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

October 09, 2019

BC Federation of Labour calls for boycott on four Vancouver hotels in support...

On Tuesday, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith announced a $3-million interest-free loan to support striking hotel workers Read the full article here UWU/MoveUP

October 08, 2019

BCGEU supports historic UNITE HERE Local 40 strike with $3 million loan - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-Today Stephanie Smith, president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), and a group of BCGEU members, joined UNITE HERE Local 40 members on the picket line at the Westin Bayshore to announce that the BCGEU-one of BC's largest and fastest growing unions-is supporting the strike with a $3 million interest-free loan.In September more than 1,200 UNITE HERE Local 40 m...

October 07, 2019

Local 401 Members at at Well Being Services (WOV) Ltd. (Wellesley of Victoria...

Bargaining Committee Election Results Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Lorne Cragg – Bargaining committee chair Kelly Hurst – Bargaining committee member Tom Palmer – Bargaining committee member  Congratulations to the successful candidates and a special thank you to all nominees for agreeing to...

October 07, 2019

Ferry workers of Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake invited back to neg...

On Tuesday, October 8, members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake ferries will resume bargaining with the ferries' operators-WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment. The entity that owns both WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment has invited the union back to the bargaining table to present a proposal o...

October 07, 2019

BCGEU announces financial support for UNITE HERE Local 40 members’ historic s...

  VANCOUVER-In September UNITE HERE Local 40 members initiated their first strike at downtown Vancouver hotels in 20 years as part of their ongoing fight with their employers-the Hyatt, the Westin Bayshore, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and the Pinnacle-for collective agreements that would provide safety, stability and fair compensation. Since the beginning of the strike UNITE HERE Local 40's pic...

October 04, 2019

Members at Salvation Army – Harbour Light Detox - Steward Election Results – ...

The ballots have been tallied and the two additional stewards joining your current stewards Monty Qureshi and Billy Smith are: Ken Yu and Christina Petrina Welcome to the new stewards. Thank you to all of the nominees. If there are any questions, please contact the area office.  In solidarity Carrie CameleStaff representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

October 04, 2019

Local 410/11 members - nomination for member at Large - BCGEU

Interest for the vacant position of Member at Large, of the Local 410/11 Executive has been received, therefore nominations for this position are now open. Local 410/11 Member at Large Nomination forms are attached and may be copied. The term is until 2020. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each Local Executive position is available from your area office. The deadline for ...

October 03, 2019

Ferry workers support Kootenay Lake community rally to save inland ferry serv...

October 3, 2019 BCGEU members working on the Kootenay Lake ferry will support a community rally to raise awareness for the unsustainability of the inland ferry service. The "Unity Sailing & Rally" will take place on Friday, October 4 at 3 p.m. at the Kootenay Bay ferry landing. The organizers' goal, according to a media release posted on Facebook, is to "take a stand for a safe, reliable, s...

October 02, 2019

Health Science Professionals Sector Council Election Update - BCGEU

Nominations have now closed for the Health Science Professionals Sector Council. The following have been acclaimed (no election necessary as only one person was nominated) from their local to the Sectoral Council: 401 – Jodie Allen-Newman 402 – David Dixon 405 – Danniel Dickson 407 – Lance Valcourt 408 – Kerri Wall 409 – Carol Leung 411 – Seyoum Gebeyehu The first meeting of the Council will ...

October 02, 2019

Well Being Services (RCC) Ltd. - Renfrew Care Centre BC Target Benefit Pensio...

As you are aware, your bargaining committee was successful in negotiating participation in the BC Target Benefit Plan for eligible members at Renfrew Care Centre in the most recent round of bargaining. This week, the Union is mailing out information and enrolment packages to members eligible to join the Plan. Eligible employees include all regulars and any casuals who have been employees at Ren...

October 01, 2019

Component 1 members grieve the loss of longtime friend, fellow officer and un...

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the sudden loss of one of our members and good friends, CJ Conroy, to cancer this week. CJ was a long-time workplace union activist. He served the membership at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) as a shop steward for 20 years and as the first vice-chairperson of Local 101 for 15 years. CJ was dedicated to supporting, represen...

October 01, 2019

Local 407 Executive Update - BCGEU

As nominations were received for vacant positions on the local, please be advised your local executive is as follows:Local chairperson: Shane Stoddart First vice-chair: Deborah Wagner Second vice-chair: Lance Valcourt Treasurer: Erika Belsheim Recording secretary: Taryn Hilton Member-at-large: Vacant Member-at-large: Vacant Member-at-large: Kelly Vreeswijk Member-at-large (young worker): Laura ...

September 30, 2019

Members at Westminster House - Tentative agreement reached! - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement on your renewal agreement on Friday, September 27. 2019. Highlights of the agreement are: Three-year deal 2% retroactive to July 1, 2019 for care aides and LPNs 2% retroactive to July 1, 2019 – for recreation, housekeeping/laundry/dietary and cooks (all other staff) 2% effective July 1, 2020 – for care aides and LPNs 1% effective July 1, ...

September 26, 2019

Sienna Living at Mayfair Terrace Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for four days last week and had positive discussions regarding the important issues that you brought forward to us. The Employer and your Bargaining Committee have agreed to most of the non-monetary items and are ready to begin discussions on the monetary proposals. Discussions on these proposals will begin once additional bargaining dates have be...

September 25, 2019

Health Science Professionals Sector Council Election – Deadline October 25, 2...

As we received more than one nomination from local 403 for the Health Science Professions Sector Council, there will be an election to fill this position. All Health Science Professionals members in local 403 are entitled to vote for this position. We will be utilizing a new electronic voting system, a link to vote online will be sent via email. The candidate with the most votes will be elected...

September 24, 2019

Update on Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Colum...

This morning, the Cullen Commission announced its ruling on applications for Participant Standing. I'm very pleased to let you know that, out of 20 applicants, your union is one of 16 granted standing. This means that our members can continue to support the critical work of the Commission as it fulfills its mandate to look at the full scope of money laundering in B.C. While the BCGEU has suppor...

September 24, 2019

Member Engagement Worksite Meetings at New Westminster Mental Health - BCGEU

The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and retrieve updated member information. When:    Thursday, September 26, 2019Time:      15:00 pm – 16:00 pmWhere:   2nd Floor Group RoomWorkers are invited to attend either before or after their shifts, or on their breaks.In solidarity, Mahen Ramdharry, Com...

September 24, 2019

Member Engagement Worksite Meetings at Burnaby Substance Use Services - BCGEU

The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and retrieve updated member information. When:   Thursday, September 26, 2019Time:    12:00 pm – 1:00 pmWhere:  Large Meeting RoomWorkers are invited to attend either before or after their shifts, or on their breaks.In solidarity, Mahen Ramdharry, Component ...