Component 4 - Health Services

Large and growing, this component of the BCGEU represents members who provide health care in the community as governments move such services "closer to home".

Community health caregivers work in home support, drug and alcohol treatment centres, adult day care, detox and emergency shelters, women's clinics, services to seniors, mental health group homes, regional health units and other community-based health services. The 200 employers in the sector include both non-profit societies and corporations, all funded by the provincial government. The employers are represented in bargaining by the Health Employers' Association of B.C.

Our members in Component 4 provide nursing care, personal care, housekeeping, building maintenance, laundry, activities, dietary, security and rehabilitation services at worksites including Riverview Hospital, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services, Victory Hill Residential School, the Lodge at Broadmead, and Oak Bay Lodge.

Bargaining Updates

May 26, 2017

To:      All BCGEU Members at Douglas Care Community
Re:      Strike Vote Results

 

Thank you for the great turnout at our drop-in meetings on May 25, 2017.

May 24, 2017

To:     All BCGEU Members at The Wellesley
Re:     Tentative Agreement - Ratification Vote Scheduled

 

May 19, 2017

To:     All BCGEU Members at LifeLabs
Re:     Ratification Vote Deadline

 

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Component News

Feb 7, 2006

Negotiators for 13,000 community health workers will put the spotlight on important bargaining proposals to deliver critical home support services for British Columbians more efficiently, and to re

Jan 26, 2006

HEABC encouraged to speed up pace to achieve fair settlement

Jan 24, 2006

Wages, job security, and making up for previous rollbacks and cuts implemented by the provincial government will be the key issues as negotiations get underway today in Burnaby for a new contract f

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Media Coverage

May 26, 2017

Canada’s big-city mayors are calling for the expedited approval of new supervised drug-consumption sites, improved data collection and the expansion of unconventional therapies, such as heroin-assi

May 26, 2017

At least three Vancouver police officers have been exposed to fentanyl during the opioid crisis.

May 25, 2017

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Fighting back against the deadly opioid epidemic gripping the province will be the discussion topic at a public forum tonight hosted by Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson.

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