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

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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