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 3, 2006

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Community health employers target devolved staff

Feb 28, 2006

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Employment security along with health and safety issues will be up for discussion as contract talks for 13,000 community health workers resume Feb. 28 in Vancouver.

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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

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Media Coverage

Nov 7, 2016

When you think of a home support worker the image that comes to mind is someone making tea and helping a senior or someone with a disability around the house — an obviously safe place to work.

Jun 2, 2016

A 10-year plan by Vancouver Coastal Health to add more seniors’ nursing home beds and upgrade older facilities was welcomed by care providers and the seniors’ advocate.

May 5, 2016

A new online resource that tracks the availability of nursing home beds in British Columbia shows more than 150 beds remain empty despite ongoing waiting lists for seniors.

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