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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

June 23, 2020

Well-Being Services (NSV) Ltd. (Nanaimo Seniors Village) Bargaining Update #8...

Your bargaining committee regrets to report that since our last update to you in late-May, the parties have made no meaningful progress. You may recall that we had concluded negotiations on all non-monetary proposals and held initial discussions on monetary proposals. Since then, your Employer has been unable or unwilling to meaningfully continue monetary negotiations. Bargaining sessions sched...

June 19, 2020

Sienna-Baltic (Cascades) - Call for Nominations - BCGEU

This is to provide all members notice that in preparation for upcoming negotiations with your employer and the renewing of your collective agreement, nominations are now open for three (3) bargaining committee members. 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 p...

June 17, 2020

Who is included in the pandemic pay program – COVID-19 update, June 17 - BCGEU

On May 7, 2020 the federal government announced it was working with the provinces on a cost-shared, temporary "pandemic pay" program to top up the wages of select essential frontline workers. Through this program more than 250,000 frontline workers will receive a lump-sum payment of about $4 per hour for a 16-week period, starting on March 15, 2020 and ending July 5, 2020. To be eligible, emplo...

June 16, 2020

Petition for forensic pay - BCGEU

Thank you to everyone who signed the petition for forensic pay and came last week to support one another as we delivered the petition to management. It's great to see how our members are uniting! You work diligently on the frontlines of a challenging work environment and should be compensated with forensic pay, just as our counterparts the nurses do. In fact, our role in implementing relational...

June 15, 2020

Message From President Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

The last several months have been indescribable in so many ways...but the last few weeks have been absolutely devastating. Like many of you, two weeks ago my social media feeds were completely filled with the video of the senseless murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Mr. Floyd is not alone-Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, the list goes on and seems to grow by the day-but Mr. Floyd has b...

June 08, 2020

Janitorial Duties for Members at Fraser Health: New Westminster Mental Health...

The Union has become aware that during the pandemic the Employer has been asking administrative staff to participate in cleaning of washroom areas including toilet seats, faucets, sinks and sanitary disposal containers.  The Employer has advised the Union that they are not requiring employees to perform this work but are asking employees to volunteer. While we understand the Employer wishes to ...

June 08, 2020

Save the Date: A conversation with Minister of Health Adrian Dix – June 10 - ...

BCGEU Telephone town hall with Minister of Health Adrian DixTomorrow – Wednesday June 10 – at 6pm We hope you’re able to join us tomorrow for our conversation with B.C. Minister of Health Adrian Dix to talk about your experience during the pandemic and to look ahead at the coming months. Thousands of BCGEU members in health services have been on the frontlines and in support roles throughout th...

June 05, 2020

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksites - BCGEU

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksitesYou are receiving this hazard alert as an OHS representative of BCGEU members. Please inform your colleagues of the following information. Due to supply issues, some manufacturers of hand sanitizer are substituting food-grade ethanol with technical-grade ethanol – which contains toxicological properties including carcinogenicity and should NOT be used on...