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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

September 09, 2022

Local 402 Interim Nomination for Local Executive - BC General Employees' Unio...

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Member at Large Young Worker   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. Friday, September 30, 2022. If an election is needed the method will be by electronic voting. Can...

September 08, 2022

Facilities tentative agreement tackles rising costs, staffing crisis and burn...

The agreement secures major investments to attract and retain workers including an expanded Health Care Access Program (HCAP) and $4.5 million in funding to the FBA Education Fund.The tentative agreement builds on the unions' historic work to undo the damage of years of privatization by the former BC Liberal government, with a commitment to bring in contracted support services workers at Fraser...

September 07, 2022

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement in B.C. public service bargaining - BC Gene...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 7, 2022BCGEU reaches tentative agreement in B.C. public service bargainingVICTORIA, B.C. –Following more than seven months of negotiations and a historic job action that lasted almost two weeks, the BC General Employees' Union's (BCGEU) public service bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with the provincial government's B.C.'s Public Service Agen...

September 02, 2022

Health Facilities (FBA) Tentative agreement reached - BC General Employees' U...

The nine-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA), representing more than 60,000 hospital and long-term care workers in B.C., reached a tentative agreement late last night with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC).The three-year agreement includes significant compensation improvements as well as a number of measures to tackle serious staffing shortages and worker burnout. We've s...

September 02, 2022

Wage Adjustment for Members at Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - BC Genera...

Friends, I am writing to advise that your employer's application for membership in the HEABC remains under consideration by the HEABC. But further to my August 12, 2022, update I am very pleased to report that the Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox and BCGEU have agreed to adjust your wages to match the April 1, 2021, Community Bargaining Association Agreement (CBA) wage rates (this is the curr...

September 01, 2022

Fraser Health-Scott Road Mental Health - Worksite Visit - BC General...

Your Local 404 Chairperson Roshni Singh and executive members Kim Brown and Pooja Kumar will be conducting a worksite visit on September 7th from 2:30pm until 4:00pm in the group room. Please come by and say "Hello". We look forward to seeing you all then.In Solidarity,Roshni Singh, Local 404 Chairperson Nicki Pearson, Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

September 01, 2022

Fraser Health Delta Health Protection office - Worksite Visit - BC General E...

Your Local 404 Chairperson Roshni Singh and Executive Members Kim Brown and Pooja Kumar will be conducting a worksite visit on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, from 11:30am until 1:00pm in the 2nd floor boardroom.    Please come by to say "Hello." We look forward to seeing you all then.   In Solidarity,   Roshni Singh, Local 404 Chairperson Nicki Pearson, Staff Representative Download PDF of notic...

September 01, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee Fleetwood - Your ratification payment and wage levelling - ...

IMPORTANT NOTICE – ACTION REQUIRED  Friends,It has come to my attention that some of you have not received your ratification payment or that it is incorrect. It seems that some of you may have never been wage levelled which seems to be coming to light as we are following up as to why some members have not received their ratification payment. We are looking into this and have reached out to your...

September 01, 2022

HCN Revera Lessee Whitecliff - Your ratification payment and wage levelling -...

IMPORTANT NOTICE – ACTION REQUIRED  Friends,It has come to my attention that some of you have not received your ratification payment or that it is incorrect. It seems that some of you may have never been wage levelled which seems to be coming to light as we are following up as to why some members have not received their ratification payment. We are looking into this and have reached out to your...

August 30, 2022

Following talks with PSA, BCGEU stands down job action in BC Public Service -...

Following a return to the bargaining table, the BCGEU's Public Service Bargaining Committee has stood down job action at BC Public Service worksites as a sign of good faith.   The committee returned to the bargaining table with the BC Public Service Agency (PSA) last Thursday and has made significant progress. The two sides will continue to meet throughout the week, hoping to finalize a tentati...

August 26, 2022

Facilities bargaining resumes - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) resumed bargaining yesterday with B.C.'s public health employers.As noted, talks were paused on August 12 to show support for the BCGEU strike action in the direct public service. The Public Service Agency invited the BCGEU back to the table last week and the parties resumed negotiations on August 25. This is a significant development in t...

August 25, 2022

Burquitlam Senior Housing Society (L.J. Christmas Manor) - Bargaining Bullet...

Due to a conflicting obligation unexpectedly arising for the staff negotiator, the parties have rescheduled their late-August bargaining sessions to September 14th. Your bargaining committee will continue to press for a fair deal that protects your wages against rising costs and puts you ahead. We are optimistic that we will reach a tentative agreement on that day. You can expect a further upda...

