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 in Component 4 provide nursing care, personal care, housekeeping, building maintenance, laundry, activities, dietary, security and rehabilitation services at worksites including 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

Aug 18, 2016


To:           All BCGEU Members at Baltic Properties (Cascades Inc.)

Re:           Elections for Bargaining Committee


Aug 8, 2016

The union is pleased to advise that the following three individuals have been elected to sit as members of the BCGEU Nanaimo Seniors Village Bargaining Committee:

Jul 26, 2016

With the election of a new Bargaining Unit Chair and Committee now complete, we need to hear from you on what you would like to see negotiated into your new Collective Agreement.


Component News

Aug 25, 2016

We encourage members to support our partners, the BC Health Coalition to pack the courts and defend public health care!

Aug 18, 2016

LOCAL:          404
  DATE:          Wednesday September 14, 2016
   TIME:          5:30 pm (General Meeting)
 PLACE:          Clearbrook Library


Media Coverage

May 26, 2015

Seniors deserve better than cuts to services

Re: Seniors cry out for help as home care aide hours cut, May 22

Apr 1, 2015


Apr 1, 2015

Posted On 31 Mar 2015
By : Bill Phillips

It’s been a year since the Canada Health Accord expired.


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