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

Mar 22, 2006

Contract talks for community health workers went late into the night Tuesday, but negotiators for the multi-union community health bargaining association ran into a significant hurdle in our effort

Mar 15, 2006

After bargaining into the evening March 14 on the crucial issue of job security, talks for a new contract for 38,000 front-line health care workers in hospitals and long-term care facilities are se

Mar 13, 2006

After tough slogging in bargaining through the weekend for 38,000 hospital and long-term care workers, contract talks with health employers broke Sunday night and are set to resume Monday.

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Component News

Mar 15, 2017

BCGEU met with Workers Compensation Board (WCB) managers on March 7 to express our concerns about the levels of violence in the health and community social services sectors. 

Mar 15, 2017

As part of National Nutrition Month, the BCGEU acknowledges and celebrates the important work of dietitians on Dietitians Day.

Mar 10, 2017

Are you a BCGEU member works in an office environment p

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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

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