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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

March 11, 2022

All BCGEU Health Science Professionals Members - Health Science Professionals...

  The following people have been acclaimed (no election necessary as only one person was nominated) from their locals to the Sectoral Council: 410 – Ali Moore 411 – Yvonne Liang Congratulations to the new delegates.   In solidarity, Michelle McAuleyStaff Representative – Negotiations Download PDF of notice here

March 10, 2022

BCGEU Social Media Community Guidelines - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every individual has the right to contribute to the conversation on the BCGEU's social media channels. These conversations will be respectful of others' political affiliation, race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, abilities, appearance, and occupation. Harassment will not be tolerated: Harassment is defined as comments which ridicule, humiliate, insult, or degrade another user on the basis of ra...

March 08, 2022

Cowichan branch of VIRL behind picket lines as BCGEU librarians escalate job ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are on the picket line at VIRL's Cowichan Branch (2687 James Street in Duncan) today. The picket is the first step in escalated job action from the librarians who are awaiting response to their latest counteroffer from the employer ...

March 08, 2022

Notice of Ratification Meeting and Vote for Sunwood - BC General Employees' U...

Committee Recommends You Vote “Yes”We are pleased to have reached a tentative first agreement that provides major gains for Sunwood employees. Your bargaining committee encourages you to vote “yes” to accept the agreement.Ratification Document Available WednesdayWhen you vote, you will be voting on whether to accept the entire first collective agreement contained in the ratification document. T...

March 08, 2022

Membership of Piccadilly, Cerwydden, and Mountain Lake Seniors Communities re...

The following are the results of the combined ratification votes for both Pro Vita and West Cana employees at the above three sites. Pro Vita employees YES 40% NO 60% West Cana YES 35% NO 65 % Both renewals of the Collective Agreement have been rejected by the members who cast a vote. Your Bargaining Committee will be meeting in the near future to discuss where we go from here. Once that is don...

March 07, 2022

Bargaining Committee for White Rock Seniors Village - BC General Employees' U...

At the close of nominations, the following members were declared elected to the bargaining committee by acclamation: Jenny Joly Janice Prasad Jessie Bains was also nominated and has volunteered to serve as the alternate committee member. As you know from previous bulletins, all nine Retirement Concepts / Well Being Services worksites represented by the BCGEU will participate at a common barga...

March 07, 2022

Tentative Agreement Reached for members at HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood) - BC G...

We are pleased to report that your BCGEU bargaining committee and Revera reached a tentative settlement of a first collective agreement this past Friday. This agreement contains major gains for members—all because of your strength and solidarity! Tentative Agreement Highlights Highlights of the agreement include: Term of approximately 13 months, from date of ratification to April 30, 2023 Wage...

March 04, 2022

March 8 International Women’s Day 2022 #BreakTheBias - BC General Employees' ...

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD). It’s an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of women throughout history and around the world. An opportunity to recommit ourselves to stand together and work together to continue breaking down the barriers that still hold women back in far too many families, communities and workplaces. An opportunity to dream with our eyes open a...

March 04, 2022

Pickets at VIRL branches Wednesday if no offer made, says BCGEU librarians - ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will begin escalated job action starting Wednesday, March 9 should they not receive a serious offer from the employer. On March 1, after the union had issued 72-hour strike notice, the employer made a new offer to librarians. Howeve...

March 04, 2022

Letter: BCGEU librarians call on VIRL Board of Trustees to #respectVIRLlibrar...

On Thursday March 3, 2022, all 48 BCGEU members working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) submitted a group letter to the library's Board Trustees. Read their letter here.The letter called on all 38 trustees to ensure that librarians' next collective agreement provides them with fundamental support – including a psychologically safe and respectful workplace, and wag...

March 04, 2022

All BCGEU Members at HCN-Revera Lessee (Fleetwood Villa) - Bargaining Committ...

  The following two members have been nominated to fill the vacant position on the bargaining committee for Fleetwood Villa, so voting is required: - Tammy Edgar - Ruby Driedger The order of candidates' names has been randomized for this bulletin-they will also appear in a random order on the ballot. Voting Information This bargaining committee vote will be conducted using secure electronic ...

March 04, 2022

RainCity Housing & Support Society - Shop stewards - BC General Employees' Un...

This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at RainCity Housing & Support Society that the following people are the current shop stewards: •    Robert Gillard                      •    Shoshannah Liberman•    Justin Somerville                 •    Odette Henwood•    Kash Bajaj                          •    Krista Driscoll•    Paula (Nora) Aguilar            •    Bear Walsh•    Lydia Many Whi...

March 03, 2022

Harbour Light ARC Bargaining – Your Employer’s March 3, 2022, Email - BC Gene...

You should have received your employer’s March 3, 2022, email telling you of its decision to submit its last offer to something known as a “last offer vote”.  This bulletin is about that email. What is a Last Offer Vote?When bargaining for a renewal collective agreement reaches impasse – stalls, a unionized employer is entitled to submit its final offer to a vote of its unionized employees.  Th...

March 02, 2022

Seventy-two hour strike notice filed: librarians on Vancouver Island urge ele...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) served the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) board with 72-hour strike notice on Monday, February 28. The union's move means libraries in many communities on Vancouver Island and neighbouring islands could be behind picket lines as early as 8 a.m. Thursday, March 3. The BCGEU is calling on elected represen...

March 01, 2022

Health Science Professionals Sectoral Council Update - BC General Employees' ...

The following people have been acclaimed (no election necessary as only one person was nominated) from their local to the Sectoral Council: 402 – Stephen Morgan 403 – TBD (election underway) 404 – Binny Sivia 405 – Nicole Lockie 407 – Andrea McLeod 408 – Jacqueline Grieve 409 – Paula Dyson Congratulations to the new delegates. In solidarity, Michelle McAuleyStaff Representative – Negotiations...

February 28, 2022

Your Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) - Facilities bargaining resumes ...

A second week of negotiations between your multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) included negotiations on a number of non-monetary and housekeeping items. The week concluded with FBA committee discussions on how to increase the participation of Indigenous peoples in the health care workforce. Those discussions come on the heels of...

February 28, 2022

Local 403 Salvation Army – Harbour Light ARC - Strike Preparation – STRIKE PA...

  This is a reminder to provide to the BCGEU your most recent pay stub as soon as possible. If you do not provide your pay stub, you will not receive strike pay. Regular Employees: you need only to provide your most recent pay stubCasual Employees: you need to provide your pay stubs from the last 8-12 weeks HOW? Cell Phone Take a picture of your most recent pay stub with your phone Email the p...

February 25, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Provita Care Management Inc./WestCana Services Inc - Not...

RE-VOTE For Collective Agreement Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement for your new Collective Agreement has been reached with your Employer. The tentative agreement reached applies to all union employees working at Piccadilly, Cerwydden and Mountain Lake Senior Communities, both for Pro Vita Management Inc. and WestCana Services Inc. Please click to view you...

February 25, 2022

Salvation Army – Harbour Light ARC - Bargaining Committee Election Result - B...

The ballots were counted last evening directly after the last poll closed at 4:30pm in the Crosswalk Lounge at 108 East Hastings. Congratulations to Takeshi Mori who has won the election for the vacant positon on your Bargaining Committee. Thank you to all the candidates who allowed their names to stand for this election.  In solidarity, Brent Camilleri, Coordinator – NegotiationsDownload PDF ...

February 24, 2022

All BCGEU members at Elim Village - Employer Ratification and Next Steps

I can confirm that the Employer has now also ratified the tentative agreement which means that all the new provisions are now in effect at Elim Village. In the coming weeks an initial draft of the new agreement will be created and reviewed by both your bargaining committee and the employer. Once that is complete the document is reviewed by our finalization desk and a signature copy is produced....

February 23, 2022

BCGEU welcomes progressive vision, new spending, and strong economic outlook ...

A progressive vision for inclusive and clean growth, continued support for critical public services like healthcare and childcare, and the announcement of a new year-round B.C. Wildfire Service are just some of the highlights in what the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling a "bargaining budget". "The devil is always in the details but on first glance there's a lot for our members a...

February 22, 2022

Facilities bargaining wraps first week - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The first week of negotiations for a new Facilities collective agreement wrapped on Friday, with an agreement to return to the table this Wednesday and bargaining dates scheduled to continue into April.Our bargaining team set the stage for a round of bargaining focused on safer workplaces and the need for bold measures to recruit and retain staff including significant increases to compensation....

February 22, 2022

Salvation Army Harbour Bargaining Committee Election - CORRECTION - BC Genera...

Unfortunately, a candidate's information wasn't included in the bulletin from February 18.There are three candidates nominated for the one bargaining committee vacancy. The candidates are (in random order): Marc Mitchell (biography below) Takeshi Mori (biography below) Thomas Chang An election will be held by paper ballot at the following locations and times. You must vote in person at the ba...

February 22, 2022

HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood) - Bargaining Bulletin #9: Mediation underway - B...

The parties met on February 18, 2022 and continued negotiations with the assistance of the mediator appointed by the Labour Relations Board. Mediated discussions were productive, and progress has been made. We will meet again in mediated negotiations on Friday, March 4th and will provide a further update then. In the meantime, we will continue to prepare for a strike. Please reach out to a work...

February 18, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Salvation Army Harbour Light - Bargaining Committee Ele...

There are two candidates nominated for the one bargaining committee vacancy. The candidates are (in random order):       Thomas Chang       Takeshi Mori (biography below) An election will be held by paper ballot at the following locations and times: Candidate Biographies Submitted before deadline: My name is Takeshi Mori (TAKE). I have been working at Harbour Light as a shelter worker for t...

February 18, 2022

Official statement from the BCGEU on unauthorized use of logo for protest eve...

The BCGEU has recently learned that our logo is being used without authorization on promotional material for a "protest" event planned for next week.  We want to be clear that our union is not associated with, nor do we support, the event or its organizers in any way. This is an unlawful action on the part of the organizers. We are considering all legal options before us to hold the responsibl...

February 18, 2022

Bargaining Committee for Peace Portal Seniors Village - BC General Employees'...

At the close of nominations, the following members were declared elected to the bargaining committee by acclamation: Erlinda Bailio Jas Randhawa  Karmjit Sohi-Tiwana was also nominated and has volunteered to serve as the alternate committee member. As you know from previous bulletins, all nine Retirement Concepts / Well Being Services worksites represented by the BCGEU will participate at a c...