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

January 10, 2019

Local 406 - Facilities Health Subsector - BCGEU

Re: Ratification information Sessions & Voting to occur on Friday January 25th at Dunrovin Park Lodge  Ratification Information session and Voting: Cariboo- Dunrovin Park Lodge: Friday January 25rd, 1:00 P.M. – 6 P.M.Address: 900 St. Laurent Avenue, Quesnel, - 2 North Conference Room Members can vote at any meeting or may vote at any area office. Deadline for area office voting is Thursday ...

January 10, 2019

Ratification information Sessions & Voting to occur on Monday January 21st at...

Ratification Information sessions and Voting: Terrace View Lodge : Monday January 21st,1:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Address: 4707 Kerby Street, Terrace - Main Conference RoomBulkey Lodge : Tuesday January 22nd, 1:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. Address: 3668-11th Avenue, Smithers – Education RoomMembers can vote at any meeting or may vote at any area office. Deadline for area office voting is Thursday February th...

January 10, 2019

Local 407 - Facility Health Sector - BCGEU

Re:   Ratification information Sessions & Voting to occur on Wednesday January 23rd at         Gateby Intermediate Care Facilities and January 24th at Three links Manor  Ratification Information session and Voting: Okanagan, Gateby Intermediate Care Facilities: Wednesday January 23rd, 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.Address: 3000 Gateby Place Vernon– Gateby Boardroom  Okanagan, Three Links Manor: Thur...

January 10, 2019

BCGEU Statement on RCMP raid at Unist'ot'en Camp and Gidimt’en Access Point -...

BURNABY - The BCGEU has been closely monitoring the developing situation at the Unist'ot'en camp. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we are concerned that police action has been used to suppress the rights ...

January 09, 2019

Worksite Drop-In Meeting with BCGEU Local Chair at George Pearson Centre - BCGEU

Meet Your Union Local Chair At The Worksite! Where:       George Pearson Centre, Special Events Room When:        Friday, January 11th, 2019 Time:          11:00am to 12:30pmYour BCGEU Local 403 Chair is holding a drop-in session for members to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in serving your fellow members as a shop steward, this will be an opportunity...

January 08, 2019

Facilities Bargaining Association tentative agreement details - BCGEU

On December 1, a tentative agreement covering 44,000 health care workers was reached between the multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC).The three-year agreement includes general wage increases of six per cent, in line with other settlements reached with government employees, community health workers, nurses and health science profe...

January 07, 2019

Notice of Elections for Stewards at George Pearson Centre - BCGEU

An interim election for three (3) Steward positions is being held to fill current vacancies.  The successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term.What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They make sure new employees sign union membership cards and provide information on BCGEU services. Stewards conduct ...

December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 77,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed from end of business December 24, 2018 and will reopen on January 2, 2019 at 8:30am. If you are a...

December 20, 2018

Health Science Professionals Tentative Settlement - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) bargaining committee is recommending that you vote YES to the tentative settlement for a three year renewal collective agreement. Click here to read the highlights and details.  A hard copy will be mailed to you in early January 2019 with a mail in balloting package. HOLD THE DATE! There will be two telephone hall meetings t...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU disappointed by defeat of electoral reform referendum - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed by Election BC's announcement today that the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform was defeated. Despite this result, over half a million British Columbians voted for change due to a deep dissatisfaction with First Past the Post (FPTP), and the conversation about a more representative voting system must continue. Under FPTP ...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU HQ closed – Dec 21st - BCGEU

Due to a power failure, the BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby will continue to be closed for the remainder of the day on December 21, 2018.   We expect that the office will re-open on Monday, December 24. If power has not been restored by then, a subsequent notice will be posted here.   UWU/MoveUP

December 19, 2018

The Provincial magazine - Winter 2018 - BCGEU

The winter issue of The Provincial magazine is now available to download. Featured in this issue: · Local government elections · Wildfire health risks · C-6 workers meet minister · $10-a-day childcare · Casino bargaining · Willow Manor worksite profile · Housing and young workers · And more… Download the Winter 2018 issue here UWU/MoveUP

December 18, 2018

Local 407 Nomination for Member-at-Large and Member-at-Large (Young Worker) P...

Nominations are now open for the vacant Member-at-Large and Member-at-Large (Young Worker) positions on the Local 407 Executive. Information on the responsibilities of this position is attached.The deadline for nominations is: January 17, 2019If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution to members with ballo...

December 18, 2018

Component 4 - Facilities Health Subsector - Your Bargaining team recommends r...

Dear friend,  Your BCGEU bargaining team has reviewed the tentative three-year agreement for members in the facilities subsector and is recommending members vote "yes" in ratification votes that are being scheduled for mid-January 2019. The agreement, which covers 44,000 health care workers, of which 2,000 are BCGEU members, was reached between the multi-union FBA and the Health Employers Assoc...

December 14, 2018

Component 4 Executive Election - BCGEU

On December 13, 2018, Component 4 representatives from across the province met and elected a new executive. The results of the election are as follows: Vice President – Mahen Ramdharry (403)1st Vice Chairpeson – Cina Opel (402)2nd Vice Chairperson – Richard Ziemianski (401)3rd Vice Chairperson – Joel Blanco (401)Treasurer – Ping Qiu (403)Recording Secretary – Marilyn McLean (404) Members-at-Lar...

December 12, 2018

BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force report a...

In July 2018 the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. Today, the Task Force released its report and 23 policy recommendations that will help to improve life for tenants in B.C. The BCGEU's submission focused on ...

December 12, 2018

Local 407 Members at Lake Country Lodge Re: Worksite Stewards – Call for Nomi...

Please be advised the following positions are vacant at Lake Country Lodge: Steward (3 positions) Alternate (2 positions) Attached is the nomination form and an information sheet on the duties of stewards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 11, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the BCGEU Okanagan Area Office: 1064 Borden AveKelowna, BCPh: 250-763-6405 / 1-800-667-1132...

December 12, 2018

Local 404 Members at Well Being Services White Rock Seniors Village Ltd - Col...

The ratification ballot has been counted and your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that the membership have voted 95.4% in favour of the new agreement. The Bargaining Committee would like to thank you for your participation and strong support during this important process. Please contact any member of the Bargaining Committee with any further questions or comments. In Solidarity, Your ...