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

October 29, 2019

Municipal Pension Plan survey – looking for your input - BCGEU

Are you a retired member of the Municipal Pension Plan or an active member within five years of retirement? The plan's Board of Trustees is considering changes to the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits plan. We want to hear from members, so informed decisions can be made. Share your feedback on the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits that are most important to y...

October 29, 2019

Local 403 Health Science Professionals Sector Council Election Update - BCGEU

The election has now closed for the Local 403 Health Science Professionals Sector Council candidate.  The successful candidate is:Ping QiuThanks to Rhonda Karaboitis for running and congratulations to Ping.The first meeting of the Council will be on November 5 and 6th, 2019 at BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby.In solidarity,Michelle McAuleyStaff Representative – NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice h...

October 29, 2019

Local 404 Members at Guildford Seniors Village - Bargaining Committee Electio...

The union has conducted an election for the position of bargaining committee chairperson and the successful candidate is Milagro Huezo. The committee is now comprised as follows: Milagro Huezo (Bargaining committee chairperson) Avtar Bharaj Ana Canessa The committee will be working over the coming weeks to solicit feedback from the membership regarding your priorities, develop bargaining prop...

October 29, 2019

Well Being Services (WOV) Ltd. (Wellesley of Victoria) Bargaining Committee E...

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Lorne Cragg – Bargaining Committee Chair Tom Palmer – Bargaining Committee Member Due to one elected member withdrawing her name, we will open nominations for one additional spot.You may submit one page of biographical information, endorsements, or other campaign ...

October 28, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with two inland ferries employers; Western ...

The communities of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake will soon have a more sustainable ferry service. Late in the evening of October 24th, after two long days of bargaining in Kelowna, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) reached a tentative agreement with WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment – two of the three employers who operate B.C.'s inland ferry services...

October 25, 2019

Tentative Agreement Reached at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer on October 23 and 24 of this week and reached a tentative agreement.  Highlights are:  Two-year deal, ending March 31, 2021 2% General Wage Increase retroactive to April 1, 2019 2% General Wage Increase effective April 1, 2020 Any other monetary gains that were achieved at the Community Health bargaining table funded by Vancouver Coastal Health I...

October 24, 2019

They're back! BCGEU resolves grievance restoring the right for wildfire membe...

In 2016, your employer implemented a policy that prohibited wildfire members from wearing crew patches.  Since then, at every worksite that your treasurer Paul Finch and I have visited, we have heard how much the 30-year tradition of crew patches means to you. Crew patches not only build team spirit and show pride of place, they also help clearly identify members of different crews fighting the...

October 24, 2019

BCGEU applauds government on next steps towards implementation of UNDRIP in B...

Today's introduction of legislation by the provincial government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a significant and important step towards reconciliation in B.C. "Thanks to the leadership of our members, the BCGEU has long been an active participant in the national project of reconciliation and decolonization," says BCGEU president Step...

October 23, 2019

Health Science Professionals Sector Council Election Update Local 404 - BCGEU

The election has now closed for the Local 404 Health Science Professionals Sector Council candidate. The successful candidate is: Tim Little Thanks to Binny Sivia and Jasdeep Diogan for running and congratulations to Tim. The first meeting of the Council will be on November 5 and 6th, 2019 at BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby. In solidarity, Michelle McAuleyStaff Representative – NegotiationsDownlo...

October 23, 2019

Steward Nomination – 2 Local 403 stewards needed for Burnaby Mental Health (F...

We are looking for 2 additional shop stewards (1 shop steward and 1 alternate shop steward) from our Local 403 membership to be shop stewards at Burnaby Mental Health (Fraser Health Authority). As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. Please consider nominating yourself or another member to be a shop steward. I look forward to r...

October 22, 2019

Nomination Results for local 0411/0410 - BCGEU

The nomination period for the Member-At-Large position closed on October 10, 2019. We want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidate.Congratulations to Meaghan Mallough (Member-at-Large) on the new position.The Local Executives are:  Chair David Ho 1st Vice Chair Jill Fraser 2nd Vice Chair Desiree Lillico Treasurer Se...

October 21, 2019

BCGEU Offices Closing at 4PM PDT - Election Day - BCGEU

In accordance with federal election laws requiring employers to allow employees three consecutive hours to vote, BCGEU offices will be closing at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, October 21. Offices will reopen for standard hours (8:30AM - 5:00PM) on Tuesday. Most B.C. polls are open until 7PM. Questions about time off for voting? Click here to visit Elections Canada's FAQ on the subject U...

October 17, 2019

Local 401 Members at Broadmead Care Society - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Since our last update, your bargaining committee has met with Broadmead representatives on July 22 and 23, August 26, 27 and 28, and October 15 and 16. During this time, the parties have been discussing non-monetary proposals from each side. As noted earlier, the BCGEU has tabled a modest set of language proposals, whereas the Employer has presented the BCGEU with an extensive package, with a v...

October 11, 2019

Local 403 Members at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - Member Engagement Worksi...

When:      Friday, October 18, 2019                 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                 At the BCGEU RV in the parking lot The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and retrieve updated member information.  Workers are invited to come for a hot dog either before or after their shifts, or on their br...

October 11, 2019

Hawthorne Lodge - member engagement worksite meeting - BCGEU

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019            11:00 am – 4:00pm            At the BCGEU RV in the parking lot    Re: Member Engagement Worksite Meeting The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and retrieve updated member information. Workers are invited to come for a hot dog either before or after th...

October 11, 2019

Members at Westminster House - HRC Care Society - Tentative Agreement Ratifie...

I am pleased to advise you that the members at Westminster House HRC Care Society voted to ratify the renewal collective agreement with a vote of 74 per cent in favour of acceptance.  The next steps are for a draft collective agreement to be produced and proofed by the bargaining committee, union and the employer. Once the parties agree that the draft is accurate, the employer will process your...

October 10, 2019

J.S.T. Holdings Ltd. - collective agreement ratification vote - BCGEU

A tentative agreement has been reached between J.S.T. Holdings Ltd. and the BCGEU. A complete package with all details will be prepared for the ratification meeting. The tentative collective agreement is for a 3-year term and includes some language and housekeeping changes as well as financial gains. The agreement includes wage increases: 1.5 percent, 1.5 percent, and two percent  Further infor...

October 10, 2019

Interim Election Results for Local 405 Executive - BCGEU

The following local 405 executive positions have been acclaimed: Chairperson: Clare Audet Treasurer: Vacant   1st Vice Chairperson: Cathy Suttill Recording Secretary: Michelle Critchley   2nd Vice Chairperson: Joan Reiswig 4 Members-at-Large: Rick Bowen Celine LaChapelle 2 Vacant          1 Member-at-Large: Young Worker:     Jaime Wotherspoon   Please see attached ...

October 10, 2019

REGISTER NOW FOR 2020 CLC WINTER SCHOOL - BCGEU

Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 12 to February 14, 2020) at Harrison Hot Springs is now available. Active union members are encouraged to apply online. Applications will be forwarded to your Component executive to make their selections on who will attend the school. Not all courses are pre-approved by your Component. For example, courses ...