As a Component 8 Community Health Services member, you are covered by the Community Health Sub-Sector Collective Agreement.
BCGEU is structured to have 12 regions divided amongst 12 Components.
Community Health recently became their own component in the beginning of 2011 and we represent over 8000 members across BC. This includes members employed in the Health Authorities, Home Support Agencies, non-direct government and others in the private sector.
Who are we:
Workers in this sector work in three main areas:
1) About half of the sector are Community Health Workers. These are care givers who travel throughout our communities to provide essential care including medical and support services. This allows many of our most vulnerable seniors the choice to remain in their own home. They also assist other who are unable to care for themselves.
2) Some workers in this sector provide services to those who suffer from mental health and addiction issues.
3) Others work out of community based facilities providing administrative health services and other medical services such as arranging immunization clinics and preserving the integrity of vaccines.
Members of the multi-union Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA) have voted 78.8% in favour of accepting a new collective agreement with the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC).
Voting on the new community health tentative collective agreement closes on Friday, January 31.
The Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA) reached a tentative agreement in late November for the over 15,000 union members working in the community health sector across the province.
Stewards are the face of the Union at the worksite. The steward's role is to enforce the collective agreement and protect members' rights.
If you are a Community Health member, and have a genuine interest and the required skills to provide union support within the Enhanced Disability Management Program, an opportunity exists for you w
BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas Street)