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

Nov 27, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the ratification of the tentative collective agreement with members voting 84% in favour.

Nov 23, 2015

BCGEU members at Tla'Amin Community Health Board Society met with their BCGEU Bargaining Committee at their worksite on November 17, 2015 between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in order to review details of th

Nov 19, 2015

Your bargaining committee has met to set priorities and draft union proposals. We are scheduled to meet with your Employer on December 9, 10 and 11, 2015, to begin bargaining.


Component News

Nov 27, 2015

On October 13, 2015, Island Health provided notice to the union under Section 54 of the Labour Relations Code, in which we were advised that the employer intended to introduce rotation changes that

Nov 27, 2015

In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process.

Nov 25, 2015


Media Coverage

May 26, 2015

Seniors deserve better than cuts to services

Re: Seniors cry out for help as home care aide hours cut, May 22

Apr 1, 2015


Apr 1, 2015

Posted On 31 Mar 2015
By : Bill Phillips

It’s been a year since the Canada Health Accord expired.


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