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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

August 12, 2022

BCGEU issues 72-hours’ strike notice: job action begins Monday, Aug. 15 - BC ...

Today, our union issued 72-hours’ strike notice to the Public Service Agency (PSA). This notice covers the 33,000 members of the public service bargaining unit who work for direct government. We will be in a legal strike position on Monday, Aug. 15 at 2:46 p.m. Keep an eye on your email for details on targeted sites to be picketed. A general message will be sent out on Monday morning. If your s...

August 12, 2022

BCGEU serves strike notice on provincial government - BC General Employees' U...

BCGEU serves strike notice on provincial governmentBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The bargaining committee representing 33,000 members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) who work for the provincial government issued 72-hours' strike notice this afternoon. The B.C. public service bargaining unit will be in a legal position to take job action as of 2:46 p.m., Monday, August 15...

August 08, 2022

Burquitlam Senior Housing Society (L.J. Christmas Manor) - BC General Employe...

Bargaining Bulletin #4: Monetary, Delays, and New Bargaining Dates Your bargaining committee and employer met in negotiations on May 12th, and your bargaining committee met on May 26th to review its positions on all outstanding union and employer proposals. The parties met in negotiations again on June 20th and 24th. The June 24th bargaining session ended with the BCGEU proposing a complete set...

August 05, 2022

Bargaining continues with a focus on wages and compensation - BC General Empl...

This past week the multi-union committee continued to push your employer(s) for a fair compensation package that will protect your wages against rising costs. We want to see a compensation package that puts members ahead while also addressing historic and unfair wage cuts that have undermined the principle of pay equity for members. Starting with over 200 proposals, your committee has worked di...

August 04, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Well Being Services (NSV) Ltd. - Nominations Open for Na...

The previous round of negotiations in June didn’t result in any nominees to replace the bargaining committee member who resigned because she is off work. Since then, your other bargaining committee member, Karen Dalton, resigned from the committee for personal reasons. Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for a new bargaining committee to work with the staff negotiator on renewal of th...

August 03, 2022

All Laboratory Technical Assistants at LifeLabs (Local 403) - Temporary Labor...

Over the last three weeks, LifeLabs has engaged your Joint Labour Management Committee (JLMC) in discussions around the creation of a new classification to assist with pre and post analytical duties in some Analytical Departments in response to a severe shortfall in recruiting MLTs. The initial proposal would have seen three positions titled Laboratory Technician be posted for high-volume chemi...

August 03, 2022

BCGEU Members at Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Application to The Heal...

Friends, A brief update to advise that your Employer has applied to HEABC for membership and that it hopes to receive a response this week. Once we know HEABC's response, we will be able to determine next steps and provide you with more information. Look for an additional update sometime next week or the week following. In Solidarity, Zoe Towle, Staff Rep, Negotiations Download PDF of notice h...

August 02, 2022

Lifelabs Members - Your One Time Option to Join the BC Target Benefit Pension...

Below are the questions BC Target Benefit Pension Plan staff have received from Life Labs members, along with the responses provided.         1. If I join the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan, can I transfer the balance in my current pension plan into the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan? No. If you join the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan, contributions will stop being made to your current plan and...

August 02, 2022

Wages, compensation dominate FBA bargaining discussions last week - BC Genera...

Progress continues to be made on key collective agreement priorities after three days of negotiations at the facilities bargaining table last week. The multi-union committee is making good progress, but there is still work to do on the key issue of fair compensation – including wage increases – in order to address the increasing cost of living. Last week we countered the employer's wages and co...

July 28, 2022

APPLICATION SUPPORT ANALYST - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT - BC General Employee...

APPLICATION SUPPORT ANALYST ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTINGJuly 28, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia representing over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU requires an Application Support Specialist to work in the IT Services of the Admin...

July 28, 2022

All BCGEU Members at The Salvation Army - Harbour Light ARC - Bargaining Next...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you.这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo Friends,We are writing to let you know that we have appointed Thomas Chang as the chairperson of the bargaining committee.  Please jo...

July 28, 2022

EXTENDED HOURS for Injury Reporting: Provincial Workplace Health Contact Cent...

Hello BCGEU Health Authority Employees, Reporting worksite injuries, illnesses and near misses is a crucial step to initiate an OHS investigation. If you are injured or experience a near miss on the job, you must follow the following steps: Seek first aid treatment if needed Report the incident to your supervisor Report the incident to the Provincial Workplace Health Contact Centre at #1-866-9...

July 22, 2022

Scheduling, portability, and Indigenous rights dominate contract talks this w...

After more than five months of negotiations, the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) have signed off on several important proposals that focused on securing new language on employee-initiated scheduling opportunities, portability of benefits and seniority, and Indigenous members' rights. The parties achieved landmark language around schedul...

July 21, 2022

All BCGEU Members at The Salvation Army - Harbour Light ARC - Bargaining Date...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you.这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo  Friends,I am writing to let you know that bargaining will resume August 2, 3, 4 and 5th.  An update will be provided after August 5t...

July 21, 2022

Election of Delegate for Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council - BC G...

As we received more than one nomination from local 402 for the Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council, there will be an election to fill this position. All Health Science Professionals members in local 402 are entitled to vote for this position. Voting will be held electronically and members will receive a link to vote via their email registered in their member profile. The candidate wit...

July 20, 2022

New polling shows that a majority of British Columbians support stronger inve...

Poll also shows a plurality of support for land value capture tax to fund affordable housing Burnaby - A Research Co. poll has found that a majority of British Columbians support progressive policies to address the housing affordability crisis. The poll was commissioned by the B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) as part of Affordable BC – the union’s ongoing campaign to address housing afford...

July 19, 2022

Membership of CareCorp (Piccadilly and Cerwydden represented by the BC Genera...

Congratulations! On July 14, 2022, BCGEU and HEU members at CareCorp (Mountain Lake, Cerwydden Seniors Community, and Piccadilly Seniors Community) voted 82% in favor to accept the tentative settlement for your new Collective Agreement.The Collective Agreement will be effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023.The Employer will make every effort to pay out the signing bonuses by the end of ...

July 18, 2022

Equity, health and safety, union rights top priorities at facilities table th...

The nine-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) continued productive discussions last week. To address members' need for more work-life balance and relief from stress and burnout, the committee has been pushing the employer to improve occupational health and safety, tackle workload, and implement employee-initiated rotations and scheduli...

July 15, 2022

Election Results: Component – Young Worker, Equity, & HSP Sectoral Council Re...

Please be advised that: Maryam Baghalha is the acclaimed Young Worker Rep to component; Binny Sivia has been elected as the HSP Sectoral Council Rep to component; and Jennifer Marquez Camara has been elected as the Equity Rep to component. Congratulations Maryam, Binny and Jennifer!   In solidarity Mahen RamdharryVice-President, Component 4 Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

July 15, 2022

Salvation Army - Harbour Light ARC - Election results new Harbour Light ARC b...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you. Punjabi, Filipino and Chinese translations can be found at the bottom of this email. 这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。 ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ । Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo   The ballots were counted last evening, July...

July 13, 2022

Salvation Army - Harbour Light ARC - Two Days Left to vote for your members t...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you.  这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo There are two (2) days left to vote for your members to the new bargaining committee.  REMAINING VOTING DATES, TIMES, AND LOCATIONS...