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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, 2020

Join our equity networks - BCGEU

Join our equity networks!Your union is committed to building diversity and inclusion and speaking out for equity and social justice for all workers. Key to achieving this goal is creating the opportunities for members to feel heard, represented and able to contribute to their union, their workplace and their community.Over the last 18 months, your BCGEU Equity and Human Rights committee held a ...

August 11, 2020

Racism in our healthcare system - BCGEU

Have you witnessed or experienced racism within the B.C. healthcare system? Right now, an independent investigation is looking into anti-Indigenous racism in B.C.'s healthcare system, and the investigation team is inviting healthcare workers to support the investigation by taking a short, anonymous survey about their experiences.The survey closes on August 27th, so there's no time to waste. Wil...

August 10, 2020

Members at Mountainview Village - BCGEU

It's been almost five months since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Since then, members like you have gone above and beyond to continue delivering some of the most critical essential services in the province – supporting those most vulnerable to the virus.   The COVID-19 crisis has also demonstrated how quickly government can act when pressed to do so, as well as the ...

July 30, 2020

UPDATE/ CORRECTION to PANDEMIC PAY BULLETIN of July 22, 2020 - BCGEU

Our apologies to our members working at single site locations that are not publicly funded. In our bulletin last week about pandemic pay we had said that all workers would be receiving pandemic pay and that is sadly not the case. The BCGEU has been lobbying the government from the beginning to apply the pandemic pay to all workers who provide direct care and we have not yet achieved that outcom...

July 23, 2020

Sienna-Baltic (Cascades)-Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Nominations for the three positions on your bargaining committee have now closed. The Union has received nine (9) nominations for the three positions, so there will be an election. The election will be conducted by an electronic ballot. All members in good standing will be receiving an email with instructions on how to cast your ballot. If you do not receive a ballot, please contact the BCGEU N...

July 22, 2020

Pandemic Pay and Health Sector Pay Rate - BCGEU

Since the pandemic started, the BCGEU has been working very hard to ensure that you are treated fairly and equitably in light of the many changes imposed by the response to the pandemic. The BCGEU achieved the following results for our efforts. First, through the BCGEU's extensive lobbying efforts to government on your behalf, you will receive Temporary Pandemic Pay of $4 per straight time hour...

July 21, 2020

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored bala...

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored balanceAfter years of advocacy by workers and their unions – including your union's submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review last year and the courageous testimonies at public hearings by dozens of current and former BCGEU members who had been injured on the job – the provincial government has begun to re...

July 17, 2020

BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to extend the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent—today the government announced that ban will be lifted on September 1st. “This decision is utterly baffling to me,” said Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU. “COVID-1...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

Click here to read the full submission For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' prior...

July 10, 2020

Well-Being Services (NSV) Ltd. (Nanaimo Seniors Village) Bargaining Update #9...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that your Employer has responded to our demand to meaningfully continue monetary negotiations. We are not done yet but we are happy to report progress.  We will continue to press your Employer towards the fair settlement you deserve and will provide another update as soon as there is more to report.   In solidarity,   Karen Dalton, Bargaining Commi...