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

Aug 12, 2015

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer on August 10th and 11th.  All non-monetary items were tabled by both the Union and Employer.

Jul 28, 2015

Further to our call for nominations, we are pleased to inform you that the following BCGEU members have been acclaimed to serve on the Union's Bargaining Committee:
Richard Bunag

Jul 21, 2015

We are pleased to advise that a new Collective Agreement has been ratified by our members employed at the Beacon Community Association (Stand Alone).


Component News

Aug 13, 2015

Burquitlam Lions Care Centre has received notice that it will close effective August 4, 2016.

Aug 12, 2015

Last month the Employer met with directly impacted members at the PHSA lab sites to review the Employer’s draft organizational chart and to discuss the proposed lab redesign.

Jul 30, 2015

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith updates members on summer events and ongoing union issues.


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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