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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

February 18, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Salvation Army Harbour Light - Bargaining Committee Ele...

There are two candidates nominated for the one bargaining committee vacancy. The candidates are (in random order):       Thomas Chang       Takeshi Mori (biography below) An election will be held by paper ballot at the following locations and times: Candidate Biographies Submitted before deadline: My name is Takeshi Mori (TAKE). I have been working at Harbour Light as a shelter worker for t...

February 18, 2022

Official statement from the BCGEU on unauthorized use of logo for protest eve...

The BCGEU has recently learned that our logo is being used without authorization on promotional material for a "protest" event planned for next week.  We want to be clear that our union is not associated with, nor do we support, the event or its organizers in any way. This is an unlawful action on the part of the organizers. We are considering all legal options before us to hold the responsibl...

February 18, 2022

Bargaining Committee for Peace Portal Seniors Village - BC General Employees'...

At the close of nominations, the following members were declared elected to the bargaining committee by acclamation: Erlinda Bailio Jas Randhawa  Karmjit Sohi-Tiwana was also nominated and has volunteered to serve as the alternate committee member. As you know from previous bulletins, all nine Retirement Concepts / Well Being Services worksites represented by the BCGEU will participate at a c...

February 18, 2022

Renfrew Care Centre - Bargaining Committee voting link - BC General Employees...

If you did not receive a voting link in your email inbox last week, please check your spam or junk folders. Voting link emails regularly get incorrectly flagged as spam or junk. Look for "Scytl Credential Delivery System" as the sender and "Credential delivery" as the subject. If you still cannot locate your voting link, please provide your full name, personal email address, and BCGEU member ID...

February 15, 2022

Local 404 - Elections for Local 404 Executive - BC General Employees' Union (...

 Further to our bulletin dated February 9th with respect to the elections for the Local 404 Executive, the BCGEU has amended the balloting process to allow members who are working from home and unable to attend their worksite to easily participate in the voting process. For members who are employed at the Independent Health, Lifelabs or Facilities worksites below, ballots will be available from...

February 15, 2022

Bargaining For Your New Collective Agreement Begins - BC General Employees' U...

Collective bargaining began last week between the nine-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) for a new collective agreement covering 58,000 health care workers. Negotiations are set against the backdrop of a two-year pandemic that's left health care workers exhausted, short-handed and struggling to make ends meet. You have shown incredi...

February 14, 2022

Interim Nomination for Local 402 Executive - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    2nd Vice Chairperson Member at Large (2)    The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached.  The deadline for nominations is:5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2022.  If an election is needed the method will be by electronic voting. Candidates may submit one page of...

February 14, 2022

Black History Month 2022- Part 3 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

For the past two weeks we have shared a number of events taking place in celebration of Black History Month. This week we have more exciting events taking place! All the events we are sharing are free events or little cost for upcoming concerts. All are great opportunities to hear speakers and learn about ways we can fight against racism, learn about black history and enjoy great entertainment....

February 11, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee (Parkwood Manor) - Ratification Voting Extended - BC Genera...

To ensure all bargaining unit employees have enough time to cast their votes, the ratification voting period for Parkwood Manor has been extended to Monday, February 14th at 5pm.Support for employees with voting credential issues will be available again on Monday morning at 8:30am.In solidarity,Ryan StewartStaff Representative, NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 11, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee (Parkwood Manor) - Ratification Voting Link - BC General Em...

If you did not receive a ratification voting link in your email inbox last night, please check your spam or junk folders. Voting link emails regularly get incorrectly flagged as spam or junk.  Look for "Scytl Credential Delivery System" as the sender and "Credential delivery" as the subject.In solidarity,Ryan StewartStaff Representative, NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 10, 2022

Pre-Bargaining Bulletin #6: Bargaining Dates for Vantage Living - BC General ...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that your union and employer have scheduled an initial bargaining session April 7 and 8, 2022. To get ready for bargaining, your committee will meet on March 1, 2 and 15. We will keep you informed throughout the pre-bargaining and bargaining periods and will send a bulletin whenever there's anything to report. If you or a co-worker does not receive...

