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

Apr 13, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee met on April 8 & 9, 2015 to begin developing proposals for bargaining.  

Apr 10, 2015

Thanks from your Bargaining Committee - collective agreement ratifies by 60%

Apr 9, 2015

The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) have ratified the trust agreement that formally establishes the Joint Health Science


Component News

Apr 20, 2015

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides a member report from the union's Local Executive meeting in Victoria on April 20, 2015.

Apr 20, 2015
Administrative Services Recognition Week April 20 - 24, 2015.
Apr 16, 2015

Sussanne Skidmore, Executive Vice-President will be visiting worksites in Area 11 during April 20-22, 2015 as outlined in the schedule below.


Media Coverage

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.

Apr 1, 2015

Posted by: Cheryl Jahn March 31, 2015

A health care rally took place over the lunch hour at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Central Street this hour.


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