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

November 09, 2017

BC Coroners Service releases updated illicit drug overdose death stats - BCGEU

More than 1,100 British Columbians have died due to suspected illicit drug overdoses, according to data released today by the BC Coroners Service. Preliminary data indicate there were 80 suspected drug overdose deaths this September, representing a 31% increase from September 2016. The suspected number of illicit drug overdose deaths for the year to date is now 1,103, up from 607 at this time i...

November 08, 2017

Aboriginal Veterans Day - BCGEU

On November 8th we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist in higher proportion than any other group in Canada.  The BCGEU is honored this year to sponsor the luncheon for veterans at the Vancouver A...

November 06, 2017

Bargaining Breaks Off at The Royale Pacifica Resort Retirement Living - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for four days from October 30th through November 2nd. Agreement was quickly reached on most of the non-monetary proposals. The only non-monetary proposal outstanding is the Employer's proposal to delete the contracting out language from your collective agreement. If the Union was to agree to this deletion it would remove a key element of your empl...

November 02, 2017

Local 407 Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Health Services LOCAL: 407 DATE: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 TIME: 5:30 p.m. PLACE: BCGEU Kelowna Area Office 1064 Borden Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6A8     AGENDA   1. Triennial convention in Vancouver 2. Pride Day 3. Labour Day picnic 4. Activists Appreciation event in Vernon 5. Kids Halloween party 6. Steward Elections 7. Grievances 8. Upcoming Christmas party 9. Which sites a...

October 31, 2017

Bargaining Committee Elected for HCN Revera Lessee (Whitecliff) LP - BCGEU

TENTATIVE RENEWAL AGREEMENT REACHED I am pleased to advise you that your bargaining committee reached a tentative renewal collective agreement on your behalf after meeting with the Employer on October 24, 26 and 27th. The details of the tentative settlement are attached to this bulletin for your reference. Please review it carefully and bring any questions you have to the ratification vote that...

October 30, 2017

Mediation to Resume for all members at Well Being Services (GSV) Ltd. (Guildf...

MEDIATION TO RESUME   Following you voting and providing the Union with an extremely strong 98% strike mandate, the Employer has requested that we resume mediation at the Labour Relations Board. We have agreed to one additional day of mediation on November 22, 2017. While your bargaining committee is hopeful that we will be able to reach a tentative renewal agreement to bring back for you to vo...

October 27, 2017

You're Invited - Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Afr...

BCGEU members are invited to join the Stephen Lewis Foundation for this event at Langara College in November:   The Stephen Lewis Foundation is proud to announce the publication of: Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  A SECOND BOOK LAUNCH FOR VANCOUVER – JOIN US! Thursday, November 9, 2017 Event is from 7-9:00 pm Langara College (100 West 4...

October 26, 2017

Report affirms need for B.C. government to increase supports to children and ...

Room for Improvement – a report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) – makes recommendations for additional funding as well as coordination between the Ministry of Education, school districts, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development to help children and youth in care succeed academically. The report also highlights the need for culturally appropriate sup...

October 23, 2017

Executive Vice President Tour - Revised - BCGEU

  Hello Everyone!   Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate):   Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 1. 8:00 - 10:00 am Crest Motor Hotel 2. 11:15 - 11:35 am BC Liquor Store   Old Hazelton, Monday October 23rd...

October 20, 2017

President's statement on death of correctional officer Kellie Shand - BCGEU

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kellie Shand, a long-time BCGEU member, who tragically died while on shift as a correctional officer at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC). This is a terrible tragedy for not only our Corrections and Sheriffs component, but for our entire union. In his 22-year career as a correctional officer, Kellie was a committed and experienced profes...

October 19, 2017

Shift work survey - BCGEU

Are you concerned about the impact shift work may be having on you? Your Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) along with the Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC) are working together to review the risk factors faced by shift workers. Unions and employers alike have discussed concerns about the impact of shift work on sleep, health, social and family relationships, and injury rates. As...

October 18, 2017

Well Being Services (GSV) Ltd. strike vote results - BCGEU

To: All Members at Well Being Services (GSV) Ltd. (Guildford Seniors Village) STRIKE VOTE RESULTS Ballots were counted for the strike vote and members provided the Bargaining Committee with a very strong mandate with 98% of you voting in favour of strike. We have advised the Employer of the result of the vote, and will continue to update members as information becomes available. There are a num...

October 18, 2017

Executive Vice President, James Coccola Worksite tour - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers (at the below listed worksites) Hello Everyone! Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate): Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 8:00...

October 18, 2017

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day - BCGEU

October 18 is Health Care Assistant Day On Health Care Assistant Day, we celebrate B.C.'s 38,000 Health Care Assistants, and the thousands of members in our union's Health Services (Component 4) and Community Health Services (Component 8) sectors who provide the valuable, frontline services to seniors and people with chronic illnesses. The term Health Care Assistant includes many different job ...

October 17, 2017

BCGEU submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government S...

Yesterday, the BCGEU entered our submission to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services yesterday, outlining the union's priorities for the upcoming provincial budget for 2018/19. This budget marks an important moment. It will take the next steps toward a fiscal plan for the province that truly puts families and communities first. "We support the new government in i...

October 16, 2017

Local 403 General and Executive Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: 4 - Health Services LOCAL: 403 DATE: Monday, November 6, 2017 TIME: 5:00 pm – Executive 6:30 pm – General PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room Suite 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver (Kitty-corner to Renfrew SkyTrain Station)   AGENDA   § Salvation Army Strike update § Shop Steward Elections § Staffing shortages in your worksite? We want to hear from yo...

October 13, 2017

The Royale Peninsula Retirement Residence - TENTATIVE AGREEMENT RATIFIED - BCGEU

I am pleased to advise you that the tentative renewal collective agreement has been ratified by the members at Peninsula Retirement Residence with 100% of the members voting to accept the deal. I would like to take this opportunity to thank your bargaining committee for all of their hard work and determination to bring back the best renewal agreement possible for your consideration. Once the ne...

October 12, 2017

The BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference - BCGEU

The BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference is this year's regional gathering which will bring together many organizations and individuals throughout the province working toward strong public health care in B.C. The 2017 Conference will take place in Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories) and on October 27th and 28th, 2017. What:  The conference is an opportunity to connect with organizers, res...