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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

June 22, 2022

Facilities scheduling, portability, and Indigenous rights dominate contract t...

After more than five months of negotiations, the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) have signed off on several important proposals that focused on securing new language on employee-initiated scheduling opportunities, portability of benefits and seniority, and Indigenous members' rights. The parties achieved landmark language around schedul...

June 21, 2022

All Couriers at LifeLabs (Component 4) - Employer Proposed 12 Hours Shift R...

Your Union is inviting all LifeLabs Couriers to attend a ZOOM meeting to discuss the Employer's proposal regarding the creation of 3 new routes: BRL to Kamloops BRL to Victoria Kamloops to Quesnel The purpose of this meeting is to review the details of the proposal and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. ZOOM Meeting Details When: June 23, 2022Time: 7:00 pmZOOM Link:https://us...

June 21, 2022

Lifelabs - Steward Nominations for 1077 56th St, Delta BC - BC General Employ...

Nominations are now open for one (1) steward at LifeLabs located at 1077 56th Street in Delta. Attached is the nomination form.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.Some of the roles of a steward are:   Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to...

June 20, 2022

Health Science Professionals Bargaining Update: Frequently-Asked Questions on...

The HSPBA bargaining committee is engaged in focussed discussions with the employer through most of June. Subgroups of the committee are leading the discussions and negotiating matters related to managing union leave disputes and expedited arbitration procedures.Negotiations continue, and we are making progress, but more slowly than we had hoped for at the outset. To date we have had high level...

June 17, 2022

Ratification Vote Rescheduled to In-Person Vote to be Held Tuesday, June 21, ...

Because many of you have reported difficulty receiving or accessing the electronic ballot to vote, the electronic ratification vote that started last Friday, June 10th has been cancelled. The vote will now be held in-person at Whitecliff on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.  In-Person Voting DetailsDATE: Tuesday, June 21, 2022WHERE: WhitecliffTIMES: 0700 hours to 1600 hours If you voted electronically...

June 17, 2022

All BCGEU Members at HCN-Revera Lessee Fleetwood - RATIFICATION VOTE RESCHED...

  Because many of you have reported difficulty receiving or accessing the electronic ballot to vote, the electronic ratification vote that started last Friday, June 10 has been cancelled. The vote will now be held in-person at Fleetwood Villa on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. IN-PERSON VOTING DETAILS DATE: Tuesday, June 21, 2022WHERE: Fleetwood VillaTIMES: 0700 hours to 1600 hours  If you voted electr...

June 16, 2022

United Way Period Promise Campaign - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To: All Area 01 BCGEU Members WHAT: Period Promise: Fill the busWHEN: June 25, 2022, between 10 am and 3 pm, at Tillicum Mall Please help us help the United Way with their Period Promise: Fill the Bus Campaign! The United Way Southern Vancouver Island's Period Promise campaign is a cornerstone of the good works we do with our partners in the labour movement. We are hoping BCGEU leaders and memb...

June 15, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Well-Being Comox Valley Seniors Village - Election for S...

  Nominations are now open for 2 shop steward and 1 Alternate at Well-Being CVSV in your department.  What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed...

June 15, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Well-Being Comox Valley Seniors Village - Election for S...

  Nominations are now open for 1 steward and 1 Alternate at Well-Being CVSV in your department.  What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by d...

June 15, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Well-Being Comox Valley Seniors Village - Election for S...

Nominations are now open for 1 steward and 1 alternate at Well-Being CVSV in your department. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by dist...

June 15, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Well-Being Comox Valley Seniors Village - Election fo...

Nominations are now open for (2) two shop stewards and 1 Alternate at Well-Being Casa Loma. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distri...

June 15, 2022

Your input is needed: Impacts of working night shift - BC General Employees' ...

  Are you a night shift worker? Are you interested in supporting research about the health effects of working nights?Researchers from UBC and the BC Cancer Research Institute are studying the health effects of working nights, and whether taking melatonin supplements can help. They are looking for night shift workers in the Lower Mainland to participate in their study. If you meet all the criter...

June 15, 2022

FBA bargaining focused on health and safety - BC General Employees' Union (BC...

Negotiations for a new facilities subsector collective agreement continued last week, with your Health Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) negotiating committee pressing for effective pandemic response tools, and stronger collective agreement language for orientation and training of new staff. We told the Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) that pandemic response tools need to inclu...

June 14, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Well Being Services (NSV) Ltd. - Nominations Open for Na...

