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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

December 02, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Western Pacific Marine for inland ferr...

The communities of Kootenay Lake are no longer facing disruptions to their ferry service due to the labour dispute between BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) ferry workers and their employer, Western Pacific Marine. On November 26, after 13 days of intensive bargaining and more than five months after the negotiations reached an impasse, the two parties reached a tentative agreem...

December 02, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Western Pacific Marine - BCGEU

A strong majority of the 80 inland ferry workers represented by the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Western Pacific Marine (WPM).    The agreement, which was reached on November 26 and ratified by members on November 30, achieved wage parity with BC Ferries within the term of the agreement and a...

November 29, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Community Living BC - BCGEU

Nearly 600 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) who work in communities across the province have voted to accept a renewed collective agreement with Community Living BC (CLBC) – the provincial crown agency that provides supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities.  The parties reached a tentative agreement on October 17. The workers, who had been...

November 26, 2019

Health Science Professionals Sector Council Meeting Update - BCGEU

The HSP Sector Council met on November 5 & 6, 2019 in Burnaby. At this meeting, the Terms of Reference for the committee were developed and the following positions were elected: Chairperson - Ping Qiu (403) Vice-Chairperson – Tim Little (404) Recording Secretary – Carol Leung (409)   Additional committee members include: Jordie Allen-Newman (401) David Dixon (402) Cina Opel (Component 4 1st...

November 25, 2019

Volunteer opportunity: BC Fed free community Christmas Dinners - BCGEU

This dinner is for those in the community who are less fortunate. They are served a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, music, carol sing-a-longs, gifts from Santa for every child and teenager, a visit to the boutique, and a food hamper. To volunteer please call Marisha Zuckerman at 604-306-4156 or email at labourxmasdinner@hotmail.ca.  Surrey - December 23, 2019 5:00pm – 8:00pm Kwantl...

November 25, 2019

Members at Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - new shop stewards - BCGEU

Announcing your new local 403 shop stewards at Salvation Army Detox Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent steward election for Salvation Army Detox for two (2) new local 403 stewards. The union is pleased to announce that Andrew Hicks and Damu Yang have been acclaimed the 2 new shop stewards for Local 403 at Salvation Army Detox. Please join us in wishing Andrew and Damu well in ...

November 22, 2019

Area 12 Cross component committee - Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop - BCGEU

THE BCGEU AREA 12 CROSS COMPONENT COMMITTEEInvites you to attend a Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop  Come and join Leticia from Plastic Free Terrace and learn how to make reusable beeswax food wraps. These wraps replace single use Saran Wraps and Ziplock bags. Each participant will create and take home 2 small and 2 medium wraps. Space is very limited, please register using this link:http://events.bc...

November 21, 2019

Local 403 Members at Fraser Health Authority - Burnaby Mental Health - New Sh...

Nominations closed for 1 steward position on Thursday, November 7, 2019.  We are pleased to announce that Ann Joseph is the new steward at Fraser Health Authority - Burnaby Mental Health.   Please join us in wishing Ann well in her new position. In solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

November 15, 2019

Well-Being Services Ltd. (Nanaimo Seniors Village) - bargaining update #two -...

This is an update on the status of negotiations between the BCGEU and Well-Being Services Ltd. (Nanaimo Seniors Village). The parties held two additional days of bargaining on November 13 and 14, 2019 and have now addressed more than three quarters of all non-monetary proposals. Further, the parties discussed all of the remaining non-monetary proposals and are working on their responses. Two ad...

November 15, 2019

Members at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Tentative Agreement Ratif...

We are pleased to announce that members voted 100 per cent in favour of accepting the terms of the tentative agreement. Thank you to everyone who came out to vote, and thanks again for your continued support. Reminder: BCGEU members are getting a new member ID card this Fall; make sure your mailing address is up to date! Go to www.bcgeu.ca/card-questions for details. In solidarity, Your bargain...

November 14, 2019

BCGEU Dawson Creek chalk painting night

BCGEU Dawson Creek Chalk Painting NightWhere: South Peace Campus, Northcourt10808 15 St., Dawson Creek BCWhen: December 9, 2019From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Get in on the new décor trend of the year!Chalk Couture's silk screen transfers make decorating fast, easy and beautiful.With the reusable surfaces, you can change up the look of your sign over and over!Open to all BCGEU Members but space is limit...

November 13, 2019

REMINDER – Ratification Meetings TOMORROW for The Salvation Army Harbour Ligh...

Don't forget to come out and vote on your collective agreement!Date:                 Thursday, November 14, 2019Location:           Learning Centre Meeting Times:               7 am to 9 am                           4 pm to 6 pm Highlights of the tentative agreement: Two-year deal, ending March 31, 2021 2% General Wage Increase retroactive to April 1, 2019 2% General Wage Increase effective A...

November 13, 2019

Steward Nominations for Monashee Mews - BCGEU

Nominations are open for shop stewards at your worksite. BCGEU shop stewards are the front line workers' representatives in the workplace and are the best conduit of communication between members and the union office. Stewards provide a vital role in keeping the union office informed about members' concerns.If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, please arrange to compl...

November 07, 2019

Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Steward Nomination – 2 Local 403 steward...

We are looking for 2 shop stewards from our Local 403 membership to be shop stewards at Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox. Stewards will receive full training and will be called on to perform steward duties when needed. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. Please consider nominating yourself or another member to be an alter...