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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

September 18, 2023

BCGEU Strongly Denounces Hate-Fueled Anti-Trans Attacks - BC General Employee...

Many of you will have heard about rallies planned across the country this week which look to further anti-trans hate speech. The B.C General Employees' Union (BCGEU) vehemently condemns the upcoming wave of hate rallies slated to occur under the misleading banner of #1millionmarch4children on September 20. These rallies represent an alarming assault on the 2SLGBTQI+ community. Our families, chi...

September 15, 2023

Nominations Open for Nikkei Seniors Health Care & Housing Society Bargaining ...

Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for a bargaining committee to work with the staff negotiator on a first collective agreement with the employer. Elected bargaining committees help ensure members' voices are heard and their interests protected and advanced through the bargaining process.The bargaining committee has positions for three members. The committee members will select one o...

September 15, 2023

Broadmead Care Society - Current List of Worksite Stewards - BC General Emplo...

Below is a list of all Shop Stewards at Broadmead Care Society: Cristy Ang Jason Baker Sean Ford Donald Hambley Habiba Hassan  Preet Johal Tina LaChance Annie Parohinog Nicole Shaver Julia Sunderland-Baker James Whitehouse Jerry Bandarlipe In solidarity,Stacey CampbellStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

September 13, 2023

New report demonstrates vacancy control is a common-sense policy urgently nee...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2023New report demonstrates vacancy control is a common-sense policy urgently needed to address housing crisis BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) today released Evaluating Prospects for Vacancy Control Policy in B.C.'s Housing Affordability Crisis, a comprehensive assessment of vacancy control policy (where re...

September 07, 2023

Local 403 - Pain BC Society - Steward Election Results - BC General Employees...

The Union is pleased to announce that Tristen Wybou (Local 403) has been elected as a Steward at your worksite, Pain BC Society. If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your new Collective Agreement, please feel free to contact your steward. In solidarity, Mahen RamdharryLocal 403 Chairperson and Component 4 Vice President Katie GravestockStaff RepresentativeDownload a PDF of th...

September 07, 2023

Local 404 Members at Rosemary Heights - Work Site Visit - September 10th at 9...

Your Local 404 Chairperson, Roshni Singh will be conducting a worksite visit on September 10th from 9:30am to 11:30am. We will be in the Lunchroom at Rosemary Heights located at 15240 34th Avenue, Surrey.Please come by to say "Hello." We look forward to seeing you all then. Receive a Union orientation if you have not had one Fill out a membership card and verify your contact information Raise ...

September 01, 2023

Local 0411 - Dawson Creek Health Unit - Worksite Visits - BC General Employee...

Mahen Ramdharry, Component 4 Vice President, and Tennille Penner, BCGEU Staff Representative, will be visiting BCGEU members on the below noted date.Friday, September 8, 2023 2:00 pm – 3:00 pmDawson Creek Health Unit, Multipurpose Room1001 110 Ave, Dawson Creek We will be touring the worksite to speak to members and update membership lists.We look forward to meeting with you and hearing your st...

September 01, 2023

Lifelabs - Bargaining Committee Nominations - BC General Employees' Union (BC...

To: All BCGEU Members at Life Labs Re: Bargaining Committee Nominations  Nominations are now open for the following positions: Bargaining Committee Member, six positions Any BCGEU member working at LifeLabs can be nominated, or nominate a member, for each of the 6 positions, provided they work in that area.If more than one candidate is nominated for a position, there will be a ballot in that a...

September 01, 2023

C4 - Lifelabs members - Bargaining Committee nominations - BC General Employe...

Nominations are now open for the following positions:  Bargaining Committee Member, six positions Any BCGEU member working at LifeLabs can be nominated, or nominate a member, for each of the 6 positions, provided they work in that area.If more than one candidate is nominated for a position, there will be a ballot in that area. Only members working in that area can vote for their representative...

September 01, 2023

L404 - The Royal Peninsula - Work Site Visit - BC General Employees' Union (B...

To: Local 404 BCGEU Members at The Royale Peninsula Re: Work Site Visit - September 3rd at 9:30am Where: Staff RoomYour Local 404 Chairperson, Roshni Singh will be conducting a worksite visit on September 3rd from 9:30am to 11:00am. We will be in the Staff Room at The Royale Peninsula at 2088 152nd Street, Surrey.Please come by to say "Hello." We look forward to seeing you all then. Receive a ...

August 31, 2023

Harbour Light ARC Bargaining Salvation Army: Member meetings scheduled for Th...

    Friends,As promised, we have attached to this bulletin the Minutes of Settlement and amended wage grid showing the new 5.5% negotiated wage rates. The increase is effective as of April 1 of this year which means that everyone will receive retroactive pay back to April 1, 2023. The Employer has committed to paying those monies no later than October 19, 2023. The new wage rates will be imple...

August 31, 2023

Enhanced Stewards Training for Local 403 Shop Stewards - BC General Employees...

TO: All BCGEU Local 403 Stewards RE: Enhanced Stewards Training for Local 403 Shop Stewards DATE: Thursday, September 28, 2023TIME: 900 am – 4:30 pm PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver Hello 403 Stewards!Please join us for a full day of education and networking with other Stewards in Local 403. When: Thursday, September 28, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Where: B...

August 24, 2023

Emergency relief fund available for BCGEU members - BC General Employees' Uni...

