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

March 19, 2018

MP hears about seniors’ needs at local town halls - BCGEU

ati Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, wrapped up a series of seven town hall meetings last week with stops in Cache Creek and Ashcroft on March 14. The meetings were an opportunity for Sidhu to discuss the National Seniors' Strategy, a pan-Canadian plan to improve the quality of life and strengthen access to care for the nation's seniors, and hear feedback from cons...

March 16, 2018

BCGEU Members size up B.C.'s worst summer of natural disasters

For many people across the province the summer of 2017 was one of angst, uncertainty, and demanding work load due to extreme wildfires and floods. BCGEU members were front and centre in containment and rescue efforts delivered through key agencies like the B.C. Wildfire Service and Emergency Management B.C. Others across the public service took on significant roles in management, administration...

March 16, 2018

Component 4 - Facilities Bargaining committee - BCGEU

The Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) bargains the collective agreement and has asked all member unions to forward all bargaining proposals to the FBA by May 14th. The FBA is a council of all the unions who represent employees in the Facilities Health Sub-Sector. In response to this request, the BCGEU has conducted bargaining committee elections, sent out bargaining surveys to all our mem...

March 16, 2018

Updated information on improvements to your Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP)...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Board of Trustees has announced a landmark change to the plan design of the PSPP. The BCGEU has a long history of negotiating and advocating for pensions for our members in all sectors. Over the last few years, the BCGEU, as the Plan Partner representative for the PSPP, has engaged the Government Partner on potential plan design improvements. It has ...

March 16, 2018

Local 407 Executive Results - BCGEU

Nominations for the Local 407 Executive closed February 4, 2018. All positions except 1st Vice Chairperson were declared elected because only one nomination was received for each of those positions. An election for 1st Vice Chairperson was needed until one candidate withdrew his nomination, leaving one candidate who was declared elected. We are pleased to announce your new Local 407 Executive i...

March 16, 2018

Opioid crisis having a terrible impact on city's most vulnerable people - BCGEU

When Melanie MacDonald heard the emergency shelter component was being removed from the revised Elliott Street Supportive Housing project, things went dark. The Quesnel Shelter & Support Society (QSSS) executive director and Seasons House operator says the society worked toward the new facility on Elliott Street with BC Housing for nearly five years. "That new facility was the light at the ...

March 16, 2018

Bargaining Update for Fleetwood Villa BCGEU Members - BCGEU

After spending time reviewing your questionnaires and developing proposals, your Bargaining Committee met with your Employer on February 22 & 23 to begin the bargaining process. Bargaining continued on February 27 & 28. Discussions have been cordial and we are making some progress. Your Bargaining Committee will be meeting with your Employer on multiple dates in June where we will conti...

March 15, 2018

Bargaining Update for Lynnwood Retirement Residence members - BCGEU

After spending time reviewing your questionnaires and developing proposals late last year, we were set to meet your Employer in early January and February but unfortunately these dates were cancelled by the Employer and we had to reschedule.  We met with your Employer to begin the bargaining process on March 6th to 8th, discussions have been productive and significant progress made. Your Bargai...

March 15, 2018

BCGEU calls on government to guarantee protections for vulnerable seniors.

Over the last year the BCGEU and other organizations have raised questions about the sale of B.C.-based Retirement Concepts to the international conglomerate, Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. – a Chinese-based investor with expansive international holdings.  Retirement Concepts currently operates 21 care homes in B.C., with over two and a half thousand workers which are represented by both the ...

March 13, 2018

Warehouse Positions Available! - BCGEU

Warehouse Positions Available!   The Distribution Centres, located in both Vancouver and Kamloops, have entry-level auxiliary opportunities in Shipping, Receiving, Assembly and Inventory Control. We are accepting applications for additional auxiliary warehouse positions in our fast paced distribution center located in Vancouver. Please note in the summer of 2018 we expect to move our distributi...

March 13, 2018

Local 0404 Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the following results of the Local 404 Executive elections: Chair                              Marilyn McLeanFirst vice chair               Patricia Dossett (acclaimed)Second vice chair           Verity HowarthTreasurer                        Bonita MillerRecording secretary       Julian GeorgeMembers-at-large          Navdeep Mahanger                                       ...

March 13, 2018

Tentative Renewal Agreement Reached for Members at The Royale Pacifica Resort...

I am pleased to advise you that your bargaining committee reached a tentative renewal collective agreement on your behalf after meeting with the Mediator and Employer on March 8, 2018. The details of the tentative settlement are attached to this bulletin for your reference. Please review it carefully and bring any questions you have to the ratification vote that is scheduled for Monday, March 2...

March 12, 2018

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Member Engagement For...

The BCGEU has been granted standing at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) allowing it to make a formal written submission to the public inquiry as an organization. BCGEU members from across the province have valuable front-line knowledge and experience to contribute through their role in delivering services and supports for vulnerable Indigenous ch...

March 12, 2018

Social Work Week 2018 - BCGEU

March 11th – 17th is Social Work Week in B.C. This week the vital role of social workers is in focus as we celebrate Social Work Week in B.C. Social workers in the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) assist more than 150 000 children, youth and families each year. "In addition to their important and demanding work, social workers have been tireless advocates for system-wide impro...

March 09, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - Com...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the BC NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the BC Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and programs t...

March 09, 2018

Child advocate report underlines need for transformative change to Indigenou...

A B.C. Children's Representative report that criticizes attempts to restrict an Indigenous woman's parental access clearly shows that we need to change the way services are delivered in Indigenous communities, the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) said today. "Bernard Richard's report identifies a child apprehension policy, put in place by the previous government, that is in urg...

March 07, 2018

International Women’s Day: Time to #PressforProgress - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized internationally on March 8th each year to celebrate the global achievements of women and the extraordinary role women have played in their communities and across the world. Despite these successes, we are faced with continued inequality and there is still much to be done. Let's continue to move forward – not backward - on women's rights and equality...

March 06, 2018

Important Information About Benefits at Cerwydden Care Home - BCGEU

An agreement was reached between AdvoCare Health Services and BCGEU regarding benefit levels and premiums. Originally, the Employer was to present any proposed options for changes to the Union no later than February 1, 2018, and the members were to choose amongst the proposed options by February 15, 2018. Due to the tight timelines this year, the deadline to submit your option has been extended...

March 05, 2018

Local 409 Executive & Stewards - BCGEU

Due to the recent elections for both Stewards and your Local 409 Executive, the results are as follows: Stewards Renee Ansel Alison Gale Stuart Gatrell Nicky Hamilton Rory Pownall  Marsha Wiebe Tracey Wolfe   If you have any questions about the Collective Agreement or need a Steward for any reason, please contact one of the above, or call the Area Office for contact information. Local 409 Ex...

March 05, 2018

Local 401 Election Update - BCGEU

This is to inform you that CONOR BERGEVIN is no longer running for the Recording Secretary position, but will continue seek election for First Vice-Chairperson. When casting your ballot for Recording Secretary, please choose from the remaining two candidates: Ryan Richard Joel Blanco Any votes cast for Conor for the Recording Secretary position will not be counted.In solidarityJenny EwingBCGE...