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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

May 28, 2020

LifeLabs COVID-19 Action Team Update - BCGEU

Your LifeLabs COVID-19 Action Team met this week to follow up on earlier discussions and move towards finding solutions to the urgent issues you and your co-workers are facing during the pandemic. The Action Team has struck three sub-committees to focus our efforts on specific areas of concern. The new sub-committees are: Occupational Health and Safety – there have been a number of ongoing heal...

May 28, 2020

Nanaimo Seniors Village - Bargaining update #7 - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee and employer met via videoconference on May 27, 2020. The parties have now concluded bargaining on all non-monetary proposals and have made good initial progress on monetary matters. The parties are scheduled to meet again on June 10 and 11, 2020, and we will provide a further update after that. Thank you again for your patience and support throughout the bargaining pr...

May 28, 2020

Glass Lewis endorses shareholder motion questioning Thomson Reuters’s (NYSE, ...

Burnaby – One of the world's leading independent proxy advisory firms, Glass Lewis, has recommended that Thomson Reuters (NYSE, TSX: TRI) shareholders vote FOR a proposal filed by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU). The proposal calls on the Thomson Reuters board to produce a human rights report that addresses the impacts of contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforceme...

May 26, 2020

Fraser Health Tri-Cities Mental Health - Your New Shop Steward - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 1 (one) steward position on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. We are pleased to announce that Ian Blatchford is your newly acclaimed steward at Fraser Health Authority – Tri-Cities Mental Health. Please join us in wishing Ian well in their new position.   In Solidarity, Nicki PearsonStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

May 26, 2020

Temporary pandemic pay – COVID-19 update, May 26 - BCGEU

Temporary pandemic pay – COVID-19 update, May 26Last week, the B.C. government announced the long-awaited details of the temporary "pandemic pay" program to top up the wages of select essential frontline workers. Below are some frequently asked questions as this relates to your eligibility.Do I qualify for the new temporary pandemic pay?All BCGEU members covered by the Health Science Profession...

May 25, 2020

Premium pay – COVID-19 update, May 25 - BCGEU

Pandemic pay announcement In mid-April the federal government announced it was working with the provinces on a cost-shared, temporary "pandemic pay" program to top up the wages of select essential frontline workers. Your union worked to have the provincial government ensure that B.C.'s program would cover the broadest possible group of BCGEU members working on the frontlines during the COVID-19...

May 25, 2020

Guildford Seniors Village (Well-Being Services (GSV) Ltd.) ratification by ma...

In consultation with your bargaining committee, and with their agreement, we are implementing a mail in ballot for ratification. All eligible members will receive a ballot in the mail with detailed instructions on how to complete your ballot and return it to the union. It will also include detailed ratification materials and membership cards for those that we do not currently have one on file. ...

May 25, 2020

Scheduling per single site order – COVID-19 update, May 22 - BCGEU

Scheduling per single site order – COVID-19 update, May 22  We are writing with important information about scheduling for employees affected by the Provincial Health Officer's Single Site Order. If you are receiving this email, our records show you work at a worksite subject to the Single Site Order. The Single Site Order restricts workers like you to working at only one Assisted Living, Long ...

May 22, 2020

406 Mental Health & Addictions Members - Steward Elections Open - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Health Services, Component 4 is holding elections for THREE (3) Stewards for members located at Quesnel Mental Health and Addictions, 543 Front Street, Quesnel. Nomination Form is attached. Nominations will be open from May 22, 2020 – June 4, 2020 at Midnight.Email or Fax your nomination to Area06.WilliamsLake@bcgeu.ca or 250-392-5582. Or it can be sent to the Carib...

May 22, 2020

Your union and WorkSafeBC guidance for re-opening - BCGEU

Your union and WorkSafeBC guidance for re-opening  Over the past 10 days, your union's executive, component vice presidents and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) team provided input to the Workers' Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC) as they developed guidance for sectors that are re-opening, as per the B.C. government's Restart Plan.  We provided feedback on protocols and best practices to help...

May 20, 2020

BCGEU releases investor brief calling on Thomson Reuters (TSX, NYSE: TRI) to ...

Ahead of the Thomson Reuters (TSX, NYSE: TRI) annual meeting of shareholders on June 3, 2020, the BCGEU has released an investor brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about human rights impacts at the $8-billion software and media company. The Proposal asks the Thomson Reuters board to investigate and disclose whether it has adequately assessed and mitigated the reputational an...

May 20, 2020

Update for Lifelabs Workers on Premium Pay - BCGEU

I want to start by thanking you again for the work you do to keep our province safe and healthy now and always. You are truly frontline health care workers. You have been deemed essential during this pandemic, and provide a crucial role in protecting your communities. Often at great risk to yourselves and your families, you do important work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 amongst some of the...

May 19, 2020

Provincial government announces details of pandemic pay program for essential...

In mid-April the federal government announced it was working with the provinces on a cost-shared, temporary "pandemic pay" program to top up the wages of select essential frontline workers-under the cost-share, the federal government is responsible for 75 per cent of the funding and the provincial governments are responsible for the remaining 25 per cent. Ever since the initial announcement, yo...

May 19, 2020

BCGEU calls for expansion of B.C.’s pandemic pay program for essential workers

BURNABY, B.C. – Today the B.C. government released long-awaited details of a federal-provincial cost-shared pandemic pay program to temporarily top up the wages of some essential workers. The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on Victoria to expand the program to cover more essential frontline workers. "The BCGEU pushed hard for this program to cover the broadest po...

May 12, 2020

Local 403 George Pearson Centre - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward positions at your worksite and will close on June 10, 2020.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.Some of the roles of a steward are:   Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers about their...

May 11, 2020

Pandemic Relief Fund for HSP members - BCGEU

Dear Members, Many of you have been asking for applications for the Pandemic Relief Fund we announced last week. We were working out the details and had hoped to have the applications out this week however last Friday, May 8, 2020 the HSA sent a notice to their members putting the PRF on hold pending the announcement by the Federal government regarding additional funding. It is problematic that...

May 11, 2020

Call for shop stewards at Fraser Health Authority Tri-Cities – 205 Newport Dr...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Monday, May 25, 2020. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are:   Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers abo...

May 07, 2020

The Provincial Spring 2020 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial  This issue has updates on our union's Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Strengthen All of Us roundtable, our COVID-19 information hub, the fight against massive rent increases and our union's new Affordable BC podcast. UWU/MoveUP

May 07, 2020

May is Speech and Hearing Month - BCGEU

BCGEU proudly represents speech language pathologists, communication health assistants and audiologists across B.C. They work in a variety of settings including health authorities, child development centres, health units and hospitals to name a few.  Speech language pathologists assist people in our communities who have speech, language, and hearing disorders. They screen, assess, identify and ...

May 07, 2020

Guildford Seniors Village (Well-Being Services (GSV) Ltd.) ratification vote ...

PLEASE POST WIDELY AT THE WORKSITE  On March 6, 2020 your union and bargaining committee announced that we had reached a tentative agreement with the employer and were proceeding with a ratification vote. Here is a link to that notice and it includes the highlights of the agreement: https://www.bcgeu.ca/members_at_guildford_seniors_village_well-being_services_gsv_ltd_-_tentative_agreement_ratif...

May 07, 2020

Restarting B.C. -- your rights and union news - BCGEU

Restarting B.C. -- your rights and union news Yesterday B.C. was full of cautious anticipation as Premier Horgan announced the steps we'll be taking to restart the province safely.Throughout the past two months, many BCGEU members have been on the front lines of the pandemic, limiting the spread of COVID-19. At the same time, countless others have been providing vital public services that keep ...