One of your previous bargaining committee members, Edith Eggimann, has resigned from the committee as she is presently off work.Nominations are now open for a new bargaining committee member to work with the other committee member, Karen Dalton, and the staff negotiator on renewal of the collective agreement with the employer.For this round of negotiations, Nanaimo Seniors Village will bargain ...

June 14, 2022

All Area 01 BCGEU Members 2022 Pride Day Parade and Festival - BC General Emp...

The BCGEU is committed to advancing equity and human rights for everyone. Please come out and support the 2022 Pride Day Parade and Festival! Look for the Victoria Labour Council and BCGEU Banner! Join the Pride Festival at MacDonald Park in James Bay after the parade (starting at 11 a.m.) for an afternoon of festivities with live bands, children's entertainment, community groups,  drag perfo...

June 13, 2022

Local 403 - BCGEU Stewards - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

  Please be advised that Dana Hussey and Sehi Jung have been acclaimed as stewards at Parkwood Manor. Please join me in congratulating them. If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please contact your shop steward. In solidarity, Edward Mishra, BCGEU Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here 

June 13, 2022

Nominations Open for Vantage Bargaining Committee Chair - BC General Employee...

  Your previous bargaining committee chair Ryley Pickering has resigned from the committee for personal reasons.  Nominations are now open for a new bargaining committee chair to work with the other two committee members, Luz Dionela and Chrystal Halvorson, and the staff negotiator on renewal of the collective agreement with the employer. Nominations close on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 5:00 PM. N...

June 13, 2022

Members at Aster Joint Venture Limited Partnership dba AgeCare - Collective a...

We are pleased to announce that employees at AgeCare have voted 98 per cent in favour of ratifying the tentative agreement! The renewed collective agreement is now in effect as of June 10, 2022. While the new collective agreement document is being prepared, members may refer to the ratification document together with the previous collective agreement for the complete contract language. In solid...

June 13, 2022

Investors join union in plea for equity firm to set clear emissions-reduction...

Investors join union in plea for equity firm to set clear emissions-reduction targets BCGEU celebrates strong first shareholder vote at Brookfield Asset Management AGM after launching ambitious climate action campaign BURNABY – At the annual meeting of shareholders, over 17% of Brookfield (TSX:BAM.A) Class A shareholders voted in favour of a shareholder proposal asking Brookfield to have its la...

June 10, 2022

All BCGEU Members Employed at Douglas Care - Tentative Agreement Ratifies - B...

  Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that after a day of voting, our members employed at Douglas Care have voted in favour of ratifying the recently announced tentative agreement.  Our new collective agreement is now in full force and effect! Many thanks to everyone for your great patience and support. By sticking together, we got a fair deal! Well done, everyone!In solidarity,You...

June 10, 2022

All BCGEU Members at HCN-Revera Lessee Fleetwood - Tentative Settlement of Yo...

A reminder that the Ratification Vote for the renewal of your collective agreement starts today.  Watch your emails for the ballot and voting instructions.  If you don’t receive it check your ‘junk’ folder.  If there is nothing in junk, contact [email protected] of the tentative settlement include: Levelled wages will be maintained until new wage rates are negotiated o...

June 10, 2022

HCN Revera Lessee Whitecliff - Tentative settlement of your renewal collectiv...

A reminder that the Ratification Vote for the renewal of your collective agreement starts today. Watch your emails for the ballot and voting instructions. If you don't receive it check your 'junk' folder. If there is nothing in junk, contact [email protected] highlights of the tentative settlement are: Levelled wages will be maintained until new wage rates are negotiated or a...

June 09, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Well Being Services Ltd. - Bargaining Priorities Survey ...

Your bargaining committee will soon prepare to negotiate renewal of the collective agreements for all nine Well Being Services Ltd. / Retirement Concepts sites represented by the BCGEU. To do this, we need your input! The bargaining survey lets you identify your priorities for renewal of your collective agreement. Your input will help your bargaining committee develop proposals for negotiation ...

June 09, 2022

Strike Vote: FINAL WEEK! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Thanks to the incredible work of stewards and worksite contacts, thousands of BCGEU members have already cast ballots in the public service strike vote. The deadline to vote is next week. If you haven't voted yet, can we count on you to vote as soon as possible?Why vote "YES"?A strong strike mandate sends a clear message that members are united behind our bargaining committee's demand for cost ...

June 08, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Vantage Living Inc. - Bargaining Bulletin #2: Continuing...

After two productive days of bargaining back in April, Vantage refused to provide any additional availability to continue negotiations. Vantage also made unilateral changes to terms and conditions of employment at Lakeside Manor. As a result, the BCGEU made a complaint against Vantage to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) last Friday, June 3rd. Since we made the complaint to the LRB, Vantage has ...

