Component 6 - Social, Information and Health Services

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, sheriff, 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

Apr 8, 2014

A reminder to all members who receive reimbursement for professional fees per Clause 27.26 of the 17th Master agreement.

Feb 13, 2014

The current Collective Agreement between the BCGEU and Community Living BC (CLBC) expires on March 31, 2014.

Jan 6, 2014

The BCGEU is holding information sessions across the province to discuss the tentative 17th Master Agreement for members in the public service.

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Component News

Aug 27, 2014

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith's 2014 Labour Day message talks about the value of working together to improve the lives of all Canadians.

Aug 27, 2014

BC Government and Service Employees' Union President Stephanie Smith and Treasurer Paul Finch participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge where they pledge to personally donate to the cause.

Aug 21, 2014

In an August 20 interview with CBC’s Early Edition on the Mount Polley tailings spill, Environment Minister Mary Polak was asked what has changed since the Auditor General’s critical 2011 report on

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Media Coverage

Jun 26, 2014

When something goes wrong with a child-welfare case, the system comes under criticism. That stings those who are on the front lines: social workers.

Jun 5, 2014

VICTORIA — B.C.’s troubled income assistance and child welfare computer system is facing its first major test, after a massive crash earlier this month.

May 18, 2014

By Michael Smyth

The bugs that infected the government’s welfare computer system aren’t just causing headaches for stressed-out social workers.

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