B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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 09, 2019

Government includes BCGEU recommendations in Budget 2020 report

Last month our union participated in the public consultation to offer input into next year's budget by submitting recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (more on this here). The Committee has now reported out on the results of this process and we are pleased to let you know that government listened to many of our positions and put a number of them in...

August 08, 2019

Affordability experts respond to announcement to build 1,100 housing units in...

MEDIA ADVISORYFor Immediate Release   Affordability experts respond to announcement to build 1,100 housing units in Vancouver WHAT: The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) will hold a press conference at its Vancouver Area Office Friday at 10:00AM in response to the federal government's announcement of $180M in loans and funding for affordable housing in Vancouver. The federal mo...

August 08, 2019

Cerwydden - Shop steward election - BCGEU

As of the close of nominations for one vacant Shop Steward position, three members were nominated, therefore, an election will be held at the worksite. The following members have been nominated: Lisa Archbold Maude Joe Catherine Manness Shop Stewards Leiloni Morgan and Laurie Johnson will be conducting the election at Cerwydden over the next two weeks. Please contact Leiloni or Laurie in orde...

August 08, 2019

The Salvation Army Harbour Light - Mediator's recommendations - BCGEU

Further to our notice yesterday, we received the mediator's recommendations and have prepared a ratification document for you to review. Click here for the mediator's recommendations. Click here for the ratification document. Copies of both documents will also be available at the meeting on Friday, August 9.   In solidarity, Your Bargaining Committee:Bashir MohammedMonty QureshiSimon Rosengarte...

August 07, 2019

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

August 02, 2019

Dorchester Retirement Residence Nominations For Workplace Stewards - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for one (1) shop steward at your worksite.   Shop stewards are the workers' representatives in the workplace. They act as a liaison between the worksite and the union. A steward's role is to enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights.   If you are interested or know of anyone who may be interested, please complete the attached Nomination form and return it...

July 31, 2019

Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. - Claim Reimbursements – DEADLINE: Aug...

Further to our earlier bulletin, please note that all inaccurate claim assessments, retroactive to August 31, 2014, must be submitted by Saturday, August 31, 2019. The most common error we have heard about is on vision care reimbursements. A number of members have presented claims that were reimbursed at 80% rather than the 100% reimbursement they were entitled to. Vision Care coverage is as fo...

July 31, 2019

Housing activists hail Burnaby's 'robust' tenant relocation plan - BCGEU

Proposed policy would guarantee temporary accommodation to renters displaced by renovictions and demovictions. Their signs and T-shirts read "tenant power" and "end demovictions." There were speeches, cheers and chants. It was a familiar scene outside Burnaby City Hall – the battlefield between housing activists and local politicians in recent years – but Monday was different.  Read full articl...

July 26, 2019

Lifelabs - Your entitlements around sick-leave, appointments, and workers com...

Several cases have arisen recently where there has been confusion or misinformation about workers' rights regarding sick leave, appointments, and workers compensation benefits that the Union would like to clarify. If you experience any pressure from your manager to work when you are sick or to not file a WCB claim, please contact the Union. Sick Leave If you are sick, you should not be working ...

July 25, 2019

Your new member ID card is almost in the mail - BCGEU

We are excited to announce that BCGEU Member ID cards are about to get smarter! Just like your transit pass or credit card, your new ID will now have computer chip technology which will enable us keep moving forward as a union with the ability to use contactless "tap" technology to sign into BCGEU meetings and events. We're excited about all the projects we'll be rolling out in the coming years...

July 25, 2019

Well-Being Services Ltd. (Nanaimo Seniors Village) bargaining questionnaire –...

Your bargaining committee will soon prepare to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with your employer. To do this, it needs your input! The bargaining questionnaire lets you identify issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the collective agreement. Your input will inform and assist your committee in setting bargaining priorities. Online The questionnaire is available onli...

July 24, 2019

Alexander Mackie Lodge - Nominations for two bargaining committee members - B...

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS  With your collective agreement soon to expire, nominations are now open for the position of bargaining committee member. Two positions are open. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be a member of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in ...

July 24, 2019

Alexander Mackie Lodge - Nominations for bargaining committee chairperson - B...

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON   With your collective agreement soon to expire, nominations are now open for the position of bargaining committee chairperson. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be the Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in an elec...

July 23, 2019

Maple Ridge Treatment Centre - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following member has been acclaimed as steward for Maple Ridge Treatment Centre.   · Cyndy Gorman (L804)   Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact the above noted stewards. If a steward is unsure of the answer to your question or concern, they will call the union on your behalf and speak to the staff representative for clarification....

July 23, 2019

Bargaining Committee for Nanaimo Seniors Village - BCGEU

At the close of nominations, the following candidates were all declared elected by acclamation: Bargaining Committee Chair - Karen Dalton Bargaining Committee Members - Edith Eggiman - Randi Halliday In the coming weeks, the Nanaimo Seniors Village bargaining committee, along with BCGEU Staff Representative Ryan Stewart, will begin preparing for negotiations with the Employer. We will keep you ...

July 23, 2019

The Salvation Army Harbour Light -Membership Meeting Tommorrow, July 24, 2019...

The committees met on Monday, July 22 to try to reach a tentative agreement. Because the bargaining committee could not agree on whether you would ratify based on the monetary offer the employer put on the table, we did not reach agreement with the employer, and will seek the help of a mediator to get a tentative settlement. This meeting is to inform you of what we discussed at the table and wh...

July 22, 2019

Retro and Claim Reimbursements for Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that the new salary rates were implemented on June 21st. The retroactive payments took longer to figure out, for 10 months retro from September 1st, 2018 through June 20th, 2019, and your employer is still working to finalize the calculations. Retroactive pay settlements will be deposited on payday on Aug. 9th, 2019. There will be two direct deposi...

July 22, 2019

Local 404 Members at Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. - Retro and Claim ...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that the new salary rates were implemented on June 21st. The retroactive payments took longer to figure out, for 10 months retro from September 1st, 2018 through June 20th, 2019, and your employer is still working to finalize the calculations. Retroactive pay settlements will be deposited on payday on Aug. 9th, 2019. There will be two direct deposi...