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

March 29, 2018

Local 401 Local Executive Announcement - BCGEU

  Further to our call for nominations for Local 401 Executive, we are pleased to announce the following: • Susanne Francoeur, Chairperson • Jordie Allen-Newman, First-Vice Chairperson • Richard Ziemianski, Second-Vice Chairperson • Ryan Richard, Recording Secretary • Joel Blanco, Treasurer • Lillian Noullet, Member at Large • Conor Bergevin, Member at Large Congratulations to new and returning ...

March 27, 2018

Members Ratify Collective Agreement at Pacifica Retirement Residence - BCGEU

I am pleased to advise you that the tentative renewal collective agreement was ratified by members working at The Royal Pacifica Resort Retirement Living by a strong majority vote in favour!The next steps are to have a draft agreement produced and proofed by the bargaining committee and the employer, after which signing copies will be produced. Once the agreement has been signed copies will be ...

March 23, 2018

Local 402 Well-Being Seniors' Village - Nomination Close and Election of Barg...

The result of the March 14, 2018 meeting wherein the agenda items had closed nominations for your bargaining committee members and opened the election process for the membership at Well-Being Seniors' Services (CVSV) Ltd. in order to determine your bargaining committee. Update on Nominations Received: The additional added position by your Component Executive of a 4th Bargaining Committee member...

March 22, 2018

Public Service Pension Plan Update - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU Public Sector Pension Plan Member, We understand that the recently announced changes to the Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP) design have generated a lot of concerns. Many have indicated to us the communication from the Pension Corporation left them wondering how the plan impacted them, which has created anxiety and confusion. In this environment, serious misinformation has circulate...

March 22, 2018

BCGEU calls for labour code amendments to ensure balance and fairness for wor...

  The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has submitted multiple recommendations to a panel of special advisors currently reviewing British Columbia's Labour Relations Code. The submission calls for changes that properly reflect the needs and interests of workers in B.C.'s modern economy. The BCGEU's submission is based on three themes: 1. That workers be entitled to make their o...

March 21, 2018

Local 407 Members at Creekside Landing Ltd. - Bargaining Committee Election -...

The Bargaining Committee represents the members in collective agreement negotiations This is a call for nominations for election to the Creekside Landing Bargaining Committee. We require the following positions to be filled: • Bargaining Committee Chairperson (1 position) • Bargaining Committee Member (2 positions) • Alternate Bargaining Committee Member (1 position) Nominations shall be submit...

March 21, 2018

BCGEU recognizes International Day of Forests - March 21 - BCGEU

Our natural forests are an important part of British Columbia's environment, economy and social fabric. More than a third of our planet's land mass is covered by forests, which absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into our atmosphere.  According to the United Nations, "forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80 per cent of the terrestrial species of a...

March 19, 2018

Local 403 Executive Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the Local 403 Executive results:   • Chairperson                                      Mahen Ramdharry• 1st Vice Chairperson                         Ping Qiu• 2nd Vice Chairperson                         Diane Philbrook• Treasurer                                              Ken Wong• Recording Secretary                          Andrea Johnson• Member-at-Large               ...

March 19, 2018

MP hears about seniors’ needs at local town halls - BCGEU

ati Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, wrapped up a series of seven town hall meetings last week with stops in Cache Creek and Ashcroft on March 14. The meetings were an opportunity for Sidhu to discuss the National Seniors' Strategy, a pan-Canadian plan to improve the quality of life and strengthen access to care for the nation's seniors, and hear feedback from cons...

March 16, 2018

BCGEU Members size up B.C.'s worst summer of natural disasters

For many people across the province the summer of 2017 was one of angst, uncertainty, and demanding work load due to extreme wildfires and floods. BCGEU members were front and centre in containment and rescue efforts delivered through key agencies like the B.C. Wildfire Service and Emergency Management B.C. Others across the public service took on significant roles in management, administration...

March 16, 2018

Component 4 - Facilities Bargaining committee - BCGEU

The Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) bargains the collective agreement and has asked all member unions to forward all bargaining proposals to the FBA by May 14th. The FBA is a council of all the unions who represent employees in the Facilities Health Sub-Sector. In response to this request, the BCGEU has conducted bargaining committee elections, sent out bargaining surveys to all our mem...

March 16, 2018

Updated information on improvements to your Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP)...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Board of Trustees has announced a landmark change to the plan design of the PSPP. The BCGEU has a long history of negotiating and advocating for pensions for our members in all sectors. Over the last few years, the BCGEU, as the Plan Partner representative for the PSPP, has engaged the Government Partner on potential plan design improvements. It has ...

March 16, 2018

Local 407 Executive Results - BCGEU

Nominations for the Local 407 Executive closed February 4, 2018. All positions except 1st Vice Chairperson were declared elected because only one nomination was received for each of those positions. An election for 1st Vice Chairperson was needed until one candidate withdrew his nomination, leaving one candidate who was declared elected. We are pleased to announce your new Local 407 Executive i...

March 16, 2018

Opioid crisis having a terrible impact on city's most vulnerable people - BCGEU

When Melanie MacDonald heard the emergency shelter component was being removed from the revised Elliott Street Supportive Housing project, things went dark. The Quesnel Shelter & Support Society (QSSS) executive director and Seasons House operator says the society worked toward the new facility on Elliott Street with BC Housing for nearly five years. "That new facility was the light at the ...

March 16, 2018

Bargaining Update for Fleetwood Villa BCGEU Members - BCGEU

After spending time reviewing your questionnaires and developing proposals, your Bargaining Committee met with your Employer on February 22 & 23 to begin the bargaining process. Bargaining continued on February 27 & 28. Discussions have been cordial and we are making some progress. Your Bargaining Committee will be meeting with your Employer on multiple dates in June where we will conti...

March 15, 2018

Bargaining Update for Lynnwood Retirement Residence members - BCGEU

After spending time reviewing your questionnaires and developing proposals late last year, we were set to meet your Employer in early January and February but unfortunately these dates were cancelled by the Employer and we had to reschedule.  We met with your Employer to begin the bargaining process on March 6th to 8th, discussions have been productive and significant progress made. Your Bargai...