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

February 19, 2019

Budget 2019: BCGEU praises prudent plan, vows to dig in to details - BCGEU

VICTORIA-The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union is praising Budget 2019 as a prudent plan to clean up the messes left by the previous government, invest in critical public services, and prove that British Columbians don't need to choose between economic strength, environmental sustainability and the health, safety, and prosperity of their families and communities. But the union that r...

February 15, 2019

Component 4 - Health Science Professionals (HSP) - Bargaining update - BCGEU

The BCGEU and other unions in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) have voted 82 per cent in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC). BCGEU health science professionals voted 93 per cent in favour of the agreement which includes a general wage increase for all members and addresses chronic issues that have aff...

February 14, 2019

Local 404 Auburn Seniors Village - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

AMENDED TIME FOR STRIKE VOTE! - NEW STRIKE DATE The day that many of you have been anticipating has finally arrived. We need to take a strike vote and potentially go on strike to get a contract that provides for real wage increases, employer paid health and welfare benefits, and retro-active pay. They are not willing to go there, but we are ready to fight for what we all deserve!   Talks with y...

February 14, 2019

Component 7’s Joanna Lord acclaimed to replace Sussanne Skidmore as Executive...

The BCGEU Provincial Executive has acclaimed Joanna Lord, Component 7 Vice President, to fill the Executive Vice President position left vacant when Sussanne Skidmore was elected Secretary Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour in November. "On behalf of the BCGEU I want to thank Sussanne for her years of service to our members, our union, and our movement," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smi...

February 13, 2019

Bargaining Update for Valleyhaven Retirement Community - BCGEU

Thank you to the members that were able to attend the membership meeting on February 11th. Your Bargaining Committee will be relying on your input from these important discussions and also from the surveys that you sent in as we develop our proposals to present to the employer. Over the next few days, members of your Bargaining Committee will be talking with members and asking for your opinion ...

February 13, 2019

Local 404 Union Meeting - BCGEU

DATE: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 TIME: 7:30 PM PLACE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office              Chehalis Room  AGENDA Meet with your Local Executive Open session with Health Science Professionals focus In solidarityMarilyn McLeanLocal 404 ChairDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

February 12, 2019

BCGEU Office Closures - Feb 12 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the following BCGEU offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 12: Headquarters (Burnaby) Victoria Area Office (Area 01 - Victoria) North Island Area Office (Area 02 - Nanaimo) Lower Mainland Area Office (Area 03 - Vancouver) Fraser Valley Area Office (Area 04 - Langley) Any further updates will be made on this website. If you are a BCGEU member and need emergency s...

February 11, 2019

Health Facilities Subsector - Health facilities workers vote to ratify three-...

Nearly 44,000 health care workers represented by the multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) have voted 89 per cent in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement that includes important job security, health and safety, and compensation improvements. The three-year deal reached with B.C.'s public health employers last December also restores contracting-out protections stripped by...

February 11, 2019

The BCGEU remembers and honours Art Kube’s legacy - BCGEU

Art Kube was born in Poland in 1935 and raised by a trade unionist mother, on her own along with two children, while his father was taken prisoner of war in the Soviet Union. He kicked off his life-long work to fight for workers' rights as an executive in the youth wing of the Metal Workers union before immigrating to Canada in 1953 as a nineteen-year-old. Art wore many hats over the years, fro...

February 07, 2019

Local 404 Members at Auburn Seniors Village - TIME FOR STRIKE VOTE! - BCGEU

The day that many of you have been anticipating has finally arrived. We need to take a strike vote and potentially go on strike to get a contract that provides for real wage increases, employer paid health and welfare benefits, and retro-active pay. They are not willing to go there, but we are ready to fight for what we all deserve! Talks with your employer commenced this past September and we ...

