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

November 30, 2018

White Rock Seniors Village - Tentative Agreement Reached - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that your strong strike mandate gave your bargaining committee the leverage to conclude a tentative agreement on November 29th. The bargaining committee unanimously supports the agreement and looks forward to explaining the settlement to you. A ratification meeting is being planned in the coming weeks (before Christmas), and we will confirm the meeting date and time w...

November 29, 2018

Stand with postal workers this Saturday in support of labour rights - BCGEU

The protected rights of all unionized workers in Canada are being challenged right now in the Canadian Union of Postal Workers' (CUPW) current struggle to achieve a collective agreement. Canada Post workers have taken action over health and safety issues, exhaustive and unsustainable workload issues, and inequities between urban and rural mail carriers.  Entering their second month of rotating ...

November 29, 2018

Local 404 Members at Well Being Seniors' Services Ltd. (RHSV) - TENTATIVE REN...

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer again on November 28th for a second day of mediation. We are pleased to advise that, with the assistance of the Mediator, a tentative agreement has been reached. The agreement meets members' highest priorities, including a pension plan and wage increases. A ratification vote will be held at the worksite on January 9, 2019. A bulletin with full det...

November 29, 2018

The BCGEU congratulates Cronk and Skidmore on election to lead BC Fed - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) congratulates Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore on their election today as the new president and secretary-treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour (BC Fed) at the federation's 58th convention. Cronk and Skidmore bring extensive experience from both the private and public sectors of the labour movement to their roles. And as a...

November 28, 2018

BCGEU offers multi-million dollar loan to CUPW - BCGEU

The leadership of the BCGEU has approved a $3-million interest-free loan for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to call on if needed to support their ongoing struggle to achieve a collective agreement. Thousands of postal workers were ordered back to work earlier this week following more than a month of rotating strikes. "We condemn the unconstitutionality of the federal government's back to ...

November 26, 2018

Collective Agreement Ratification Results for Creekside Landing Ltd. - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that members have voted in favour of ratifying the new collective agreement. Please join us in thanking your hardworking, dedicated bargaining committee. In solidarity,Sheree Dodds, Bargaining committee chairShane Stoddart, Bargaining committee memberTamara Nicholls, Bargaining committee memberCathy Seagris, BCGEU staff representative Download PD...

November 26, 2018

Update on Bargaining for Elim Christian Care Society - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for six days on October 16th and 17th and November 15th, 16th, 19th and 20th. Good progress was made on the non-monetary proposals with only one or two still outstanding. The Union provided the Employer with our monetary package in October to allow time for the Employer to cost our package and respond when we met on November 15th. Our proposals we...

November 23, 2018

Local 404 Members - Election for Local 404 Executive – Member at Large - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for one (1) Member at Large position on the Local 404 Executive.  • Bios are attached from the candidates. Member at Large: Sepia Sharma Gavin GillBinny Sivia  • Ballots have been mailed and will be available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (Fraser Valley, 8555 – 198A Street, Langley, BC, V2Y 0A9). Ballots a...

November 23, 2018

Submission to provincial Legal Aid Services Review - BCGEU

A robust public legal aid program is essential for realising the fundamental right to justice for all British Columbians, and the BCGEU has long advocated for improvements to the province's legal aid services. The B.C. government is currently conducting an independent review of B.C.'s legal aid service delivery system, and your union has made a submission to this process.In this submission we c...

November 23, 2018

New resources for Residential Tenancy Branch a good first step - BCGEU

Union sees need to enhance online resources with added walk-in service The recent announcement by the B.C. government of improved staffing and service levels at the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) is a welcome improvement and a good first step, but should not completely replace walk-in services, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. The B.C. government reported that at l...

November 15, 2018

Valleyhaven Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is making plans to commence contract negotiations with the employer and we are seeking your input. You will find a short survey by clicking here. This is your opportunity to inform your Bargaining Committee about the issues that matter most to you. Please return this completed questionnaire to Linsay Buss via facsimile 604-294-5092 or email at linsay.buss@bcgeu.ca no l...

November 13, 2018

Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benef...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2018Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benefits (Thompson-Okanagan) Nearly 700 members of the BCGEU working in Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan voted to ratify a new contract with their employer ending a 19-week strike."I am so impressed by the solidarity and courage of our members" said Stephanie Smith, president of...

November 09, 2018

Tentative Agreement Reached For Health Science Professionals - BCGEU

The BCGEU and other unions in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) have reached a three-year tentative agreement with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC). Highlights of the proposed April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022 agreement include: a general wage increase of six per cent over three years improvements to address workload, appropriate compensation and job c...

November 08, 2018

BCGEU welcomes new legislation aimed at improving working conditions for heal...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the B.C. government's announcement today that it will repeal both the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act (Bill 29) and the Health Sector Partnerships Agreement Act (Bill 94). Enacted in 2002 and 2003, the bills led to the deterioration of working conditions for health and social-sector workers by stripping workpl...

November 08, 2018

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

Following the strike vote conducted on September 25th, your bargaining committee met with the Employer to resume negotiations on October 24th but unfortunately the parties remain far apart on monetary items.  The Employer's last offer was a 1.5% general wage increase with no guarantee of retroactivity. The bargaining committee has not accepted this offer and is seeking mediation to assist with ...

November 02, 2018

BCGEU welcomes action plan to mitigate wildfire and flood risks in B.C. - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes this week's release of Government's Action Plan: Responding to wildfire and flood risks ('The Action Plan') by the provincial government, and applauds the actions outlined in the report to better prepare British Columbians for extreme wildfires and floods. At the same time, more will need to be done to mitigate the effects of what now appears to be the new normal in our provi...