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 11, 2019

Health Facilities Subsector - Health facilities workers vote to ratify three-...

Nearly 44,000 health care workers represented by the multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) have voted 89 per cent in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement that includes important job security, health and safety, and compensation improvements. The three-year deal reached with B.C.'s public health employers last December also restores contracting-out protections stripped by...

February 11, 2019

The BCGEU remembers and honours Art Kube’s legacy - BCGEU

Art Kube was born in Poland in 1935 and raised by a trade unionist mother, on her own along with two children, while his father was taken prisoner of war in the Soviet Union. He kicked off his life-long work to fight for workers' rights as an executive in the youth wing of the Metal Workers union before immigrating to Canada in 1953 as a nineteen-year-old. Art wore many hats over the years, fro...

February 07, 2019

Local 404 Members at Auburn Seniors Village - TIME FOR STRIKE VOTE! - BCGEU

The day that many of you have been anticipating has finally arrived. We need to take a strike vote and potentially go on strike to get a contract that provides for real wage increases, employer paid health and welfare benefits, and retro-active pay. They are not willing to go there, but we are ready to fight for what we all deserve! Talks with your employer commenced this past September and we ...

February 07, 2019

New poll shows overwhelming support for a public inquiry - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 7, 2019(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) released polling results on British Columbians' attitudes toward a public inquiry into organized crime, money laundering and the overdose crisis in B.C. The results demonstrate overwhelming support for a public inquiry: 77 per cent of British Columbians in favour of an inquiry. 80 per cent o...

February 05, 2019

Important Meeting for all Members at Valleyhaven Retirement Community - BCGEU

An important membership meeting has been scheduled as follows: When: Monday February 11th, 2019  Where: Best Western SureStay Hotel 43971 Industrial Way,Chilliwack Time: 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Drop In)Presentations at 1:30 P.M. & 3:30 P.M. Your Bargaining Committee will be available to answer questions and discuss upcoming negotiations. As we prepare our proposals for bargaining with the...

January 23, 2019

Ratification information Sessions & Voting to occur on Thursday February 7th,...

Ratification Information session and voting:Fraser Valley, Zion Park Manner: Thursday February 7th, 11:15 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Address: 5939 – 180th Street Surrey BC – BoardroomBCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office: Thursday February 7th, 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Address: 8555- 198A St, Langley BC – Fraser room Members can vote at any meeting or may vote at any area office. Deadline for area office voting i...

January 23, 2019

Tentative Collective Agreement Reached - Ratification Vote Scheduled for Elim...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement was reached with the assistance of a Labour Relations Board Mediator. A ratification vote has been scheduled at the worksite on February 19, 2019. Please review the attached information carefully and bring any questions you may have to get answers before you vote. Location: Location:   Elim Christian Care Society Edu...

January 22, 2019

Facilities Health Subsector Area Office Voting Polls now open! - BCGEU

REMINDER: Area office voting polls are now open and will remain open until February 7th, at 5:00 P.M.Members may vote at any scheduled Health Facilities Ratification/Information meetings or any BCGEU Area Office.Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

January 22, 2019

Facilities Health Subsector Ratification Voting – Nanaimo - BCGEU

Ratification Voting: Members can vote at any area office. Polling opens on January 21st at 9:00 A.M. and closes on Thursday February 7th at 5:00 P.M. You should have received a Comprehensive ratification document in the mail, it can also be found on the BCGEU website (additional copies are available at any area office) If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Wagner (bargaining committ...

January 22, 2019

Ratification information Sessions & Voting to occur on Monday- Wednesday Febr...

Ratification Information session and Voting: Victoria, Oak Bay Lodge: Monday February 4th, 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.           Address: 2251 Cadboro Bay Road, - Magnolia Room  Victoria, Kiwanis Pavilion: Tuesday February 5th, 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.           Address: 3034 Cedar Hill Road –Library Room Victoria, BC Emergency Health Services: Wednesday February 6th, 1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.           A...

January 22, 2019

Local 407 Executive - Results - BCGEU

Further to the call for nominations, please be advised a nomination has been received for the position of member-at-large. Your local executive is as follows: Local Chairperson: Erica Sutherland 1st Vice Chair: Deborah Wagner 2nd Vice Chair: Florinda Magday Treasurer: Denise Horwood Recording Secretary: Shane Stoddart Member-at-Large: Erika Belsheim Member-at-Large: Lance Valcourt Member-at-La...

