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 7, 2015

As you know, the Employer served notice to the HSPBA that they would be making changes to the PHSA lab design, specifically, that the supervisor roles would be redesigned and amalgamated into four

Feb 2, 2015

I am pleased to advise that after respectful dialogue with your Employer, regular Community Health Workers (CHW'S) employed by Beacon will be able to maintain unpaid lieu day entitlement and the ab

Feb 3, 2014

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).

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Component News

May 29, 2015

As you know, in February of this year, PHSA served the BCGEU and the Health Services Professional Bargaining Association with Section 54 notice, informing us that they intended to introduce a chang

May 27, 2015

Island Health has announced plans to contract out additional public surgeries to for-profit clinics, and parts of the Ministry of Health’s recent policy paper promotes increased contracts of this k

May 25, 2015

The new Component 8 executive met for the first time last week, and it was a busy four days with a packed agenda.

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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

COLIN DACRE — MARCH 31, 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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