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

Apr 13, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee met on April 8 & 9, 2015 to begin developing proposals for bargaining.  

Apr 10, 2015

Thanks from your Bargaining Committee - collective agreement ratifies by 60%

Apr 9, 2015

The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) have ratified the trust agreement that formally establishes the Joint Health Science


Component News

Apr 24, 2015

The BCGEU is proud to acknowledge its dedicated members who work in medical laboratories across B.C. during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, 2015.

Apr 23, 2015

DATE:    Thursday, May 14th 
TIME:     9:30 am – 4:30 pm 
PLACE:   Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Road, Langley, BC

Apr 22, 2015

The election of all positions on the Local 401 Executive will be run again because of issues in the balloting process, with the exception of the position of Recording Secretary as that position was


Media Coverage

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.

Apr 1, 2015

Posted by: Cheryl Jahn March 31, 2015

A health care rally took place over the lunch hour at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Central Street this hour.


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