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

April 29, 2019

BCGEU Defends Two-Tier Wages in Community Services Sector - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith draws on her experience as an early childhood educator to explain her frustration with the debate over a pay increase that's only going to unionized workers in the community social services sector.  Smith said the complaints about the selective raises reminded her of the children's story about the Little Red Hen.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2019

Join us at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. - BCGEU

BCGEU members from communities around our province will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28th. Some will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Some will attend to show solidarity with those who have been affected by the death of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincial government buildings to honour the day.  In 2018...

April 25, 2019

Bargaining Committee Election (REVISED) - Salvation Army Harbour Light - BCGEU

The ballots that were sent to the worksite were incorrect. New ballots will be sent. Members must pick three names to fill three positions on the bargaining committee. If three names are not indicated on the ballot, it will be considered spoiled. Thank you for your patience and understanding. The following are the nominees for Bargaining Committee Members: Mohammad Bashir James Gareau Simon R...

April 23, 2019

Area 10 members - Join us for a Meet and Greet - BCGEU

We are incredibly excited to announce President Stephanie Smith, Treasurer Paul Finch, Executive Vice President Joanna Lord and Component Vice President Judy Fox-McGuire will be in Dawson Creek May 4th and would love the opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you may have. We invite you and your family to this special member event to enjoy great company, appetizers and light refreshme...

April 23, 2019

Salvation Army – Southview Heights and Terrace Bargaining Update – Bargainin...

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Izabela Stachurski Loretta Bernabe Michelle Picones Congratulations to the successful candidates and a special thank you to all nominees for agreeing to let their names stand in this important election process. In the coming weeks, your Bargaining Committee, along ...

April 18, 2019

401 Advanced Steward Training - Wednesday, May, 29, 2019 - BCGEU

LOCAL: 401 Advanced Steward Training DATE: Wednesday, May, 29, 2019 TIME: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm PLACE: BCGEU Victoria Area Office, 2994 Douglas St, 1st floor Auditorium AGENDA 9:00 am Facing Management, including grievance procedure Small group discussions about collective agreement articles 12:00 – Lunch (provided) 1:00 pm Duty to accommodate   **Note - parking and building access is only avai...

April 17, 2019

Better supports for mental-health disorders related to trauma experienced at ...

As you may have heard, this week the provincial government announced that it will make it easier for emergency dispatchers, nurses and publicly funded health-care assistants to access workers' compensation for mental-health disorders that come from work-related trauma. Component 4 members from rehabilitation services to nursing care routinely serve as the first contact for people experiencing t...

April 17, 2019

Nomination Form For Sienna Senior Living Inc. (Mayfair Terrace) Bargaining C...

It has come to our attention that the nomination form for the election of your bargaining committee was not attached to the notice of nominations. As a result we are extending the nomination period to April 26, 2019. Please use the attached is a blank nomination form to submit your nominations.In the event there are more nominations received than positions available a vote will be held.Please c...

April 16, 2019

Salvation Army Harbour Light Bargaining Committee Election - BCGEU

The following are the nominees for Bargaining Committee Members: Mohammad Bashir James Gareau Simon Rosengarten Billy Smith Manzoor (Monty) Qureshi The BCGEU is holding elections for three Bargaining Committee Members. The two nominees who are not elected to the bargaining committee will stand as alternates. Positions will be appointed based on number of votes. Voting starts Thursday, April 18...

April 16, 2019

Local 401 Sherwood House update - BCGEU

We are pleased to advise you that the Sherwood House tentative agreement has been ratified by the membership, with a 94% margin of acceptance. We'll now turn to finalizing the agreement for proofing by all parties. Thank you for all of your support! In solidarity Your bargaining committee Kimburlee Sturm, Committee ChairCarrie Grams, Committee MemberTracey Nyhan, Committee MemberJenny Ewing, St...

April 16, 2019

STEP UP Education Session - BCGEU

You are invited to join us and your fellow BCGEU members for a day of education at the Peace River Area Office. STEP UP, our introductory, one-day course, will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture, and our diverse community of members. Through stories of solidarity and courage, you will gain the strength and support you need to begin your journey as a new or retu...

April 16, 2019

RV Visit to Valleyhaven Retirement Community - BCGEU

    Join us for a hotdog BBQ on the BCGEU motorhome: When: Tuesday, April 23rdTime: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Your Bargaining Committee will be available to discuss recent events at the bargaining table. Don't miss your chance to ask questions and provide your opinion, plus the hotdogs are pretty good. Veggie option available. We hope to see you there!In solidarity,Ashley Oesch – Bargaining Commi...