February 10, 2022

Throne Speech 2022 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The spring legislative session started Tuesday, February 8th with the government's Speech from the Throne. Throne speeches are government's opportunity to establish priorities for the legislative session. This was the Horgan government's third throne speech since the last election in the fall of 2020 and it provided some insight into what to watch for in government's Economic Plan -- expected s...

February 09, 2022

Local 404 Members at Guildford Seniors Village - Bargaining Committee for Gui...

As one of the bargaining committee nominees has retired, and another has volunteered to be the alternate committee member, a vote is not required. The following members are declared elected to the bargaining committee by acclamation: Almira Galvez Brindele Roxas Avtar Bharaj will be the alternate committee member. As you know from previous bulletins, all nine Retirement Concepts / Well Being ...

February 09, 2022

Public service bargaining officially underway between BCGEU & B.C. government...

Negotiations for the 19th Main Public Service Agreement, which covers you and 31,500 other BCGEU members employed by the provincial government, officially kicked off yesterday morning.Before your bargaining committee and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) exchanged proposals, Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee, provided the...

February 09, 2022

Elections Results for Local 402 Executive - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

We are pleased to announce the following members have been acclaimed to their positions: Chairperson                                                     Cina Opel1st Vice Chairperson                                        Peter Carter2nd Vice Chairperson                                       VacantTreasurer                                                         Stephen MorganRecording Secretar...

February 08, 2022

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (HSPBA) Steward Results - BC General Employees'...

We are pleased to announce Kirsten Albrighton and David Jennings have been acclaimed for the positions of Shop Stewards at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (HSPBA). Please join us in welcoming Kirsten and David in their roles as worksite Shop Stewards. Thank you to all those that participated in the process. In solidarity Mahen RamdharryLocal 403 Chairperson/VP Component 4 Jacqueline (Jackie) McGu...

February 08, 2022

Local 403 Members at HCN-Revera Lessee (Parkwood Manor) - Notice of Ratificat...

This bulletin is to clarify eligibility to vote on ratification of the collective agreement. All employees of Parkwood Manor in the bargaining unit represented by the BCGEU are eligible to vote on ratification. This is true regardless of whether you have completed a BCGEU membership application. Please see the bulletin of February 7th for detailed information on the ratification vote and speak ...

February 08, 2022

Bargaining Committee for the Wellesley - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

At the close of nominations, the following members were declared elected to the bargaining committee by acclamation: Lorne Cragg Tom Palmer Joe Teixeira will be the alternate committee member. As you know from previous bulletins, all nine Retirement Concepts / Well Being Services worksites represented by the BCGEU will participate at a common bargaining table in the next round of negotiations...

February 07, 2022

Notice of Ratification Meetings and Vote for Parkwood Manor - BC General Empl...

Committee Recommends You Vote “Yes”We are pleased to present a tentative first agreement that provides significant gains for Parkwood Manor employees. Your bargaining committee encourages you to vote “yes” to accept the agreement. Ratification DocumentWhen you vote, you will be voting on whether to accept the entire first collective agreement contained in the ratification document. Printed copi...

February 07, 2022

Bargaining Committee for Comox Valley Seniors Village and Casa Loma Seniors V...

At the close of nominations, the following members were declared elected to the bargaining committee by acclamation:  Bill Clayton Christine Cybulski  Cherie Baekkelund was also nominated and volunteered to serve as the alternate committee member. As you know from previous bulletins, all nine Retirement Concepts / Well Being Services worksites represented by the BCGEU will participate at a co...

February 07, 2022

Guildford Seniors Village - Bargaining Committee vote postponed - BC General ...

The vote for the bargaining committee meant to start today has been postponed. At least one nominee is no longer running, and we are determining whether a vote is still required. We will send another update soon. In solidarity, Ryan StewartStaff Representative, NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 07, 2022

Bargaining Committee for Rosemary Heights Seniors Village - BC General Employ...

