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 12, 2006

Despite a commitment from unions representing 13,000 community health workers to bargain around the clock this weekend, no progress on workers' key issues has been achieved because of employer foot

Mar 10, 2006

As contract talks for 13,000 community health workers get set to go through the weekend, BCGEU negotiators report that while small progress has been made in the past several days, health employers

Mar 9, 2006

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Negotiators for front line community health workers say they've reached agreement with employers on a package of important gains for casuals which represents a small step forward for an overall settlement in the sector.

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Component News

Apr 20, 2017

Our health system depends on the professional work of thousands of medical laboratory technologists throughout the province.

Mar 27, 2017

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith, Health Sciences Vice President Sherry Ogasawara and Component 4 PE representative Salli Rye attended a worksite tour and hosted an afternoon BBQ event at Forensic P

Mar 22, 2017

Voice your opinion to help set research priorities on frailty.

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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

The largest information technology project in B.C.

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