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 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.

Bargaining Updates

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).

Jan 22, 2014

Voting on the new community health tentative collective agreement closes on Friday, January 31.

Dec 16, 2013

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.


Component News

Jul 31, 2014

5:30 pm
BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas Street)


Jul 25, 2014

September 16, 2014
6:30 – 9:30pm
Kerrisdale Community Centre
Seniors Centre South Room
5851 West Blvd., Vancouver


Jul 22, 2014

We are pleased to advise that at the close of nominations for the position of Local 801 Recording Secretary, there was one (1) duly nominated candidate, Amena Cleveland.