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

May 01, 2018

Recognizing Speech and Hearing Awareness Month - BCGEU

May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month in Canada. In addition to promoting public awareness about hearing health and barriers to communication, Speech and Hearing Awareness Month aims to increase awareness about the important work of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. According to Speech-Language & Audiology Canada, roughly five per cent of children in Canada have noticeable ...

April 30, 2018

Local 404 Members at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village - Membership Meeting - ...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce a special meeting: Date: Tuesday, May 1stTime: 1:00 to 3:00 pmWhere: Lunchroom, Rosemary Heights Senior's Village We are currently preparing proposals to start bargaining with the employer on May 16th. We have reviewed all the surveys and many members are enquiring about retirement savings and pension plans. Therefore, we have invited a special g...

April 30, 2018

Provincial Magazine – Spring 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Spring 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: BC Budget 2018 BC Cannabis retail program Public Service Pension Plan changes Community Social Services bargaining Affordable BC campaign Organizing news Events and more… Download the Spring 2018 issue (PDF) UWU/MoveUP

April 30, 2018

Elections for Creekside Landing Ltd. Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the Bargaining Committee.   Bargaining Committee Chairperson: Erika Yuill Sheree Dodds   Bargaining Committee Member: Elfie MacMeekin Sheree Dodds Tamara Nicholls Jessie Bartlett Shane Stoddart     Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite (excluding those who are candidates). You may also vote at the BCG...

April 26, 2018

New conservation officers provide greater protection for B.C. environment - B...

The swearing in of new conservation officers on the steps of the B.C. legislature demonstrates a commitment by the B.C. government to increase protection for our natural environment, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) said today. "The B.C. government's commitment to hire new conservation officers is good news that will ensure higher levels of compliance and enforcement with ...

April 26, 2018

Local 404 Members at Auburn Seniors Village - Karen Henke acclaimed to Bargai...

Congratulations go out to Karen Henke on her acclamation as the newest member of the Auburn Seniors Village BCGEU bargaining committee. Karen will join Raymond Matte, and BCGEU staff negotiator Chad McQuarrie when talks begin with your employer. Congratulations Karen! With your committee now firmly established, work will soon begin preparing the committee for upcoming bargaining. It's hard work...

April 26, 2018

Overdose prevention site expanding - BCGEU

Faced with an increasing demand for harm reduction services, northern B.C.'s only overdose prevention site is in the midst of a significant renovation and expansion. The site has seen close to 6,000 visits between December 2016 and March 31, 2018. The demand has exceeded the site's capacity; the overdose prevention site, has largely consisted of a single stall beside the front reception area of...

April 25, 2018

Local 404 Members at Willow Manor - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee has met with the Employer (Chartwell) on five separate days to negotiate a new Collective Agreement. You told us that the issues that are important to you include wages that are in line with other residential care facilities, vacation improvements, leaves of absence, and employer paid doctors' notes.  We have been unable to move the Employer from their position, and we...

April 25, 2018

Message from BCGEU vice president of administrative services component Maria ...

The best laid plans … often go awry. We administrative professionals are great organizers and planners, aren't we? That's why, as your vice president for administrative services at the BCGEU, Administrative Services Day is never far from my mind. This is the day we recognize the valuable and vital service we in the BCGEU's Administrative Services Component provide to British Columbians and thei...

April 24, 2018

BCGEU’s telephone town hall on Public Service Pension Plan changes - BCGEU

On Tuesday, April 10th we hosted a telephone town hall from the Victoria Area Office to talk with members about the changes to the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) that were implemented April 1, 2018. We were joined in the VAO by representatives from the BC Pension Corporation and the Pension Secretariat. This bulletin summarizes some of the key points that came up during the town hall and pr...

April 23, 2018

Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 22-28 - BCGEU

Please join us this week in celebrating medical laboratory professionals!  Medical laboratory professionals are highly trained health care professionals who provide laboratory test results required for the prevention, detection and treatment of illness and disease. When physicians and other health care providers are looking for answers, they depend on laboratory test results to accurately diagn...

April 23, 2018

Family Event – Miner's Memorial in Cumberland - BCGEU

This year Miners Memorial at Cumberland is going to be a huge event for union members. It is unfortunate that we were unable to secure Miracle Beach for the annual family picnic and so in lieu of that, we are encouraging members and their families to attend the BBQ dinner and other festivities on Saturday June 23rd. Go to https://minersmemorial.ca/ to get a rundown of events. The best part is f...

April 20, 2018

MSDPR’s Acceptance of Ombudsperson’s Holding Pattern Report Is a Major Victor...

The BCGEU applauds the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction's (MSDPR) willingness to accept most of the recommendations of B.C.'s Ombudsperson Jay Chalke's special report Holding Pattern: Call Wait Times for Income and Disability Assistance. "We're pleased that the new government has acknowledged the long-standing problems surrounding the MSDPR centralized phone line and is comm...

April 20, 2018

BCGEU partners with SumOfUs on improving corporate responsibility through inv...

The BCGEU is leading the way in the labour movement when it comes to responsible investing. Ahead of the 2015 global oil price crash, the union divested its strike fund and general reserves from fossil fuel equities and not only preserved, but increased the value of its holdings. Now, the BCGEU has partnered with non-profit organization SumOfUs to advocate for greater corporate responsibility a...

April 19, 2018

Welcome to Your Union: A New Resource Guide for BCGEU Members

Introducing BCGEU's brand-new member guide! Welcome to Your Union is a compact yet informative guide, written for all BCGEU members, whether new to the union or not. The guide outlines key information members need to get the most out of union membership such as educational opportunities, ways to get more involved, the role of shop stewards and the right to workplace safety. It also describes t...

April 19, 2018

Bargaining Committee Election Results - Well Being Senior's Services (CVSV) L...

The Election deadline was April 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., in regards to receiving all ballots from our membership. A balloting committee was used to determine the election results for you as your stewards were all nominees in this election process. The results of this election has determined your Bargaining Committee. Please join us in congratulating your Bargaining Committee:  Phil LeVescontre ...

April 17, 2018

WORKING TO CARE? Join us for an eldercare workshop in Vancouver - BCGEU

You are invited to a workshop and forum for eldercare workers and their advocates to come together to discuss the many issues and challenges for workers in the eldercare sector. The event will take place Thursday, April 19, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Room 1420, Segal Building (SFU), 500 Granville St. Vancouver. The event is free of charge and open to all, and there will be a light buffet. The registra...

April 16, 2018

Honouring killed and injured workers on Day of Mourning – April 28 - BCGEU

In 2017, 158 workers lost their lives to workplace injury or disease. Please join us in honouring their memory on the Day of Mourning, April 28. Many BCGEU members will be attending Day of Mourning events in communities around our province. Some members will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Many will be there to show solidarity and empathy for those who have ...

April 16, 2018

Dorchester Retirement Residence Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Date: April 16, 2018 To: All BCGEU Members at Dorchester Retirement Residence Re: Bargaining Update Your bargaining committee and the Employer were back in mediation on April 10th and 11th. We can report that there are signs of progress, and we are scheduled to meet again on May 23rd.  To help ensure you receive a copy of bargaining updates, please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU ...