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