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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

December 05, 2017

BC’s Liquor Distribution Branch the right choice to manage cannabis - BCGEU

  December 5, 2017 BC's Liquor Distribution Branch the right choice to manage cannabis   The B.C. government's decision to make the Liquor Distribution Branch responsible for the distribution of non-medical cannabis is the right choice for British Columbia, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. "We applaud the BC government's decision to warehouse and distribute cannabis...

December 05, 2017

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - BCGEU

  December 6:    National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6th is a dark day in our country’s history. It marks the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal, in which 14 women were singled out for their gender and killed. The 14 women slain in this horrific act of misogyny and gender-based violence were Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, N...

December 05, 2017

BCGEU welcomes wildfire review - BCGEU

  BCGEU welcomes wildfire review   The BC Government and Service Employees' Union welcomes the BC government's announcement of an independent review of wildfire and flood response today. "Our members, who provide on-the-ground emergency fire and flood response across the province, are happy to hear that the government has initiated a review of the catastrophic natural events of the past year,"...

December 04, 2017

Local 412 Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT:    Health Services LOCAL:             412 – General Meeting DATE:              December 12, 2017 TIME:               1:00 pm PLACE:             Bulkley Lodge Education Room                           3668 11th Ave, Smithers, BC                                            or                          Conference Call – Dial 1-888-289-4573, ID#: 7845761   AGENDA · Local Elections · Bargai...

December 01, 2017

Ministry resources new Overdose Emergency Response Centre, more staff to step...

Victoria – Today the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions announced an escalation of their emergency response to the overdose crisis. To deal with the deepening crisis across the province, the government is setting up a centralized Overdose Emergency Response Centre to coordinate a response to the overdose crisis that spans the province. “Seeing the government move forward with creating new...

November 30, 2017

Membership meeting at Rosemary Heights Seniors Village– we need your input! -...

Your Bargaining Committee will be available and we invite you to join us at the following membership meeting: Date: Tuesday, December 19th Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm Where: Meeting Room, Rosemary Heights Seniors Village In preparation for upcoming negotiations with your Employer, we want to hear from you what the important issues are at the workplace and if there is anything in your collective agree...

November 28, 2017

Sacred Water Ceremony - BCGEU

National Aboriginal Peoples CircleBCGEUVancouver Island Human Rights CommitteePSACBC Presents a  SACRED WATER CEREMONY According to Vice News Canada, as of July 31 2017, there were a total of 121 First Nations under 172 drinking water advisories across Canada. ACCESS TO CLEAN AND SAFE WATER IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT Join Todd Smith, PSAC A/Regional Executive Vice-President, and Sussanne Skidmore, ...

November 28, 2017

BCGEU launches housing affordability plan - BCGEU

Following the launch of a campaign on housing affordability earlier this month, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a report detailing recommendations on how the province can solve the housing affordability crisis. The Building an Affordable B.C. report provides recommendations aimed at tackling the root of the housing crisis: speculation on the part of financi...

November 24, 2017

Rosemary Heights Seniors Village Election Results and Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

Elections for the Rosemary Heights Seniors Village Bargaining Committee are now completed with the following elected by acclamation: Muntaz Ali, Bargaining Committee Chairperson  Kavneet Bains, Bargaining Committee member Bryn Bailey, Bargaining Committee member   Congratulations to the successful nominees! Your Bargaining Committee will now prepare to commence bargaining with the Employer and ...

November 22, 2017

Riverview Hospital site to open new mental health and addiction centre - BCGEU

BCGEU members support the provincial government's recent announcement that a new mental health facility on the Riverview lands in Coquitlam is slated to open in 2019, replacing the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction.  "BCGEU members are pleased to see the provincial government's continued commitment to mental health and addictions treatment, especially as the province tackles an opi...

