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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 14, 2020

Elections for Bargaining Committee - LifeLabs - BCGEU

Nominations are now closed for the five positions on the Bargaining Committee, Thank you to all the nominees for letting their names stand for election.Elected by acclamation: Area 01 – Mandy De Fields Area 05 & 09 & 11 – Wendy Cummer There will be an election in each of the other three areas. Only the members working in those areas can vote for their representative on the Bargaining Co...

October 09, 2020

Union elections postponed - BCGEU

We hope you are safe and well as we move into the cooler months. COVID-19 has brought adjustments to the way our union operates. For instance, provincial health regulations caused us to have to postpone our June 2020 triennial convention until June 2021. This is to let you know we're also postponing our steward elections until 2021. Local elections are postponed until early 2022.  In the meanti...

October 08, 2020

All BCGEU Local 401 Members covered under the HSPBA - Call for Local 401 Dele...

The BCGEU has created a Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council to address the specific concerns of the 2,200 Health Science Professionals working in BC Health Authorities. We are seeking one delegate from Local 401 who is interested in being part of this Council. As this is a new Council, the terms of reference will need to be developed and agreed to. Duties of the Delegate will include:...

October 07, 2020

BCGEU members covered by HEABC agreements- Payment of Temporary Pandemic Pay ...

Your union has confirmed updated information about the Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program with your employer. In a shift from what was originally announced, the TPP will now be applied to all overtime hours worked by eligible employees in addition to regular hours worked. Since this change to program parameters requires additional calculations, it is our understanding that your employer will ...

October 07, 2020

Work Opportunities, MOU's and Nominations for Bargaining Committee - LifeLabs...

Work Opportunities and Memoranda of Understanding Your BCGEU representatives on the Joint Labour Management Committee have been working with the Employer to address the many problems that have arisen as a result of Covid-19. We have agreed to a number of interim measures in order to alleviate staffing shortages, poor scheduling and workload issues.There is no shortage of work and the Employer i...

October 06, 2020

All BCGEU Members at Sienna-Baltic (Cascades) Inc. - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met today to finalize proposals and discussion items for bargaining. We discussed scheduling and the process to fill shifts, workplace health and safety and safeguards for working alone, and how new employees are trained and oriented when they start work. We had in depth discussions to inform our bargaining priorities based on the surveys and feedback you've given to y...

October 02, 2020

Sizek Investment Inc - Nomination results - BCGEU

After the close of nominations, Kathy Caldwell has been acclaimed to your bargaining committee. She will join Bargaining Committee Chair Rick Bowen and Bargaining Committee Member Laurie Johnson to represent BCGEU members in bargaining. Your committee will be meeting in the near future to prepare to bargain the renewal of your collective agreement. Since your agreement covers workers with both ...

October 02, 2020

Temporary employment opportunity at LifeLabs - BCGEU

To BCGEU members impacted by workplace closure or disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the union would like to let you know about a temporary employment opportunity to work with fellow BCGEU members at LifeLabs, a Canadian laboratory services provider.   LifeLabs is currently hiring temporary Packaging Clerk positions in Surrey, BC, to support the increase in COVID-19 testing across the pro...

October 02, 2020

All BCGEU members at HCN-Revera-Lessee (Whitecliff) - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your bargaining committee met yesterday to discuss proposals and strategy going into bargaining the renewal of your collective agreement. We had extensive discussions on articles in your agreement, including Scheduling, Hours of Work, and the call-in procedure for filling shifts. This process has been long, especially because of the delay caused by t...

September 30, 2020

Sodexo at George Pearson - Bargaining Committee Nominations – Three Positions...

As the collective agreement with your employer expires on September 30, 2020, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The Union needs your help and participation in the preparations for the bargaining process. The first step is to elect a union bargaining committee which will negotiate the new collective agreement with the employer bargaining committee. You will need t...

September 29, 2020

HCN – REVERA LESSEE (Fleetwood Villa) - Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for: Bargaining Committee Member (2 + 1 alternate) These positions will be elected through online voting so make sure your Union has your current email address by logging into your Member Portal here. Each nominee may submit one page of biographical information, endorsements, or other campaign information (8 ½ x 11 sheet, black and white). In the event that we receive ...

September 29, 2020

Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2020 Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long-term care The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the deficiencies of for-profit seniors' care and this issue will be top of mind for voters deciding who to support in the provincial election(Burnaby, B.C.) - A new Research Co. poll has found that a significant majority of British Columb...

September 24, 2020

Local 412 Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised that:   Marzena Motz has been elected as the First Vice Chair of Local 412 and will be the Acting Local Chairperson until the election process is conducted. Congratulations Marzena! Local 412 executive members:   Title                                      Position Chairperson                           Vacant 1st Vice Chairperson               Marzena Motz 2nd Vice Chairperson ...

September 24, 2020

Lynnwood Retirement Residence - Bargaining Committee. - BCGEU

Nominations have closed for bargaining committee at Lynnwood Retirement Residence and the following have been acclaimed and will represent you: Deborah Saunders Laura Groom Kim Vegh Your committee will be meeting soon to review issues and develop proposals prior to meeting with the employer.We will keep you updated throughout the bargaining process. Bulletins will be sent by email to those me...

September 24, 2020

Members at Slizek Investments Inc - Bargaining Committee Nomination - BCGEU

Nominations are now open again to fill one position as a Bargaining Committee member to represent BCGEU members at all AdvoCare worksites. This position will be elected through online voting, so please make sure our union has your up-to-date email address by logging into your Member Portal here.  Nomination forms for bargaining committee "Member" are attached. Please fill out the forms complete...

September 10, 2020

Release of Patterson WCB review validates injured workers’ experiences - BCGEU

We want to share how pleased our union and our members are to see the B.C. government's release of the long-awaited review of our workers' compensation system by retired labour lawyer Janet PattersonThe report, released August 26, is not only a victory on the path towards a more worker-centered system but a validation of the lived experience of injured workers in B.C. – including many current a...

September 10, 2020

Sienna-Baltic (Cascades) Inc. - Bargaining update - BCGEU

The bargaining committee has met to start preparing to negotiate a renewal of our collective agreement.   We are developing proposals based on the bargaining surveys that we received. Thank you to members for filling out these questionnaires, since they will guide our priorities as we move forward.   The committee will be meeting again in the near future to finalize our proposals. We will also...