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

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...

October 12, 2017

Tentative Agreement Reached for The Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC - BCGEU

The parties met at the BC Labour Relations Board again today, and we have a tentative agreement to present to you to vote on. Ratification meetings are scheduled for this Friday, October 13, 2017. Voting will start on this date and members can vote from Friday to Tuesday, October 17, 2017.  Voting Schedule – Friday, October 13 to Tuesday, October 17 Friday, October 13, 2017 at The Anchor of Hop...

October 11, 2017

Provincial magazine - Fall 2017 - BCGEU - BCGEU

Download the PDF file of the 2017 Fall issue of The Provincial magazine. In this issue: Electing workplace stewards Dangerous work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital BCGEU’s sound financial management Mental health first aid and more...    

October 10, 2017

Rally for Youth from Care - BCGEU

Show support for youth in and from foster care, group homes, and other types of government care in B.C. Rally: B.C. LegislatureTuesday October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm

October 06, 2017

NEW Rotations for Health Care Workers - Amended - BCGEU

As you are aware, the Employer is implementing NEW Rotations for Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. The Union met with the affected members to review the Employer's proposed rotations. The members advised the Union that they were not in favour of the proposed rotations! As such, the Union has been meeting with the Employer regularly to discuss and review several NEW Rotation options. The Employer ...

October 05, 2017

Health care assistants experience highest number of workplace injuries in B.C...

When most people think of dangerous jobs in B.C., it's probably a safe bet that a health care assistant isn't on their radar. According to workplace statistics, it should be. The women and men working as frontline caregivers in residential care homes and hospitals have a workplace injury rate of 8.7 per 100 workers - four times the B.C. average of 2.1 for all workers.   Read more...

October 04, 2017

Local 407 & 807 Enhanced Stewards Training - BCGEU

Date:       November 9, 2017 Time:       9:00am to 5:00pm Location: Kelowna Area Office                 1064 Borden Avenue   TOPICS ON THE AGENDA Health and Safety Grievance handling   Please contact the Kelowna Area Office at 250.763.6405 or toll free 1.800.667.1132 to register. Seating is limited so please RSVP by November 2, 2017. Lunch will be provided.   In solidarity, Cathy SeagrisStaff...

October 04, 2017

Strike Vote Scheduled for Well Being Services (GSV) Ltd. - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for a second day of mediation on September 18th in an effort to reach a tentative renewal collective agreement to bring back for your approval. At the end of that day the Employer committed to consulting with upper management regarding one of the outstanding issues and providing us with an answer. The answer we received was that the Employer was n...

October 03, 2017

October is Community Living Month - BCGEU

19 years ago, the province of BC declared October Community Living Month. The BCGEU is proud to represent thousands of members across the province who have dedicated their careers to helping those who are not able, or need the assistance of others, to bring a level of independence and quality of life that benefits not only those with developmental disabilities, but also the communities that we ...

October 03, 2017

Sister in Spirit Vigils - BCGEU

October 4th is a day where we honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls in Canada is a national tragedy. We must take the time to give thanks to the families who are our reason for demanding continued action. The BCGEU believes that the October 4th Sisters In Spirit Vigils are a movement for social change....

October 03, 2017

BCGEU opening $5 million building in Fort St. John - BCGEU

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union President Stephanie Smith and other union members will be in Fort St. John Tuesday to help open the BCGEU's new building on 100th Ave. Smith will officially open the new BCGEU area office on the corner of 100th Ave and 102nd Street late Tuesday afternoon. The two-storey, 6,300-square-foot building was built by unionized workers,...

October 03, 2017

BCGEU OPENS NEW $5 MILLION DOLLAR BUILDING IN FORT SAINT JOHN - BCGEU

Fort Saint John --- President Stephanie Smith and the rest of the Provincial Executive members will be in Fort St. John to visit with local B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at their workplaces. "Showing up and talking with members in their community about the issues that affect them is one of the best ways to understand how the union can be a positive force in people...

October 02, 2017

B.C. to increase treatment and public safety programs to address overdose cri...

VANCOUVER - People on the front lines of British Columbia's opioid overdose crisis are applauding the government's announcement of more funding in an attempt to stem the death toll. Premier John Horgan announced Friday the province will spend more than $31 million over the next three years to increase access to treatment programs, offer more free kits of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, he...

October 02, 2017

CLC Winter School 2018 - BCGEU

Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 14 to February 16, 2018) at Harrison Hot Springs is now available. Active union members are encouraged to apply online. Applications will be forwarded to your component executive to determine who will attend the school.  Registration cut off is November 3rd for all courses.   Please click here to register...

September 29, 2017

BCGEU meets with Federal Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef at roundta...

On September 8, as a follow up to the report Collective Wisdom: Challenges and Opportunities in B.C's Women's Services the BCGEU was invited by the federal Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef to participate in a roundtable discussion as part of the federal government's commitment to addressing gender-based violence (GBV). At the Roundtable were approximately 30 representatives for women's...

September 28, 2017

The Royale Peninsula Retirement Residence - Ratification Meeting Scheduled - ...

A ratification vote has been scheduled at the worksite to allow all employees to have an opportunity to vote on the tentative renewal collective agreement.Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017Time: 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Location: At the worksite (in the Staff Room)2088 152 Street, Surrey, BC V4A 4N9Attached is a document containing the full details of the tentative agreement (click here to view it). ...

September 26, 2017

All BCGEU Members at The Royale Peninsula Resort Retirement Living - BCGEU

TENTATIVE RENEWAL COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT REACHED! Your bargaining committee met with the Employer at the Labour Relations Board on Monday, September 25, 2017 and is pleased to advise you that we have reached a tentative agreement to bring back for you to vote on. Highlights of the agreement include improvements to vision care, and vacation, scheduling language, harassment language and wages as we...

September 25, 2017

River Rock Casino workers negotiate strong first collective agreement after a...

RICHMOND – B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at River Rock Casino Resort voted by 81 per cent to ratify a four-year collective agreement today after more than a year of negotiations with Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. "I am so proud of the outstanding resolve and determination of workers at the River Rock Casino to negotiate such a strong first agreement," says BC...

September 25, 2017

Update for all BCGEU Members at The Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC - BCGEU

The Union has completed negotiations for essential services and held information meetings with members about potential strike action. We are the in process of finalizing a strike schedule, and bringing in picket captains for training.   The Employer requested that we meet at the BC Labour Relations Board today. Monty Qureshi and I were in attendance, and to be clear, the Employer did not respon...

September 22, 2017

Walk for Reconciliation 2017 - BCGEU

Join and support the spirit of 'Namwayut - We are all one. On September 24, 2017, BCGEU members will joining in the 2017 Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver!  The BCGEU is proud to sponsor the walk once again this year and support a positive movement to build better relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.  Walk for Reconciliation: Sunday, September 24th | 9:30am 650 Cambie St...

September 21, 2017

RV Tour – Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton, Smithers, Houston, Franc...

The BCGEU RV will be touring through the above noted locations. Below you will find dates, locations and times. We hope you can join us!   Monday September 18, 2017 – Prince Rupert: · Liquor Distribution Branch (Liquor Store) Parking Lot BBQ Lunch – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, all members and families welcome · Northwest Community College Campus Refreshments – 3:00 pm, come join us on your coffee brea...

September 18, 2017

Staffing a problem at seniors homes: report - BCGEU

The more than 27,000 seniors in publicly funded residential care in B.C. need more care hours, more freedom and more social interaction, says a report from B.C.'s seniors watchdog.  Almost 10,000 seniors in 292 publicly funded care homes were surveyed for the report, which was released Friday by seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie.   Read more...