November 21, 2017

BCGEU senior leadership met with Health Minister Dix - BCGEU

We're happy to report we had a fruitful meeting recently with provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix. We're pleased to have been able to accompany BCGEU president Stephanie Smith at the meeting. We discussed a number of topics with Minister Dix, including concerns about long-term care standards in facilities, the treatment of workers in the health sector, Bill 29 and contract flipping, home supp...

November 21, 2017

On the National Inquiry into into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and G...

On November 1, 2017 the commissioners for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls released their interim report, Our Women and Girls are Sacred. As an organization with standing in the Inquiry, the BCGEU has carefully reviewed the 118-page report which clearly demonstrates the enormous scope of the Inquiry. The report includes some very startling statistics – I...

November 20, 2017

­­B.C.’s fastest growing union launches housing affordability plan - BCGEU

­­B.C.'s fastest growing union launches housing affordability plan     Following the launch of a campaign on housing affordability earlier this month, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a report detailing recommendations on how the province can solve the housing affordability crisis.   The Building an Affordable B.C. report provides recommendations aimed at ta...

November 18, 2017

Human Rights Commission - BCGEU

As you may be aware, the province has been undertaking steps to reinstate the BC Human Rights Commission. The BCGEU is pleased to hear that the provincial government is taking this step and that the province has called on all British Columbians to engage in the process by sharing their thoughts and opinions on what the commission should look like. The BCGEU has developed a submission that bring...

November 17, 2017

Critics say federal government’s moves to curb Canada’s opioid crisis are jus...

Harm-reduction advocates are viewing a host of actions announced by Ottawa this week as an encouraging but modest step in combatting Canada's overdose crisis. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said on Wednesday that Ottawa would allow initiatives such as drug checking, pilot projects to provide safer alternatives to opioids and a streamlined permission process for provinces to ope...

November 14, 2017

All HCN Revera Lessee (Whitecliff) LP members - Renewal Collective Agreement ...

  Renewal Collective Agreement Ratifies We are pleased to advise that in the vote held on November 8th at the worksite, the members at HCN Revera Lessee (Whitecliff) LP ratified the proposed renewal collective agreement with a vote of 68% in favour of acceptance.   Once the collective agreement has been signed copies will be provided to all members.   I would like to take this opportunity to ...

November 10, 2017

Worksite Visit: George Pearson Centre – Special Guest : BCGEU president Step...

To: All BCGEU Members at VCHA – George Pearson Centre What: Worksite Visit – Special Guest : BCGEU president Stephanie Smith When: Monday, November 20, 2017. Drop in any time between 2pm-4pm Where: Special Events Room, George Pearson Centre   All BCGEU members at VCH George Pearson Centre are invited to a union meeting on Monday, November 20, 2017 between 2pm and 4pm. The meeting will be held...

November 09, 2017

BCGEU out of gate early with public service bargaining conferences - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is ramping up pre-bargaining efforts by conducting bargaining conferences this week, even though most collective agreements aren't set to expire until 2019. Delegates from across the province gathered in Vancouver to hammer out bargaining priorities for upcoming negotiations, which are expected to take place in the new year. "...

November 09, 2017

BC Coroners Service releases updated illicit drug overdose death stats - BCGEU

More than 1,100 British Columbians have died due to suspected illicit drug overdoses, according to data released today by the BC Coroners Service. Preliminary data indicate there were 80 suspected drug overdose deaths this September, representing a 31% increase from September 2016. The suspected number of illicit drug overdose deaths for the year to date is now 1,103, up from 607 at this time i...

November 08, 2017

Aboriginal Veterans Day - BCGEU

On November 8th we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist in higher proportion than any other group in Canada.  The BCGEU is honored this year to sponsor the luncheon for veterans at the Vancouver A...

November 06, 2017

Bargaining Breaks Off at The Royale Pacifica Resort Retirement Living - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for four days from October 30th through November 2nd. Agreement was quickly reached on most of the non-monetary proposals. The only non-monetary proposal outstanding is the Employer's proposal to delete the contracting out language from your collective agreement. If the Union was to agree to this deletion it would remove a key element of your empl...