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).

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Component News

Apr 27, 2015

In the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' latest report, find out how the court challenge of private clinics threatens health care for all Can

Apr 23, 2015

DATE:    Thursday, May 14th 
TIME:     9:30 am – 4:30 pm 
PLACE:   Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Road, Langley, BC

Apr 21, 2015

The Health Sciences Association (HSA) requested a meeting with BC’s Health Minister Terry Lake last December following the violent assaults on health care workers in Penticton and Kamloops. HSA urged Minister Lake to take action to stop the increasing levels of violence workers are experiencing throughout the health care system.

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Media Coverage

Apr 1, 2015

COLIN DACRE — MARCH 31, 2015

Apr 1, 2015

Posted On 31 Mar 2015
By : Bill Phillips

It’s been a year since the Canada Health Accord expired.

Apr 1, 2015

Posted by: Cheryl Jahn March 31, 2015

A health care rally took place over the lunch hour at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Central Street this hour.

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