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

July 08, 2016

Local 403 Executive/General meeting

DATE: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 TIME: Executive Meeting 6:00pm           Local 403 Member Meeting begins at 6:30 pm PLACE: Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room             Suite 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver             (Kitty-corner to Renfrew SkyTrain Station) PARKING INFORMATION: We have a large underground parkade you can access from Renfrew or Hebb. If you enter from Renfrew...

July 06, 2016

Baltic Properties (Cascades Inc.) Nominations for Bargaining Committee Chair ...

Your collective agreement expired June 30, 2016. 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 Baltic Lodge (...

July 05, 2016

The BCGEU stands with Canada Post workers

Canada Post’s announcement that they will lock out Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members as soon as Friday is an attack on collective bargaining, its workers and its customers. Canada Post is refusing to do the work of collective bargaining with CUPW by demanding massive rollbacks on the union’s hard fought gains. Those rollbacks include moving all new hires from a defined benefit...

July 05, 2016

Election for Lifelabs Bargaining Committee and Possible Postal Strike

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS – URGENT MESSAGE  With the prospect of a postal strike looming, the BCGEU is requesting that  members find alternative means to return their ballots for the election of their representatives on the Bargaining Committee.  If you have not already mailed your ballot, please drop them off at your local BCGEU area office or contact your shop steward. All ballots must be retu...

June 30, 2016

BCGEU presses Canadian Prime Minister on Mexican teacher repression

Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...

June 30, 2016

LifeLabs election for bargaining committee and possible postal strike

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS – URGENT MESSAGE With the prospect of a postal strike looming, the BCGEU is requesting that  members find alternative means to return their ballots for the election of their representatives on the Bargaining Committee.  If you have not already mailed your ballot, please drop them off at your local BCGEU area office or contact your shop steward. All ballots must be retur...

June 29, 2016

Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver: the extent of the problem and realistic s...

Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a study on poverty in Vancouver. The report, Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver, presents sobering details on the increasing levels of poverty in the region. It also dispels an important myth about poverty: that getting a job will help lift a person out of poverty. Poverty in B.C.’s largest city is increasingly a story of low pa...

June 27, 2016

"Drop In" Membership Meeting – 2:00 – 3:30pm

A "drop in" membership meeting will be held in the Staff Room at Guildford Seniors Village from 2:00 to 3:30 pm on Wednesday June 29, 2016. Please attend, bring any concerns, or just drop by and introduce yourself. In solidarity Kevin Hagglund Staff Representative UNIFOR467/MoveUP

June 24, 2016

Keep Your Cool!

The recent hot weather in our province generated several calls to the BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety department. Members want to know if the employer has the responsibility to protect workers from hot temperatures both indoors and out. The short answer is “YES!” The Workers Compensation Act Section 115 mandates that employers must ensure the health and safety of all workers working for t...

June 22, 2016

Nanaimo Seniors Village election of bargaining committee and bargaining survey

Notice to Bargain The BCGEU recently gave formal notice to the employer to commence the bargaining process, because the current collective agreement expires on July 19, 2016.  Of course your collective agreement remains in full force and effect until a new agreement is negotiated and presented to you for a ratification vote. Elect your Bargaining Committee There are three (3) positions for t...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU celebrates the 20th National Aboriginal Day

On June 21, 1996 the federal government declared the first National Aboriginal Day. Since that time, the BCGEU has joined the celebrations and the calls for increased support and recognition of Aboriginal peoples across Canada. Over the course of those 20 years, Aboriginal peoples in Canada have fought for and won many advancements and reinforcements of their rights – sometimes through govern...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU demands freedom for Iranian trade unionists

In solidarity with the Free Them Now campaign to free jailed workers in Iran, the BCGEU sent two letters demanding the release of Jafar Azimzadeh and other jailed trade union leaders. Click here to read the general solidarity letter, and click here for the the more specific letter.