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

Apr 7, 2015

As you know, the Employer served notice to the HSPBA that they would be making changes to the PHSA lab design, specifically, that the supervisor roles would be redesigned and amalgamated into four

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).


Component News

Jul 23, 2015

Brenda has been a steward for many years and has proudly served as chair for local 811 for three years. 

Brenda grew up in Trail, BC in a union household. "My father was a labourer at Cominco 'The Smelter' local 480. For me, union activism was probably a planted seed that I was not even aware of."

Jul 23, 2015

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local 810 Executive:
1st Vice Chairperson
2nd Vice Chairperson

Jul 22, 2015

802 Local Executive is calling for nominations to fill the Local Executive Member at Large Position which are vacant at this time.


Media Coverage

Jun 4, 2015

Health Minister says there’s already enough money in the system

JUNE 5, 2015

Jun 3, 2015

By Stefania Seccia, 24 hours

May 26, 2015

Seniors deserve better than cuts to services

Re: Seniors cry out for help as home care aide hours cut, May 22