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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

July 12, 2022

Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Application to The Health Employers’ Ass...

Friends, Your collective agreement contains a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) 1 re Future Closure that obliges your Employer to apply for membership in the HEABC "with the intent of bringing Harbour Light Detox under the Community Subsector Agreement so as to confer rights and entitlements under the Community Subsector Agreement, including transfer to the community wage grid." Your Employer shoul...

July 12, 2022

Health Facilities Bargaining: Steady progress on key issues – wages, compensa...

Progress continues to be made on key priorities after five days of negotiations last week at the facilities subsector bargaining table. This process began with more than 200 bargaining proposals and we're making steady progress on provisions that will address workload and improve health and safety. We're tackling the systemic barriers in our health care system that stand in the way of recruitme...

July 11, 2022

HSPBA bargaining update - Work continues over summer - BC General Employees' ...

As we enter the summer, the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) continues to co-ordinate with other unions and public sector bargaining associations to speak with a louder voice in support of our common goals. Your HSPBA negotiation committee has tabled a wage proposal that seeks to deal with rising inflation. We have not yet had a substantive response on this. However, ...

July 07, 2022

Bargaining Committee elections will be held for members at Harbour Light ARC ...

This is an important notice. Punjabi, Filipino and Chinese translations can be found at bottom of this page. 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 ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo The BCGEU would like to thank those members who submitted their names for a Bargaining Committee Member p...

July 06, 2022

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining Committee - BC General Em...

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining CommitteeLast fall, we conducted the most detailed and comprehensive preparations for public service negotiations in BCGEU history. This included reviewing nearly 500 proposals from union locals, 5800 bargaining survey results and polling results from over 5000 members. By engaging in extensive consultation with you, we learned about your chal...

July 06, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood)- Collective Agreement for Sunwood - BC General Em...

Your new collective agreement for Sunwood is now available. It will also be posted to the BCGEU collective agreements website by the end of this week. We are placing an order for printed collective agreement booklets for members, which will be available at the worksite from a union steward once they're ready. In solidarity, Ryan StewartStaff Representative, Negotiations Download PDF of notice ...

July 06, 2022

Pace picks up at facilities bargaining table - BC General Employees' Union (B...

Momentum is building! Until last week, the pace of negotiations had been frustrating for our bargaining committee with the employer slow to respond to the FBA’s comprehensive package of proposals. However, in the last week the employer tabled counter-proposals to a number of items including health and safety, recruitment and retention and access to job training and education.A full five days of...

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 4, 2022Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break downVICTORIA, B.C. – After three days of positive public service negotiations last week, talks between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) broke down this morning.  Last week, the BCGEU's public service bargaining committee developed a creativ...

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

After three days of positive negotiations last week, your bargaining committee was surprised and disappointed that despite our best efforts to bridge the gap, your employer – the B.C. government through the Public Service Agency (PSA) – has refused to table a proposal that meets your key demand of cost-of-living protection. Talks between your bargaining committee and the employer broke down thi...

July 04, 2022

Harbour Light ARC- Election of A New Harbour Light Arc Bargaining Committee -...

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 ਤ ੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰ । Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo Friends, This bulletin is a reminder that nominations will close Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 1700 hours (5:00 pm). You can find th...

July 04, 2022

L404 Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd.-Bargaining Committee Election - B...

Nominations have now closed and the BCGEU is holding elections for three (3) bargaining committee members and one (1) alternate.Your bargaining committee candidates are: Patti Ozeroff Pamela Conroy Raquel Laggui Jaclyn Smith You will be required to vote for three (3) candidates. The candidate with the most votes will be elected as the Bargaining Committee Chair, the following two candidates w...

July 01, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BC General Employees...

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2022 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. Click here for 2022 winners (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).   This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of five topics:   The BC provincial government recently passed legislation for paid sick leave for all workers. Do you think t...

June 30, 2022

$3 million in new funding for professional development for HSPBA members - BC...

We are pleased to announce $3 million in new funding for professional development of health science professionals. The new funding, secured from the BC Ministry of Health, is the latest round of support for union members covered by the health science professionals collective agreement. It builds on $3 million provided in 2018 and another $3 million in 2021. The funding will support further spec...

June 29, 2022

Notice of Ratification Meeting and Vote to Approve Cerwydden and Piccadilly S...

On January 27, 2022 your bargaining committee was able to reach a tentative agreement with Pro Vita Management Inc. and WestCana Services Inc. through mediation at the Labour Relations Board. Both the HEU and BCGEU represent members together at the same bargaining table, and the tentative agreement reached applied to all HEU members employed at Mountain Lake and all BCGEU members employed at Ce...

