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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

May 12, 2022

Urgent information on job action at Harbour Light - BC General Employees' Uni...

There will be a 72-hour overtime ban from 15:46 hours (3:46 pm) Thursday, May 12 to 15:46 hours (3:46 pm) Sunday, May 15, 2022. You must participate in the overtime ban. If you knowingly work overtime during the overtime ban that will be considered to be crossing the picket line. You must refuse to work any overtime during the period that the ban is in place.This is the first step in job action...

May 12, 2022

Membership of Piccadilly and Cerwydden represented by the B.C. GENERAL EMPLOY...

There will be a zoom meeting to discuss bargaining and other questions in light of the recent announcement of the recontracting of the work that both Pro Vita and West Cana provide to the facilities of Piccadilly and Cerwydden. Please bring your questions and we'll make every effort to provide answers during the meeting. DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2022TIME: 3:00PM to 4:00PMZOOM Details will follo...

May 10, 2022

HSPBA Bargaining update - Third round of discussions now underway - BC Genera...

The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) resumed talks last week with the Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC). Discussions are scheduled to continue next week. Negotiations are currently focussed on non-monetary matters, but during the last round of talks ending April 14, HSPBA proposed wage increases needed to make meaningful improvements to professional shortage...

May 10, 2022

All BCGEU Members at AgeCare - Bargaining Bulletin #5: Negotiations Back on T...

  Our prior bulletin talked about how the parties were very close to an agreement in late-February/early-March. Unexpectedly, AgeCare delayed responding to the Union's settlement package and wanted to change the bargaining process. The Union then began to consider its options to pressure AgeCare to reach an agreeable settlement.We are pleased to report that negotiations have since gotten back o...

May 09, 2022

Harbour Light ARC - 72-HOUR OVERTIME BAN AS 3:39 PM, THURSDAY, MAY 12 - BC Ge...

  This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you.这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰੋ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo  There will be a 72-hour overtime ban from 1539 hours (3:39 pm) Thursday, May 12 to 1539 hours (3:39 pm) Sunday, May 15, 2022.  We r...

May 09, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Vantage Living Inc. - Bargaining Bulletin #1: Reporting ...

Your bargaining committee and employer held an initial bargaining session April 7 and 8, 2022. We are pleased to report progress-negotiations on non-monetary proposals have essentially concluded, with only a small number of items outstanding. The Union tabled its package of monetary proposals on the afternoon of April 8th.  We are awaiting Vantage's availability for May and June to continue mon...

May 09, 2022

BCGEU sues Vancity over pension dispute - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

(Burnaby) - On April 27, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) filed a Notice of Civil Claim in B.C. Supreme Court against Vancity Credit Union over the financial institution's unilateral decision to deny BCGEU members a jointly-trusteed, defined benefit pension plan that they had agreed to establish. "Filing a lawsuit against an employer is an extraordinary step for any union to take, and ...

May 06, 2022

Health employers need to do better for your health and safety - BC General Em...

Health employers returned to the facilities bargaining table this week with disappointing responses to our proposals addressing the growing staffing crisis and rising levels of stress on frontline health care workers. The Facilities Bargaining Association had proposed stronger measures to resolve workload concerns, including those arising from unfilled vacancies and inadequate baseline staffing...

May 06, 2022

BCGEU conducts strike vote for 33K members of the provincial public service -...

VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is conducting a provincewide strike vote to give 33,000 members of their public service bargaining unit a voice in how to move forward in bargaining with their employer, the Public Service Agency. Negotiations between the parties reached impasse in early April primarily due to a significant gap in wage proposals. “We’ve been clear from da...

May 05, 2022

All BCGEU Members at The Salvation Army Harbour Light - Bargaining Update – E...

  This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you. 这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。 ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰੋ। Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo   Friends, Essential Services Staffing Levels have been agreed-to What does this mean?May 12th is likely the earliest date for an...

May 05, 2022

Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparenc...

  Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparency  Union-filed shareholder motion earns significant support   Burnaby — Today, at the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual general meeting of shareholders, independent shareholders voted 72% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking for the company to release more information on supplier audits (34% overall). The shareholder prop...

May 04, 2022

Red Dress Day 2022 Events - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Today the BCGEU recognizes Red Dress Day  Red Dress day is a day to honour our missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people. This day first began on May 5, 2010 and has taken place annually every year since. It's a day to raise awareness and give voice to those whose stories have not been heard. We hang red dresses in public and private spaces and also wear red on this d...

May 04, 2022

All BCGEU Members at HCN-Revera Lessee (FLEETWOOD VILLA) - Bargaining Update ...

