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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

April 22, 2022

Health Facilities bargaining slowly progressing - BC General Employees' Union...

Your health facilities bargaining team met with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) again this week, but negotiations are moving slowly. We remain committed to reaching a deal that secures better working conditions for health care workers and a compensation package that protects wages against inflation.Progress is slow, but the committee is working hard formalizing responses to propo...

April 22, 2022

BCGEU librarians ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island Regional L...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Seven months after starting bargaining and almost seven weeks after starting job action, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have voted almost 90% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. “This has been a challenging round of bargaining, but these members st...

April 21, 2022

Harbour Light ARC - Bargaining Update–Essential Services - BC General Employe...

  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 ਤੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰੋ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo   Friends, As promised in our April 11th update, we are writing with additional information about essential services staffing levels...

April 21, 2022

Salvation Army Southview & Terrace - Bargaining Committee Nomination – Three ...

As the collective agreement with your employer expired on March 31, 2022, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The Union needs your help and participation in the preparations and bargaining process. The first step is to elect a union bargaining committee which will negotiate the new collective agreement with the employer bargaining committee. You will need to elect ...

April 13, 2022

All Local 404 Members Working at Willow Manor - Willow Manor Bargaining Updat...

This is an update from your bargaining committee regarding the ongoing negotiations with the employer. The past week the parties met virtually for three days of bargaining. We can report that there was some progress in discussions between your bargaining committee and the employer's committee. We are currently working our way through non-monetary proposals. The two committees are currently look...

April 12, 2022

Vancouver Island library job action paused as BCGEU librarians consider wage ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and, as a result, are pausing job action. The offer comes after a month of rotating pickets at various VIRL branches. Following meetings to discuss the terms of the tentative ag...

April 11, 2022

It’s Lab Week! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

It's National Medical Laboratory Week – a time to celebrate the vital role that laboratory professionals play in our health care system.BCGEU proudly represents hundreds of laboratory professionals in all corners of the province, including phlebotomists, lab technicians, cardiology technologists, medical lab couriers, and more. While these professionals often work behind the scenes, our health ...

April 11, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Harbour Light ARC - Bargaining Update – Essential Servic...

  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 ਤੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰੋ।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo Friends, As promised in our April 4th update, we are writing with a further update on the progress of designating essential service...

April 08, 2022

Health Facilities Bargaining members - Employers’ wage proposals fall short...

The Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) has tabled a wage proposal that falls short of what's needed to protect wages against inflation and fails to address a serious recruitment and retention crisis in the facilities subsector.Workers covered by the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) are falling behind with many of you looking to leave health care altogether. Employers needed to ma...

April 08, 2022

HSPBA Bargaining update – Wage proposal on track to be tabled next week - BC ...

The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) is preparing to table a wage proposal for health science professionals next week that addresses staff shortages, the rising cost of living, and closes the wage gap between B.C. and other provinces. Meanwhile, your fellow BCGEU members in the public service have reached an impasse over wages in their negotiations with the provincial...

April 07, 2022

22% of RBC Shareholders Back Resolution on Financialization of Housing - BC G...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Today, RBC (TSX: RY) shareholders voted 22% in favour of a proposal asking for the company to assess and mitigate the human rights and reputational risks involved in the financialization of housing. The proposal was presented by the B.C. General Employees’ Union, an institutional investor in RBC. In response to the AGM results, BCGEU President Stephani...

April 06, 2022

Day of Mourning on April 28 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, our coming together this year will once again be in-person. It is critical that we all remember those workers and reiterate our commitment to fight for the ...

April 04, 2022

Our work on national standards in long term care - BC General Employees' Unio...

  The Health Standards Organization (HSO) recently unveiled their draft national standards for long term care and solicited feedback from stakeholders such as unions like ours who represent health care workers in the sector. The BCGEU submitted feedback noting the following concerns: The draft standard does not introduce any conditions or limits upon for-profit ownership and delivery of servic...

April 04, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Harbour Light ARC - Bargaining Update – Essential Servic...

  翻译版将随后附上. Susunod ang translated o isinalin na bersiyon. ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਰੂਪ ਆ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ   We are writing to update you on the progress of designating essential service staffing levels. As advised in our April 1, 2022, bulletin, your employer's initial proposal was unacceptable. The union provided a counter. Following that exchange, the Parties met on two separate occasions to discuss our resp...

April 04, 2022

Your Health Facilities Bargaining Association - Focus on safety and workload...

Talks for a new facilities collective agreement resumed this week with your union bargaining committee tabling proposals to address crushing workloads and a worsening health and safety crisis on the frontlines. We have heard loud and clear from frontline workers that workloads are taking a huge toll on you physically, mentally, and emotionally, and that the pandemic has only deepened this crisi...

April 01, 2022

Update on Harbour Light Strike Preparations – With Translations - BC General ...

翻译版将随后附上.Susunod ang translated o isinalin na bersiyon.ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਰੂਪ ਆ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈMany of you are anxious to know more about the timeline for your job action. Here is where we are now:We received the employer’s proposal for minimum staffing levels during job action. Their proposal was unacceptable. The levels they proposed were far higher than those the Labour Relations Board (LRB) decided w...

March 31, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Well Being Services (WRSV) Ltd. - Bargaining Committee C...

Bargaining committee member Janice Prasad has resigned. Alternate committee member Jessie Bains will now serve alongside Jenny Joly as a regular committee member. You can expect a further bulletin regarding next steps for bargaining within the next couple of weeks. In solidarity,  Ryan StewartStaff Representative, NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP