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, 2017

The collective agreement for HRC Care Society (Westminster House) ratified yesterday with a 98% yes vote.

Your union agreed to a number of changes with the following highlights:

Mar 21, 2017

To:     All BCGEU Members at Craigdarroch Care Home
Re:     Tentative Agreement Reached – Ratification Meeting and Vote

 

Mar 21, 2017

I am pleased to advise that the tentative Collective Agreement was ratified by the members on Monday, March 20th by a vote of 98% in favour.

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Component News

May 19, 2017

BURNABY – BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) members working at Douglas Care Community in Victoria may soon find themselves behind the picket line.

May 8, 2017

This week – May 8 to 14 – we celebrate National Nursing Week. The BCGEU would like to recognize the valuable work of the nurses we represent in our union.

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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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