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 21, 2015

The BCGEU is pleased to announce your bargaining committee members. They are:

  • Jesusa (Susan) Delos
  • Aveline Olalia
  • Rosalia Ringor

In solidarity

Nov 20, 2015

Nominations are now open for 3 bargaining committee positions.

Nominations will close on December 14, 2015.

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


Component News

Feb 5, 2016

1.       The employer served the union with notice this past summer of their intent to restructure the leadership within Northern Health and begin the transition to Integrated Health.

Feb 4, 2016

First Nations/union alliance emerges in wake of Supreme Court ruling requiring BC government to make a decision on Northern Gateway

Jan 27, 2016

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) welcomes the first exhaustive examination of the state of seniors' care in our province by the Seniors' Advocate of B.C.


Media Coverage

Oct 16, 2015

Laid-off home care workers from St. Elizabeth's want back on the job, say seniors' service reduced.

Oct 15, 2015

St. Elizabeth Health Services, a not-for-profit provider of home-care services is laying off 89 staff at the end of October because Vancouver Coastal Health is turning the work over to volunteers.