January 22, 2019

Province’s largest union calls for full inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The BCGEU wants the government to provide answers, saying a full inquiry is needed into money laundering in this province. John Hua has more.   See video here... UWU/MoveUP

January 22, 2019

B.C.'s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs...

The union representing thousands of workers in B.C. says the provincial government must hold a public inquiry to examine organized crime, the opioid crisis, money-laundering and its connection to real estate. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union says in a news release that an inquiry is the best way to learn the truth about a crisis that has claimed thousands of lives, and made B.C. ...

January 21, 2019

BCGEU calls for public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money launde...

BCGEU calls for public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money laundering in B.C. January 21, 2019 BURNABY – Today the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) launched a campaign calling on the provincial government to launch a public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money laundering in B.C. The campaign follows the union's call for an inquiry and subsequent letter t...

January 18, 2019

Local 409 – Facilities Health Subsector Ratification information Sessions & V...

Ratification Information session and Voting:  Castlegar, Slocan Community Hospital: Thursday January 31st, 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Address: 401 Galena Avenue in New Denver  Members can vote at any meeting or may vote at any area office. Deadline for area office voting is Thursday February the 7th at 5:00 P.M.  The bargaining committee is recommending members vote "yes" to the settlement. The BCGE...

January 17, 2019

Facilities Health Subsector Ratification information Sessions & Voting to occ...

Ratification Information Session and Voting: Colony Farm, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital: Monday January 28th, 6:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. Address:70 Colony Farm Road, Coquitlam – RM A1707 BC Emergency Health Services: Tuesday January 29th, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Address:2955 Virtual Way, Vancouver – 3rd Floor, Meeting Room #2 BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office: Tuesday Janu...

January 16, 2019

Steward Nominations for LifeLabs – Burnaby Reference Lab - BCGEU

PLEASE POST IN WORKSITE    An interim election for Steward positions is being held to fill current vacancies. The successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term.What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membership cards and provide information on BCGEU services. S...

January 15, 2019

Local 405 – Facilities Health Subsector Ratification Voting – Kamloops - BCGEU

Ratification Voting: Members can vote at any area office. Polling opens on January 21st at 9:00 A.M. and closes on Thursday February 7th at 5:00 P.M. You should have received a Comprehensive ratification document in the mail, it can also be found on the BCGEU website (additional copies are available at any area office) If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Wagner (bargaining committ...

January 14, 2019

Health Facilities Ratification Voting – Prince George & Fort St. John - BCGEU

Ratification Voting: Members can vote at any area office. Polling opens on January 21st at 9:00 A.M. and closes on Thursday February 7th at 5:00 P.M. You should have received a Comprehensive ratification document in the mail, it can also be found on the BCGEU website (additional copies are available at any area office) If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Wagner (bargaining committ...

January 14, 2019

Wage Increase Update for Well Being Services White Rock Seniors Village Ltd. ...

Your Employer advises they are working hard to implement the December 11, 2018 wage increase, which brings parity to member's wages with Peace Portal Lodge. The Employer reports they expect the increases, and the retroactive wage adjustment, will be on the February 8th pay deposit. Effective March 1st, the next pay increase is 0.5% across the grid; and then, an additional 2% effective June 1st....

January 14, 2019

Renewal Agreement Ratifies for Members at Well-Being Seniors' Services (RHSV)...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise you that the collective agreement has been ratified by a vote of 98% in favour.The next steps are for a draft collective agreement to be produced and proofed by the bargaining committee, Union and the Employer. Once the parties agree that the draft is accurate the Employer will process your wage increases and retroactive payments. When the agreemen...

January 11, 2019

HSPBA Bargaining Telephone Town Halls - BCGEU

Over the past few weeks, members have been reviewing the tentative agreement reached by the HSPBA Bargaining Team ahead of the upcoming ratification vote. Before you vote, I wanted to let you know about a couple of opportunities coming up to talk to other members about the offer on the table, and to ask questions of your bargaining committee. The union has scheduled two telephone town hall meet...