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

May 19, 2016

An impressive response for calls to nominate a BCGEU LifeLabs Bargaining Unit Chair and four Bargaining Committee Members has resulted in the need to conduct elections to determine who will sit on

May 11, 2016

The ratification meeting and vote was held on May 9, 2016. Ballots were counted and the members have ratified the tentative agreement by a strong majority.

Apr 29, 2016

The Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with your Employer on April 28, 2016.

The highlights of the tentative agreement are:


Component News

May 26, 2016

Results of the 2016 Local 405 Executive By-Election are as follows:

May 18, 2016

Have you ever had an uneasy feeling before carrying out work because you weren't sure it was safe? 

Maybe you performed the task because you felt you had no choice? 

May 13, 2016

DATE: June 23, 2016
TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm         
PLACE: Terrace Area Office   


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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