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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

July 02, 2021

All BCGEU Members at LifeLabs - Strike Vote Results - BCGEU

The strike vote has been counted and the results are in:     Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank you for your solid show of support.  We have additional dates scheduled to meet with the employer July 26 – 29.  We will return to the bargaining table with a strong mandate on your behalf.  Watch for another update following the meetings. To help ensure you receive a copy of future bargai...

June 30, 2021

Canada Day: Reflect, listen, learn, commit to action - BCGEU

How can we make Canada Day meaningful? By taking time on July 1 to reflect and collectively mourn about recent events as we learn more about the horrors and abuse that took place in residential schools. We grieve alongside Indigenous Peoples and communities as we validate tragic events in our history. Of course, the most recent ones being the deeply disturbing news of 751 unmarked graves being ...

June 29, 2021

Staying Safe While Working in the Heat - BCGEU

In the past weekend, BC has set a new record temperature high not seen in Canada since 1937. Since we are not acclimatized to this high heat, these increased temperatures present a physical risk factor that may not be taken into account in your day-to-day work. WorksafeBC has put out a comprehensive heat safe document here. This bulletin will take you through any additional factors that need to...

June 25, 2021

All BCGEU Members at LifeLabs - Strike Vote: Notice of Poll - BCGEU

NOTICE OF POLL S T R I K E    V O T E  For the employees of:                                     LifeLabs BC LPIn the bargaining unit defined as employees working as Medical Laboratory Technologists, Laboratory Technical Assistants, Client Information Specialists, Couriers and Clinical Technical Assistants at and from the addresses listed on Appendix 'A', and Cardiac Technologists at and from 3...

June 25, 2021

BCGEU Members at Whitecliff - Results of Strike Vote - BCGEU

The bargaining committee would like to announce that members at Whitecliff have overwhelmingly voted in favour of job action. 98% of members voted to strike. The message is clear: the settlement offered by Revera is not good enough and you are willing to fight for a fair agreement. The Union will be reaching out to your employer to discuss next steps. We have not served notice of a strike, and ...

June 24, 2021

Northern Health Authority – Health Services - Steward elections - BCGEU

Steward elections are open as of Wednesday, June 23, 2021 for Local 0411/10 members at all Northern Health Authority – Health Services worksites in Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, Hudson Hope and Fort Nelson.Please ensure a copy of this notice, the attached nomination form and information sheet are posted on the Union bulletin board at your workplace.Nominations will close on, Wednesday ...

June 23, 2021

LifeLabs - Town Hall Membership Meeting – URGENT BARGAINING UPDATE - BCGEU

BARGAINING HAS BROKEN DOWN AND WE NEED TO TALK WITH YOU! There is a special meeting scheduled as follows: When: Thursday, June 24th, 2020Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pmDial-in number: 877-229-8493Pin: Please check email Please Note: If you have a number on file with the Union, we will call you at that number, starting at 7:00 pm. If you haven't received a call by 7:05, please call the Dial-in number, not...

June 23, 2021

Fleetwood Villa - Ratification Results of Your Collective Agreement - BCGEU

The tentative agreement negotiated with your Employer has failed to ratify. None of the changes in the tentative agreement will come into effect. We have informed your Employer that the agreement did not ratify. We heard from members that you were not happy with the settlement reached with your Employer. The bargaining committee will be meeting soon to discuss next steps and we will keep update...

June 23, 2021

Call for Nominations for Two (2) Shop Stewards - Hawthorne Lodge (Poco Senior...

Nominations are now open for Two (2) Shop Stewards at your worksite.This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader. Please see your worksite Steward or your Union board for nomination forms if you want to nominate a co-worker or become a Steward. The Union provides training and you will be supported in your new role! Nominations will close at midnight, Tuesday June 29, 2021.In solidarityMahen ...

June 21, 2021

BCGEU statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day - BCGEU

Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, the BCGEU encourages members to reflect on and celebrate the heritage and contributions of Indigenous Canadians. Thank you to all Indigenous members for your work over the years to build our union and serve your communities. In addition to celebrations, it is also a time to commit to action in decolonization. The Tk'emlúps First Nation's discovery of 2...

June 17, 2021

Passing of BCGEU member in component 20- - BCGEU

It is with deep sadness we have to inform you of the sudden passing of a member of the BCGEU family. Tristan Montjoy was a valued member of the Conservation Officer Service, part of the BCGEU component 20, and stationed in Fort St. John. Tristan has been a BCGEU member since 2015. In addition to his work in the COS, he also worked in the BC Wildfire Service and was passionate about protecting o...

June 15, 2021

Whitecliff - Notice of Strike Vote and Information Meeting - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met your Employer last week to try to settle your renewal collective agreement. Unfortunately, the Employer refused to recognize how long you have been without a collective agreement and will not make a fair offer for a lump sum payment in lieu of retroactive wages. Because of wage levelling, your bargaining committee decided not to put forward a wage proposal, and to ...