August 25, 2022

Members at The Salvation Army - Harbour Light ARC - ONE MORE DAY TO VOTE FOR...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you.这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰਰੂ ੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹ।ੈ ਕਕਰਪਾ ਕਰਕ ੇ ਕਕਸ ੇ ਤ ੋੋ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰ ੇ ਕਵਚਾਰ ਕਰ ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo Friends,This is a reminder that voting for the tentative settlement to renew your collective agreement is happening now. Tomorrow...

August 25, 2022

BC Ambulance Service Schedulers and Port Folio Clerks (1867 W Broadway) - Cal...

Nominations are now open for two shop stewards and one alternate stewardat your worksite.This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader. Please see your worksite union board for nomination forms if you want to nominate a co-worker or become a steward. The union provides training to support you in your new role! Nominations will close at 5:00 pm, September 2, 2022. Send completed nomination for...

August 24, 2022

Contract talks to resume - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

After pausing negotiations on Friday, August 12, to show support for the strike action taken by BCGEU members working for the Public Service Agency (PSA), collective bargaining will resume on Thursday, August 25 between the nine-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC).Protecting health care workers’ wages against rising costs is key to th...

August 23, 2022

Members at Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. - Bargaining Committee Resul...

Nominations have now closed for bargaining committee at Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. and we are pleased to announce the following members have been acclaimed and will represent you in the upcoming round of negotiations: Bargaining Committee Chair            Pamela Conroy Bargaining Committee Member       Jaclyn Smith Bargaining Committee Member       Patti Ozeroff Bargaining Committee...

August 23, 2022

BCGEU accepts government offer to return to the bargaining table - BC General...

BCGEU accepts government offer to return to the bargaining table(BURNABY, B.C.) Late last night the Public Service Agency (PSA) invited the BCGEU's Public Service Bargaining Committee back to the table to resume talks. The bargaining committee has accepted that invitation. Bargaining is expected to resume soon, but logistics are still being confirmed.This is a significant development, and it is...

August 22, 2022

All BCGEU Health Science Professionals Members in Local 402 - Health Science ...

The following person has been elected from local 402 to sit as a delegate on the Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council: 402 – Marcela Mrnka  Congratulations to Marcela. In solidarity, Michelle McAuleyStaff Representative – NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

August 22, 2022

The Royal Pacifica Retirement Residence - Common Employer Application and B...

As you know from a previous bulletin, the Union applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) late last year to have the five Sienna Senior Living employers of BCGEU members declared a common employer. This process is ongoing. In the meantime, your bargaining committee agreed that the staff negotiator should initiate discussions with the Employer to renew the collective agreement. After months of...

August 22, 2022

BCGEU escalates job action by declaring an overtime ban in the B.C. Public Se...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2022 BCGEU escalates job action by declaring an overtime ban in the B.C. Public ServiceBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The bargaining committee representing 33,000 BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members in the B.C. Public Service is escalating job action by declaring a ban on non-emergency overtime for BCGEU members working in the B.C. public ser...

August 19, 2022

Members at The Salvation Army - Harbour Light ARC - Ratification Document and...

Friends, Attached to this bulletin are two documents: Ratification Document that shows each proposed change to your collective agreement, and Comprehensive Report that explains each change. The comprehensive report has been translated into Filipino, Punjabi and Simplified Chinese. Translated documents are attached below Please review these documents carefully as it will be the changes shown...

August 19, 2022

Members at The Salvation Army - Harbour Light ARC - Member meetings and vote ...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you. 这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。 ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ । Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo   Friends,   We are writing to tell you that we will be sending each of you two documents that will explain the proposed changes t...

August 18, 2022

Harbour Light ARC - MEMBER MEETINGS, VOTING, RUMOURS - BC General Employees' ...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you.这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰਰੂ ੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹ।ੈ ਕਕਰਪਾ ਕਰਕ ੇ ਕਕਸ ੇ ਤ ੋੋ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰ ੇ ਕਵਚਾਰ ਕਰ ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo Friends,MEMBER MEETINGS AND VOTINGThis is a reminder that the member meetings and vote for the renewal of your collective agreeme...

August 15, 2022

BCGEU begins job action - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) public service bargaining unit will begin targeted job action at select BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres at 3:30 pm today after issuing strike notice on Friday, August 12. Picket lines will go up at the following locations: Delta Distribution Centre (DDC) – 7003 72nd Street, Delta...

August 15, 2022

Facilities negotiations on pause after several weeks of productive talks - BC...

The multi-union facilities bargaining committee will be taking a break from talks after logging six months of bargaining for a new collective agreement. Despite strong momentum at the bargaining table, the FBA unions are pausing negotiations to show support to BCGEU members who issued 72-hours strike notice to their employer, the Public Service Agency (PSA) on Friday afternoon. 72-hours strike ...