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

May 17, 2018

Local 402 Well-Being (CVSV) - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee has been engaged in negotiations with Employer representatives this week and can report that your Committee has presented proposals based upon membership input. Your Committee has worked diligently and has made progress on several issues, mostly of a housekeeping nature to this point. Monetary issues are still being discussed. The Employer has asked for more time to re...

May 17, 2018

Coquitlam casino still behind pickets - BCGEU

After five days of job action, a labour dispute at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Great Canadian Gaming Corp. said in a statement Monday that it has been granted an order by the B.C. Labour Relations Board prohibiting striking workers from blocking entry to the property.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

GATEWAY CASINOS NEGOTIATIONS REACH AN IMPASSE - BCGEU

Talks between Gateway Casinos and members of the BC Government and Service Employees Union have broken off. On Tuesday morning, over a hundred employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops rallied in Kelowna to push for higher wages.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

CASINO WORKERS RALLY IN KELOWNA - BCGEU

Employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops gathered in Kelowna Tuesday morning to push for higher wages. Negotiations between the company and the bargaining committee began back in January, but stopped abruptly in March, prompting Tuesday’s demonstration.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

Casino workers nearing strike? - BCGEU

A vocal group of employees from four of the Okanagan's largest casinos rallied in Kelowna this morning as their union headed back to the bargaining table. Approximately 1,400 employees of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon, and Cascades Casinos in Penticton and Kamloops) are pressuring the company to pay them a living...

May 17, 2018

Casino workers press for wage hike - BCGEU

Gateway Casino workers will be rallying Tuesday for higher wages. Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union working at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops are calling on their employer to improve wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume Tuesday.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 16, 2018

Local 412 Members at Bulkley Valley Lodge - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Tuesday May 15th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area1...

May 16, 2018

Local 401 Members at Alexander Mackie (West Comm Srs Low Cost Housing) - Rati...

This is to advise that the ballots have now been counted and the tentative agreement has been rejected with 89% of the votes rejecting the tentative agreement and 11% of the votes accepting.   The committee hopes to meet the employer as soon as possible. Your committee will be in touch with any updates.   In solidarity Your Bargaining Committee   Debra GrovesLeah CavanaughMichelle StewartKim Sh...

May 15, 2018

All Local 403 Members at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital- BCGEU Worksite Visit ...

In response to the recent serious assault on workers at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, the BCGEU will be conducting a worksite visit on Thursday, May 17th. Come see us at the BCGEU Tent, which will be set up in the southend of the hospital parking lot. If you are a worker who has questions about your Safety, Occupational Health and Safety regulations, collective agreement rights, or other issue...

May 15, 2018

Remember Your Right To Refuse Unsafe Work - BCGEU

The BCGEU OHS department would like to remind our members of their right to refuse unsafe work. Right to Refuse Unsafe Work  All workers in our province are entitled to exercise their four basic rights when it comes to Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace. BCGEU members all need to be aware of their rights when performing the tasks and duties of their occupation. Knowing these rights...

May 14, 2018

Gateway casino workers to rally for industry-standard wages as they resume ne...

KELOWNA, B.C., May 14, 2018 – Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Kamloops will hold a rally and deliver a petition to their employer calling for improved wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume tomorrow.  Contract negotiations broke off on Mar...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Seven Sisters - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Terrace Public Health - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Smithers Public Health and Smithers Mental Health - Ste...

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Queen Charlotte Medical Clinic - Steward Electoins - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Queen Charlotte Mental Health - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Masset General Hospital - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 14, 2018

Local 412 Members at Kitimat Public Health - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 11, 2018

Local 412 Members at Houston Health Center Stewards Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 11, 2018

Local 412 Members at Burns Lake Mental Health - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that Component 4 – Health Services, is holding Steward Elections for members. A Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from Friday May 11th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area12...

May 11, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers strike for fairness - BCGEU

Strike kicks off with rally at Hard Rock  (Coquitlam, May 11, 2018) - Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam are walking off the job Friday morning, in their escalating efforts to get fair wages, benefits and respect at work.  Hundreds of workers and supporters will gather for a rally in front of the casino at 2073 Hartley Ave,...

May 10, 2018

BCGEU and BC Government exchange bargaining proposals - BCGEU

UPDATE #2:   The first week of public service bargaining wrapped up in Victoria after the BCGEU exchanged bargaining packages with the employer. Component agreement bargaining took place from April 23 – 27. Component agreements cover occupational terms and conditions. Issues unresolved at component bargaining tables were tabled at the main public service table, by agreement with the employer.  ...

May 10, 2018

Who Decides for BC? - BCGEU

It's time to bring environmental decision-making back to the public interest.A Natural Resource Officer, tasked with stewarding our forests, without the tools needed to address forest practices until it is too late. An ecologist with serious concerns that an industry-paid biologist's plans will compromise the proper functioning of a stream's ecosystem, and no forum to stop it. These are just tw...

May 08, 2018

Public service bargaining commences in Victoria - BCGEU

UPDATE #1   Bargaining representatives from the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. Government Public Service Agency (BC PSA) are meeting today in Victoria to exchange bargaining proposals and begin four weeks of negotiations to achieve a new collective agreement. "We're pleased to begin the bargaining process early," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "It gives...

May 07, 2018

Celebrating Nursing Week: May 7 – 13! - BCGEU

BCGEU is proud to celebrate and acknowledge National Nursing Week 2018. Nursing Week is a time to recognize the year-round commitment of these caring frontline health care providers.  "I don't know anyone whose life has not been touched by a nurse," said Stephanie Smith, BCGEU president. "Nurses are critical to the health and wellbeing of the patients they care for and the loved ones of those p...

May 07, 2018

It's time to reinvest in the services that support British Columbians - BCGEU

BURNABY – Today, and in the weeks ahead, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) will begin negotiating new contracts for more than 53,000 members in the public service, health sectors and community social services.  "We're ready," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Beginning negotiations today gives us the time we need to address long-standing issues we've been raising wit...

May 07, 2018

BCGEU observes North American Occupational Safety and Health Week - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union joins occupational health and safety advocates and governments across the continent in observing North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), which is observed from May 6-12 and will be commemorated in events across North America. NAOSH Week was first launched in 1997, after the government of Canada, United States and Mexico signed a...

May 03, 2018

Local 401 Call for Nominations - Member at Large - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Member at Large (2 positions) Young Worker (29 years of age or younger) 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, June 1, 2018 If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one...