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.
The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) welcomes the first exhaustive examination of the state of seniors' care in our province by the Seniors' Advocate of B.C. - Monitoring Seniors' Services. The report paints a picture of a system that is headed in the wrong direction.
In general, the report shows that for our province's many seniors, services are barely keeping pace with th...
TIME: Executive meeting 6:00pm; Local 403 member meeting begins at 6:30 pm
PLACE: Lower Mainland Area Office – Auditorium A, Suite 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver (corner of Renfrew and Broadway)
Swearing in of New Member-At-Large
M2M / Member To Member Review
NUPGE Convention Resolutions
Download PDF of meeting notice and parking instructions here.
The creation of the OHS Networking team comes from the BCGEU 2014 convention. Convention delegates were loud and clear with their OHS resolutions: they wanted an expansion in the OHS department. They wanted BCGEU OHS activists to play a larger role, and to see the creation of an OHS Task Force. The OHS Task Force, released their report in April of 2015, with strong and practical recommendations...
The union is pleased to advise that your first collective agreement was accepted by a large majority.
The union would like to thank the committee for their hard work and dedication. We feel confident that this collective agreement will set the tone to move the workplace forward in a positive direction.
If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with your committee members Jeff McNa...
A message from Unite Here! Local 40
Thanks to all of you from BCFED Staff, CUPE, FPSE, GEU, HEU, HSA, MoveUp, TWU/SWA and Unifor who came out to support our members at the Hilton Metrotown on January 20. Management took notice of your support.
Many of you have asked for updates on the status of bargaining at both the Hilton and with Coast Hotels in Kelowna, Victoria, Nanaimo and Prince George...
Your bargaining committee met with the Employer again on January 20th and 21st, 2016. No progress was made and the parties have adjourned negotiations at this time. We will be applying for mediation assistance from the Labour Relations Board and will send another update once we have met with the mediator assigned. We anticipate this will happen over the next two weeks.
We would like to remind members that Broadmead Care Society's Participation Agreement with the BC Public Service Agency concerning the provision of benefits will be coming to an end in the coming months. Accordingly, pursuant to the attached Memorandum of Understanding, the parties will be entering into discussions regarding the benefit redesign, subject to the current cost of benefits as at Ma...
The BCGEU enthusiastically supports the January 13 B.C. Supreme Court decision in favour of the Gitga’at First Nation and Coastal First Nations. This decision ruled that the B.C. government has completely failed in its duty to consult with First Nations on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project.
The court said it was not “reasonable or correct” for the province to sign over the enviro...
To all Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Kelowna Area
"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, February 24 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, February 25. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 1064 Borden Ave, Kelowna from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn:
Worker OHS rights, including the re...
Your bargaining committee is very pleased that we have reached a tentative agreement.
The highlights of the deal are:
General wage increase
Posting and selection language
Hours of work language
Formalized committees in place to deal with ongoing workplace issues.
The tone of negotiations was positive. Your bargaining committee recommends acceptance of...
To all Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Lower Mainland
"Ergonomics" will be held on Tueday, February 16 and "Joint OHS Committee Course" will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb 23-24. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
In the Ergonomics course you will learn:
Requirements of the ergonomics regulation
Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce the ratification of the tentative collective agreement with members voting 96 per cent in favour.
The committee would like to thank you for your support and assistance during this set of negotiations.
Muntaz Ali, Bargaining Committee Chair
Samriti Khanna, Bargaining Committee Member
Barbara Crowley – BCGEU Staff Representative,...
Following the strike vote on November 12, 2015, the union applied to the Labour Relations Board for the assistance of a mediator to attempt to reach a first collective agreement. Mediation is scheduled to begin on February 2, 9 and 10, 2016 at the Labour Relations Board’s offices in downtown Vancouver.
Your bargaining committee met today in order to prepare for mediation.
We would like to tak...
Your current Collective Agreement expires on April 30, 2016 and it is time to prepare for your next round of bargaining. You should all begin thinking about bargaining proposal suggestions and, of course, a new Bargaining Committee must be elected.
