Component 8 - Community Health Services

As a Component 8 Community Health Services member, you are covered by the Community Health Sub-Sector Collective Agreement.

BCGEU is structured to have 12 regions divided amongst 11 Components.

Community Health became their own component in the beginning of 2011 and we represent over 9000 members across BC. This includes members employed in the health authorities, home support agencies, non-direct government and others in the private sector.

Who are we:
Workers in this sector work in three main areas:

1) About half of the sector are Community Health Workers. These are care givers who travel throughout our communities to provide essential care including medical and support services. This allows many of our most vulnerable seniors the choice to remain in their own home. They also assist other who are unable to care for themselves.

2) Some workers in this sector provide services to those who suffer from mental health and addiction issues.

3) Others work out of community based facilities providing administrative health services and other medical services such as arranging immunization clinics and preserving the integrity of vaccines.

Bargaining Updates

Sep 9, 2016

To:        All BCGEU Members at We Care Home Health Services

Aug 22, 2016

To:        All BCGEU Members at Living Well Home Care Services Inc.

Re:        Bargaining Update

 

Jul 27, 2016

Currently we are speaking with your employer regarding bargaining dates. We hope bargaining will start in late September.

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Component News

May 9, 2017

To:      All Local 803 BCGEU Members at Bayshore Home Health
Re:     Discussion at Joint Labour Management Meeting

 

May 5, 2017

With deaths from illicit drug overdoses continuing to climb in the Lower Mainland, NDP Leader John Horgan said Thursday that the B.C. Liberals aren’t doing enough to mitigate the crisis.

May 4, 2017

DATE:     Thursday, May 18, 2017
TIME:      6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
PLACE:    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office (Squamish Room)
               130 – 2920 Virtual Way

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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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Pension News