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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

March 29, 2022

BCGEU librarians still without offer, all to strike with pickets at targeted ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – After more than a week without an offer from their employer, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action. As of 7:00 am Wednesday, March 30th, all BCGEU members working as VIRL employees will be on strike. In person and virtual services at all ...

March 29, 2022

All Local 403 BCGEU Members - Local Executive Election Results - BC General E...

We are pleased to announce the results of the Elections for the Local 403 Executive:   In solidarity, Mahen Ramdharry, ChairpersonJacqueline McGuire, Staff RepresentativeWaheed Taiwo, Staff Representative   Download PDF of notice here

March 28, 2022

BCGEU Health Science Professionals members - Health Science Professionals Sec...

The following person has been elected from their local to the Sectoral Council: 403 – Cayce Laviolette  The following person has been acclaimed (no election necessary as only one person was nominated) from their local to the Sectoral Council: 406 – Karen Zabaras  Congratulations to Cayce and Karen. In solidarity, Michelle McAuleyStaff Representative – NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice here...

March 28, 2022

Elim Christian Care Society Seeking Members Interested In Health & Safety - B...

Getting involved with Occupational Health & Safety is a great way for union members to contribute. As a safety committee member, you will help ensure your employer is following OH&S regulations. You can raise the profile of health and safety and improve your working environment. Would you like to serve on an Occupational Health & Safety Committee at your worksite? Expressions of int...

March 25, 2022

Bargaining Bulletin #4: Negotiations Stalled for AgeCare members - BC Genera...

Your BCGEU bargaining committee and AgeCare met again in negotiations on February 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th and 28th. The parties made substantial progress on monetary negotiations over those five days and were very close to a deal.On February 28th, AgeCare tabled a settlement package, all of which was agreeable to the Union except for one relatively minor item re. what happens when a paid holiday fal...

March 25, 2022

BCGEU and PSA head back to the table - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) will be resuming after a 15 day break. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. "We always say 'where there's talk, there's hope" so getting invited back to the table is definitely posi...

March 25, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Douglas Care Community - STRIKE VOTE RESULTS! - BC Gener...

  BCGEU MEMBERS AT DOUGLAS CARE VOTE 100% IN FAVOUR OF POTENTIAL STRIKE ACTION! Well done everyone! An impressive number of you took the time to go on-line and vote during the week of March 21st. Thank-you! Employer, are you listening?!It's time to come back to the bargaining table with something serious! In the coming days, your bargaining committee will be meeting to discuss our next steps. W...

March 25, 2022

Ratification Results for Sodexo at George Pearson - BC General Employees' Uni...

Your Bargaining Committee is happy to inform you that 100% of the voters voted to ratify the Memorandum of Agreement that was negotiated to address the gap between the bargaining your Collective agreement the repatriation of Sodexo at George Pearson to Vancouver Coastal Health.Our next steps will be to proof and finalize the Memorandum. Once that is done, we will provide you with copies at the ...

March 24, 2022

Bargaining Committee for Renfrew Care Centre - BC General Employees' Union (B...

At the close of voting period, there was a tie for the second regular committee member position. The tie was broken by chance in accordance with BCGEU policy. The following members are therefore declared elected to the bargaining committee:  Jo-Ann Medel Manny Carganilla  Marites Parman has been elected as the alternate committee member. As you know from previous bulletins, all nine Retiremen...

March 24, 2022

404 members at Guildford Seniors Village - Steward nominations - BC General E...

Nominations are now open for four (4) steward positions at Guildford Seniors Village.  New stewards are trained by the union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of stewards, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is midnight, Thursday, March 31, 2022  The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission to the area office by fax (6...

March 23, 2022

All BCGEU Members at HCN Revera Lessee (Whitecliff) - Bargaining Set to Resum...

  We are writing to advise that bargaining for your renewal collective agreement is set to resume. As a first step, we have reached out to your employer with a request that we schedule dates for the mediation that was placed in abeyance last fall. As you know, your bargaining reached impasse in June 2021. In July 2021, the BCGEU applied to the LRB for mediation to assist the parties in resolvin...

March 22, 2022

Stephanie Smith on CKNW's Mike Smyth show to talk bargaining - BC General Emp...

