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 9, 2017

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) feels that today’s announcement of $500 million to strengthen care for B.C.

Mar 9, 2017

Re:    BCGEU President Stephanie Smith to visit Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Mar 7, 2017

To:     BCGEU Members in Local 403
Re:     Call for Alternates to Convention

 

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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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