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

Dec 20, 2016

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

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


Component News

Jan 17, 2017

To:     Component 8 Members
Re:     Election of Young Worker Delegate


Stewards, please post this Bulletin at your worksites.

Jan 16, 2017

Update for BCGEU Members Employed by Island Health 

Jan 13, 2017

COMPONENT: Community Health Services
LOCAL:           812
DATE:            Saturday February 25, 2017
TIME:            1:00 pm
PLACE:          The Crest Hotel


Media Coverage

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.

Dec 14, 2016


Pension News