All BCGEU offices are open. Members who wish to attend at a BCGEU office must follow BCGEU Safety Protocols which include proof of vaccination and wearing a face mask in all common areas.
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.
To: All BCGEU Members at inSite's Mt. Ida Mews and Lakeside Manor
Re: Provincial and Local Executive Worksite Visit
BCGEU Provincial Executive members, Sherry Ogasawara, Salli Rye, and Local Chairperson, Laura Leadbetter-Fuoco will be visiting your worksites.
Friday, November 4, 2016
Mt. Ida Mews at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Lakeside Manor at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Please stop by and meet...
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL RETIREES and the CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION are hosting a Town Hall Meeting on November 8 at the Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna. The event will be from 6:00 to 9:00pm.
NAFR has membership of over 180,000 members across Canada and 1600 members in the Central Okanagan. We will be engaging like minded organizations to participate ...
To: All BCGEU Members at North Island LifeLabs
Re: Shop Stewards
The Union is pleased to advise that Kim Savage is now a shop steward for LifeLabs. Welcome Kim!
Kim joins your other stewards Kelly Jeffs, Kayla Pickup and Micailyn Forrester.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any of the above stewards.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
You may have noticed a change with the hazardous product labelling at your worksite. This is due to the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The Globally Harmonized System was initiated to standardize information on the safe use of hazardous products in Canadian workplaces and with our ma...
To: All BCGEU Local 403 Members
Re: By-Election for Local 403 Executive
The BCGEU is holding a by-election for the following position of the Local 403 Executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:
Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the Lower Mai...
Hello brothers and sisters, my name is Billy Smith. I was born in Saskatchewan and I have five sisters. I am a member of local 403 within component four of our union.
I am employed at Vancouver Harbour Light Salvation Army, and have been a active member and activist of our union for over nine years now. I am very involved within our union movement in many areas: I am a shop steward who enjoys ...
Two meetings have been scheduled for all BCGEU members at We Care Home Health Services, these meetings are drop in format. Please stop by to meet your newly elected bargaining committee and give feedback on collective agreement changes you would like to see.
Please see individual meeting information below:
Location: Best Western Regency Inn
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive:
The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office.
The deadline for nominations is: Monday November 21st , 2016 by 5:00pm. Any nominations received after the deadline will NOT be accepted. All forms must be filled...
Please be advised that Lana Roy has been acclaimed as the 2nd Vice Chairperson and Keeley Dancey has been acclaimed as the Young Worker. As such, the Executive is as follows:
Chairperson – Christine Fuller
1st Vice Chairperson – Tracy Garcia
2nd Vice Chairperson – Lana Roy
Treasurer – Vacant
Recorder – Vacant
Member-at-Large – Jo Ward
Member-at-Large – Amanjot Gill
Young Worker – Ke...
Your collective agreement expires on December 31, 2016 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement on your behalf. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of HCN – Revera Lessee (Whitecliff). The Chairperson must be elected by membership vote and the remaining seats on the committee will be elected once t...
Your collective agreement expires on December 31, 2016 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement on your behalf. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of Westminster House HRC Care Society. The Chairperson must be elected by membership vote and the remaining seats on the committee will be elected once...
Steward nominations are now open at your worksite. There are 2 positions open. Deadline for nominations is November 21, 2016.
Please fill out attached nomination forms and return to the Lower Mainland Area Office by November 21, 2016 at the following address:
Suite 130 2929 Virtual Way
Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4
or via facsimile (604-215-1401).
Your bargaining committee met with the Employer on October 17th and 18th and is pleased to tell you that a tentative renewal agreement has been reached.
Over the next week a package containing all of the proposed changes will be mailed and emailed to all members for whom the Union has a current address/email address. If you have moved or changed your email address in the past few years please ...
Your Collective Agreement expires on December 31, 2016. In September, the union sent a notice to members advising that nominations were being sought for three members of the bargaining committee, one of whom would serve as chair of the committee.
At the close of nominations, there are no nominations for bargaining committee chair and there is one nomination for the bargaining committee. As a r...
Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged.
The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women.
In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.
In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...
Our front-line health care workers provide valuable services to seniors and people with disabilities
2016 marks the sixth annual Health Care Assistant Day in BC. With more than 38,000 health care assistants across the province, be sure to take a moment and acknowledge our care aides and community health workers and the very important work they do.
Read the B.C. government proclamation here...
To: All BCGEU Members – J.S.T. Holdings Ltd.
Re: Ratification Vote
A tentative agreement has been reached between J.S.T. Holdings Ltd. and the BCGEU. A complete package with all details will be prepared for the ratification meeting.
The tentative collective agreement is for a 3 year contract and includes some minor language and housekeeping changes as well as financial gains.
The “Occupational Health” course will be offered at the Okanagan area office in Kelowna on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be delivered by a facilitator from the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre.
Health hazards are not as obvious and apparent as safety hazards in the workplace and as such often don’t receive proper attention and resources co...