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

Apr 5, 2006

 Dorchester Retirement Residence Tentative Agreement click here

Apr 3, 2006

The comprehensive report for the recent contract settlement in community health is now available.

Mar 31, 2006

Health care workers have voted 90 per cent to accept a four-year agreement that provides significant wage increases, improves job security protections and addresses workload concerns.

The agreement with B.C.'s publicly-funded health employers was reached March 15 after seven weeks of negotiations. It covers 38,000 hospital and long-term care workers, including 1,300 BCGEU members.


Component News

Sep 12, 2006

Alert for all BCGEU Component 4 members working in health care facilities

The Facilities Bargaining Association's Education Fund Committee is pleased to announce that plans for the $5 million fund to support health care workers upgrade their skills, is well underway and that union members will be able to apply for support from the Fund by mid-October.

Aug 31, 2006

Union asks federal immigration minister Solberg to investigate, put any visa approvals on hold


Media Coverage

Apr 14, 2016

When the provincial government tabled the Community Care and Assisted Living Amendment Act (Bill 16) last month, the B.C.

Apr 6, 2016

The Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory, a report released recently by the Office of the Seniors Advocate, compiles staffing, serious incident reports and other quality of life measur

Mar 1, 2016

The largest information technology project in B.C.


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