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

Jun 25, 2015

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce the ratification of the tentative collective agreement. 

Jun 24, 2015

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Members, who will assist with the negotiation of your 7th Collective Agreement, closed on June 18, 2015.  Two nominations were received.

Jun 16, 2015

Date:              June 16, 2015

To:                  All BCGEU Members at Valleyhaven Retirement Community


Component News

Jun 26, 2015

The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is proud to welcome a group of more than 260 LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services workers (formerly BC Biomedical) to the union.

Jun 25, 2015

Nominations are now open for the following, currently vacant, positions on the Local Executive:

Jun 24, 2015

To:  All LifeLabs BC Employees


Media Coverage

Jun 29, 2015

B.C.’s health minister is considering having the province’s independent ombudsperson probe the controversial firing of eight drug researchers, but critics say that’s not good enough.

Jun 24, 2015

An officer at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre is recovering today after he was the victim of a vicious assault at the hands of an inmate yesterday.

Jun 24, 2015

RCMP and correctional officials are investigating what a union official said was an assault on a guard at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre (KRCC).


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