June 14, 2021

Pre-Bargaining Bulletin #1: Preparations Underway - Burquitlam Senior Housing...

Your bargaining committee has begun preparations for negotiations with the employer to renew the collective agreement. Committee pre-bargaining preparations so far have included: training in the process, pitfalls and strategy of negotiations; discussing the previous round of bargaining and outstanding issues; reviewing the bargaining surveys you completed last year; and analyzing roughly 80% o...

June 13, 2021

Stephanie Smith re-elected to third term at BCGEU’s first virtual convention ...

Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories)-The BCGEU emerged from its 51st triennial constitutional convention on Saturday, June 12th with a new name, an ambitious agenda for the next three years, and Stephanie Smith acclaimed to lead the union's 82,000 members as president for a third term. In addition to president, delegates elected five other members of the 2021-2024 executive committee. Treas...

June 11, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship Winners.

Congratulations to the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2021 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2021 Scholarship Winners List  (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of four topics: The coronavirus pandemic has deemed frontline workers ...

June 11, 2021

Salvation Army Harbour Light - Update on bargaining - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with your Employer between June 1-4 last week to renegotiate your collective agreement. We had productive discussions with your Employer on many issues, including beginning discussions on monetary items. This is an unusual round of bargaining because the public health orders still in place mean that we have been bargaining over Zoom. In this setting, bargaining doe...

June 11, 2021

Burquitlam Senior Housing (L.J. Christmas Manor) Bargaining Survey - We Need ...

Your bargaining committee is now actively preparing for negotiations with the employer to renew the collective agreement. As it has been some time since we surveyed you for your bargaining priorities, we're providing another opportunity for you to let us know what is important to you.Bargaining committee members will distribute printed surveys to you at the worksite. Alternately, you may downlo...

June 11, 2021

Fleetwood Villa - Notice of Ratification Meeting and Vote to Accept Your Rene...

Your bargaining committee would like to invite you to join a ratification meeting on Monday, June 14, drop in between 2:00 – 3:30pm. This will be a chance to ask questions on the tentative agreement and what the next steps will be if you vote to accept or reject the agreement. The meeting will take place over Zoom due to public health restrictions. This will be your only chance to ask questions...

June 10, 2021

Whitecliff - Bargaining Breaks Off - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met Revera this week to continue bargaining your collective agreement. After six days of bargaining over the last 5 months, we are still too far apart because your Employer refuses to recognize how long your collective agreement has been expired for. Bargaining broke off after we received the Employer's response to our monetary proposals. We are considering the next s...

June 10, 2021

BC Centre for Disease Control BCGEU 403 Facilities Bargaining Association Mem...

Please be advised that Benedicta Lomboy-Salamatin has been acclaimed for the position of Shop Steward for your worksite.Thank you to all those that participated in the process. Congratulations Benedicta! In solidarity  Mahen RamdharryLocal 403 Chairperson/Comp 4 VP Jacqueline (Jackie) McGuire,BCGEU Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

June 09, 2021

BCGEU to honour Dr. Cindy Blackstock with Spirit of Leadership award at 51st ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 9, 2021BCGEU to honour Dr. Cindy Blackstock with Spirit of Leadership award at 51st conventionBURNABY, B.C. COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – on Thursday, June 10, at the 51st convention of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), Dr. Cindy Blackstock will be honoured with the Spirit of Leadership award, a triennial honour which the union bestows upon an indi...

June 09, 2021

More than 20 per cent of Dollarama shareholders demand human rights risk over...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE One in five shareholders call for human rights probe of outsourcing practices at warehouse and distribution centres Vancouver - Today, 21 per cent of Dollarama (TSX: DOL) shareholders voted in favour of a proposal asking the company to investigate and report on potential human rights abuses enabled by the use of third-party staffing agencies supplying temporary workers. Th...

June 09, 2021

70%+ of Independent Thomson Reuters Shareholders Demand Action on Human Right...

70%+ of Independent Thomson Reuters Shareholders Demand Action on Human Rights Risks Related to ICE Contracts The majority of independent shareholders demand human rights due diligence related to contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Burnaby - At the Thomson Reuters (NYSE, TSX: TRI) annual general meeting of shareholders held today, 19% of all shareholder...

June 08, 2021

Elim Christian Care Society - Bargaining Committee & Next Steps - BCGEU

We previously had three committee members and then opened nominations for a fourth member of the committee from 'Community Life'. Lisa De Haas has been acclaimed as the fourth committee member. An updated list of your committee members is below in alphabetical order: Debra Bickerstaffe Lisa De Haas (new – community life) Amrita Mahal Arlyn Mariano Your Union will be reaching out to the commit...

June 04, 2021

LifeLabs - Bargaining Bulletin #5 - Update - BCGEU

Thanks to all of you that attended the remote membership meetings we held over the past couple of weeks. Your Bargaining Committee was pleased to have the chance to speak with you directly about the important issues in negotiations. We count on your input to help us make decisions about the language in our collective agreement. Make sure you continue to receive BCGEU bulletins and correspondenc...