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

May 19, 2017

To:     All BCGEU Members at LifeLabs
Re:     Ratification Vote Deadline

 

May 18, 2017

To:    All BCGEU Members at Douglas Care Community
Re:    Update on Bargaining – Notice of Strike Vote

 

May 12, 2017

Your Bargaining Committee met with Employer representatives on April 24, 25, and May 11, 2017.

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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

May 18, 2017

The move toward marijuana legalization is … still not as coherent as it could be, let’s say.

May 15, 2017

A barrage of overdose calls marked the first week of May in Vancouver.

Apr 19, 2017

You can hardly open a newspaper or news website these days without finding an article on the difficulties of the sandwich generation — those poor folks simultaneously coping with the needs of child

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