B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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 26, 2019

Valleyhaven Retirement Community- Union Tables Monetary Demands - BCGEU

Bargaining with your Employer continued on Friday, March 22nd, and we are happy to report that most of the non-monetary proposals have been agreed. There are still two important, outstanding issues that need to be resolved: the right to have a steward present at meetings with management; and selection criteria or how employees get placed into vacant positions. Your Bargaining Committee is cur...

March 26, 2019

Well-Being Services (Auburn Seniors Residence) Collective Agreement Ratified ...

Your Bargaining Committee is very pleased to announce that your new collective agreement was ratified today. Members voted 100% in favour of the new agreement. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the ratification vote, and all members for your patience, support and solidarity throughout this round of collective bargaining. In the coming weeks we will work with your employer to f...

March 22, 2019

Rosemary Heights Seniors' Village -BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Enrolment -...

This is a follow up to the recent mail out of enrolment packages to members eligible to join the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan. The employer will begin making contributions to the Plan on behalf of all members who are eligible to join in April 2019. As set out in your collective agreement, the Employer will contribute an amount equal to your contribution of 2% of gross earnings to the Plan. Co...

March 22, 2019

Well-Being Services (Auburn Seniors Village) Ratification Meeting & Vote on N...

Your Bargaining Committee is very pleased to announce that a new tentative agreement has been reached with the Employer. This tentative agreement includes significant gains in our pursuit of fair wages and benefits. Your Bargaining Committee unanimously and strongly recommends acceptance of the agreement. The bargaining committee is conducting a drop-in ratification meeting and vote on Monday, ...

March 21, 2019

Basic Income submission - BCGEU

As you may be aware, in July 2018 the Province announced the creation of an expert committee to study the potential for using a basic income approach in its efforts to reduce poverty and prepare for the emerging economy. Organizations and individuals with an interest in basic income were invited to share their input with the committee, and the BCGEU developed a submission that brings the voice ...

March 20, 2019

Well-Being Services (Auburn Seniors Village) BARGAINING TO RESUME ON THURSDAY...

Your Bargaining Committee can confirm that the Parties will resume mediated bargaining at the Labour Relations Board offices tomorrow (Thursday, March 21, 2019). We expect to receive the Employer's response to the Union's latest proposal package at that time. As we stated in the previous bulletin, we know you would prefer a negotiated settlement to a strike. It is now up to the Employer to deci...

March 20, 2019

Well-Being Services (Auburn Seniors Village) - Strike Notice Served; Bargaini...

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, your Union served 72 hours' strike notice on the Employer. The Auburn bargaining unit will be in a legal position to strike beginning at approximately 10am on Friday, March 22, 2019. Your Bargaining Committee then tabled a complete package that reflected the clear mandate you gave us when you rejected the previous tentative agreement. Whil...

March 18, 2019

The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote. "B.C.'s legal aid lawyers help some of our province's most vulnerable people get access to justice, and as they demand the funding they need to serve British Columbians, the BCGEU stands in support of their strike vote," says BCGEU president Stephanie S...

March 18, 2019

Local 403 Members at Emergency Health Services 200 - 1867 West Broadway - B...

Re: New Shop Stewards Nominations for shop stewards closed on Thursday, February 21, 2019. We are pleased to announce that the following people have been acclaimed as stewards for your worksite: • Afton Brooker • Kerry Chohan • Gurprabhojot Grewal Please join us in wishing them well in their new position. In Solidarity, Jacqueline (Jackie) McGuireBCGEU Staff Representative   Download PDF of not...

March 15, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Attack - BCGEU

Like all of you, I am angry and shocked and heartbroken at the news of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Some of you know that I grew up and started my career as an ECE and a labour activist in New Zealand. I still have family and friends there and I think of New Zealand as home. This attack feels very personal for me and I am writing to share my thoughts with all of you. First, I want to e...

March 14, 2019

Sherwood House Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Further to our call for nominations, we are pleased to inform you that the following members have been acclaimed to negotiate on your behalf on the BCGEU bargaining committee:  Chairperson: Kimburlee Sturm Committee Members: Carrie Grams and Tracey Nyhan  We offer our sincere appreciation to Kim, Carrie and Tracey for volunteering for this crucial role. The committee met on March 13th to revi...

March 14, 2019

BCGEU celebrates announcement to bring home support workers under government ...

The Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities have announced they will bring home support services in-house. The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under government employment for over two decades and enthusiastically welcomes a change that will provide greater security to workers, and b...

March 13, 2019

Bargaining to Resume at Well-Being Services (Auburn Seniors Village) - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee and the Employer will resume mediated bargaining on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 with the assistance of the Labour Relations Board. You can expect a report on the outcome of this mediated bargaining sometime on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.In the meantime, and in preparation for a potential work stoppage, you are asked to please retain copies of your pay stubs. In order to pro...

March 08, 2019

BCGEU celebrates International Women’s Day with solidarity and action - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized every year on March 8. It's an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and the extraordinary role women play in their families, workplaces, and communities across the globe. It's also an opportunity to acknowledge how much work remains to be done to achieve true gender equality and ensure all women everywhere are empowered to reach their ...

March 07, 2019

HSPBA Documents - BCGEU

Please find the attached documents for your information including the Comprehensive Report on the HSPBA tentative settlement previously provided on December 20, 2018 and the Proposed Terms of Settlement.Ordinarily, the Proposed Terms of Settlement or a similar document with all text changes to the collective agreement is provided to members before ratification takes place. We sincerely apologiz...

March 07, 2019

Broadmead Care Society Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Further to our call for nominations for Bargaining Committee members, we are pleased to inform you that the following members have been acclaimed:  Susanne Francoeur, Chairperson Cindy Ingram, James Whitehouse, and Don Hambley, Committee members.   We will be meeting as a committee in the coming weeks to develop bargaining proposals, and it is critical that we hear from you about your priorit...

March 07, 2019

Well-Being Services (Auburn Seniors Village) Tentative Collective Agreement R...

As a result of a ratification vote of the membership held March 6, 2019, the tentative collective agreement has been rejected. Your Bargaining Committee will be in touch in the near future to report on next steps. In solidarity,    Karen Henke, Bargaining Committee MemberRaymond Matte, Bargaining Committee MemberRyan Stewart, Staff Representative - NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice here UWU/M...

March 06, 2019

Salvation Army - Southview Heights & Terrace Bargaining Questionnaire - Input...

The Bargaining Committee will soon be preparing to negotiate renewal of the Collective Agreement with the Employer and is asking for members' input. The bargaining questionnaire provides members the opportunity to identify any issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the Collective Agreement. Members' input will inform and assist the Bargaining Committee in setting bargaining priori...