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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 03, 2020

It’s time to support essential workers – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

It's time to support essential workers – COVID-19 updateFrom the moment Coronavirus was declared a public health crisis several weeks ago through the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic last month, thousands of you have raised concerns to your Stewards, Local Chairs and Component VPs about how your work and your workplaces have been impacted. Your union has been working hard with your ...

April 02, 2020

Component 4 - Health Care Worker Update-BCGEU

To: All component 4 members The last couple of weeks have been extraordinarily challenging times for all British Columbians, but especially for those working in health care.You can be confident that your union is working on your behalf, and is here to support you during these unprecedented, turbulent times.We hear your concerns, and we are advocating for what you have been calling for. Your uni...

April 02, 2020

Royale Peninsula bargaining committee announcement - BCGEU

The nomination period has closed and we have received three nominations for the three positions on your bargaining committee.Please join me in congratulating:Tereasa GrecoErlinda FrijasDarlene ThomasThey have been acclaimed as members of the bargaining committee and will represent you in negotiating a renewal of your collective agreement.The committee will be meeting when the current pandemic a...

April 01, 2020

Child care for essential service designated workers – COVID-19: All members -...

Province helps essential service workers find child care In response to concerns expressed by the BCGEU since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased that the B.C. government has launched a process to provide child care to parents who are essential service workers. This process will match parents who are working on the front lines of B.C.'s COVID-19 response with child care in th...

April 01, 2020

WorkSafeBC long-term care engagement – COVID-19 update: Component 4 - BCGEU

WorkSafeBC to conduct COVID-19 engagement starting in long-termcare workplacesThe BCGEU is pleased to report that WorkSafeBC has begun to respond to the concerns expressed by ourselves and other health care unions and bargaining associations since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.WorkSafeBC Prevention Officers will be conducting a COVID-19 engagement in the health care sector. WorkSafeBC ...

March 31, 2020

Beware of fraudulent Emails related to Covid-19 - BCGEU

We are seeing a significant increase in the number of phishing and other fraudulent email scams being sent to BCGEU members, some trying to capitalize on people's fears related to COVID-19. Please review all incoming messages carefully, and if in any doubt about the authenticity of the message, do NOT click on any attachments or links contained within the message, delete the email. The overwhel...

March 30, 2020

Component 4 - Health Supports Available Through Employer Benefits - BCGEU

COVID-19 update: Health supports available through employer benefits – Mar 30 As we continue to work together as a province to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that whether you are working on the front lines or are in self-isolation at home, you may be experiencing mental and emotional strain. Your union is working hard to support you when it comes to your rights as a union member, but...

March 30, 2020

ACT NOW - Pick your preferred worksite- members working in Long Term Care, As...

The Provincial Health Officer has ordered that movement between worksites by health care workers must be limited to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the current pandemic. The Provincial Health Office has the right to assign employees to worksites, and worksite preference will be considered, but not guaranteed. You will need to register if: You work in any of Long Term Care, Assisted Living,...

March 25, 2020

Bargaining Committee Elections Resumed for Pine Acres Home - BCGEU

The BCGEU is resuming elections for the three open positions of bargaining committee member at Pine Acres Home. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, voting will take place electronically. As a reminder, the candidates are:  Sandra Jack  Laurie Bridden  Denise Horwood  Jody Ball  Blaine Mills  Bonnie McEwan  Nikki Derickson  Erica Sutherland The three candidates who receive the hig...

March 19, 2020

Component 4: COVID-19 update for LifeLabs members - BCGEU

This week, LifeLabs has moved to provide PSC and mobile services to patients who screen positive for COVID-19. This includes patients that have tested positive for COVID-19 and screen positive as per the LifeLabs screening process. We have heard from many members that are concerned about this change, and are worried about their health and safety when serving patients that have screened positive...

March 18, 2020

Celebrating Dietitians Day! - BCGEU

BCGEU represents dietitians across the province who are members of our Health Services component (Component 4). Their work involves much more than translating the science of nutrition into practical healthy eating solutions.  In fact, dietitians of BC work in a wide range of areas, including eating disorders; swallowing difficulties (dysphagia); tube feeding and formulations; digestive health, ...

March 17, 2020

Components 4/8 COVID-19 Update Members of HEABC Employers - BCGEU

The BCGEU is taking every measure to work with other unions, the Health Employers Association of BC, the Provincial Health Officer and government to ensure that health care workers are protected at their workplaces and in the community. As information develops we will be keeping you informed. Please forward issues that you've been unable to resolve at the worksite level to the email health@bcge...