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 18, 2017

To:    All BCGEU Members at Douglas Care Community
Re:    Update on Bargaining – Notice of Strike Vote


May 12, 2017

Your Bargaining Committee met with Employer representatives on April 24, 25, and May 11, 2017.

May 11, 2017

Your Employer recently contacted the Union and advised that recently agreed to wage increases and retro payments owing to members in your new collective agreement, WILL NOT BE PAID until the new ag


Component News

Oct 25, 2006

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) supports the call for a coroner’s inquest into the death of a resident at Hampton Court, a facility for the mentally ill that is being closed by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.

The BCGEU represents 10 full-time and eight residential care aides at Hampton Court.

Oct 12, 2006

Health authority investigating concerns, says Windsor Manor under a "big microscope"

Oct 4, 2006

Staffing levels below essential service levels


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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