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

May 16, 2017

To:      All BCGEU Members L804 at We Care Home Health Services
Re:      Strike vote results

 

May 2, 2017

Following six months of negotiations, we have reached an impasse. We require a strong strike vote from the membership in order to assert your priorities during the next stage which is mediation.

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

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Component News

May 15, 2017

To:      All BCGEU Members at Greater Vancouver Community Services Society
Re:      Update from Joint Labour-Management Committee Meeting

 

May 10, 2017
May 9, 2017

To:      All Local 803 BCGEU Members at Bayshore Home Health
Re:     Discussion at Joint Labour Management Meeting

 

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Media Coverage

May 18, 2017

The move toward marijuana legalization is … still not as coherent as it could be, let’s say.

May 15, 2017

A barrage of overdose calls marked the first week of May in Vancouver.

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

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Pension News