June 08, 2022

1 in 5 Investors Demand Dollarama do More to Protect Global Supply Chain Work...

  1 in 5 Investors Demand Dollarama do More to Protect Global Supply Chain Workers, including at Quebec-Based Warehouse and Distribution Centres Canada's largest dollar store faced a shareholder vote from the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU), earning backing from major investors BURNABY – Today, shareholders at Dollarama voted 18% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking the company to...

June 07, 2022

2022 National Union scholarships - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program. There are nine scholarsh...

June 06, 2022

Negotiating Psychological Supports For Health Care Workers - BC General Empl...

Another week of contract talks for a new facilities subsector collective agreement wrapped up last week with your multi-union bargaining committee pushing for stronger language on health and safety (including mental health) and workload. We tabled counter-proposals on:· respectful workplaces;· psychological health and safety;· workload;· dealing with aggressive patients; and· sexual and domesti...

June 06, 2022

Lifelabs members - Good news about the BCTBPP pension plan - BC General Emplo...

We are pleased to report that the Pension Plan Trustees approved the application made by LifeLabs for the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan. Effective May 14, 2022, all future new hires at LifeLabs will be enrolled in the BCTBP, when eligible. Members enrolled in the current retirement savings plan will have six months, or until November 2022, to choose whether they want to join the Union's BCTBPP...

June 06, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Aster Joint Venture Limited Partnership dba AgeCare - A...

  Thank you to all the members who attended the ratification information meetings on Friday and Saturday. Here is some important information about the upcoming ratification vote. Voting InformationOn Thursday morning, we will email you a link to vote online and your unique voting credential. Voting will open on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 8:30 AM and will close on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM...

June 06, 2022

HCN Revera Lessee Whitecliff - Tentative Settlement of Your Renewal Collecti...

Thank you for attending the May 27, 2022, meetings regarding the tentative settlement for the renewal of your collective agreement. During those meetings a preference for an electronic vote was expressed. This bulletin is to advise that the electronic ballots will be issued June 10th to each member. If you know a BCGEU member who didn't receive this bulletin, please forward it to them. If you a...

June 06, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee Fleetwood - Tentative Settlement of Your Renewal Collective...

Thank you for attending the May 20 and 28, 2022, meetings regarding the tentative settlement for the renewal of your collective agreement. During those meetings a preference for an electronic vote was expressed. This bulletin is to advise that the electronic ballots will be issued June 10th to each member. If you know a BCGEU member who didn't receive this bulletin, please forward it to them. I...

June 03, 2022

Collective Agreement for Parkwood Manor - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your new collective agreement for Parkwood Manor is now available online. We are placing an order for printed collective agreement booklets for members-they will be available at the worksite from a union steward once they're ready. In solidarity, Ryan StewartStaff Representative, NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

June 03, 2022

HSP Members Call For Delegates For Health Science Professionals Sectoral Coun...

A Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council was created by the BCGEU back in 2019, to address the specific concerns of the 2,700 Health Science Professionals working in BC Health Authorities. We are seeking one delegate from locals 401, 406, and 412 who is interested in being part of this Council for a three-year term. Some of the duties of the delegates to this Council will include:  Atte...

June 03, 2022

Revised AgeCare Ratification Document - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The parties identified errors and omissions in Article 16 (Paid Holidays). They have been corrected in this revised ratification document. The most important correction is that Clause 16.7 (Paid Holiday Pay) now includes a "(c)" specifying the rate for casual employees. Other small corrections have also been made. We will refer to this revised ratification document in the information meetings. ...

June 01, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Aster Joint Venture Limited Partnership dba AgeCare AgeC...

  We are pleased to confirm the details of the ratification information meetings and to provide the complete ratification document you'll be voting on. Ratification Information Meetings Ratification information meetings will be held as follows: - Friday, June 3rd – Cariboo Place – 10am to 11:30am - Saturday, June 4th – Mount Ida Mews – 9am to 10:30am - Saturday, June 4th – Monashee Mews – 1pm t...

May 31, 2022

BC Union Gets Powerful Endorsement from Advisory Firm on Its Net-Zero Demands...

  BC Union Gets Powerful Endorsement from Advisory Firm on Its Net-Zero Demands BCGEU Shareholder Proposal to $690B giant deemed "reasonably crafted," "warranted," and "flexible." BURNABY – Ahead of the June 10 annual meeting of shareholders, influential proxy advisor Glass Lewis has endorsed the B.C. General Employees' Union's (BCGEU) shareholder proposal at Brookfield Asset Management (TSX:BA...