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.
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights … “
Please be advised of upcoming changes to BCGEU Local 806.
There has been an administrative change to dissolve Local 806.
BCGEU President Stephanie Smith provides members with a year-end update on recent and upcoming issues and events, leading into 2015.