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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 16, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Sun Village Retirement Residence - Tentative Agreement R...

I'm pleased to announce that your Union has reached a tentative agreement with Compass Canada to renew your collective agreement. Full details of the agreement and the ratification process will be announced very soon. The new collective agreement includes a signing bonus and wage increases as of date of ratification. We are recommending that you vote to accept this new collective agreement. A b...

April 16, 2021

Happening soon – Local meetings to elect convention delegates - BCGEU

Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates. The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021. These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...

April 15, 2021

Tentative Agreement Reached - Royale Peninsula - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement to renew your collective agreement. Full details of the agreement will be released soon, along with details on the ratification vote process. Your committee worked hard over the past few months to reach an agreement, acknowledging that COVID-19 and wage-levelling from the Government of BC changes the bargaini...

April 15, 2021

Well-Being Services (Guildford Seniors Village) - Ratification Results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that the tentative agreement was ratified by 98% of the members who participated. This result was only possible because of the support and patience of the membership and the committee thanks you. Your union will be working with the employer to produce a finalized agreement for signatures. In Solidarity, Richard Tones,Staff Representative, BCGEU Negotiations Department...

April 15, 2021

Local 402 - New “Reasonable Expense” Claims for BCGEU HSPBA Members

We are happy to announce that we have come to an agreement regarding Vancouver Island Health Authority's Expense Policy for Health Science Professionals. These new changes will mean that your manager will have to consider whether or not expenses are approved on a case-by- case basis, and that expenses which are "reasonable" will be approved. Your collective agreement states the following regard...

April 13, 2021

National Medical Laboratory Week - BCGEU

National Medical Laboratory WeekThis week is National Medical Laboratory Week in Canada, a time to acknowledge and thank all medical laboratory professionals who serve on the front lines of our health care system for their critical role in delivering the vital services British Columbians rely on.As the fourth largest health care profession in Canada, our union is proud to represent hundreds of ...

April 13, 2021

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister’...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2021B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister's offices  BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After more than a year of serving the public safely and peacefully at publicly-owned liquor and cannabis stores and warehouses without financial acknowledgement of their pandemic working conditions, B.C. Government and Service Employees'...

April 12, 2021

Guildford Seniors Village (Well-Being Services (GSV) Ltd.) - Voting extension...

Many people have cast their ballots in your ratification vote but your committee has become aware that a number of people still wish to vote who have missed the registration deadline.Therefore, voting has been extended until Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4 p.m. If you have already received an email with your voting details please cast your ballot prior to that deadline. If you have not yet recei...

April 09, 2021

Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Update on bargaining - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met between April 6-8 to prepare to negotiate the renewal of your collective agreement with your Employer. Over these days, the committee unanimously agreed to name Whitney Thompson as Bargaining Committee Chair. Congratulations Whitney! Over the three days of meetings, your bargaining committee read through the current collective agreement to develop proposals. We are...

April 08, 2021

Health Science Professionals survey results - BCGEU

Health Science Professionals survey results As you know, a BCGEU committee has been looking into the benefits and drawbacks of creating a new and separate component for Health Science Professionals (HSPs). In February the committee conducted a survey among HSP members and hundreds of you shared your input. Thank you so much for your participation in this important discussion. The committee now ...

April 07, 2021

Single site permanent posting job board - BCGEU

Single site permanent posting job board As part of the ongoing discussions regarding the single site restrictions in LTC/AL, the BCGEU and other unions have been successful in our push with the Ministry of Health to provide a province-wide job posting board for all permanent vacancy postings at LTC/AL facilities covered by the current single site orders.  The job board is part of the WorkBC web...

April 06, 2021

Well-Being Services Guildford Seniors Village - Update: Ratification Meetings...

UPDATED – The Memorandum of Settlement is attached for your review prior to the Ratification Meetings Ratification Meetings The Bargaining Committee will be holding four separate meetings for members to hear the details of the tentative agreement and to answer any questions members may have. We will distribute the details of the tentative agreement prior to the meetings. April 7, 2021 at 9:00 a...

April 01, 2021

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leave - BCGEU

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...

April 01, 2021

Fleetwood -News on bargaining

Your bargaining committee met with the employer on March 30 and 31 to start negotiating a renewal to your collective agreement. The collective agreement we are bargaining will cover monetary items and updating the language to the current Employment Standards Act only. After we make these changes, your Employer has agreed to renew your collective agreement in 2022 at a common table with members ...

April 01, 2021

Well-Being Services Guildford Seniors Village - Ratification Meetings and Vot...

Ratification Meetings The Bargaining Committee will be holding four separate meetings for members to hear the details of the tentative agreement and to answer any questions members may have. We will distribute the details of the tentative agreement prior to the meetings. April 7, 2021 at 9:00 am or 4:00 pmApril 8, 2021 at 9:00 am or 4:00 pm You can attend the online meetings one of two ways: Zo...

March 30, 2021

Well-Being Services (Guildford Seniors Village) - Tentative Agreement Reache...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the employer. We are currently working to finalize the formal document and will be sending out the Memorandum of Settlement, membership meeting details, and the ratification process and timeline before the end of the week. Note that we will be making an effort to speak to as many members as possible...

March 29, 2021

Collective Agreement Ratification Result for Nanaimo Seniors Village - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that BCGEU members at NSV have voted strongly in favour of ratifying the collective agreement! Members voted 91% "Yes". You can read about agreement highlights here. While the new collective agreement document is being finalized, members may read the expired collective agreement, together with the ratification document, for the complete language of the renewed collect...

March 29, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...

March 26, 2021

Day of Mourning 2021 - 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. Because of COVID-19, our coming together this year will once again look different but will be no less important. In 2020, 173 workers died due to work, and with many jurisdictions concerned...

March 25, 2021

Some visitation restrictions to be lifted in long-term care and assisted livi...

The provincial government announced today that effective April 1, 2021 a number of the visitation restrictions currently in place in long-term care and assisted living facilities in B.C. will be lifted or relaxed. Click here to see the announcement and list of restrictions being eased.As this transition takes place your safety at work is our top priority. Government has promised to provide empl...

March 24, 2021

HCN-Revera Lessee (Parkwood Manor) - Bargaining Survey – We Need Your Input! ...

To prepare for bargaining for your first collective agreement, your bargaining committee is looking for your feedback on what is important and what your priorities are. Please ask a worksite member of your bargaining committee for a link to the online survey and fill it out by Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM. If you know someone at your worksite who is a BCGEU member, but has not received thi...

March 24, 2021

Nominations for Bargaining Committee - Elim Christian Care Society - BCGEU

Nominations for bargaining committee (three positions) are now open. A nomination form and bargaining survey is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on Thursday, April 22, 2021 and can be emailed to [email protected] attention: Lisa Toby along with your bargaining survey. Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021.An election, if required, will occur foll...

March 23, 2021

Sun Village - Update on bargaining - BCGEU

The Union met with your Employer on March 22nd to negotiate monetary improvements in your collective agreement. The Union and the Employer were very far apart in our proposals for issues that you have indicated are your top priorities. We will continue bargaining on April 15th since we are still having productive conversations with your Employer. Keep in touch and let us know what issues are im...