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 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).

Jan 22, 2014

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


Component News

Mar 25, 2015

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Peace River Area Office, 10251 100 Street, Fort St. John


Mar 25, 2015

Component 4 Chair, Sherry Ogasawara,  Component 8 Chair, Carla Dempsey and myself, Kathy Weaver, Staff Representative, will be visiting worksites in Area 10, taking place from April 7th – April 9th

Mar 25, 2015

We need to make some noise for our health care system! The Harper government let the Canada Health Accord expire last year, meaning fewer resources for public health care across the country.


Media Coverage

Mar 9, 2015

Although we've won many hard-fought battles, it's not all good news. 
By Stephanie Smith

Sep 6, 2014

Read the Vancouver Sun feature article on home support with comments from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith and BCGEU community health member Mona Morgan.