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.
Last fall, the provincial government announced its intentions to make changes to the Care Aide Registry. As official representatives for these workers, your union was disappointed that there was no involvement from any of the unions representing care aides on the outcome nor the rollout process.
Working with other unions in the sector, the BCGEU made two submissions to the Assistant Deputy Man...
To: All BCGEU Members at Nanaimo Seniors Village
Re: Bargaining Set to Resume February 9, 2017
Your bargaining committee was set to resume collective agreement negotiations with the Employer on January 10th. Unfortunately a sudden winter storm occurred, which forced travel cancellations. Though disappointing, we secured another date as quickly as we could and will return for talks on ...
To All Health Services (Component 4) Members:
As a result of Component 4 members’ efforts to mark a date of recognition for the wide variety of work performed by health services workers, the BC government has proclaimed January as Health Services Providers Month.
The new proclamation, being more inclusive, recognizes duties performed in residential care, assisted living, extended health, home...
Thanks to the hard work of many of you in raising the alarm about pay for plasma Canadian Blood Services (CBS) has reversed their position, saying that the private sale of plasma is harming voluntary donations. 
Canadian Blood Services’ warning provides an excellent opening for the federal government to outlaw pay for plasma. Can you make a quick call to Health Minister Jane Philpott lettin...
To: All BCGEU Members at Well Being Services - Peace Portal Lodge
Re: Bargaining Update – Bulletin #2: Election of Bargaining Committee and Survey
The election of your Bargaining Committee is now complete, with the following members elected by acclamation:
Danielle Melin, Bargaining Committee Chairperson
Jas Randhawa, Bargaining Committee Member
VACANT, Bargaining Committ...
To: All BCGEU Local 401 members
DATE: Thursday, January 26, 2017** Revised
TIME: General Membership 6:00pm
PLACE: BCGEU 2994 Douglas St
BCGEU Resolutions for convention
Chairperson, Local 401
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Older people living in long-term care homes are often overlooked, forgotten behind the walls.
An ambitious project taken on by the province's Office of the Seniors Advocate aims to change that by interviewing all 27,000 residents in 303 care homes across the province.