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

June 04, 2019

Agreement Ratified - Salvation Army – Southview Heights and Terrace - BCGEU

Ballots were counted on Friday May 31, 2019 and the committee is pleased to announce that the majority voted to accept the terms of the tentative agreement.In Solidarity, Your Bargaining Committee:Izabela Stachurski, Bargaining Committee MemberLoretta Bernabe, Bargaining Committee MemberMichelle Picones, Bargaining Committee MemberAngela Mahlmann, Staff Representative – NegotiationsDownload PDF...

June 03, 2019

Victoria Area Office hours – Thursday, June 6 - BCGEU

Please be advised that the hours of operation at the Victoria Area Office for Thursday, June 6, 2019 will be from Noon – 5:00 pm. UWU/MoveUP

June 03, 2019

PHSA-Forensics- Special Provincial Constables Program - BCGEU

The union has received notification that effective May 30, 2019, the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital will appoint the Forensic Security Officers (FSO) as Special Provincial Constables (SPCs) inside the hospital. The Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Ministry and Forensic Psychiatric Services means that a Special Provincial Const...

May 31, 2019

Tentative agreement reached at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Telus Employer Solutions (formerly TSSI), who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government, have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today. "This was a challenging round of bargaining for our members, who recently voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike vote to back up their bargaining deman...

May 31, 2019

Labour Code amendments give workers and unions more power - BCGEU

B.C.'s Labour Code is the rule book for how workers organize to join unions as well as how unionized workers and their employers interact. Despite its importance to working people and unions, the Code had gone without an update for more than 15 years until the provincial government launched a legislative review process in 2018. Your union made a submission to that process that recommended a ser...

May 31, 2019

The Provincial magazine - Spring 2019 - BCGEU

The spring issue of The Provincial magazine is finished and ready to download. Featured in this issue: BCGEU News – Reports on BC Budget 2019, the money laundering inquiry and the BCGEU's centennial celebration. Community Social Services – Reports on initiatives in the CSS sector. Campaigns – Updates on our Affordable BC, Shop Public and A Day Without Admin campaigns. BCGEU Community News ...

May 29, 2019

Salvation Army – Southview Heights and Terrace tentative agreement reached - ...

A tentative settlement has been reached at Southview Heights and Terrace. Ratification meeting and voting will take place: When: Friday May 31st, 2019 Time: 11:00AM – 4:00PM Where: Southview Heights and Terrace Boardroom             58 St E             Vancouver, BC V5S 4V2   In Solidarity, Your Bargaining Committee: Izabela Stachurski, Bargaining Committee MemberLoretta Bernabe, Bargaining Com...

May 29, 2019

Local 410/411 Nomination Results - BCGEU

We want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates. Congratulations David Ho (Local Chair), Jill Fraser (Local 1st Vice Chair) and Desiree Lillico (2nd Vice Chair) on your new positions on the Local 0411/10 Executive. The Local Executives are: Chair:  David Ho 1st Vice Chair:  Jill Fraser  2nd Vice Chair:  Desiree Lillico Treasu...

May 28, 2019

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU - BCGEU

Share your union stories!   Back in 1919, workers came together to form what we know today as the BCGEU. As part of our Centennial celebrations, we're looking back at the many ways that our union has impacted our worksites and communities throughout the years. Be a part of telling the story of our history in your community through events, photos, and more.   Have something to share or want to b...

May 28, 2019

Notice of Election of Fleetwood Villa Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Your collective agreement expires on June 30, 2019, and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for your renewal collective agreement.  That means that a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of Fleetwood Villa. The Chairperson must be elected by membership vote and the remaining seats on the committee must be elected separately. Please note...

May 28, 2019

Bargaining Update for Salvation Army Harbour Light - BCGEU

Your newly elected bargaining committee met last week to start preparations for bargaining. We discussed issues that you raised since we were last in bargaining and reviewed all of the surveys that you sent in, as the first step in developing our proposal package. Before we meet with the Employer at the bargaining table, we want to meet with you.Join us in the Anchor on Wednesday, June 12, 2019...

May 28, 2019

Notice Of Election Of Well Being Services - GSV Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Your collective agreement expires on July 31, 2019, and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for your renewal collective agreement.  That means that a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of Well-Being Services (GSV) Ltd.The Chairperson must be elected by membership vote and the remaining seats on the committee must be elected separately...

May 28, 2019

Ratification Results for Amica at Somerset House - BCGEU

We are very happy to inform you that the tentative collective agreement has been ratified by 93%, with a strong turnout for the vote.Our next steps will be to proof and finalize the agreement. Once that's done, we will provide you with copies at the worksite.Thank you for the great response to our surveys, which gave us a clear picture of your priorities.We appreciate all of your support during...

May 27, 2019

Casino workers vote to join B.C.'s leading union in the gaming sector - BCGEU

A strong majority want to be a part of the union. (Victoria, B.C.) Over 130 employees across five departments at Elements Casino Victoria voted to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) to fight for job security, better wages, fairness and a voice at their workplace. The positive vote to join was 87%, with 82% of workers casting a ballot. These workers join over 3,400 casin...

May 27, 2019

Nominations for Local Executive - Local 0404 - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:   1st Vice-Chairperson Recording Secretary    The term will end the Fall/Winter of 2020. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 28, 2019 by 5 p.m.  The nomination form (attached) must be used, and please ensure...

May 22, 2019

Painting on Glass & the West Kootenay Area Office Open House - BCGEU

To help celebrate our 100th Anniversary the BCGEU would like to invite all members & their families to an Open House at the Area Office, 2316 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar. On Saturday, June 1, 2019 between 12:00 & 2:00 pm please come and join us for appetizers & refreshments. We are also hosting a painting party. A Painting on Glass workshop with Angela Lenard, will be offered from 2:...

May 17, 2019

BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government voted overwhelmingly to approve strike action to support their contract negotiations with Telus Employer Solutions (formerly Telus Sourcing Solutions), the BCGEU announced today. Members voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action at a strike vote held on Thursday.   The main issues in bar...

May 16, 2019

BC government applauded for launching inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government's decision Wednesday to launch a public inquiry into money laundering is being applauded by politicians and other advocates. Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2019

Members at Amica at Somerset House- Ratification Information Meeting and Vote...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to inform you that we reached a tentative agreement with the Employer on May 15, 2019. Please join us for a drop-in information meeting at Somerset House, where we will provide you with the full details of the negotiated changes, and answer your questions. DATE: Thursday, May 23 2019 TIME: 2:30 to 4:30 pm LOCATION: Cameo Theatre, Somerset House You will be a...

May 15, 2019

Valleyhaven Retirement Community Ltd. Bargaining Update – Essential Services ...

The Employer and the Union met yesterday to negotiate essential service levels for Valleyhaven, in the event of strike action. The parties were unable to reach agreement, and we will now apply to the Labour Relations Board for the assistance of a mediator. Previously scheduled dates for mediation at the LRB will go ahead on June 4th and 11th. Your bargaining committee remains focused on negotia...

May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...