Component 4 - Health Services

Large and growing, this component of the BCGEU represents members who provide health care in the community as governments move such services "closer to home".

Community health caregivers work in home support, drug and alcohol treatment centres, adult day care, detox and emergency shelters, women's clinics, services to seniors, mental health group homes, regional health units and other community-based health services. The 200 employers in the sector include both non-profit societies and corporations, all funded by the provincial government. The employers are represented in bargaining by the Health Employers' Association of B.C.

Our members who provide nursing care, personal care, housekeeping, building maintenance, laundry, activities, dietary, security and rehabilitation services at Riverview Hospital, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services, Victory Hill Residential School, the Lodge at Broadmead, and Oak Bay Lodge.

Bargaining Updates

Oct 16, 2014

Please be advised that the following members have been elected as the Bargaining Committee to represent members at Lifelabs.

Oct 16, 2014

A ratification drop-in style meeting has been scheduled to give you the opportunity to ask questions about the tentative renewal agreement and to vote on the proposed changes.

Oct 7, 2014

Your bargaining committee returned to mediation with the Employer on October 3, 2014.  


Component News

Oct 16, 2014

On October 18th we celebrate Health Care Assistant Day in BC.

Oct 10, 2014

Your collective agreement expires on December 31, 2014 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement on your behalf.

Oct 9, 2014

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith joined union representatives to meet with Minister of Children and Family Development (MCFD) Stephanie Cadieux and ministry officials today, to discuss the joint uni


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