Component 4 - All 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

Aug 21, 2014

On August 19th the Employer applied to the Labour Relations Board for the assistance of a mediator to complete negotiations for a new collective agreement.  As a result of the Employer's applicatio

Aug 15, 2014

Ballots must be received by 5:00 PM, Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

Instructions for ballots:

Jul 21, 2014

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for four days the week of July 14th – 17th.  Your committee has now reached tentative agreement with the Employer on the majority of our non-monetary


Component News

Aug 29, 2014

Please be advised that BC Emergency Health Services and the Union have agreed to extend the effective date of transition to the Facilities agreement.

Effective Date

Aug 27, 2014

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith's 2014 Labour Day message talks about the value of working together to improve the lives of all Canadians.

Aug 27, 2014

BC Government and Service Employees' Union President Stephanie Smith and Treasurer Paul Finch participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge where they pledge to personally donate to the cause.


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