This morning, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee spoke with CKNW's Michael Smyth about public service bargaining. "What we're looking for and what we think is very reasonable are cost of living adjustments… Our members over the last two years have learned their worth, they know their value, they know their contributions to our province, and they know that...

March 22, 2022

All BCGEU Members at LifeLabs - Pension Plan Update - BC General Employees' U...

  Your Union and LifeLabs have reached agreement respecting the implementation of the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan as follows: LifeLabs will make application for the BCTBPP at the May 13, 2022 Pension Plan Trustee meeting. If the Pension Plan Trustees approve the application, the Employer will provide the name, home address, phone number and email address of all employees to the Union, so t...

March 21, 2022

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU Recently, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) announced their plan to re-admit the BC Nurses Union (BCNU) into their union, more than a decade after they left the CFNU because of raiding activities in our province. BCNU raided our union, and other health care unions in BC, for several years in an attempt to build their own power at the expen...

March 18, 2022

Bargaining Committee Election for Fleetwood: Ruby Driedger Acclaimed - BC Ge...

IMPORTANT NOTICE Ruby Driedger has been acclaimed as a member of your Fleetwood Villa bargaining committee. Welcome, Ruby. Tammy Edgar has withdrawn her nomination which means that elections are no longer necessary. Thank you, Tammy, for putting your name forward. The election is cancelled. Please ignore the email asking you to vote. If you have already submitted your ballot, it will be destroy...

March 18, 2022

All BCGEU Members at HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood) - Collective Agreement Ratif...

  We are pleased to announce that employees at Sunwood have voted 94% in favour of ratifying the tentative agreement! Your first collective agreement is now in effect as of March 17, 2022. While the new collective agreement document is being prepared, members may refer to the ratification document for the complete contract language. This is what we can achieve when we stand together!   In solid...

March 17, 2022

BCGEU librarians expand pickets and escalate job action - BC General Employee...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action starting Friday, March 18th in an ongoing effort to get the VIRL Board to issue a new wage mandate. “We’ve said from the beginning—librarians don’t want to be on picket lines in front of their librari...

March 17, 2022

Week 3 of Facilities Bargaining - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The multi-union Facilities Bargaining Committee has now tabled more than a hundred proposals for improvements to the collective agreement on issues ranging from safe workloads to recruitment and retention. The parties will exchange detailed wage proposals when bargaining resumes after spring break. We told health employers last week that cost of living protections will be critical to achieving ...

March 17, 2022

Douglas Care Community - IT IS TIME TO TAKE A STRIKE VOTE! /NOTICE OF POLL - ...

On February 16th, despite putting fair monetary proposals to the employer, they responded with a mandate we found inadequate and disrespectful. Your bargaining committee had enough and decided to break off talks. It is now time for us to let the Employer know we are serious, and want to see a collective agreement achieved that recognizes and compensates us fairly for the important work we do. T...

March 15, 2022

HSPBA bargaining update – initial round of talks complete - BC General Employ...

The HSPBA Bargaining Committee has concluded the initial round of discussions with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), which began March 3.  To date, the Committee has tabled language in three areas:   Housekeeping and non-monetary language, including amendments that will address outdated and colonial language in the collective agreement; Occupational health and safety matters rela...

March 14, 2022

Negotiations With PSA Stall Over Gap In Wage Proposals - BC General Employees...

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) have stalled over a significant gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. “We have made good progress so far on some very important issues that will substantially ...

March 14, 2022

Salvation Army Harbour Light members - What You Need To Know About The Last O...

  You will soon be voting on whether or not to accept your employer’s last offer for your new collective agreement. Here is what you need to know before you vote: WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? Your bargaining committee rejected your employer’s last offer proposal.   When that happens, your employer can ask its employees to vote on its last offer.  It can do that once only.   Your employer has done th...

March 11, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood) - Ratification document - BC General Employees' ...

Here is the ratification document you will be voting on starting later this week. Printed copies will be available from bargaining committee members at the worksite beginning sometime on Thursday. It contains major gains for Sunwood employees, and your bargaining committee encourages you to vote "yes" to accept the agreement. The ratification document is around 30 pages long and we will only sp...