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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

July 17, 2020

BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to extend the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent—today the government announced that ban will be lifted on September 1st. “This decision is utterly baffling to me,” said Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU. “COVID-1...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' priorities are part of the government's budg...

July 10, 2020

Well-Being Services (NSV) Ltd. (Nanaimo Seniors Village) Bargaining Update #9...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that your Employer has responded to our demand to meaningfully continue monetary negotiations. We are not done yet but we are happy to report progress.  We will continue to press your Employer towards the fair settlement you deserve and will provide another update as soon as there is more to report.   In solidarity,   Karen Dalton, Bargaining Commi...

July 09, 2020

Burquitlam Senior Housing Society (L J Christmas Manor) - Nominations for Ba...

Call for Nominations Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to open up nominations for two (2) bargaining committee members. The nominations will be open for seven (7) days. If you would like to serve on the committee or you know a member that you think would be a good person to represent you and your co-workers, please fill out the nomination form provided. Once you have filled out the form,...

July 09, 2020

Info re: VCH EFAP cyber-attack - BCGEU

Your union has become aware that on Thursday, May 21, 2020, a cyber-attack occurred to the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Employee Family and Assistance Program (EFAP) servers. As a result of this attack, all of the VCH EFAP client files and data base were scrambled, frozen and encrypted. VCH has advised your union of the following information: They have done everything in their power to inves...

July 07, 2020

Call for Local 409 Delegates for Health Science Professionals Sectoral Counci...

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 409 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:...

July 07, 2020

Fraser Health Authority DASW Student Supervision - BCGEU

 It recently came to the Union's attention that some DASW positions may not be aware that they are eligible for a grid level 12 if they are delegated by the facility to provide instruction and/or supervision to students. The Union wants to ensure that you are compensated appropriately for supervision. If you are supervising students you will need to speak with your supervisor to seek an additio...

July 02, 2020

COVID-19 stress - Care to Speak program - BCGEU

Since COVID-19 hit, healthcare workers like you have been under incredible pressure -- and you have likely been significantly impacted by feelings of stress and anxiety about the pandemic.Sometimes it's hard to know where to turn, so we wanted to let you know about a new program called Care to Speak designed to support the mental well-being of healthcare workers impacted by the personal and pro...

June 30, 2020

Good Samaritan Mountainview Village- Bargaining update - BCGEU

Bargaining dates have been tentatively set for July and August. We will provide the exact dates as soon as we receive such from the Employer. The terms of the current agreement will remain in place beyond the expiration date until a new agreement can be achieved. Dues will not be deducted until a new collective agreement has been reached and in place. An additional call for bargaining committee...

June 29, 2020

Did you miss the town hall with Minister Dix? You can listen here - BCGEU

Did you miss the town hall with Minister Dix? You can listen here On June 10, the BCGEU hosted a telephone town hall with Adrian Dix, B.C.'s Minister of Health. Throughout the town hall, Minister Dix fielded a variety of questions from Component 4 members as they spoke about their COVID-19-related experiences and voiced their concerns. If you missed the event, you can listen to it here. We woul...

June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to know - BCGEU

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to knowAs you are aware, the B.C. government has announced timelines for services and businesses to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic.Whether your workplace is re-opening now, or has been open throughout the pandemic, your employer – like all employers in B.C. – is required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that meets government and WorkSafeBC r...