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

March 06, 2019

CORRECTION Casual Employee Benefits

Correction to Feb 25, 2019 FYI Notice Did you know that as a casual you may be eligible for benefits? According to Article 29.9: "Upon completion of 180 hours of work, casual employees shall be given the option to enrol in the following plans:Article 25.1 - BC Medical PlanArticle 25.2 - Dental PlanArticle 25.3 - Extended Health Plan An employee who makes an election under this provision must en...

March 05, 2019

Valleyhaven Retirement Community Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Bargaining with your employer commenced on February 26th and March 4th with a full discussion on all the non-monetary proposals. A number of language changes have been agreed and the parties continue to work on some other areas, including: scheduling, hours of work, anti-bullying and the right to have a steward present at meetings with management. These are all important language issues that ne...

March 01, 2019

2019 National Union scholarships - BCGEU

Click here for information about the BCGEU scholarship program. The BCGEU is a component of the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Our national union offers its own scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Applicants must be: the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of me...

February 28, 2019

Well Being Services (Auburn Seniors Residence) - Tentative Agreement Ratifica...

The bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Employer. The bargaining committee is conducting drop-in ratification meetings and vote on Wednesday, March 6, 2019: 2:00pm to 2:55pm for members starting work at 3:00pm, and 3:05pm to 4:00pm for members finishing their shift at 3:00pm. Copies of the tentative agreement will be provided at the m...

February 28, 2019

BCGEU Demands Action to Improve Officer and Community Safety

The BCGEU is asking the B.C. Government to step in and take action to improve conditions in BC's adult correctional facilities. A report released this week by the Office of the Auditor General found that the Adult Custody Division of BC Corrections has failed to implement five of eight recommendations intended to improve the safety and effectiveness of BC's prisons. "BC Corrections has had four...

February 26, 2019

Reminder – LifeLabs Steward Teleconference - BCGEU

This is a reminder of the Shop Stewards ONLY Teleconference (Conference Call).  LifeLabs Stewards TeleconferenceTuesday, March 5, 20196:30pm – 7:30 pm Stewards please call in to: 1 (866) 562-0090 - Toll Free, Conference ID: 61916Please print and post at your worksites.In solidarity,Trish Dossett Labour Management Chair for the Union Chad BlackeyBCGEU Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice ...

February 25, 2019

Local 0407 Executive Results - BCGEU

Please be advised a nomination has been received for the position of member-at-large (young worker). Your local executive is as follows:   Local Chairperson: Erica Sutherland1st Vice Chair: Deborah Wagner2nd Vice Chair: Florinda MagdayTreasurer: Denise HorwoodRecording Secretary: Shane StoddartMember-at-Large: Erika BelsheimMember-at-Large: Lance ValcourtMember-at-Large: Kelly VreeswijkMember-a...

February 22, 2019

How does BC Budget 2019 affect British Columbians? Read our analysis - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU members, Last October I presented the BCGEU’s submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as part of the public consultation for the 2019/20 provincial budget. Our submission outlined four priorities: address housing affordability and supply; rebuild the public services needed to support an effective poverty reduction strategy; protect B.C.’s enviro...

February 21, 2019

Amica at Somerset House -Nominations for two Bargaining Committee Members - ...

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS Nominations are open for the position of bargaining committee member. Two positions are open. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be a member of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in an election. As a bargaining committee member you wi...

February 21, 2019

Amica at Somerset House -Nominations for Bargaining Committee Chairperson

NOTICE of ELECTION of BARGAINING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Nominations are open for the position of bargaining committee chairperson. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be the Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in an election. As the Bargaining Committee Chairperson you wil...

February 21, 2019

Auburn Seniors Village -STRIKE VOTE RESULTS! - BCGEU

Many thanks everyone for coming out to yesterdays Auburn Seniors Village strike vote. 90% of the membership turned out to cast ballots, with 100% voting yes to potentially going on strike to get an agreement that fairly recognizes the important work that all of you do. Well done everyone! Today your bargaining committee is in mediation with your employer, and they have let the employer know lou...

February 21, 2019

Local 404 Members at Elim Christian Care Society - Tentative Agreement Ratifi...

I am pleased to advise you that the members at Elim Christian Care Society voted to ratify the renewal collective agreement with a vote of 70% in favour of acceptance.  The next steps are for a draft collective agreement to be produced and proofed by the bargaining committee, union and the employer. Once the parties agree that the draft is accurate, the employer will process your wage increases...

February 19, 2019

Budget 2019: BCGEU praises prudent plan, vows to dig in to details - BCGEU

VICTORIA-The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union is praising Budget 2019 as a prudent plan to clean up the messes left by the previous government, invest in critical public services, and prove that British Columbians don't need to choose between economic strength, environmental sustainability and the health, safety, and prosperity of their families and communities. But the union that r...

February 15, 2019

Component 4 - Health Science Professionals (HSP) - Bargaining update - BCGEU

The BCGEU and other unions in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) have voted 82 per cent in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC). BCGEU health science professionals voted 93 per cent in favour of the agreement which includes a general wage increase for all members and addresses chronic issues that have aff...

February 14, 2019

Local 404 Auburn Seniors Village - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

AMENDED TIME FOR STRIKE VOTE! - NEW STRIKE DATE The day that many of you have been anticipating has finally arrived. We need to take a strike vote and potentially go on strike to get a contract that provides for real wage increases, employer paid health and welfare benefits, and retro-active pay. They are not willing to go there, but we are ready to fight for what we all deserve!   Talks with y...

February 14, 2019

Component 7’s Joanna Lord acclaimed to replace Sussanne Skidmore as Executive...

The BCGEU Provincial Executive has acclaimed Joanna Lord, Component 7 Vice President, to fill the Executive Vice President position left vacant when Sussanne Skidmore was elected Secretary Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour in November. "On behalf of the BCGEU I want to thank Sussanne for her years of service to our members, our union, and our movement," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smi...

February 13, 2019

Bargaining Update for Valleyhaven Retirement Community - BCGEU

Thank you to the members that were able to attend the membership meeting on February 11th. Your Bargaining Committee will be relying on your input from these important discussions and also from the surveys that you sent in as we develop our proposals to present to the employer. Over the next few days, members of your Bargaining Committee will be talking with members and asking for your opinion ...

February 13, 2019

Local 404 Union Meeting - BCGEU

DATE: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 TIME: 7:30 PM PLACE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office              Chehalis Room  AGENDA Meet with your Local Executive Open session with Health Science Professionals focus In solidarityMarilyn McLeanLocal 404 ChairDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

February 12, 2019

BCGEU Office Closures - Feb 12 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the following BCGEU offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 12: Headquarters (Burnaby) Victoria Area Office (Area 01 - Victoria) North Island Area Office (Area 02 - Nanaimo) Lower Mainland Area Office (Area 03 - Vancouver) Fraser Valley Area Office (Area 04 - Langley) Any further updates will be made on this website. If you are a BCGEU member and need emergency s...