Friends,We are writing to advise that your Employer has agreed to attempt mediation to reach a tentative settlement on the renewal of your collective agreement. The mediation is scheduled for Friday, May 13. We will provide an update following or sooner if circumstances warrant.We also thought it would be useful to take this opportunity to provide a bargaining summary.In March of 2021, bargaini...

May 04, 2022

Component 4 Election Results - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The Component 4 Executive election results are as follows. Congratulations Executive! Table Officers:Mahen Ramdharry – Vice-PresidentCina Opel – First Vice-ChairRichard Ziemianski – Second Vice-ChairEleine Gordon – Third Vice-ChairThomas Christen – TreasurerMeaghan Mallough – Recording Secretary Members at Large:Joel Blanco, Local 401Bhajan Tathgar, Local 401Sandra Dee Barndt, Local 403Andrea J...

May 04, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Burquitlam Senior Housing Society (L.J. Christmas Manor)...

You will recall from our previous bulletin that negotiations on non-monetary proposals have essentially concluded, with only a single proposal outstanding. The parties had planned to meet in February and April to begin, and hopefully conclude, monetary negotiations. Scheduling conflicts on both sides meant those dates were postponed. We are now scheduled to meet briefly on May 12th and for a fu...

May 03, 2022

Salvation Army Harbour Light Arc - Bargaining Update – Essential Services Sta...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you.这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰੋ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo Friends,ESSENTIAL SERVICES STAFFING LEVELS HAVE BEEN AGREED-TOWhat does this mean?May 12th is likely the earliest date for any job act...

April 30, 2022

Happy May Day – we’re now 85,000 members strong - BC General Employees' Union...

May Day – or International Workers' Day – is a day in which the labour movement around the world comes together to recognize working people's collective power. Only by organizing to protect our collective interests as a class can we shift the balance of power under capitalism. As we celebrate working people, we're also proud to announce that our union is now 85,000 members strong! Our union has...

April 29, 2022

Union investor successfully pushes Toronto’s Thomson Reuters to prioritize hu...

  Union investor successfully pushes Toronto's Thomson Reuters to prioritize human rights and re-evaluate ICE contracts Canadian media and data giant to adopt United Nations human rights framework and publish a human rights report after 3-year investor battle (Burnaby, Canada) Thomson Reuters' enabling of U.S. immigration surveillance prompted the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)-a minor sha...

April 28, 2022

Salvation Army Harbour Lights ARC - Bargaining Updates - BC General Employees...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you. 这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。 ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰੋ। Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo Friends, Strike Preparation We are very pleased to announce that effective immediately Brian Kellett and Take Mori will be coordina...

April 28, 2022

Salvation Army Richmond House - Bargaining Committee Nomination – Three (3) P...

As the collective agreement with your employer expired on March 31, 2022, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The Union needs your help and participation in the preparations and bargaining process. The first step is to elect a union bargaining committee which will negotiate the new collective agreement with the employer bargaining committee. You will need to elect ...

April 27, 2022

All Members at HCN-Revera Lessee (WHITECLIFF) - Bargaining Update – Employer ...

Friends, We are writing to advise that your Employer has agreed to mediation in an attempt to reach a tentative settlement on the renewal of your collective agreement. The mediation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19.  We will provide an update following or sooner if circumstances warrant.  We also thought it would be useful to take this opportunity to provide a bargaining ...

April 27, 2022

All BCGEU Members at HCN-Revera Lessee (WHITECLIFF) - Bargaining Update – Emp...

Friends, We are writing to advise that your Employer has agreed to mediation in an attempt to reach a tentative settlement on the renewal of your collective agreement. The mediation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19.  We will provide an update following or sooner if circumstances warrant.  We also thought it would be useful to take this opportunity to provide a bargaining ...

April 27, 2022

Public service bargaining hits impasse over wage proposals - BC General Emplo...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022   VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) reached an impasse this week over an unresolved gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 33,000 union members, expired on March 31, 2022.  "Our members have been clear from d...

April 26, 2022

City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project - BC General Emp...

Press contact:[email protected] For Immediate Release   City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project  Replicable model could be a gamechanger for tackling housing affordability    Burnaby - Yesterday, Burnaby councillors voted seven to two in favour of a rezoning application brought forward by the BCGEU that had the potential to offer a new model for tackling housing affo...

April 25, 2022

BCGEU releases investor brief calling on Loblaw (TSX: L) to take action on su...

  Ahead of the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual meeting of shareholders on May 5, 2022, the BCGEU has released an investor brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about forced labour and supply chain controversies at Loblaw. The Proposal asks Loblaw to disclose the results of its supplier audits. In line with its peers BCGEU encourages investors to vote for this proposal. Download PDF Inv...