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

Mar 28, 2017

To:    All BCGEU Members at The Salvation Army Harbour Light ARC
Re:    Strike Vote Results

 

Mar 24, 2017

I am pleased to advise that the tentative Nanaimo Seniors Village collective agreement has been ratified.

Mar 22, 2017

The collective agreement for HRC Care Society (Westminster House) ratified yesterday with a 98% yes vote.

Your union agreed to a number of changes with the following highlights:

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Component News

Mar 27, 2017

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith, Health Sciences Vice President Sherry Ogasawara and Component 4 PE representative Salli Rye attended a worksite tour and hosted an afternoon BBQ event at Forensic P

Mar 22, 2017

Voice your opinion to help set research priorities on frailty.

Mar 21, 2017

To:      All BCGEU Local 403 Members
Re:      Results of Local 403 Executive Chairperson By-Election

 

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Media Coverage

Mar 13, 2017

The Province is investing $500 million over the next four years as part of a Ministry of Health action plan to improve care for seniors across the system, including increasing direct-care hours for

Nov 7, 2016

When you think of a home support worker the image that comes to mind is someone making tea and helping a senior or someone with a disability around the house — an obviously safe place to work.

Jun 2, 2016

A 10-year plan by Vancouver Coastal Health to add more seniors’ nursing home beds and upgrade older facilities was welcomed by care providers and the seniors’ advocate.

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