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 3, 2015

Your bargaining committee met on June 24, 2015 to review additional bargaining surveys and prepare our proposal package for your collective agreement.

Jul 2, 2015

Further to ratification of the Collective Agreement on June 23, 2015, we have been advised that the first pay increase under the Agreement of 1% retroactive to January 1, 2015 will be deposited to

Jul 2, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we have achieved a tentative Collective Agreement with your Employer.


Component News

Jul 3, 2015

Please be advised that Marsha Wiebe stepped down as a nominee for the position of Local 409 Chairperson.  Therefore, Stuart Gatrell has been acclaimed into this position.

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:


Media Coverage

Jun 30, 2015

A correctional officer was severely beaten by an inmate at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre (KRCC) in Kamloops, B.C.

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.


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