To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
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.
"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8, 2017. "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU area office, 158 Oriole Road, Kamloops from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn:
Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedur...
"Ergonomics" will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017. These courses will be held at the Learning Centre, 716 Courtney Street, Victoria from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.]
In the Ergonomics course you will learn:
• Requirements of the ergonomics regulation
• How to identify ergonomic hazards, to assess the risk factors ...
The provincial government has officially declared February 20 as Seniors Care Providers’ Day.
It is a day to recognize and honour the workers who give care and support to seniors across the province.
Seniors care providers deliver compassionate, quality care to BC’s seniors. This dedicated group of frontline care staff play a key role in the safety and personal care of seniors, helping them m...
To: All BCGEU Members at Well Being Services - Peace Portal Lodge
Re: Bargaining Update – Bulletin #4
Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce Linda Abbey has been acclaimed to the vacant bargaining committee position as a result of the expression of interest process.
Your Committee will be meeting shortly to review and develop proposals prior to meeting with the Employer...
After months of criticizing side deals as a replacement for a national health accord, the government of British Columbia has been pressured into signing its own bilateral healthcare funding agreement with the federal government.
With public concerns mounting over the critical state of senior’s care in British Columbia, Health Minister Terry Lake acknowledged today that public press...
By: Stephanie Smith
For the past decade and a half, the B.C. government has cut taxes, regulations and public services. The needs of business have been prioritized over the needs of people and the environment. British Columbians have been told that the province cannot afford to invest in social programs.
Rather than assume a leading role in setting the conditions for our common advancement,...
COMPONENT: Social, Information and Health
DATE: Thursday, February 23, 2017
TIME: Executive – 6:00 pm; General – 7:00 pm
PLACE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Union Centre
8555 – 198A Street, Langley Twp – Fraser Room
UPDATE - REMINDER
*CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS AND NOMINATIONS FOR THE 50TH BCGEU TRIENNIAL CONST...
Land Value Capture, a mechanism that taxes development speculation along proposed transit routes and puts those dollars into transit development is a solution the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) has been advocating for since 2015 to address the Lower Mainland’s transit crisis. Now, BC TransLink Minister Peter Fassbender is proposing a provincial development tax which the BCGE...
COMPONENT: Health Services
DATE: March 16, 2017
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PLACE: 500 Reid Street, Quesnel
Call to order and Introductions
Adoption of the Agenda
Minutes of previous meeting and business arising from minutes
Component Executive Report
Reports of Stewards and OH&S Representatives
BC Throne Speech response:
Throne speeches are political documents that governments use to promote successes and paper over their failures, while setting broad-brush political priorities for upcoming budgets. The 2017 Speech from the Throne is true to form; providing few details, but gives broad hints about future economic policy.
In this election year the B.C. Liberal government has returned...
Dear Municipal employer,
We are excited to get the improved member education season under way. Please encourage your newer employees and those with optional enrolment in the plan to take the eLearning course Getting to Know Your Pension and your employees who are plan members to register for Making the Most of Your Pension and Approaching Retirement workshops.
How you benefit
I am pleased to advise that the following members have been elected to represent you on the bargaining committee:
Tony Jillings, Bargaining Committee Chairperson
Rose Lewis, Bargaining Committee Member
Jean Slamon, Bargaining Committee Member
Loreta Parayo, Alternate to the Bargaining Committee
A caucus meeting will be scheduled in the near future to develop proposals to take to the bargainin...
Today the BCGEU provided its submission to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly, in response to its regular statutory review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act (SBC, 2006, c. 29).
The Office of the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) provides an essential point of oversight and review for our province’s ch...
Yesterday Vancouver City council made important steps in bolstering their response to the fentanyl crisis by releasing the second wave of funding intended to provide support to affected communities.
“We are encouraged by City Council’s focus on providing the necessary relief to the hardest hit communities, and to hear about an additional focus on supporting front line workers.” sa...
Tell Us About Your Bad Job
Employer taking your tips?
Unfair treatment of workers is all too common in British Columbia.
Few people know their rights, and getting justice from a bad boss can be nearly impossible.
The BC Employment Standards Coalition is campaigning for better employment laws and stronger enforcement for all workers.
COMPONENT: Health Services
DATE: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: Diane L Wood Union Centre
Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU
500 Quebec St, Prince George BC V2L 0C6
Call to order and Introductions
Adoption of the agenda
Minutes of previous meeting ...
As you may already know the Province of BC has announced that they will be changing the carrier for employee benefits from Pacific Blue Cross to Great West Life.
As benefit entitlements are set out in our negotiated collective agreement, this change should result in no substantive changes in benefits for members.
The change will take effect in April 2017, and BCGEU’s Public Service Bargaining...
DATE: March 15, 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m., MST – Fort St. John
PLACE: 10251 – 100 Street, Fort St. John, BC
1.Call to order and Introductions
2. Adoption of the agenda
3. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from minutes
5. Component Executive report
6. Reports of Stewards and OH&S Representatives
7. Delegate Reports:
Report reaffirms urgent need for B.C. government to transform Aboriginal child welfare system
BURNABY – A report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY), Bernard Richard, exposed once again the systemic complexity and dysfunction of B.C.’s Aboriginal child welfare system and the urgent need for reform. The report, Broken Promises: Alex’s Story, details the tragic deat...