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

June 24, 2019

Contract ratifies for member at Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. - BCGEU

The ballots have been counted and your Bargaining Committee is pleased to advise you that the tentative agreement has been ratified by 67%. We asked the Employer to produce the retroactive pay deposit, separate from the regular pay deposit, and as quickly as possible. Thank you for your strong support during the bargaining process.  In solidarity, Ashley Oesch – Bargaining Committee ChairPamela...

June 24, 2019

Broadmead Care Society bargaining update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with employer representatives on June 13, 14 and 20, 2019. On the first day of negotiations, the BCGEU tabled a modest set of non-monetary (language) proposals, after which the Employer tabled a significant non-monetary package of proposals, a number of which were offensive to the Union as they were initially presented. Nevertheless, in good faith, the parties have...

June 20, 2019

Well-Being Services – Renfrew Care Centre (RCC) ratification results - BCGEU

We are very happy to inform you that the tentative collective agreement has been ratified by 85% with a strong turnout for the vote. Our next steps will be to proof and finalize the agreement. Once that's done, we will provide you with copies at the worksite. Thank you for the great response to our surveys, which gave us a clear picture of your priorities. We appreciate all of your support duri...

June 19, 2019

BCGEU welcomes Auditor General’s recommendations to address MCFD’s ineffectiv...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia's report released today: Oversight of Contracted Residential Services for Children and Youth in Care. The BCGEU has for decades called on the provincial government to address chronic and significant challenges within the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and s...

June 18, 2019

Bargaining Committee Nominations OPEN - Nanaimo Seniors Village - BCGEU

Nominations are now open until Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm for a bargaining committee chair and bargaining committee members.The bargaining committee has three positions, as follows: One (1) bargaining committee chair Two (2) bargaining committee members If there are more nominees than positions available, then voting will occur.Those members who are interested in the bargaining commit...

June 18, 2019

Ratification Vote for Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report we have reached a tentative agreement and we are recommending that members vote "YES" to accept it. A copy of all the proposed changes can be found in the Comprehensive Report. This report includes a simple explanation before each change to make the report easier to understand. All members are encouraged to vote and ballots will be available at the...

June 18, 2019

The Salvation Army Harbour Light bargaining update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer on Monday, June 17, 2019 to start negotiations. We tabled and discussed a number of non-monetary items. The parties will continue discussions with the Employer on Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25. We will keep you updated as we continue through this process. Thank you for your patience and support. In solidarity, Your Bargaining Committee: Moh...

June 14, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU presentations regarding workers’ compensation sys...

Participating in public consultations is a valuable way to make sure our voices are heard before government makes important decisions. Two public consultation processes are currently underway that will directly impact working people in B.C. – the Worker's Compensation Review and the provincial government's Budget 2020 Consultation. Today I had the honour of presenting at public hearings for bot...

June 14, 2019

1 out of 10 Independent Shareholders of Brookfield Asset Management Agree tha...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and SumOfUs are encouraged that 10% of independent shareholders voted for the company to tie executive pay to preventing sexual misconduct at the firm Today, BCGEU and SumOfUs presented a proposal that called on Brookfield Asset Management to address sexual misconduct in the financial services industry by penalizing executive compensation p...

June 13, 2019

Well-Being Services – Renfrew Care Centre (RCC) Ratification Voting Dates - B...

Renfrew Care Centre Bargaining Committee is pleased to inform you that we reached a tentative agreement with the Employer. Please join us for a drop-in information meeting at Renfrew Care Centre, where we will provide you with the full details of the negotiated changes, and answer your questions. To access a PDF copy of the tentative settlement prior to the drop-in information meeting, please c...

June 13, 2019

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith first presenter at workers’ compensation syst...

BURNABY, June 13, 2019 – The workers' compensation system has been seriously undermined by policy and legislative changes introduced by the BC Liberals in 2002. The system shifted to focus on the financial impact to employers which has resulted in an overall reduction in compensation benefits to workers both in the short and the long term, a more limited ability to appeal decisions, and a reduc...

June 12, 2019

Health Science Professionals’ Bargaining Association (HSPBA) Collective Agree...

Please note that the new Collective Agreement is currently in the proofing stage of finalization. HSA is the lead union and has responsibility to work with HEABC to finalize the document for review by the BCGEU and the other constituent unions. Following this process the Collective Agreement will be signed, printed and posted to the website. We do not have a specific date but will provide an up...

June 12, 2019

Members at Valleyhaven Retirement Community - We got a deal! - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that we have reached a tentative agreement. Highlights include:  • Four year term, with wage increases: o Effective September 1, 2018 – 1.5%*; o Effective September 1, 2019 – 2%;  o Effective September 1, 2020 – 1.25%; o Effective March 1, 2021 – 1.25%; and o Effective September 1, 2021 – 2.75% • *Retroactive to September 1, 2018 • Sick leave days ...

June 07, 2019

British Columbians need a break: the BCGEU submission to the Fair Wages Commi...

BURNABY- The British Columbia Government and Service Employees' union, representing more than 79,000 workers in various sectors and occupations in the province has submitted its report to the provincial government's Fair Wages Commission. The Fair wages commission was set up by the provincial government to advise government on how to raise minimum wages with increases that are regular, measured...

June 07, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Review Underway - BCGEU

In response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions, the provincial government has initiated an independent and comprehensive review of BC's workers' compensation system.  This is a tremendously important opportunity for BCGEU members to tell their stories about the injustices within the current system, and to influence legislative and policy changes that will restore fairness to the w...

June 06, 2019

402 Members - REMINDER - Nominations for vacant Local 402 Executive positions...

Nominations are now open for following positions which are vacant on the local 402 executive: 1st Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary The deadline for nominations is: Monday, June 17, 2019 The nomination form is attached and must be filled out, signed by both the nominator and nominee and submitted by fax to the BCGEU North Island Area Office, 106-1650 Terminal Ave N., Nanaimo, BC ...

June 06, 2019

Renfrew Care Centre - Call for nominations for two stewards - BCGEU

Do you want to learn new skills? Are you a good listener and problem solver? Do you want to help your co-workers? Nominations are now open for 2 Stewards at your worksite. This is an opportunity to be a workplace leader. Please see your steward or your Union board for nomination forms if you want to nominate a co-worker or become a steward. The Union provides training and you will be supporte...

June 05, 2019

Final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous W...

On Monday, June 3rd, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report and recommendations in a ceremony at the National Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on Algonquin Territory. The release was the culmination of a three-year process in which the Inquiry heard testimony, submissions and stories from more than 2,000 people including the fami...

June 05, 2019

Valleyhaven Retirement Community - Bargaining committee heads into mediation ...

Your Bargaining Committee attended mediation with the employer at the Labour Relations Board yesterday, June 4th. Although very little progress was made, we remain hopeful and focused on achieving a fair settlement. We have scheduled a second day with the employer and the mediator on June 11th. Stay tuned for an update following our next meeting. In solidarity, Ashley Oesch, Bargaining Committe...