February 07, 2019

New poll shows overwhelming support for a public inquiry - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 7, 2019(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) released polling results on British Columbians' attitudes toward a public inquiry into organized crime, money laundering and the overdose crisis in B.C. The results demonstrate overwhelming support for a public inquiry: 77 per cent of British Columbians in favour of an inquiry. 80 per cent o...

February 05, 2019

Important Meeting for all Members at Valleyhaven Retirement Community - BCGEU

An important membership meeting has been scheduled as follows: When: Monday February 11th, 2019  Where: Best Western SureStay Hotel 43971 Industrial Way,Chilliwack Time: 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Drop In)Presentations at 1:30 P.M. & 3:30 P.M. Your Bargaining Committee will be available to answer questions and discuss upcoming negotiations. As we prepare our proposals for bargaining with the...

January 23, 2019

Ratification information Sessions & Voting to occur on Thursday February 7th,...

Ratification Information session and voting:Fraser Valley, Zion Park Manner: Thursday February 7th, 11:15 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Address: 5939 – 180th Street Surrey BC – BoardroomBCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office: Thursday February 7th, 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Address: 8555- 198A St, Langley BC – Fraser room Members can vote at any meeting or may vote at any area office. Deadline for area office voting i...

January 23, 2019

Tentative Collective Agreement Reached - Ratification Vote Scheduled for Elim...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement was reached with the assistance of a Labour Relations Board Mediator. A ratification vote has been scheduled at the worksite on February 19, 2019. Please review the attached information carefully and bring any questions you may have to get answers before you vote. Location: Location:   Elim Christian Care Society Edu...

January 22, 2019

Facilities Health Subsector Area Office Voting Polls now open! - BCGEU

REMINDER: Area office voting polls are now open and will remain open until February 7th, at 5:00 P.M.Members may vote at any scheduled Health Facilities Ratification/Information meetings or any BCGEU Area Office.Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

January 22, 2019

Facilities Health Subsector Ratification Voting – Nanaimo - BCGEU

Ratification Voting: Members can vote at any area office. Polling opens on January 21st at 9:00 A.M. and closes on Thursday February 7th at 5:00 P.M. You should have received a Comprehensive ratification document in the mail, it can also be found on the BCGEU website (additional copies are available at any area office) If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Wagner (bargaining committ...

January 22, 2019

Ratification information Sessions & Voting to occur on Monday- Wednesday Febr...

Ratification Information session and Voting: Victoria, Oak Bay Lodge: Monday February 4th, 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.           Address: 2251 Cadboro Bay Road, - Magnolia Room  Victoria, Kiwanis Pavilion: Tuesday February 5th, 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.           Address: 3034 Cedar Hill Road –Library Room Victoria, BC Emergency Health Services: Wednesday February 6th, 1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.           A...

January 22, 2019

Local 407 Executive - Results - BCGEU

Further to the call for nominations, please be advised a nomination has been received for the position of member-at-large. Your local executive is as follows: Local Chairperson: Erica Sutherland 1st Vice Chair: Deborah Wagner 2nd Vice Chair: Florinda Magday Treasurer: Denise Horwood Recording Secretary: Shane Stoddart Member-at-Large: Erika Belsheim Member-at-Large: Lance Valcourt Member-at-La...

January 22, 2019

Province’s largest union calls for full inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The BCGEU wants the government to provide answers, saying a full inquiry is needed into money laundering in this province. John Hua has more.   See video here... UWU/MoveUP

January 22, 2019

B.C.'s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs...

The union representing thousands of workers in B.C. says the provincial government must hold a public inquiry to examine organized crime, the opioid crisis, money-laundering and its connection to real estate. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union says in a news release that an inquiry is the best way to learn the truth about a crisis that has claimed thousands of lives, and made B.C. ...

January 21, 2019

BCGEU calls for public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money launde...

BCGEU calls for public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money laundering in B.C. January 21, 2019 BURNABY – Today the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) launched a campaign calling on the provincial government to launch a public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money laundering in B.C. The campaign follows the union's call for an inquiry and subsequent letter t...