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

Feb 10, 2017

Unfortunately the meetings announced yesterday have been cancelled as the bargaining committee are unable to attend due to operational requ

Feb 6, 2017

Your bargaining committee has been working hard trying to negotiate Living Well's first Collective Agreement with your Employer.  Some progress has been made at the negotiating table, though not as

Dec 20, 2016

We have been negotiating towards a renewal collective agreement since November with our most recent sessions being last week.


Component News

Mar 22, 2017

Voice your opinion to help set research priorities on frailty.

Mar 22, 2017

We’ve recently reached a settlement to ensure that members do not have to repay money given in error in past years.

Mar 22, 2017

As a result of a win at arbitration, we have ensured that community health members have access to all benefits in the collective agreement.


Media Coverage

Mar 13, 2017

The Province is investing $500 million over the next four years as part of a Ministry of Health action plan to improve care for seniors across the system, including increasing direct-care hours for

Jan 13, 2017

Congratulations to SafeCare BC on their successful campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of snow and icy conditions on homecare providers.

Dec 16, 2016

The Liberal government is being “penny-wise but pound-foolish” by not investing more in home support for seniors, says NDP health critic Judy Darcy.


Pension News