All BCGEU offices are open. Members who wish to attend at a BCGEU office must follow BCGEU Safety Protocols which include proof of vaccination and wearing a face mask in all common areas.
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.
BCGEU met with Workers Compensation Board (WCB) managers on March 7 to express our concerns about the levels of violence in the health and community social services sectors.
The health and community social services sectors have been included in the WCB?s 2017 ?high risk strategy? because of the sheer number and gravity of incidents from this sector. The prevention of violence is WCB?s main ob...
As part of National Nutrition Month, the BCGEU acknowledges and celebrates the important work of dietitians on Dietitians Day.
BCGEU represents nearly 100 dietitians who are members of our Health Services component (Component 4). Dietitians work in residential care facilities, community health centres, population health, home care and community care, long-term care and public health units. The...
Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative deal has been reached for a new collective agreement for members employed at Nanaimo Seniors Village.
The Bargaining Committee is recommending that you vote YES to accept the tentative renewal Collective Agreement.
Full details of the tentative agreement will be made available to members at the ratification meeting listed belo...
The Province is investing $500 million over the next four years as part of a Ministry of Health action plan to improve care for seniors across the system, including increasing direct-care hours for seniors in residential care.
Are you a BCGEU member works in an office environment providing administrative services OR provides frontline service to the public in an administrative role?
If the answer is YES, then save these dates: Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 3, 2017 for “File This!”, a BCGEU conference for members who work in administrative services.
The conference will be held in Richmond, B.C. and feature g...
To: All BCGEU Members at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Arc
Re: Strike Vote
The Employer and Union bargaining committees met to continue negotiations on March 2 and 3, and have reached impasse at the bargaining table. While the parties were able to agree to a number of housekeeping and language items, we were not able to agree on monetary items. Since the parties cannot reach ag...
The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) feels that today’s announcement of $500 million to strengthen care for B.C. seniors represents a significant step toward addressing many of the most pressing needs in seniors’ care.
“Our union has long advocated for the Ministry of Health to address staffing guidelines, care hours and funding for long-term care homes,” said Stephanie S...
Re: BCGEU President Stephanie Smith to visit Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
In light of the recent assaults, discipline, and other serious health and safety related issues, BCGEU President Stephanie Smith will be making a worksite visit to Forensic Psychiatric Hospital on Tuesday, March 21st, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
We will be bringing our RV and barbecue and serving hamburgers for our membe...
The BCGEU expresses its condemnation of the bomb threat made to a Vancouver Jewish Community Centre last night. This kind of violence and anti-Semitism must not be tolerated. We stand in solidarity with the Jewish Community, and the families affected by this event.
We are also heartened by expressions of support British Columbians are extending to the Jewish Community as we stand against hate ...
Today, we?re proud to celebrate International Women?s Day 2017 ? Be Bold for Change. International Women?s Day is a day to celebrate the valuable achievements women have made across the world and a time to reflect on the progress made to advance equality for women. Despite these successes, we recognize that there are still many barriers and challenges that remain in working towards gender parit...
"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22, 2017. "Ergonomics" will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017. These courses will be held at the Burnaby Head Office? 4911 Canada Way, Burnaby from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn:
Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure
To: BCGEU Members in Local 403
Re: Call for Alternates to Convention
The 2017 Tri Annual BCGEU Constitutional Convention will be taking place from Wednesday, June 14, 2017 to Saturday, June 17, 2017. Convention is the time when you, the members decide who the next BCGEU President, Treasurer and four Executive Vice Presidents will be and what the mandate of YOUR Union will be over th...
To all Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Vancouver Area
"Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Wednesday, April 19. This course will be held at the BCGEU office at #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
In the Prevention of Workplace Violence you will learn:
The legislative requirements for a violence prevention program
The definition of workplace viole...
Re: Local 402 - Convention Delegate Results
This notice is to advise the General Membership of the results of Local's Call for Nominations for 4 Convention Delegates.
The following individuals will be representing the Local at the 50th BCGEU Triennial Constitutional Convention.
Cherie Baekkelund – Comox Valley Seniors Village
David Cherry – VIHA Health Science Professionals
Supported through CoDevelopment Canada, APSIES is a grassroots organization that works in five rural municipalities in southeastern El Salvador to mobilize citizens to protect and enhance publicly-funded healthcare and other social services. APSIES takes a comprehensive approach to health as a human right, with a special emphasis on women?s empowerment primarily through education and capacity-b...
Worried about seniors care? Concerned about long wait times and MSP hikes? Can’t afford to pay more out of pocket for health care?
Join New Democrat MLA Judy Darcy to share your stories and discuss solutions.
When: Saturday, March 11, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Where: The Little Red Church Hall, 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox BC
Who: Judy Darcy, Official Opposition Health Spokesperson
For more details...
DATE: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
TIME: General Membership – 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Great Room
2200 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2L4
A conference call line will be set up at the general meeting tonight for members out of area who are wanting or needing to attend the local meeting by phone.
The conference call number that will be used is 1-...
To: All Members, HRC Care Society (Westminster House)
Re: RATIFICATION VOTE SCHEDULED
A drop in vote has been scheduled for:
Date: Monday, March 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 a.m. ? 4:30 p.m.
Location: Fireside Lounge
This is your only opportunity to vote on the tentative agreement so please make every effort to come t...
To: Stewards and Executive Members in Local 0406
Re: Enhanced Steward Training
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Enhanced Steward Training
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cariboo Area Office of the BCGEU
107A 1st Avenue North
Williams Lake V2G 1Y7
Lunch will be provided. To ensure enough fo...
Mildred ?Millie? Irene Canessa
July 20, 1927 - February 19, 2017
Long-time trade unionist and social activist Millie Canessa passed away Sunday morning.
An ardent defender of human rights and social justice causes including gender equality and workers' rights, Millie dedicated most of her life to bettering her community.
Millie joined the Government Employees' Association in 1967, prior to t...
BC Budget 2017
This week, the BC Liberals delivered a pre-election budget with uncharacteristic commitments to new spending. In his budget speech, Finance Minister Mike de Jong boasted about the province’s ability to make service and program investments after so many years of discipline and sacrifice by British Columbians.
Indeed—albeit on the heels of intense public and media pressure—there ...