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 12, 2018

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Member Engagement For...

The BCGEU has been granted standing at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) allowing it to make a formal written submission to the public inquiry as an organization. BCGEU members from across the province have valuable front-line knowledge and experience to contribute through their role in delivering services and supports for vulnerable Indigenous ch...

March 12, 2018

Social Work Week 2018 - BCGEU

March 11th – 17th is Social Work Week in B.C. This week the vital role of social workers is in focus as we celebrate Social Work Week in B.C. Social workers in the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) assist more than 150 000 children, youth and families each year. "In addition to their important and demanding work, social workers have been tireless advocates for system-wide impro...

March 09, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - Com...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the BC NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the BC Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and programs t...

March 09, 2018

Child advocate report underlines need for transformative change to Indigenou...

A B.C. Children's Representative report that criticizes attempts to restrict an Indigenous woman's parental access clearly shows that we need to change the way services are delivered in Indigenous communities, the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) said today. "Bernard Richard's report identifies a child apprehension policy, put in place by the previous government, that is in urg...

March 07, 2018

International Women’s Day: Time to #PressforProgress - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized internationally on March 8th each year to celebrate the global achievements of women and the extraordinary role women have played in their communities and across the world. Despite these successes, we are faced with continued inequality and there is still much to be done. Let's continue to move forward – not backward - on women's rights and equality...

March 06, 2018

Important Information About Benefits at Cerwydden Care Home - BCGEU

An agreement was reached between AdvoCare Health Services and BCGEU regarding benefit levels and premiums. Originally, the Employer was to present any proposed options for changes to the Union no later than February 1, 2018, and the members were to choose amongst the proposed options by February 15, 2018. Due to the tight timelines this year, the deadline to submit your option has been extended...

March 05, 2018

Local 409 Executive & Stewards - BCGEU

Due to the recent elections for both Stewards and your Local 409 Executive, the results are as follows: Stewards Renee Ansel Alison Gale Stuart Gatrell Nicky Hamilton Rory Pownall  Marsha Wiebe Tracey Wolfe   If you have any questions about the Collective Agreement or need a Steward for any reason, please contact one of the above, or call the Area Office for contact information. Local 409 Ex...

March 05, 2018

Local 401 Election Update - BCGEU

This is to inform you that CONOR BERGEVIN is no longer running for the Recording Secretary position, but will continue seek election for First Vice-Chairperson. When casting your ballot for Recording Secretary, please choose from the remaining two candidates: Ryan Richard Joel Blanco Any votes cast for Conor for the Recording Secretary position will not be counted.In solidarityJenny EwingBCGE...

March 05, 2018

Seniors advocate concerned about over-use of medication - BCGEU

Seniors in care homes across B.C., including Terraceview Lodge, are still being given medications they are not diagnosed for, an issue that's improving but still an ongoing concern in B.C. B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie released report and residential care home Quick Facts Directory early this year, highlighting several concerns around seniors care.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

March 02, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the BC NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the BC Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and programs t...

March 02, 2018

Local 402 Facilities FBA Bargaining Conference - BCGEU

Result of the Area 02 Nominations/Elections to attend the Burnaby FBA Bargaining Conference This notice is to inform our area membership of the outcome of the February 28, 2018 meeting and the Nominations/Elections outcome related to an additional Area 02 facilities member to attend the Burnaby Bargaining Conference on March 23 & 24.  The one additional delegate seat for Area 02 at the Barg...

March 02, 2018

HSP Area 02 Nominations HSPBA Bargaining Conference - BCGEU

Result of the Area 02 Nominations/Elections to attend the Burnaby HSPBA Bargaining Conference I am pleased to advise you all of the outcome of the February 28, 2018 meeting. The nominations closed at the meeting for the 2 additional Area 02 HSP delegates to attend the HSPBA Bargaining Conference. The Election process at the meeting determined your 2 additional HSPBA Bargaining Conference Delega...

March 02, 2018

BCGEU Submission on Electoral Reform Referendum - BCGEU

When the B.C. Government announced plans to hold a province-wide referendum on the question of electoral reform, they invited input from citizens and organizations to help shape the way we vote. The response from British Columbians was immense, with over eighty-eight thousand submissions made to the Attorney General. This represents the largest public participation in a consultation in the hist...

March 01, 2018

Local 403 at The Salvation Army Detox - BCGEU

Ballots were counted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, and the committee is pleased to announce that 88% voted to accept the terms of the tentative agreement.   In solidarity, Your Bargaining Committee:   Crystal LambertFatima PaisHarp PanderSelena Kongpreecha, Staff Representative - Negotiations Download Local 403 Detox Ratification Results Feb 2018.pdf UWU/MoveUP

March 01, 2018

March is Community Social Service Awareness Month - BCGEU

There isn't a family in B.C. that hasn't received support, or knows someone who's received support, from a Community Social Service (CSS) worker. Every day, they make sure some of our most vulnerable citizens are safe and cared for, and this is why the BC Government Services and Employees' Union (BCGEU) asked the Province of British Columbia once again to proclaim March as Community Social Serv...

March 01, 2018

BCGEU raises concern over Chinese government takeover of Anbang Insurance -...

Last year, The Chinese private equity and insurance firm Anbang Insurance purchased Retirement Concepts -- B.C.'s largest private chain of care homes -- for an estimated $1 billion. Last week, the Chinese government announced it would be assuming direct control of Anbang Insurance Group. Corruption, fraud and risk of insolvency were the reasons cited. The federal Liberal government is now being...

March 01, 2018

Bottom Line Conference: congrats to the selected delegates! - BCGEU

  Your Component 4 Health Services executive would like to thank all of the members in the health sector who submitted an expression of interest to attend this year's Canadian Mental Health Association's Bottom Line Conference We received not only an overwhelming number of submissions and actually increased our delegate allotment as a result, but the expressions of interest reflected how much o...

February 28, 2018

Bargaining Committee Election for Elim Village - BCGEU

The notice that was sent out yesterday, February 27th was incorrect and must be disregarded.  The following is the election process for the remaining positions on your bargaining committee.The election for the position of two bargaining committee members and alternate will be conducted at the worksite by a staff representative from the BCGEU. One candidate from the Harrison and one candidate fr...

February 28, 2018

BCGEU supports Pink Shirt Day 2018 campaign - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) joined hundreds this morning in downtown Vancouver at the CKNW Kids' Fund 2018 Pink Shirt Day rally. This annual campaign to end bullying spreads awareness and raises funds to support programs that foster children's healthy self-esteem with this year's focus on cyberbullying. "Bullying continues to be a problem whether in our schools, at wo...