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 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

Feb 27, 2015

Your collective agreement expired on November 30, 2014  It is now time to elect a new bargaining committee to represent your colleagues in negotiations with your employer.

Feb 25, 2015

The bargaining committee was in mediation on February 23, 2015. Mediation was challenging for both sides, but with the help of the mediator, the parties reached a tentative agreement.

Feb 16, 2015

Ballots were counted for the strike vote and we are pleased to announce that members voted 100% in favour of strike.


Component News

Feb 27, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015
6:00 PM – Local Executive
6:30 PM – All members
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2200 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC

Feb 26, 2015

Please consider this formal notification of the results of the Local 0406 Executive election.

Feb 26, 2015

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


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