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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 08, 2022

1 in 5 Investors Demand Dollarama do More to Protect Global Supply Chain Work...

  1 in 5 Investors Demand Dollarama do More to Protect Global Supply Chain Workers, including at Quebec-Based Warehouse and Distribution Centres Canada's largest dollar store faced a shareholder vote from the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU), earning backing from major investors BURNABY – Today, shareholders at Dollarama voted 18% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking the company to...

June 07, 2022

2022 National Union scholarships - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program. There are nine scholarsh...

June 06, 2022

Negotiating Psychological Supports For Health Care Workers - BC General Empl...

Another week of contract talks for a new facilities subsector collective agreement wrapped up last week with your multi-union bargaining committee pushing for stronger language on health and safety (including mental health) and workload. We tabled counter-proposals on:· respectful workplaces;· psychological health and safety;· workload;· dealing with aggressive patients; and· sexual and domesti...

June 06, 2022

Lifelabs members - Good news about the BCTBPP pension plan - BC General Emplo...

We are pleased to report that the Pension Plan Trustees approved the application made by LifeLabs for the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan. Effective May 14, 2022, all future new hires at LifeLabs will be enrolled in the BCTBP, when eligible. Members enrolled in the current retirement savings plan will have six months, or until November 2022, to choose whether they want to join the Union's BCTBPP...

June 06, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Aster Joint Venture Limited Partnership dba AgeCare - A...

  Thank you to all the members who attended the ratification information meetings on Friday and Saturday. Here is some important information about the upcoming ratification vote. Voting InformationOn Thursday morning, we will email you a link to vote online and your unique voting credential. Voting will open on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 8:30 AM and will close on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM...

June 06, 2022

HCN Revera Lessee Whitecliff - Tentative Settlement of Your Renewal Collecti...

Thank you for attending the May 27, 2022, meetings regarding the tentative settlement for the renewal of your collective agreement. During those meetings a preference for an electronic vote was expressed. This bulletin is to advise that the electronic ballots will be issued June 10th to each member. If you know a BCGEU member who didn't receive this bulletin, please forward it to them. If you a...

June 06, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee Fleetwood - Tentative Settlement of Your Renewal Collective...

Thank you for attending the May 20 and 28, 2022, meetings regarding the tentative settlement for the renewal of your collective agreement. During those meetings a preference for an electronic vote was expressed. This bulletin is to advise that the electronic ballots will be issued June 10th to each member. If you know a BCGEU member who didn't receive this bulletin, please forward it to them. I...

June 03, 2022

Collective Agreement for Parkwood Manor - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your new collective agreement for Parkwood Manor is now available online. We are placing an order for printed collective agreement booklets for members-they will be available at the worksite from a union steward once they're ready. In solidarity, Ryan StewartStaff Representative, NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

June 03, 2022

HSP Members Call For Delegates For Health Science Professionals Sectoral Coun...

A Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council was created by the BCGEU back in 2019, to address the specific concerns of the 2,700 Health Science Professionals working in BC Health Authorities. We are seeking one delegate from locals 401, 406, and 412 who is interested in being part of this Council for a three-year term. Some of the duties of the delegates to this Council will include:  Atte...

June 03, 2022

Revised AgeCare Ratification Document - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The parties identified errors and omissions in Article 16 (Paid Holidays). They have been corrected in this revised ratification document. The most important correction is that Clause 16.7 (Paid Holiday Pay) now includes a "(c)" specifying the rate for casual employees. Other small corrections have also been made. We will refer to this revised ratification document in the information meetings. ...

June 01, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Aster Joint Venture Limited Partnership dba AgeCare AgeC...

  We are pleased to confirm the details of the ratification information meetings and to provide the complete ratification document you'll be voting on. Ratification Information Meetings Ratification information meetings will be held as follows: - Friday, June 3rd – Cariboo Place – 10am to 11:30am - Saturday, June 4th – Mount Ida Mews – 9am to 10:30am - Saturday, June 4th – Monashee Mews – 1pm t...

May 31, 2022

BC Union Gets Powerful Endorsement from Advisory Firm on Its Net-Zero Demands...

