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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

October 13, 2022

Component 4 and 8 Single-Site Announcement - BC General Employees' Union (BC...

The Ministry of Health has announced a plan to end single site staffing on December 31, 2022 in all facilities currently covered by those orders.This means that if you are currently restricted to working at one worksite (or a cluster) you will be able to work anywhere you wish after December 31, 2022.The government has committed to continue Wage Levelling so your pay rate will continue to match...

October 13, 2022

Facilities Ratification Results - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The member unions of the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with B.C.'s health employers. The BCGEU is one of nine members of the FBA covering more than 60,000 workers in hospitals, care homes, logistics and supply facilities and other settings within B.C.'s health care system. The vote passed by 64 per cent. The agreement is retroactive ...

October 12, 2022

Sunwood Retirement Living - Worksite Steward - BC General Employees' Union (B...

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed as Union Stewards at your worksite: Holley Gabara Bailee Miles Roshni Singh Local 2004 ChairVyas SaranStaff Representative Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

October 11, 2022

Nominations for Local 404 Executive - BCG - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Treasurer The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: Friday, October 28, 2022Nominations submitted by fax, email or mail must be received by: 5:00 pm Friday October 28, 2022.The BCGEU nomination form (...

October 07, 2022

Vantage Living Inc. - Bargaining Bulletin #2: Talks Break Down - BC General E...

Your BCGEU bargaining committee and Vantage met on October 6, 2022 to continue negotiations to renew the collective agreement. At our last bargaining session in April, your union committee tabled its monetary proposals. Our monetary proposals reflected the priorities you identified for us, including keeping up with the cost of living and helping you get ahead, improving health and welfare benef...

October 03, 2022

Facilities e-voting open-final session - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Voting on our new tentative agreement has now opened, and we will be holding one final information meeting this evening.  Voting  This morning you should have received an email from Simply Voting Online Election Systems ([email protected]) with a link to vote online and your unique voting credential.  Voting will close on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 8:00 P.M. PDT. Results of the vote wil...

September 29, 2022

Learn, Reflect and Participate in the National Day for Truth and Reconciliati...

  Tomorrow is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and union encourages all members to take the day to learn, reflect and participate in events going on in our communities.  Learn and Reflect - Reconciliation is an ongoing process, and in addition to the events that are occurring tomorrow, our union has gathered a variety of resources including suggestions of some Indigenous business...

September 28, 2022

Health Facilities - Tentative agreement highlights - BC General Employees' Un...

In follow up to yesterday's bulletin, please see this tentative agreement highlights document with additional highlights specific to BCGEU members. Again, full details of what was negotiated are available in the comprehensive report on the tentative agreement [here]. The wage calculator is available here. For details on voting and ratification information meetings, see yesterday's bulletin here...

September 27, 2022

Health Facilities - Ratification info sessions, vote schedule - BC General Em...

After reaching a tentative agreement earlier this month, our committee would now like to present the agreement to the membership for a vote. Full details of what was negotiated are available in the comprehensive report on the tentative agreement [here] and highlights include: Wage increases of up to 14.6% to 14.9% over the next 18 months for most members. (See the FBA wage calculator here). Re...

September 27, 2022

Steward Nominations at all Interior Health Authority Sites in local 407 - BC ...

Nominations are now open for shop stewards. BCGEU shop stewards are the front-line workers' representatives in the workplace and are the best conduit of communication between members and the union office. Stewards provide a vital role in keeping the union office informed about members' concerns.If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, please arrange to complete the attac...

September 22, 2022

Local 403 - BC Ambulance Service Schedulers and Port Folio Clerks at 1867 W ...

Steward nominations closed on September 2, 2022. We are pleased to announce Andres Stephens, Christian Newlands and Jasmine O'Neill (alternate) have been acclaimed for the positions of shop steward.Please join us in welcoming Andres, Christian and Jasmine in their role as worksite shop stewards. Thank you to all those that participated in the process.  In solidarity Mahen Ramdharry, Local 403 C...

September 22, 2022

Local 408 - Worksite Visits in Cranbrook and Kimberley - BC General Employees...

Local 408 Chairperson, Eleine Gordon and one of your Local 408 Shop Stewards, will be conducting worksites visits as scheduled below; as part of your Union's ongoing outreach to the membership: Friday, September 23, 2022 Cranbrook: Health Unit / Rocky Mountain Lodge 10:00 a.m.Dr Green Memorial Home 10:45 a.m.Tamarack Cottage (Mental Health) 11:15 a.m.East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (E...

September 21, 2022

Comprehensive report available - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As you know, our committee and union partners reached a tentative agreement earlier this month covering more than 60,000 health care workers in the facilities subsector. Under this tentative agreement, members will see a significant boost in their pay over the next 18 months. Most will see wage increases of 14.6% to 14.9% under the maximum cost of living adjustment (COLA) triggers we've negotia...

September 15, 2022

Burquitlam Senior Housing Society (L.J. Christmas Manor) - Tentative Agreeme...

We are pleased to report that your BCGEU bargaining committee and Burquitlam Senior Housing Society reached a tentative settlement of a renewed collective agreement yesterday. This agreement contains significant gains for members.  Tentative Agreement HighlightsHighlights of the agreement include:- Term of April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2025- General wage increases of 15.7% over the life of the agr...

September 13, 2022

Well Being Services Ltd. - Pre-Bargaining Bulletin #1: Preparations Underway ...

Your bargaining committee has been actively preparing to negotiate renewal of the collective agreements for all nine Well Being Services Ltd. / Retirement Concepts sites represented by the BCGEU. In July, the bargaining committee members from your worksite spent three days carefully reviewing your entire collective agreement as a first step in preparing proposals for the negotiating table. In l...

September 13, 2022

2022 Municipal Elections - Labour Endorsed Candidates - BC General Employees'...

Local government elections are your opportunity to influence decision-making in your community by electing mayors, councilors, regional district directors, school board trustees and other representatives who will take action on issues that matter for working people; issues like affordable housing, inclusive schools, and keeping services public. Polls will be open in every community across the p...