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COMPONENT 6 - SOCIAL, INFORMATION AND HEALTH

Component 6 primarily includes members work for the Government of B.C. in a variety of social, cultural, educational, information technology, research, health care delivery and associated direct technical support functions. Component 6 also includes members who perform services in these fields at employers contracted by the government.

NEWS & UPDATES

Clarification on Temporary Market Adjustments - BCGEU

In the weeks since the union reached a tentative deal for the 18th Public Service Agreement many members have asked for clarification around the Temporary Market Adjustment (TMA) for Social Program Officers (Child Protection) 24. To ensure we are all on the same page, the union sought additional clarification from the Ministry and the Public Service Agency (PSA). You can read the PSA's clarific...

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member; or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff[1], and A current or prospec...

March 19, 2019

PHSA finalizes contract with NTT Data - BCGEU

To the BC Operation Team/BCGEU Members: It has been a very long time coming. We were formally advised today that the PHSA has finalized a contract with NTT DATA Services and that IBM is no longer the Vendor in Waiting on the Health RFP. So what does this mean for us all? As was announced on April 19, 2018, NTT DATA Services will abide by the BCGEU Collective Agreement relationship and agrees to...

March 18, 2019

The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote. "B.C.'s legal aid lawyers help some of our province's most vulnerable people get access to justice, and as they demand the funding they need to serve British Columbians, the BCGEU stands in support of their strike vote," says BCGEU president Stephanie S...

March 15, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Attack - BCGEU

Like all of you, I am angry and shocked and heartbroken at the news of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Some of you know that I grew up and started my career as an ECE and a labour activist in New Zealand. I still have family and friends there and I think of New Zealand as home. This attack feels very personal for me and I am writing to share my thoughts with all of you. First, I want to e...

March 14, 2019

BCGEU celebrates announcement to bring home support workers under government ...

The Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities have announced they will bring home support services in-house. The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under government employment for over two decades and enthusiastically welcomes a change that will provide greater security to workers, and b...

March 11, 2019

Social Work Week celebrates important work of social work professionals - BCGEU

• Watch the video celebrating Social Work Week   March 11-15 is Social Work Week – a time to celebrate the important work of our social work professionals who touch the lives of thousands of people and help them achieve their full potential.   Social workers help to empower people who may be struggling, providing them with the ability to solve problems, deal with personal roadblocks and access ...

March 08, 2019

BCGEU celebrates International Women’s Day with solidarity and action - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized every year on March 8. It's an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and the extraordinary role women play in their families, workplaces, and communities across the globe. It's also an opportunity to acknowledge how much work remains to be done to achieve true gender equality and ensure all women everywhere are empowered to reach their ...

March 01, 2019

2019 National Union scholarships - BCGEU

Click here for information about the BCGEU scholarship program. The BCGEU is a component of the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Our national union offers its own scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Applicants must be: the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of me...

February 28, 2019

BCGEU Demands Action to Improve Officer and Community Safety

The BCGEU is asking the B.C. Government to step in and take action to improve conditions in BC's adult correctional facilities. A report released this week by the Office of the Auditor General found that the Adult Custody Division of BC Corrections has failed to implement five of eight recommendations intended to improve the safety and effectiveness of BC's prisons. "BC Corrections has had four...

February 27, 2019

Economic Stability Wage Grids – 2019 - BCGEU

As part of the last 17th Master Agreement, which expires on March 31, 2019, BCGEU members in direct government service receive annual wage increases as prescribed by the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD), which is tied to British Columbia's economic growth over the past year. The final ESD payment of the 17th Master Agreement came into effect on February 3, 2019. The 18th Public Service Agreeme...

February 26, 2019

Community Living BC - Election of bargaining committee members - BCGEU

You have elected your Bargaining Committee Chair, Linda Atamanik. The next step is to elect the three Bargaining Committee Members. You will recall from the January 22 bulletin the structure of the Bargaining Committee: The Bargaining Committee has four positions, as follows: One – Bargaining Committee ChairThree – Bargaining Committee Members The bargaining committee must have representation f...

February 26, 2019

Nominations for Local 604 Executive – Recording Secretary - BCGEU

Nominations are open for the following positions on the local executive: · Recording Secretary The term is approximately two years. Information on the role and responsibilities of recording secretary is attached. The deadline for nominations is March 28, 2019 by 5:00 pm. The BCGEU Nomination forms must be used and should be submitted to the Area Office by fax (604-882-5032), email (area04@bcge...