These are unprecedented, difficult times. After weeks of the worst wildfire season yet, officials have declared a state of emergency and put in place evacuation orders for thousands of people in the Kelowna, West Kelowna and Shuswap areas.We have many members living in the Okanagan area and other impacted regions of B.C. Our thoughts are with you and your families at this time.As one of B.C.'s ...

August 23, 2023

Local 403 - General Meeting - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

COMPONENT: 4 – Health ServicesLOCAL: 403DATE: Thursday, September 7, 2023TIME: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pmPLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office or via ZoomOn behalf of the Local 403 Executive, you are invited to attend the Local 403 meeting on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be in-person at the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office, but you are also welcome to participate via Zoom (...

August 21, 2023

Members at The Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC - Bargaining Update

Friends,Our deep appreciation and gratitude for completing both surveys in such significant numbers, to those departments who took the time to submit additional information and, to all of you who attended the meetings hosted by a member of the Contract Action Team (CAT). It is clear that the priority for the majority of members is wages closely followed by benefit improvements.Your bargaining c...

August 21, 2023

Members at Broadmead Care Society - Bargaining UPDATE - BC General Employees'...

Your bargaining committee met with your employer for two days last week to start our bargaining of your collective agreement. We began with housekeeping and non-monetary proposals, and for the most part, these conversations were productive, and we were able to sign off on quite a few proposals. We will be meeting together as a committee to discuss and review proposals again on August 31, and me...

August 18, 2023

Members covered under the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association...

BCGEU is pleased to advise members covered by the HSPBA collective agreement that the application process for funding to cover health science professional fees for 2023 – negotiated in the recent round of HSPBA bargaining – will be opening later in the Fall. We are currently in the process of setting the criteria and developing the application process. Once completed, we will send out another b...

August 15, 2023

Sherwood House - Site Visit, August 16, 2023 - REMINDER - BC General Employee...

Please join Local 401 Chairperson, Richard Ziemianski, and BCGEU Staff Representative, Stacey Campbell, who will be hosting a Member-to-Member site visit.This is your opportunity to meet with your elected representative and to ask questions.DATE: Wednesday, August 16, 2023TIME: 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.PLACE: Sherwood House, 3rd floor meeting room280 Government Street, DuncanIn solidarity,Richard Ziemia...

August 15, 2023

C4 - Members at Retirement Concepts (Well Being Services Ltd.) - Bargaining f...

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer on August 8th and 9th to continue discussions on non-monetary items and to table our monetary proposals. We continue to make progress on the non-monetary proposals. The full bargaining committee will be meeting in caucus on August 22nd & 23rd to review all outstanding proposals and develop responses to present to the Employer. We have addition...

August 14, 2023

Letter to MGEU Workers - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Dear MGEU liquor workers, On behalf of the B.C. General Employees' Union, I write to you to share an expression of solidarity as you stand on the line fighting for a new agreement with wages that reflect the rising cost of living. I know that you, and workers across the country, have seen your wages significantly eroded by inflation and that the government offer of a two per cent increase for e...

August 14, 2023

Members at The Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC - Follow-Up Bargaining Survey...

DON'T FORGET TO COMPLETE YOUR BARGAINING SURVEYDeadline: 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2023Survey can be found here This is your opportunity for input into the bargaining proposals. If you haven't already completed the electronic survey please do so before 5:00 p.m., tomorrow, Tuesday, August 15.If you know a BCGEU member who didn't receive this bulletin, please forward it to them. If you are ...

August 14, 2023

Members at Fleetwood Villa - Work Site Visit- August 28th at 2:00pm

Your Local 404 Executive will be conducting a worksite visit on August 28th from 2:00pm-3:00pm. Look for the BCGEU RV parked at the back of the parking lot at Fleetwood Villa at 16028 83rd Avenue, Surrey. Please come by and join us for snacks and refreshments! We look forward to seeing you all then. Receive a Union orientation if you have not had one Fill out a membership card and verify your ...

August 11, 2023

L404 Elim Village - Work Site Visit - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To: Local 404 BCGEU Members at Elim VillageRe: Work Site Visit- August 28th at 10:30amWhere: BCGEU RV will be parked in the Emerald – Harrison parking lot Your Local 404 Executive will be conducting a worksite visit on August 28th from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Look for the BCGEU RV parked in the Emerald- Harrison parking lot (by the smoking area) at Elim Village located at 9025 160th Street, Surrey. ...

August 10, 2023

HARBOUR LIGHT ARC BARGAINING UPDATE – FOLLOW-UP BARGAINING SURVEY

Friends,Follow-Up SurveyWe have now analyzed the results from our first survey – thank you to all of you who completed the survey, the department-based meetings facilitated by a member of the Contract Action Team (CAT), and individual feedback. We have taken that information and as previously advised, developed a second survey intended to identify your key priorities.The second survey is electr...

August 10, 2023

Members at Royale Pacifica - Ratification Vote Results

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that the tentative agreement was ratified on August 7, 2023 with a vote that was 78.6% in favour. The next steps are for a draft collective agreement to be produced and proofed by the bargaining committee, union and the employer. When the agreement has been signed by the parties, copies will be distributed to all members.I would like to take this o...

August 10, 2023

L404 - Whitecliff Retirement Residence - Work Site Visit - BC General Employ...

To: Local 404 BCGEU Members at Whitecliff Retirement Residence Re: Work Site Visit - August 30th at 11:00am Where: BCGEU RV will be parked in front of the building Your Local 404 Executive will be conducting a worksite visit on August 30th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Look for the BCGEU RV parked out front of the Whitecliff Retirement Residence building located on 15501 16th Ave, Surrey.Please come ...