Component 8 - Community Health Services

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 11 Components.

Community Health became their own component in the beginning of 2011 and we represent over 9000 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.

Bargaining Updates

Apr 19, 2017

Following our last bargaining update, we spoke to many members directly about the bargaining process, listened to member concerns, and conducted an additional four days of bargaining on February 20

Mar 31, 2017

Three Health Services and Support - Community Bargaining Association union members with superior benefits filed a grievance that they were not being paid the $0.25 weekend shift premium for weekend

Feb 10, 2017

Unfortunately the meetings announced yesterday have been cancelled as the bargaining committee are unable to attend due to operational requ

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Component News

Apr 28, 2017

The Canadian Mental Health association recognizes Mental Health Week from May 1 – 7, 2017.

Apr 25, 2017

Please be advised there is a vacancy for one steward position to represent members at Maple Ridge Public Health.

Apr 24, 2017

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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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Pension News