June 27, 2022

Local 403 Harbour Light Arc -Bargaining Committee Nominations Are Open for th...

The June 25, 2022, bulletin from your President Stephanie Smith and, Component 4, Vice-President, Mahen Ramdharry, advising that a "fresh start" for your negotiations is necessary, means there will be an election to elect a new Bargaining Committee. Three (3) members will be elected. Nominations are now open for all three positions until: Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 1700 hours (5:00 pm) You c...

June 27, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Vantage Living Inc. - Bargaining Committee Chair for Van...

  At the close of nominations, Spencer Bigford from Lakeside Manor was declared elected as bargaining committee chair by acclamation. Spencer joins members Chrystal Halvorson (Lakeside Manor) and Luz Dionela (Kiwanis Manor) on the bargaining committee. Your bargaining committee and the Employer are confirmed for three days of bargaining during the week of July 18th. Your bargaining committee wi...

June 24, 2022

Facilities bargaining continues to focus on workplace health and safety - BC ...

Talks this week for a new facilities subsector collective agreement covering 58,000 health care workers across the province focused on several key health and safety provisions, union rights, vacation and special leaves.We're making some headway particularly in small group discussions with the employer in addressing critical issues like violence in the workplace, and psychological health and saf...

June 24, 2022

C4 - Executive Officers - Election of Component Equity Member-at-Large and Yo...

  Every three years, a new component executive is elected to represent members of the Health Services Component.  In addition to the table officers to be elected, the component bylaws provide for two specific member-at-large positions on the component: one position for a young worker representative and one position for a member who identifies as being from one of the four equity groups.A young ...

June 24, 2022

All BCGEU Members covered under the Health Science  Professionals Bargaining ...

  A Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council was created by the BCGEU back in 2019, to address the specific concerns of the 2,700 Health Science Professionals working in BC Health Authorities. We are seeking one delegate from Local 406 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 - ...

June 24, 2022

All BCGEU Members covered under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining A...

  A Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council was created by the BCGEU back in 2019, to address the specific concerns of the 2,700 Health Science Professionals working in BC Health Authorities. We are seeking one delegate from Local 412 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 - ...

June 24, 2022

All BCGEU Members covered under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining...

A Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council was created by the BCGEU back in 2019, to address the specific concerns of the 2,700 Health Science Professionals working in BC Health Authorities. We are seeking one delegate from Local 401 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 - th...

June 24, 2022

Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council first meeting - BC General Empl...

The newly elected Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council met this week to begin looking at ways to address the specific concerns of the 2,700 Health Science Professionals working in BC Health Authorities. The Council will be meeting periodically over the next three years to look at building membership capacity and participation with a focus on ensuring concerns of HSP's are heard at all ...

June 23, 2022

Fellow BCGEU members in the public service voted in favour of strike action -...

Have you heard the news? Your fellow BCGEU members in the Public Service voted 94.6% in favour of striking for a fair collective agreement that includes cost-of-living-adjustments. Here’s how this affects you: Members directly employed by the Government of B.C. took a strike vote to push their employer, the Public Service Agency (PSA), to improve their disappointing wage offer and come back wit...

June 23, 2022

Health Science Professional Members - Action required: update your Informatio...

Now that bargaining talks with your employer are underway, it's more important than ever to make sure that our union has your up-to-date contact information. The situation could change rapidly, and you could miss important updates if we don't have your personal email address and phone number.Our updated BCGEU Member Portal makes it easy for you to review and update your contact information, and...

June 23, 2022

HCN Revera Lessee Whitecliff - Your Collective Agreement Has Ratified - BC Ge...

Friends, Congratulations, your collective agreement has ratified with 100% acceptance of the tentative settlement! We would like to thank you for your patience and engagement during what has proven to be a long and difficult path. Your strength made a difference. The collective agreement will be from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022, unless the government wage levelling ends. Should the gov...

June 22, 2022

Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU’s public service members vote in favour of strike...

Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU's public service members vote in favour of strike in their fight for a fair contractEmployer bends before votes are counted and asks union to return to bargainingBURNABY, B.C. – Hundreds of BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) activists have pressured their employer to return to negotiations by organizing the union's biggest ever strike vote for 33,000 members in the ...

June 22, 2022

All BCGEU Members at HCN-Revera Lessee Fleetwood - Your Collective Agreement...

Friends,Congratulations, your collective agreement has ratified! We would like to thank you for your patience and engagement during what has proven to be a long and difficult path. Your strength made a difference.The collective agreement will be from July 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022, unless the government wage levelling ends. Should the government end wage levelling, we will start negotiations...