Component 6 - Social, Information and Health

Direct government employees in Component 6 work in a great variety of social, cultural, educational, information technology, research, health care delivery and associated direct technical support functions.

Specific classifications include: archivist, case aide, child care counsellor, clinician, coordinator vocational services, dental assistant, dietician, economist, education officer, epidemiology worker, financial assistance worker, hospital consultant, interviewer, librarian, nutritionist, occupational therapist, psychologist, public information officer, rehabilitation consultant and officer, research officer, computer programmers and systems analysts, social program officer, probation officer and social worker.

Bargaining Updates

Nov 17, 2015

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2016. The BCGEU has also confirmed these calculations.

Sep 23, 2015

Ballots were counted yesterday to allow a full week for ballots post-marked on September 11th to arrive at BCGEU Headquarters from all rural areas.

Aug 17, 2015

The following CLBC employees have expressed an interest in serving on the CLBC-BCGEU Collaboration Group.


Component News

May 19, 2016

Our union has been advised of a recent, serious assault on a BCGEU member working in community corrections. We are encouraged that the employer notified the union of this incident in a timely manne

May 19, 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith has been appointed to a six-member advisory council to develop a plan to improve our provincial child welfare system.

May 16, 2016

The BCGEU filed a policy grievance on April 27, 2016 regarding the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s (MCFD) interpretation of flex time and the work schedule/hours of work language rega


Media Coverage

May 27, 2016

A probation officer is recovering after being held hostage at knifepoint in her office by one of her clients.

Dec 15, 2015

Wait times for welfare phone line soar

Dec 14, 2015

Inside a chaotic government welfare office in Victoria, crying children were tired of waiting in line, desperate adults couldn’t get their cheques, and overwhelmed ministry staff faced relentless c


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