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

August 31, 2018

An Open Letter from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith on Labour Day - BCGEU

As a mother and an early childhood educator l know that for many British Columbians Labour Day represents the end of summer and the beginning of school. But as a union activist the first Monday in September represents much more. Labour Day is an opportunity to celebrate working people: the ones who built our province; the ones who take care of our families and our communities every day; and the...

August 29, 2018

Assaults at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital highlight failure to provide a safe...

BURNABY – Recent serious assaults on staff by patients at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) in Coquitlam highlight a disturbing trend that endangers the lives of workers at the facility, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. "There have been 21 injuries to staff since May of this year, by patients who are at the hospital for committing serious crimes," said BCGEU tr...

August 28, 2018

Election of Joint Labour/Management Committee Vancouver Island Representative...

Further to our call for nominations issued on July 3, 2018, BCGEU has received Three (3) nominations for the position of Vancouver Island Representative on the Joint Labour/Management Committee. Accordingly, an election will take place to elect one (1) Vancouver Island Representative to sit on the Joint Labour/Management Committee, plus one (1) alternate member.You will be voting for one member...

August 27, 2018

BCGEU community social services members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today that its members in the Community Social Services (CSS) sector voted by 85.7 per cent in favour to ratify a new collective agreement. The three-year contract provides significant compensation increases for workers while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on. CSS consists of thre...

August 27, 2018

Local 412 Young Worker Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now being accepted for the position of Young Worker on the Local 412 Executive.The nomination period will remain open for 14 days.Nominees must be 30 years or younger.   What are the responsibilities of a Young Worker? Young Worker:  liaises with other young workers in the local and brings their concerns/issues to the local;  assists the local executive in identifying and mento...

August 24, 2018

Local 0411/10 members - Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: • Chair• 1st Vice Chair• 2nd Vice Chair• Treasurer• Recording Secretary• Member-At-Large (3 Positions)• Member-At-Large (Young Worker) Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached. The deadline to send nominations in is: 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Nominations may also be m...

August 20, 2018

Casino workers urge BCLC to investigate Gateway’s operations during strike -...

(Kamloops) Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike at Gateway Casinos' four Thompson-Okanagan casinos are gathering at BC Lottery Corporation's (BCLC) head office in Kamloops on Monday, August 20 at 12pm to call upon the regulatory body to investigate whether or not the casinos are operating safely during the strike. "We've got questions about how Gateway Cas...

August 16, 2018

Members at CSH Willow Manor - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that an overwhelming number of members turned out to the Strike vote and have voted 100% in favour of strike action if required.  The next step is to apply for a Mediator to assist us with getting a Collective Agreement. We will continue to send out information as it becomes available. If you have any questions please contact any one of the Bargain...

August 16, 2018

Local 412 Union Meeting - BCGEU

A General Meeting will be held on September 4, 2018 at 1430 in the Bulkley Lodge Education Room. For those unable to attend at Bulkley Lodge, members may attend at the BCGEU Area 12 Office in Terrace or participate via teleconference call.  Teleconference information: 1-866-562-0090Participant ID: 122461 Agenda:HSP Bargaining UpdateFacilities Bargaining UpdateMain Floor Evening Lines at Bulkle...

August 15, 2018

Local 404 Members at CSH Lynnwood Retirement Residence - Collective Agreement...

We are pleased to advise the tentative agreement was ratified on August 13th. If you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to speak with a bargaining committee member. The language changes to the collective agreement are now in full force and effect. We anticipate retro will be paid in late September. We wish to thank you for your support during the bargaining process.  In solidar...

August 13, 2018

Peace Portal Seniors Village (PPSV) Collective Agreement Ratifies! - BCGEU

We are pleased to advise the tentative agreement was ratified on August 12th. The renewed collective agreement is now in full force and effect. If you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to speak with a bargaining committee member. Thank you for your support during the bargaining process.In solidarityDanielle Melin, Bargaining Committee ChairpersonJas Randhawa, Bargaining Commit...

August 13, 2018

Call for Expression of Interest for the Hearts in Hands Conference - BCGEU

This is an expression of interest for selection of two members of local 407 to attend the Hearts in Hands Conference http://hcaconference.ca/ in Penticton. The conference is on October 17, 2018.  If you are interested in attending this event, please reply to area07@bcgeu.ca stating you are interested in attending. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is 4 p.m. on August 29, 2018....

August 13, 2018

Three-year agreement for thousands of B.C. government workers - BCGEU

VICTORIA - Thousands of British Columbia public service workers have ratified a three-year contract agreement giving them an annual 2 per cent wage increase. The agreement covers workers who provide social, environmental and pubic safety services, as well as Liquor Distribution Branch employees and some of those who work at the BC Pension Corp.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

August 10, 2018

BCGEU public service members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

BURNABY – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union announced today that its members in the B.C. public service sector have voted to ratify the tentative agreement reached with the B.C. government in June. The final vote was 62.7 per cent in favour. "After 16 years of staff cuts and wage restraint, there was a lot of pent-up demand for positive change from our membership," said BCGEU pre...

August 10, 2018

The Provincial - Summer 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Summer 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: MMIWG Inquiry Professional reliance Labour review Bargaining update Affordable BC campaign Events and more…   Download the Summer 2018 issue  Download the consolidated financial statements of B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union Dec 31 2017 hereUWU/MoveUP

August 09, 2018

Members at LifeLabs - Re:LifeLabs Joint Labour/Management Committee update - ...

Please be advised that Marilyn McLean has been acclaimed as the Logistics and CIC alternate representative to the Joint Labour/Management Committee. As multiple nominations were received for the following positions, elections will be required, with details to follow: • Vancouver Island Representative – 1 regular, 1 alternate • Regional Representative (all areas outside Vancouver Island and the ...

August 03, 2018

Tentative Agreement - Information Session and Ratification Meeting for Peace ...

  Date: August 3, 2018 To: All BCGEU Members at Peace Portal Seniors Village (PPSV) Re: Tentative Agreement Reached   Information Session and Ratification Meeting – Sunday, August 12, 2018 We are pleased to announce a tentative agreement was reached at 11:00 pm last night. The bargaining committee supports the agreement and looks forward to explaining the settlement at our ratification and inf...

August 03, 2018

President's message on 40 years of Vancouver Pride - BCGEU

Forty years ago, Vancouver Pride started with a handful of people struggling against homophobia and transphobia coming together in solidarity. In the beginning, it was a small group of activists that wanted to be proud of who they were and who they love, and has now grown into a vibrant celebration enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people.  Today, there are Pride parades in communities large ...