At the close of nominations, the following members were declared elected to the bargaining committee by acclamation: Jessie Jagpal Supinder Singh Sethi Tejinder Kaur Gill will be the alternate committee member. As you know from previous bulletins, all nine Retirement Concepts / Well Being Services worksites represented by the BCGEU will participate at a common bargaining table in the next rou...

February 07, 2022

Black History Month 2022- Part 2 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As we begin the second week of Black History Month we want to bring your attention to a few free events that begin this week. We encourage you take advantage of these events and learn about Black history in B.C., learn about anti-racism from honored guest speakers and continue celebrating not just this month but every day!  B.C. Black History Awareness Society sponsored free events: Feb 11th – ...

February 04, 2022

C4 Members ProvitaCare/WestCana - Notice of Ratification Meeting and Vote to ...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement for your new Collective Agreement has been reached with your Employer. The tentative agreement reached applies to all union employees working at Piccadilly, Cerwydden and Mountain Lake Senior Communities, both for Pro Vita Management Inc. and WestCana Services Inc. Please click to view your tentative agreement here. Picca...

February 04, 2022

HCN Revera Lessee (Whitecliff) - Status of Bargaining - BC General Employees'...

This bulletin is to provide members at Whitecliff with an update on the status of bargaining, including the reasons for the current temporary pause in negotiations. In January 2021, the BCGEU applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to have various Revera sites represented by the union declared a common employer. In May 2021, the LRB issued a consent order formalizing an agreement between th...

February 04, 2022

BCGEU begins bargaining collective agreements covering more than 64K members ...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 4, 2022   Starting the last week of January, the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is bargaining six separate collective agreements that cover a total of approximately 64,000 of the union’s members.   Negotiations for three agreements have already started:  The Health Services and Support—Community Subsector (Community Health) agreement is a multi-union agree...

February 03, 2022

Nanaimo Seniors Village Bargaining Committee Results - BC General Employees' ...

At the close of nominations, the following members were declared elected to the bargaining committee by acclamation: Karen Dalton Edith Eggimann As you know from previous bulletins, all nine Retirement Concepts / Well Being Services worksites represented by the BCGEU will participate at a common bargaining table in the next round of negotiations. Some of the other worksites had more nominees ...

February 03, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee (Fleetwood Villa) Status of Bargaining - - BC General Empl...

This bulletin is to provide members at Fleetwood Villa with an update on the status of bargaining, including the reasons for the current temporary pause in negotiations.In January 2021, the BCGEU applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to have various Revera sites represented by the union declared a common employer. In May 2021, the LRB issued a consent order formalizing an agreement betwee...

February 03, 2022

Auburn Seniors Village - Bargaining Committee Election Results - BC General E...

At the close of nominations, the following members were declared elected to the bargaining committee by acclamation: Taryn Marble Raymond Matte As you know from previous bulletins, all nine Retirement Concepts / Well Being Services worksites represented by the BCGEU will participate at a common bargaining table in the next round of negotiations. Some of the other worksites had more nominees t...

February 03, 2022

Renfrew Care Centre - Bargaining Committee Election - BC General Employees' ...

The following six members have been nominated to fill two positions on the bargaining committee for RCC, so voting is required: Emmanuel Carganilla Jo-Ann Medel Baljit Channa Nilda Pacris Marites Parman – candidate bio  Ruby Villones The order of candidates' names has been randomized for this bulletin-they will appear in this same random order on the ballot. Where there is no link to a candi...

February 02, 2022

Elim Christian Care Society - Ratification Results - BC General Employees' Un...

Friends, I am pleased to announce on behalf of your Bargaining Committee that the tentative agreement has ratified with 98.6% of members participating supporting ratification. The Employer is scheduled to hold their ratification vote on February 22, 2022. Once that has been completed a draft agreement will be produced and a finalized agreement will be distributed once all signatures have been c...