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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

February 02, 2022

Call for Delegates for Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council - BC Gen...

A Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council was created by the BCGEU back in 2019, to address the specific concerns of the 2,200 Health Science Professionals working in BC Health Authorities. We are seeking one delegate from each local who is interested in being part of this Council for a three-year term. Some of the duties of the delegates to this Council will include: Attend Meetings - ...

February 02, 2022

Guildford Seniors Village - Bargaining Committee Election - BC General Emplo...

The following four members have been nominated to fill two positions on the bargaining committee for GSV, so voting is required: Almira Galvez Avtar Bharaj Brindele Roxas Ana Canessa (The order of candidates’ names has been randomized for this bulletin—the order will also be randomized on the ballot.)The two highest vote-getting candidates will be the regular committee members, and the third ...

February 01, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee (Parkwood Manor) - Tentative Agreement Reached - BC Gener...

We are pleased to report that your BCGEU bargaining committee and Revera today reached a tentative settlement of a first collective agreement. Highlights of the agreement include: Term of approximately 15 months, from date of ratification to April 30, 2023 Wage increases of 6.12% (including compounding) over the term of the agreement, allocated as follows: Jan 1, 2021: 2% retroactive Apr 1, 2...

February 01, 2022

White Rock Seniors Village Bargaining Committee Nominations Reopened Again - ...

At the close of the second nomination period, there were still no nominees for the White Rock Seniors Village bargaining committee. It is important for members at White Rock Seniors Village to elect bargaining committee members for negotiations with the employer—it’s how you ensure your voices are heard and your interests are protected and advanced through bargaining. Nominations have therefore...

February 01, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood) - Bargaining Bulletin #7: Mediation Date Set - BC...

As you will know from our recent bulletin, Revera has applied to the LRB for mediation to assist the parties in negotiating a first collective agreement. This bulletin is to advise that mediation has been scheduled for February 18, 2022. We will provide a further update after the 18th. In the meantime, we will continue to prepare for a strike. Please reach out to a worksite member of your barga...

February 01, 2022

The Salvation Army Harbour Light- Strike Preparation - BC General Employees' ...

This bulletin is to address 3 issues of strike preparation: Strike pay – in order for you to receive strike pay you must provide to the BCGEU your most recent pay stub. Please do this as soon as you can. You can email your most recent pay stub by taking a pic with your phone and emailing it to [email protected] Regular employees need only provide their last pay stub Casual employees will need t...

February 01, 2022

Steward Nominations for 7455 130th Street, Surrey - BC General Employees' Uni...

Nominations are now open for stewards at the LifeLabs located at 7455 130th Street in Surrey. Nominations will close on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.  Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with man...

January 31, 2022

Black History Month 2022 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

February is Black History Month, and the BCGEU is celebrating the contributions and legacy of Black Canadians throughout our history. Since Black History Month was created 25 years ago, we have honoured the role that so many Black Canadians have played in society. Around this year’s celebrations, there has been a focus on those who have made an impact on Canadian politics, including Lincoln Ale...

January 31, 2022

Well Being Services (Renfrew Care Centre) Steward Results - BC General Employ...

We are pleased to announce Jo-Ann Medel, Marites Parman and Ronnel Santos have been acclaimed for the position of Shop Steward at Renfrew Care Centre. Please join us in welcoming Jo Ann, Marites and Ronnel Santos in their role as worksite Shop Steward. Thank you to all those that participated in the process.  In solidarity Mahen RamdharryLocal 403 Chairperson/ VP Component 4 Jacqueline (Jackie)...

January 31, 2022

Nominations Open for Salvation Army Harbour Light Bargaining Committee Member...

YYour bargaining committee member Saren Voisey has begun a lengthy leave from work. We thank Saren for all her work on the bargaining committee and wish her all the best on her leave. Nominations will now be opened to seek a replacement for Saren on the bargaining committee.Nominations are now open for one position on the bargaining committee until:Monday, February 14, 2022 at 5pmYou can find t...

January 31, 2022

HCN -Revera Lessee (Sunwood) - Bargaining Bulletin#6: Mediation - BC General ...

On January 28th, Revera applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to appoint a mediator under Section 55 of the Labour Relations Code to assist the parties in negotiating a first collective agreement. Your union is now required to participate in mediation. We cannot begin a strike until mediation has concluded, and then only if LRB directs that we may do so. (The LRB could alternately direct ...

January 28, 2022

The Salvation Army Harbour Light - Strike Information Meetings - BC General E...

  There will be Strike Information Meetings next week at the following times:  Tuesday, February 1, 2022 07:30 am – 8:00 amPlease check your email for the link to join the zoom meeting. 08:00 am – 8:30 amPlease check your email for the link to join the zoom meeting. 3:00 pm – 3:30 pmPlease check your email for the link to join the zoom meeting. 3:30 pm – 4:00 pmPlease check your email for t...

January 27, 2022

Elim Christian Care Society - Ratification Vote Extension - BC General Employ...

Due to the current low turnout for the ratification vote and to some confusion on how to get voting credentials the Union is extending voting until Tuesday February 1 at 5:00 pm.If you have already voted your vote is secure.If you have not received voting credentials via email (please check you junk email box) and would like to participate you must email [email protected] is ...

