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

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Greater Vancouver Regional Distri...

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the GVRD: Event Location Details ABBOTSFORDNational Indigenous Peoples DayJune 21, 20182:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thunderbird Memorial Square, 2788 Sumas Mountain Road, Abbotsford, BC.  Plaza in front of Clearbrook Library.  Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at th...

June 15, 2018

Well Being (CVSV) - Parties Agree to Mediation for Renewal of Collective Agre...

As a result of the very clear rejection of the tentative agreement that was reached between the parties on May 31, 2018, the Union has applied for mediation pursuant to Section 74 of the BC Labour Relations Code.The BC Labour Relations Board has appointed mediator, David Schaub and the parties have agreed to meet with the assistance of Mr. Schaub the week of June 18th.The Union is committed to ...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Vancouver Island - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout Vancouver Island: Event Location Details CAMPBELL RIVERNorth Island Métis Nation celebration, June 21, 201810:00 AM – 4:30 123Aa-740 Robron Road, Campbell River, Gathering at the Big House and march to Spirit Square BBQ, Teepee, Elders, beading display and work f...

June 13, 2018

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement for public service workers - BCGEU

The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the B.C. Public Service Agency (PSA) for members working in direct government service.  "It's been an intensive round of negotiations, sometimes stretching into the early morning hours, but we're pleased to have reached an agreement for our public service members," said BCGEU p...

June 13, 2018

B.C. public service agency, union reach tentative collective agreement - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-The B.C. Public Service Agency has reached a tentative collective agreement with the union representing government employees, nine months before their existing contract was set to expire. The government announced the formation of a three-year tentative agreement in a news release Wednesday afternoon. It's the first agreement to be formed under the NDP government's Sustainable Services...

June 13, 2018

B.C. government reaches tentative three-year deal with public service workers...

The agreement with the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union calls for general wage hikes in each year of the deal. It also provides for targeted increases for specific jobs to help recruit and retain workers, union president Stephanie Smith said in an interview. "We were optimistic about going into bargaining with a government who seems to have a mandate that's in alignment with us, whi...

June 11, 2018

Casino workers petition BCLC for fairness - BCGEU

Workers rallying at BCLC offices on Monday at 12:30pm (Vancouver) - Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at casinos are petitioning BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) on Monday, June 11 asking them to ensure fairness in wages and working conditions at casinos across the province. Workers from several BC casinos will gather outside the BCLC office at 2940 Virtual ...

June 08, 2018

Workers vote to strike at Gateway Okanagan Casinos - BCGEU

An astounding 93.1% vote in favour of strike action Over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos in the Okanagan voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from June 4 to 6, over 88% of Gateway staff in casinos in Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton and Vernon came out and voted 93.1% ...

June 08, 2018

Local 404 Members at Willow Manor - Bargaining Bulletin - BCGEU

The Employer needed to cancel bargaining that was set for June 6th, so we were unable to meet. We are waiting for new dates from Chartwell. Outstanding issues are wages, weekend premium, and vacation improvements. We are hopeful that we will reach a satisfactory settlement soon. Thank you for your patience and support.   Your Bargaining Committee:    Valia Dimitrov, Bargaining Committee Chair M...

June 07, 2018

Parents stunned to learn Downtown Eastside daycare to close - BCGEU

The sudden closure of a downtown Vancouver daycare centre has upset parents and raised questions about the timing of the decision. Angela Giannoulis, whose three-year-old son Nikolas has been attending the Phil Bouvier Centre for two years, says the idea of a closure is heartbreaking. "The relief to know that while you are at work your child is being lovingly cared for … and to think that's bei...

June 07, 2018

Tentative Collective Agreement Rejected by Union Membership for Well Being S...

As a result of a ratification vote of the membership held June 6, 2018, the tentative collective agreement has been rejected. The Union will be in touch in the near future to report on next steps going forward. In solidarity,  Your Bargaining Committee Jo WalshCherie BaekkelundPhil LeVesconteDan Rowe, Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

June 07, 2018

Parents raise questions after daycare's decision to close - BCGEU

Parents and union officials are raising questions about a prominent East Vancouver daycare's decision to close its doors just days after its workers applied to join a union. The Vancouver Native Health Society, which runs the Phil Bouvier Family Centre daycare, sent a letter Monday citing "problems and hardships" for the closure. "As a not-for-profit society, there is only so much we can do wit...

June 06, 2018

Election for Local 401 Executive – Member at Large - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for two (2) Member at Large positions on the Local 401 Executive. The following candidates have been nominated: • Metodio Santo• Cindy Ingram• Maria Bermejo• Evgeny Popelnitskiy • Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (2994 Douglas St, Victoria). Ballots are due back to the BCGEU Victoria Are...

June 05, 2018

Bargaining Update for Members at Well Being Services White Rock Seniors Villa...

Bargaining commenced with the Employer on February 8th and 9th when we exchanged our proposal packages. Subsequent bargaining dates took place on February 20th and 21st as well as April 18th and 19th. As part of protocol, the parties have agreed to negotiate all non-monetary items before discussing any monetary items, so any items that have a cost attached to them, including wages have not been...

June 04, 2018

Creekside Landing Ltd. 2018 Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

The election process for the Bargaining Committee at Creekside Landing ended on May 30, 2018 and the ballot count took place on May 31, 2018. Here is the result of the election and the members of your Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chairperson:Sheree Dodds Bargaining Committee Member: Tamara NichollsBargaining Committee Member:Shane StoddartBargaining Committee Member (Alternate): J...

June 01, 2018

Well Being (CVSV) Tentative Collective Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Members will know that your Bargaining Committee has been engaged in collective bargaining with your Employer for the renewal of a collective agreement between the Parties. The current collective agreement expired on April 30, 2018.  Your Committee is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement was reached on May 31st. The following are the key points, which would form a renewed collective agr...

May 31, 2018

Local 404 Members at Auburn Seniors Village - Bargaining Preparation Begins -...

Your bargaining committee recently met up with BCGEU Staff Negotiator Chad McQuarrie to begin preparing for upcoming collective agreement negotiations with the Employer. It was a very productive few days, and we very much look forward to hitting the bargaining table in the not too distant future. We promise to let you know when bargaining dates have been lined up. Stay Tuned! In the meantime, p...

May 29, 2018

Executive donation to Red Cross for flood relief - BCGEU

From April through June 2017, catastrophic flooding devastated parts of the Okanagan, Kootenay and Shuswap regions forcing thousands of British Columbians from their homes. According to the BC Flood and Wildfire Review released last month, the estimated cost of flood response in 2017 was more than $73 million. Just a year later, while many families and communities are still dealing with the aft...