Parents stunned to learn Downtown Eastside daycare to close - BCGEU

The sudden closure of a downtown Vancouver daycare centre has upset parents and raised questions about the timing of the decision. Angela Giannoulis, whose three-year-old son Nikolas has been attending the Phil Bouvier Centre for two years, says the idea of a closure is heartbreaking. "The relief to know that while you are at work your child is being lovingly cared for … and to think that's bei...

June 07, 2018

Tentative Collective Agreement Rejected by Union Membership for Well Being S...

As a result of a ratification vote of the membership held June 6, 2018, the tentative collective agreement has been rejected. The Union will be in touch in the near future to report on next steps going forward. In solidarity,  Your Bargaining Committee Jo WalshCherie BaekkelundPhil LeVesconteDan Rowe, Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

June 07, 2018

Parents raise questions after daycare's decision to close - BCGEU

Parents and union officials are raising questions about a prominent East Vancouver daycare's decision to close its doors just days after its workers applied to join a union. The Vancouver Native Health Society, which runs the Phil Bouvier Family Centre daycare, sent a letter Monday citing "problems and hardships" for the closure. "As a not-for-profit society, there is only so much we can do wit...

June 06, 2018

Election for Local 401 Executive – Member at Large - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for two (2) Member at Large positions on the Local 401 Executive. The following candidates have been nominated: • Metodio Santo• Cindy Ingram• Maria Bermejo• Evgeny Popelnitskiy • Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (2994 Douglas St, Victoria). Ballots are due back to the BCGEU Victoria Are...

June 05, 2018

Bargaining Update for Members at Well Being Services White Rock Seniors Villa...

Bargaining commenced with the Employer on February 8th and 9th when we exchanged our proposal packages. Subsequent bargaining dates took place on February 20th and 21st as well as April 18th and 19th. As part of protocol, the parties have agreed to negotiate all non-monetary items before discussing any monetary items, so any items that have a cost attached to them, including wages have not been...

June 04, 2018

Creekside Landing Ltd. 2018 Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

The election process for the Bargaining Committee at Creekside Landing ended on May 30, 2018 and the ballot count took place on May 31, 2018. Here is the result of the election and the members of your Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chairperson:Sheree Dodds Bargaining Committee Member: Tamara NichollsBargaining Committee Member:Shane StoddartBargaining Committee Member (Alternate): J...

June 01, 2018

Well Being (CVSV) Tentative Collective Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Members will know that your Bargaining Committee has been engaged in collective bargaining with your Employer for the renewal of a collective agreement between the Parties. The current collective agreement expired on April 30, 2018.  Your Committee is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement was reached on May 31st. The following are the key points, which would form a renewed collective agr...

May 31, 2018

Local 404 Members at Auburn Seniors Village - Bargaining Preparation Begins -...

Your bargaining committee recently met up with BCGEU Staff Negotiator Chad McQuarrie to begin preparing for upcoming collective agreement negotiations with the Employer. It was a very productive few days, and we very much look forward to hitting the bargaining table in the not too distant future. We promise to let you know when bargaining dates have been lined up. Stay Tuned! In the meantime, p...

May 29, 2018

Executive donation to Red Cross for flood relief - BCGEU

From April through June 2017, catastrophic flooding devastated parts of the Okanagan, Kootenay and Shuswap regions forcing thousands of British Columbians from their homes. According to the BC Flood and Wildfire Review released last month, the estimated cost of flood response in 2017 was more than $73 million. Just a year later, while many families and communities are still dealing with the aft...

May 28, 2018

Local 407 Members at Dorchester Retirement Residence - Ratification Meeting &...

Please make every effort to attend this important meeting and vote on the tentative deal reached. Details of the deal will be made at the meeting. There will be two meeting times to choose from: Dates: Tuesday June 5th and Wednesday, June 6thTime: 2:30 – 5:30pmLocation: Dorchester Retirement Residence There will also be an option to vote at the Union office from 8:30am to 5:00pm from June 6th t...

May 25, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fle...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds today's announcement by the provincial government that it will build 1,500 new supportive housing units throughout the province for women and children fleeing violence. Over the next 10 years, government will invest $734 million to build this much-needed housing which includes transition houses, safe homes, second-stage and long-te...

May 24, 2018

Bargaining Update - Well-Being Services (Comox Valley Seniors Village) - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee has reconvened bargaining with the Employer. Progress was made on several fronts as we have now fully engaged in all monetary issues. We will recommence bargaining on Monday, May 28, 2018. Your bargaining committee will keep members posted as these negotiations develop further. In the meantime, the current collective agreement remains in full force and effect.  In soli...

May 23, 2018

Local 401 Members at Cerwydden Care Home - Shop Steward By-election Results -...

Further to our call for nominations and election for the vacant Shop Steward position at Cerwydden Care Home, we are pleased to inform you that Laurie Johnson has been elected to the position. Accordingly, the following members have been appointed by the Union as Shop Stewards: • Leaha Moffat • Leiloni Morgan • Laurie Johnson   In solidarity   Jenny Ewing, BCGEU Staff Representative   Download ...