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 18, 2017

Date:  April 18, 2017
To:     All BCGEU Members at LifeLabs

Apr 11, 2017

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer on Monday, April 10th and reached agreement on re-implementing the 5 on 2 off, 5 on 3 off rotation.

Apr 11, 2017

Nominations for the bargaining committee were opened and closed in November and December of 2016.  All three bargaining committee positions remain vacant.


Component News

Apr 28, 2017

BURNABY – The latest in a series of violent incidents occurred at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) in Coquitlam Wednesday night in which the RCMP and the Abbotsford Police were needed to restrai

Apr 25, 2017

We would like to share some photos from last week's Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, as medical lab technologists from across the province celebrated. These specialists are valuable members o

Apr 24, 2017


Media Coverage

Apr 19, 2017

You can hardly open a newspaper or news website these days without finding an article on the difficulties of the sandwich generation — those poor folks simultaneously coping with the needs of child

Apr 13, 2017


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