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

Jul 28, 2015

Further to our call for nominations, we are pleased to inform you that the following BCGEU members have been acclaimed to serve on the Union's Bargaining Committee:
Richard Bunag

Jul 21, 2015

We are pleased to advise that a new Collective Agreement has been ratified by our members employed at the Beacon Community Association (Stand Alone).

Jul 16, 2015

The Union has met with the PHSA to discuss the job descriptions that have been submitted to the Union. 35 job descriptions of approximately 84 positions have been received.


Component News

Jul 28, 2015

The results of the 2015 Local 405 Executive By Election are as follows:
Taylor Kolesar was acclaimed as Member-at-Large.

Jul 23, 2015

Hello BCGEU Members,
Paul Finch wants to meet you!
He will be visiting the Life Labs, St. Paul location, 546 St Paul St., Kamloops

Jul 9, 2015

We are pleased to advise members of Local 401 that all outstanding appeals regarding the Local Executive election have been resolved.


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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