January 27, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood) Bargaining Bulletin #5: Talks Break Down Again - ...

Your bargaining committee and Revera met on January 20th and 21st. We presented your strong strike mandate to the employer and insisted it table a better proposal for the fair wages, benefits, vacation, paid holidays and other monetary and non-monetary conditions of employment that you deserve. Revera responded with an improved settlement proposal on par with other Revera residences for vacatio...

January 27, 2022

C4 members at AgeCare - Bargaining Bulletin #3: Reporting Progress - BC Gener...

Your BCGEU bargaining committee and AgeCare met again on January 25th and 26th. (The session that had been scheduled for January 11th was cancelled due to illness.) We are pleased to report that the parties have substantively concluded negotiations on non-monetary matters, having signed off on a total of 24 non-monetary proposals.Bargaining continues next week on February 2nd and 3rd, and if ne...

January 26, 2022

The Salvation Army Harbour Light - Update on Bargaining - BC General Employee...

Your union's ability to move ahead with Essential Services as planned earlier this month (see the bulletin of 2 Dec 2021) was delayed by the resignation of your staff representative and a staffing shortage in the Negotiations Department. We're well on our way to sorting that out but in the meantime there has been a delay of a couple of weeks from our expectation to get to essential services. Yo...

January 26, 2022

Nomination for Local 0411/10 Executive - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (4 Positions) Young Worker (2 Positions) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominations is:  February 24, 2...

January 21, 2022

NTT Data Members Please Check Your Paystub - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

 Have you been paid Incorrectly? It has come to the Union’s attention that BCGEU members working for NTT may not have been paid correctly for the following 2021/2022 statutory holidays:  December 25, 2021 December 27, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 3, 2022  We understand members were paid at a whole range of DIFFERENT rates for these stat dates when they should have been paid at the SAME rate i...

January 19, 2022

Vantage Living Inc. - Vantage Living Bargaining Committee and Next Steps - BC...

Bargaining Committee Elected We are pleased to announce that the following members have been declared elected by acclamation to the BCGEU bargaining committee for Vantage Living (with the members’ worksites listed in brackets): Ryley Smith, Bargaining Committee Chair (Lakeside Manor) Luz Dionela, Bargaining Committee Member (Kiwanis Manor) Chrystal Halvorson, Bargaining Committee Member (Lakes...

January 19, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee (Fleetwood Villa)- Nomination Open for a New Bargaining Com...

A vacancy exists on the BCGEU bargaining committee for Fleetwood Villa due to a resignation. The successful candidate will join the two other existing members, Nikki Philip and Frederick Nacpil, on the bargaining committee. Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for one bargaining committee member to fill a vacancy on the committee. Elected bargaining committees work with the union staff...

January 19, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood)- Reminder of Important Meeting re: Bargaining - B...

This is a reminder of our important meeting regarding bargaining. Please make every effort to attend. Meeting Details Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM How: Zoom Videoconference or Teleconference Check your email or speak with a member of your bargaining committee for meeting participation details. If you are new to using Zoom, we encourage you to learn more about Zoom ...

January 19, 2022

Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA)- Apply for Education and Training Fun...

BCGEU Component 4 members in the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) are encouraged to apply to the FBA Education Fund for skills upgrading and career mobility opportunities. The Fund will likely be able to approve eligible applications received up to the end of January 2022. Please read the overview of criteria and frequently asked questions (FAQs) before completing the application form. N...

January 19, 2022

Public Service Negotiations Scheduled to Commence - BC General Employees' Uni...

BCGEU President and Public Service Bargaining Committee Chair Stephanie Smith announced this week that negotiations aimed at reaching our 19th public service main and component collective agreements will kick off at the end of this month."I'm pleased that the BCGEU and the PSA will begin negotiations on January 31 well ahead of the March 31, 2022 expiry of the current collective agreements," sa...

January 18, 2022

Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) Pre-Bargaining Bulletin #2: Preparati...

You BCGEU bargaining committee members for FBA have been busy preparing for the upcoming round of negotiations to renew the collective agreement. Over the past two months, we have reviewed the entire collective agreement, and developed more than 125 proposals to address BCGEU members' priorities. Caucus Chair Richard Ziemianski, Component 4 Vice-President Mahen Ramdharry and Staff Representativ...

January 18, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood) - Submit Your Pay Stubs Before Potential Strike ...

All bargaining unit employees at Sunwood are asked to submit at least one recent paystub to the union well before any potential strike action begins. This will help ensure strike pay can be processed and paid on time. We require this information to calculate each member's strike pay, which as you know from previous bulletins and the strike vote information meeting is 70% of regular earnings up ...

January 18, 2022

Nomination for Local 407 Executive - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice-Chairperson 2nd Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (4 positions – one can be a young worker representative) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: 5...

January 18, 2022

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – ADVOCACY - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJanuary 18, 2022     POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – ADVOCACY GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT   An Administrative Assistant is required to assist secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives, as well assist with the implementation of library projects. DUTIES:  General Advocacy administrative duties may include processing a...