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Community Subsector

About the Community Subsector collective agreement

The Health Services & Support – Community Subsector Association Collective Agreement covers approximately 15,100 health care support workers in BC. The British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU), the Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU), the United Food and Commercial Workers’ Union (UFCW) and the Health Sciences Association (HSA) represent the employees in the Community subsector.

Employees provide support services in various community settings including private homes, group homes, residential community living homes, supported employment programs, child development centres, adult day programs, mental health centres, community service agencies and health authorities throughout BC.

Community health workers make up the largest classification group in this subsector. Community health workers are employed to provide home support services through contracted agencies and directly for the province's health authorities.

Status

HEABC and the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) have ratified a five-year agreement for the period between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2019. HEABC and CBA signed a tentative agreement on November 30, 2013 after entering into early bargaining in advance of the March 31, 2014 expiry of the current collective agreement. The agreement includes modest wage increases and an Economic Stability Dividend. Read more ...