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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 22, 2021

Bargaining Survey for HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood) - We Need Your Input! - BCGEU

To prepare for bargaining for your first collective agreement, your bargaining committee is looking for your feedback on what is important and what your priorities are. Please ask a worksite member of your bargaining committee for a link to the online survey and fill it out by Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM.If you were forwarded this email, make sure we have your current home email address b...

March 22, 2021

Notice of ratification meeting and vote for Nanaimo Seniors Village - BCGEU

Committee Recommends You Vote "Yes"We are pleased to present a tentative agreement that will provide major gains for members. By standing together in solidarity with one another, we won the respect of the employer, and reached the fair and reasonable deal we all deserve. Your bargaining committee strongly and unanimously encourages you to vote "yes" to accept the agreement and make these major ...

March 20, 2021

Update on frontline workers prioritized for COVID-19 immunization - BCGEU

For months the BCGEU has been working hard to make sure frontline essential workers would be offered vaccines as soon as possible. This week's announcement that more than 300,000 front-line workers will be eligible for immunization starting in April is great news-especially for thousands of BCGEU members in child-care and corrections who are among the priority groups listed.    However, thousan...

March 19, 2021

Nanaimo Seniors Village - Tentative agreement reached - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that the parties have reached a tentative agreement!Details of the tentative agreement will be provided early next week. A ratification vote information meeting will be held next Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. via Zoom; meeting details also to come early next week.Your bargaining committee unanimously recommends that you vote "yes" to ratify the ten...

March 19, 2021

BCGEU Members at The Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC - Bargaining survey for...

Your collective agreement is expiring soon, and we want to hear from you about your top priorities for a new collective agreement. Sometime in the next week, you should receive a bargaining survey mailed to your home address. This survey will let your bargaining committee know what issues matter most to you. You have until Friday, April 16 to mail the survey back to BCGEU. If you don’t receive ...

March 19, 2021

BCGEU Members at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Bargaining survey f...

Your collective agreement is expiring soon, and we want to hear from you about your top priorities for a new collective agreement. Please complete this survey to let your bargaining committee know what issues matter most to you. You have until Sunday, April 4 to complete the survey. If you know a BCGEU member who didn’t receive this bulletin, please forward it to them. If you didn’t receive thi...

March 19, 2021

The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox - Bargaining survey for your upcoming ...

Your collective agreement is expiring soon, and we want to hear from you about your top priorities for a new collective agreement. Please complete this survey to let your bargaining committee know what issues matter most to you. You have until Sunday, April 4 to complete the survey. If you know a BCGEU member who didn't receive this bulletin, please forward it to them. If you didn't receive thi...

March 19, 2021

Well Being Services (NSV) Ltd. (Nanaimo Seniors Village) Members Provide 100%...

Unanimous Strike Vote Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that you have provided the strongest possible strike mandate, with 100% of votes cast in favour of taking strike action if necessary! Negotiations Resume The employer has told your bargaining committee that it intends to provide a revised settlement proposal today (March 19). We will carefully review its proposal to see if it ...

March 18, 2021

Vantage Living Inc. - Pre-Bargaining Bulletin #2: Preparations Continue - BCGEU

Update Your bargaining committee continues to preparation for negotiations with the employer to renew the collective agreement. In its most recent meetings, your committee: met with your BCGEU Component 4 vice-president, local chairs and BCGEU staff to help coordinate engagement with you; learned from one of the BCGEU's pension specialists about the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan; and continue...

March 18, 2021

Well Being Services (NSV) Ltd. (Nanaimo Seniors Village) - Strike vote remind...

This is a reminder that the deadline to cast a ballot in the strike vote for Nanaimo Seniors Village is today--Thursday, March 18, 2021--at 5:00 PM. Your bargaining committee strongly encourages you to vote "yes" to show the employer you are prepared to go on strike for the fair deal you deserve. How to Vote You should have received an email with a link to vote online and your unique voting cre...

March 17, 2021

2021 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship program are now closed. Our annual scholarship program of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members. Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective pos...

March 12, 2021

BCGEU members at Sun Village - Update on Bargaining - BCGEU

On March 2-5, the Union met with your Employer, Compass Canada, to bargain your collective agreement renewal. The week before we opened bargaining, your bargaining committee members had to step down. Before they did, they gave valuable input into your priorities and working conditions that informed the proposals for your new collective agreement, and we're thankful for their hard work. In order...

March 12, 2021

All BCGEU Members at HCN-Revera Lessee (Parkwood Manor) - Bargaining Committ...

Call for Nominations Nominations are now open to fill a vacancy on the bargaining committee to negotiate a first collective agreement with your employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union Staff Representative and other elected leaders to help ensure their voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process. The bargaining committee ...

March 12, 2021

Piccadilly and Cerwydden Care Homes - Update on Bargaining - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee has spent four more days at the bargaining table attempting to renew your collective agreement. On a positive note, the parties were able to conclude all of the non-monetary provisions. This will result in significant upgrades to many provisions of your collective agreement. When talking about providing you with fair wages, benefits and other monetary increases, the Em...

March 12, 2021

BCGEU Members in Area 12 (Terrace-Kitimat) - Cross Component Committee Event ...

Event: Snow Valley Winter WonderlandLocation: Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club, Terrace-KitimatDate: March 15 to End of Season  The Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club is a non-profit organization for outdoor winter enthusiasts! The Club is located at the Onion Lake Ski Trails between Terrace and Kitimat on Highway 37, and features: • Groomed Trails for Classic Cross Country or Skate Skiing• NEW! Snowshoe &...

March 12, 2021

Notice of Strike Vote at Nanaimo Seniors Village - BCGEU

Bargaining Update The parties met again in bargaining on March 4, 2021. The employer tabled another settlement proposal that was completely unacceptable. While proposed wage increases were better than the 0% the employer had proposed earlier, most other monetary improvements from its previous proposal were removed. Your bargaining committee cancelled the bargaining session that had been schedul...

March 10, 2021

Classification updates deliver improvements to pay - BCGEU

Classification updates deliver improvements to payChanges effective first pay period after April 1 Upcoming changes to classifications in the Health Science Professionals collective agreement will provide significant pay increases for some Early Child Educators and increased pay for more than 30 different health science professions when they work without general supervision. As part of the 2019...

March 08, 2021

Parkwood Manor - Notice of worksite meeting - BCGEU

We are holding a worksite membership via Zoom this Thursday night. All members are invited and encouraged to attend. The purpose of the meeting is to share some good news about next steps in the bargaining process, talk about filling vacancies on the bargaining committee, and seek your input on bargaining priorities. Any members unable to attend because they are working at that time may reach o...

March 08, 2021

Local 403 Delegates to the 51st BCGEU Triennial Constitutional Convention - B...

Thank you to all who attended the February 23, 2021, Local 403 Delegate nomination meeting and to those who submitted their delegate nomination forms. Please help us in congratulating the following Local 403 members who will be attending the BCGEU 51st Triennial Constitutional Convention as Delegates: Kirsten Albrighton Ian Blatchford Jennifer Camara Leilanie Frogoso John Mogk Andrea Johnson A...

March 05, 2021

All BCGEU Members at HCN-Revera Lessee (Sunwood) - Bargaining Committee Elect...

I have assumed the Sunwood bargaining assignment from my colleague Angela. I look forward to working with you and your bargaining committee to negotiate your first collective agreement!  Bargaining Committee Election Results  At the close of nominations, the following candidates were declared elected to your bargaining committee (listed alphabetically by first name): Linda Richardson Sandy Pai...