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

Jan 20, 2017

To:    All BCGEU Members at Nanaimo Seniors Village
Re:    Bargaining Set to Resume February 9, 2017


Jan 16, 2017

To:      All BCGEU Members at Well Being Services - Peace Portal Lodge
Re:      Bargaining Update – Bulletin #2: Election of Bargaining Committee and Survey


Jan 5, 2017



Component News

Jan 20, 2017

Last fall, the provincial government announced its intentions to make changes to the Care Aide Registry.

Jan 20, 2017

To All Health Services (Component 4) Members:

Jan 19, 2017

COMPONENT: Health Services
LOCAL:           Local 404
DATE:            Tuesday February 21, 2017
TIME:             Executive Meeting: 5:30 p.m.


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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