• Call for Bargaining Committee Nominations: Nominations are now open for one Bargaining Committee Chairperson, one Bargaining Committee Memb...
On January 20 and 21, the provincial and territorial health ministers will be meeting in Vancouver, and for the first time in several years, the federal minister of health with be there. This is a great opportunity for us to get a message to them about our priorities for our public health system. Along with our partner, the BC Health Coalition, we urge you to help us Put the Heart Back in Hea...
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: Holiday Inn Express & Suites – The Great Room, 2200 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2L4
Comox Valley Seniors Village Strike Talks
Download PDF of notice here.
In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process.
Nominations are now open for one Chairperson and two Bargaining Committee Members on the Bargaining Committee. If more than three candidates are nominated, there will be an election.
Each candidate who is nominated, may complete and send back with their nomination form a bio...
Please be advised that the following are the results of the Local 406 Chairperson election
Thomas Christen – Chairperson
The other members of Local 406 Executive remain the same as follows:
Cindy Taulu –1st Vice Chairperson
Tammy Buchan – 2nd Vice Chairperson
Tracy Hilts– Treasurer
Tina Kirkham – Secretary
Elizabeth Onciul– Member-at-large (1)
Gail Reis – Member-at-Large (2)
The Just Film Festival features social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the planet. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action by spotlighting issues both local and global. It will also include a Social Justice Bazaar, on Saturday February 13th.
Visit the festival website for more information about ...
Here is the list of your stewards for Area 5 LifeLabs members:
Cathy Suttill, LifeLabs' St. Paul Street location
Jessica Hutchinson, LifeLabs' Tranquille Road location
Debbie Wargovcsik, LifeLabs' Nicola Street location
Please feel free to contact them with any union-related questions or concerns that you have
Download PDF of notice here.
We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected as your Bargaining Committee:
• Vince Lu, CHAIR
• Ymelda Castillo
• Carmelita Harnum
Your Committee will be convening shortly to develop proposals prior to meeting with the Employer.
We will continue to communicate with you as developments arise. Please feel free to direct any comments or questions to any me...
COURSE: Stewards' Training
WHEN: February 16-18, 2016
WHERE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office, 8555 198A Street, Langley
TIME: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Please note: our gate and office do not open until 8:30 am
REGISTRATION: Please call our office at 604-882-0111 or toll free at 1-888-991-6062 or respond by email to [email protected] as soon as possible to register for t...
As you are aware the parties met January 6, 2016 at the Labour Relations Board (LRB) but the parties failed to reach agreement.
The mediator called the parties together at the LRB this morning to again attempt to reach a tentative settlement. A settlement was reached and the mediator asked the Union to change our planned strike vote meeting to a ratification meeting.
Therefore, the ratificati...
TIME: 5:30 pm (General Meeting)
PLACE: BCGEU, Fraser Valley Office, 8555 – 198A Avenue, Langley, BC
Adoption of previous Minutes
Welcome and oath of office – new Local Executive members
37.5 Hour Work Week Grievance Update
Motion to destroy ballots from March 13, 2015 election
Motion to destroy ballots from December 16, 2015 election
In preparation for negotiations, an election will take place to elect 1 Chair and 2 members to sit on the Bargaining Committee.
Election date: Monday, January 11, 2016
Election time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Election location: Well-Being (Renfrew Care Centre) 1880 Renfrew St, Vancouver
The members nominated for Chair are:
The members nominated for the Committee ar...
The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is speaking out against a fee increase to rental tenants seeking a dispute resolution through the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB).
The new fee took effect on Jan. 1.
A renter filing a dispute resolution application with the RTB will now have to pay $100. That’s up from $50. An appeal review will now cost $50, up from $25.
Notice to Bargain
The BCGEU recently gave formal notice to the employer to commence the bargaining process, because the current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2016. Of course your collective agreement remains in full force and effect until a new agreement is negotiated and presented to you for a ratification vote.
Elect your Bargaining Committee
There are three (3) positions for t...