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

Oct 3, 2016

We have been negotiating the first collective agreement since June 2016.

Sep 9, 2016

To:        All BCGEU Members at We Care Home Health Services

Aug 22, 2016

To:        All BCGEU Members at Living Well Home Care Services Inc.

Re:        Bargaining Update

 

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Component News

Dec 8, 2016

Home support in B.C. is in crisis. The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) represents thousands of members who work in community health.

Dec 6, 2016

To:       All Local 803 BCGEU Members
Re:       Holiday/New Year Party

 

Nov 30, 2016

To: All Members of Component 4 and Component 8
 
Re: Changes to the Care Aide Registry
 

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Media Coverage

Nov 7, 2016

When you think of a home support worker the image that comes to mind is someone making tea and helping a senior or someone with a disability around the house — an obviously safe place to work.

Feb 29, 2016

Community Health Services Vice President Carla Dempsey spoke up for Component 8 members and the crisis in home support on the 6 o'clock CTV news, Friday February 26, 2016.

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Pension News