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

Apr 29, 2016

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

The highlights of the tentative agreement are:

Apr 25, 2016

The nomination period for the Bargaining Committee has been re-opened and extended by 14 days to ensure all members have an opportunity to participate in the election process.  The Union received c

Apr 22, 2016

We have received information that not everyone saw the BCGEU bulletin that was circulated and posted electronically on March 16th concerning the Call for Nominations for the Bargaining Committee.


Component News

Apr 28, 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides an update on some of the important events and initiatives the BCGEU is involved with in April and May.

Apr 21, 2016

DATE: Wednesday May 11, 2016
TIME: 6 pm (General Meeting)
PLACE: BCGEU, Fraser Valley 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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