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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

February 10, 2017

BCGEU provides submission to Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth

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...

February 09, 2017

BCGEU encouraged by Vancouver’s New Investments in Harm Reduction

VANCOUVER – 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...

February 07, 2017

Tell Us About Your Bad Job

Tell Us About Your Bad Job   Unpaid wages? Unpaid overtime? Employer taking your tips? Unfair firings? 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. Tell yo...

February 07, 2017

Local 0411/10 Meeting

COMPONENT:  Health Services LOCAL:            0411/10 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    AGENDA Call to order and Introductions Adoption of the agenda Minutes of previous meeting ...

February 06, 2017

Public service benefits change to take effect in April 2017

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...

February 06, 2017

Local 410/411 meeting

DATE: March 15, 2017 TIME: 7:00 p.m., MST – Fort St. John            (6:00 PST) PLACE: 10251 – 100 Street, Fort St. John, BC   AGENDA 1.Call to order and Introductions 2. Adoption of the agenda 3. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from minutes  4. Communications 5. Component Executive report 6. Reports of Stewards and OH&S Representatives 7. Delegate Reports:     Labou...

February 06, 2017

Report reaffirms urgent need for B.C. government to transform Aboriginal chil...

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...

February 02, 2017

Thompson View Manor Society - Collective Agreement Ratification Vote

A tentative agreement has been reached between Thompson View Manor Society and the BCGEU. A complete package with all details will be prepared for the ratification meeting. The tentative collective agreement is for a 2-year contract and includes some language and housekeeping changes as well as financial gains. The agreement includes wage increases:                 December 1, 2016          ...

January 30, 2017

Local 405 Meeting and call for nominations and resolutions for the 50th BCGEU...

COMPONENT:   HEALTH SERVICES LOCAL:            405 DATE:             Tuesday, March 14, 2017 TIME:              5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting PLACE:           BCGEU Area Office – 158 Oriole Rd (Back Entrance)     Please rsvp to clare.audet@interiorhealth.ca by Noon on March 13, 2017   AGENDA   REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS, REPORTS CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS FOR THE 50th BCGEU TRIENNIAL CONSTITUTION...

January 30, 2017

Peace Portal Lodge - Expression of Interest for Vacant Bargaining Committee M...

Nominations for the bargaining committee were opened and closed in November and December of 2016.  While the position of Bargaining Committee Chairperson and one Bargaining Committee Member were filled, one vacancy remains.  The committee has received interest in the remaining position and to ensure all members at Peace Portal Lodge have an equal opportunity to participate in the bargaining pr...

January 30, 2017

Moberly Manor - Call For Nominations For Two Bargaining Committee Members

Your current Collective Agreement expires on March 1, 2017 and it is time to prepare for your next round of bargaining.  You should all begin thinking about bargaining proposal suggestions and, of course, a new Bargaining Committee must be elected.  Call for Bargaining Committee Nominations: Nominations are now open for two Bargaining Committee Members, and an alternate.  If you are interes...