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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

February 06, 2020

Members at SLIZEK INVESTMENTS INC. (dba AdvoCare Health Services) Re: Nominat...

We would like to announce that Rick Bowen has been elected to the position of bargaining committee chairperson. Please join me in congratulating the winner and thanking all of the participants in the election process. Now we can open up the nominations for the remaining two positions on the bargaining committee. The nominations will be open for 14 days and close at 5 p.m. on Thursday February 2...

February 05, 2020

Component 4 - Election results - BCGEU

Please be advised that: Ryan Richard has been elected to the Equity Seat for the component; and Deb Wagner has been elected as the Local 407 chairperson.   In solidarity Mahen RamdharryVice President, Component 4 Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 05, 2020

Independent advocate re-affirms our union's call to bring seniors’ care back ...

This week B.C.'s independent Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the first ever provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia, A Billion Reasons to Care.Overall, the OSA confirms what our union has been saying for years: the contracted long-term care sector lacks accountability and transparency in funding and monitoring and fails to...

February 04, 2020

Kelowna Area Office Closure – Feb 4 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Kelowna Area Office has closed for the remainder of Tuesday, February 4. The office plans to reopen, February 5, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in the Okanagan (Area 07) and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies at the site can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877. UWU/MoveUP

February 04, 2020

Local 407 Executive – Election results - BCGEU

These are the election results for the position of local chairperson:   Position Candidates Votes for Candidate Spoiled Ballots Total Votes Cast Successful Candidate Chairperson Erika Belsheim Deb Wagner 13 44 1 58 Deb Wagner   Your local executive is as follows: Local chairperson: Deb WagnerFirst vice-chair: VacantSecond vice-chair: Lance ValcourtTreasurer: Erik...

January 29, 2020

Call for Steward Nominations for Castlegar Health Centre - BCGEU

Steward nominations are now open for 2 steward positions at 707 and 709 – 10th Street, Castlegar, BC. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a shop steward, please add your name to the posted nomination form and have a co-worker nominate you. All nominations must be received no later than midnight on Friday, February 27, 2020. Please send them to:BCGEU West Kootenay Area Office231...

January 27, 2020

Pine Acres Home Bargaining Questionnaire - BCGEU

  Your collective agreement expires on July 31, 2020 and your bargaining committee will need your input in order to identify membership priorities and draft "new" proposed changes to the agreement. This will be your opportunity to have a direct effect on the bargaining process. Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire and return it to the BCGEU Okanagan area office (by email, ...

January 27, 2020

Members at The Dorchester Re: Bargaining questionnaire - BCGEU

Your collective agreement expires on April 30, 2020 and your bargaining committee will need your input in order to identify membership priorities and draft "new" proposed changes to the agreement. This will be your opportunity to have a direct effect on the bargaining process. Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire and return it to the BCGEU Okanagan area office (by email, fax ...

January 27, 2020

Members at Mountainview Village Re: Bargaining Committee – Open Nominations -...

The bargaining committee represents the members in collective agreement negotiations and also serves on the joint labour management committee which normally meets with representatives of the employer. This is a call for nominations to the Mountainview Village union bargaining committee. We require the following positions to be filled: Bargaining committee member (three positions) Alternate bar...

January 27, 2020

Members at Royale West Coast LP (Pacifica Retirement Residence) Re: Bargainin...

Nominations have closed for the election of three bargaining committee members. The following are the nominees for bargaining committee member: Levi PinlacDebbie ReichertKulwant RaiMaria Ignacio As there are more nominees than available positions, an election will be held and positions will be appointed based on number of votes. As indicated in the previous bulletin dated December 17, 2019 once...

January 24, 2020

Members at HCN-Revera-Lessee (Whitecliff) - Bargaining committee election res...

The election has taken place, the ballots have been counted and you have elected the rest of your bargaining committee. Please join me in congratulating; Rosanne Parsons  Bonnie Swanson They will join your Bargaining Chairperson, Tony Jillings and serve as your bargaining committee. On behalf of all members, I want to thank all of those that put their names forward. The committee will be meet...

January 22, 2020

Local 407 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for the position of chairperson on the local 407 executive. Voting will take place electronically. Candidate statements are attached from those who provided one and will be available through the e-voting link provided to you.  Candidates: Deb WagnerErika BelsheimThe electronic voting will take place between January 22 - 31, 2020.The election closes at 5:00 p.m....

January 21, 2020

Election for Bargaining Committee Chairperson - AdvoCare Health Services - BCGEU

Nominations for the position of bargaining committee chairperson have now closed. As the Union has received two (2) nominations for the one position, 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 Nego...

January 21, 2020

Bargaining Committee – Open Nominations for Pine Acres Home - BCGEU

The bargaining committee represents the members in collective agreement negotiations and also serves on the joint labour management committee which normally meets with representatives of the employer. This is a call for nominations to the Pine Acres Home union bargaining committee. We require the following positions to be filled: Bargaining committee member (3 positions) Alternate bargaining c...

January 21, 2020

Bargaining survey for members at Well Being Services (WOV) Ltd. - BCGEU

  Dear Members, As you are aware, the Bargaining Committee has been elected. The members are as follows: Lorne Cragg Tom Palmer Joe Teixeira I will be meeting soon with your committee to put together our bargaining proposals. In the meantime, please take some time to fill out the attached survey. Give a copy to any member of the Bargaining Committee, or mail it back to me in the enclosed post...

January 20, 2020

BCGEU Office Closures – Jan 20th - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Terrace Area office will be closed on Monday, January 20. The office plans to reopen Tuesday, January 21, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in area 12 and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies in Terrace can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877.

January 17, 2020

New Prince Rupert labour history walking tour available - BCGEU

The BC Labour Heritage Centre is pleased to inform BCGEU members that a new Prince Rupert Labour History Walking Tour has recently been added to our BC Labour History Walking Tours mobile app.  This tour explores over a century of union organizing, struggles and victories for fishermen, shoreworkers, longshore, the IWW, the Battle of Kelly's Cut, civic politics and colourful labour characters o...

January 16, 2020

Whitecliff - Election for bargaining committee - BCGEU

On August 12, 2019, ballots for the two available Bargaining Committee Member positions were mailed out to all the employees of HCN - Whitecliff. Unfortunately, due to a typo on the ballots, the votes that were received all spoiled. In order to ensure your Bargaining Committee is elected correctly and in a timely manner, you will have another opportunity to vote for your two preferred Bargainin...

January 16, 2020

ICBC fleet-insured vehicles policy change - BCGEU

ICBC agrees to change potentially devastating policy on personal insurance impacts of accidents in fleet-insured vehicles In Fall 2019, ICBC announced a policy change that would have meant that commercial drivers found at fault for accidents in work vehicles would potentially pay more for their personal insurance. "Our union immediately understood that the original policy was completely unfair ...

January 16, 2020

Members at The Dorchester - Bargaining Committee – Open Nominations - BCGEU

The bargaining committee represents the members in collective agreement negotiations and also serves on the joint labour management committee which normally meets with representatives of the employer. This is a call for nominations to The Dorchester union bargaining committee. We require the following positions to be filled: Bargaining committee member (3 positions) Alternate bargaining commit...