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

Jul 25, 2016

When:      Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 between 1 pm -4 pm
Where:     The Dover Room at Nanaimo Seniors Village

Jul 12, 2016


When:      Tuesday July 19, 2016 between 11 am-2 pm
Where:     The Dover Room at Nanaimo Seniors Village

Jul 11, 2016

The union is pleased to advise that the following four individuals have been elected as members of the LifeLabs Bargaining Committee. Congratulations to all!


Component News

Jul 18, 2016

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

Jul 11, 2016

DATE: July 20, 2016
TIME: Drop in between 2:00pm and 5:00pm
PLACE: Champlain Heights Public Library Meeting Room

Jul 8, 2016

On June 29, the Office of the Seniors Advocate published its report, Resident to Resident Aggression in Residential Care in B.C.


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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