  BC Union Gets Powerful Endorsement from Advisory Firm on Its Net-Zero Demands BCGEU Shareholder Proposal to $690B giant deemed "reasonably crafted," "warranted," and "flexible." BURNABY – Ahead of the June 10 annual meeting of shareholders, influential proxy advisor Glass Lewis has endorsed the B.C. General Employees' Union's (BCGEU) shareholder proposal at Brookfield Asset Management (TSX:BA...

May 27, 2022

Aster Joint Venture Limited Partnership dba AgeCare - Ratification informatio...

Thanks for your patience as we've worked to schedule our ratification information meetings and vote for the renewed collective agreement. While we're still working to finalize these plans, we want to give you advance notice of the tentative plan we hope to confirm by Wednesday of next week. Ratification Document We will send another bulletin next week with a link to the ratification document. W...

May 27, 2022

BCGEU Members at Harbour Light ARC Bargaining to Resume June 27 - BC General ...

  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 ਤੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰੋ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo We are pleased to advise that bargaining will resume on June 27, to continue June 28 and June 29. Your Union will present the Employ...

May 26, 2022

Salvation Army Southview Heights and Terrace Bargaining Committee Elections -...

The nomination/election process is now completed for the Southview Heights and Terrace Bargaining Committee.  The following members have been acclaimed: Shabana Vakil Izabela Stachurski Loretta Bernabe  Congratulations to the successful candidates! Preparations for negotiations will commence soon. In solidarity,  Angela Mahlmann, Staff Representative, Negotiations Download PDF of notice here ...

May 24, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. Nominations for Ba...

  Your collective agreement expires August 31, 2022. A bargaining committee is required to negotiate a new collective agreement. Nominations are now open for three positions on the Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chairperson; Two bargaining committee positions; One alternate to the bargaining committee The Bargaining Committee Chairperson represents all members at Valleyhaven Retir...

May 20, 2022

HCN Revera Lessee (Whitecliff) - Tentative Settlement for the Renewal of Your...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative settlement for the renewal of your collective agreement. Highlights: Levelled wages will be maintained until new wage rates are negotiated or a strike or lockout occurs Wage levelled members will receive a 2.5% ratification payment for all hours worked including paid vacation and statutory holidays from January ...

May 19, 2022

Aster Joint Venture Limited Partnership dba AgeCare - Tentative Agreement Rea...

We are pleased to report that your BCGEU bargaining committee and AgeCare reached a tentative settlement of a renewed collective agreement today. This agreement contains major gains for members-all because of your strength and solidarity!Tentative Agreement HighlightsHighlights of the agreement include: Term ending December 31, 2023, unless the government ends wage levelling. If the governmen...

May 18, 2022

All BCGEU Members at HCN – Revera Lessee (Parkwood Manor) LP Nominations...

  *** PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD ***   Nominations are now open for three (3) steward positions in Local 403 at your worksite located at1142 Dufferin St., Coquitlam, BC Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers ...

May 18, 2022

Employer picks up the pace at facilities bargaining table - BC General Employ...

After three months of negotiations during which the multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) tabled more than 100 bargaining demands, the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) has finally provided initial responses to the majority of the FBA's bargaining package.Last week, talks continued to focus on retention and recruitment, scheduling and rotations, workload, shop steward sup...

May 18, 2022

All BCGEU Members in the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) Telephone To...

  BCGEU is hosting a telephone town hall on facilities bargaining on Thursday, May 19th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time.As a member working under the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) collective agreement, we're inviting you to join.On May 19th, you will receive a call at the number we have on file for you – just stay on the line to participate. You'll be put str...

May 17, 2022

Piccadilly and Cerwydden Bargaining Update – Zoom Meeting Details - BC Gener...

There will be a zoom meeting to discuss bargaining and other questions in light of the recent announcement of the recontracting of the work that both Pro Vita and West Cana provide to the facilities of Piccadilly and Cerwydden. Please bring your questions and we'll make every effort to provide answers during the meeting. DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 TIME: 3:00PM to 4:00PM If you haven't receiv...