B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

2019 BCGEU scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

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...

July 15, 2019

BCGEU statement opposing Quebec Bill 21 – religious symbol ban - BCGEU

On behalf of 79,000 members, including over 33,000 public service workers in B.C., the BCGEU condemns the decision of the Coalition Avenir Quebec Government to pass Bill 21 in Quebec which bans the wearing of religious symbols by public service workers in a position of authority. Any public employee should have the freedom to express their religious and spiritual beliefs in a safe and secure en...

July 11, 2019

Join us to commemorate 100 years of standing up for our rights at work – cele...

On July 26, 1919, a group of provincial government employees gathered in Vancouver to form an organization dedicated to fighting for their rights at work. Included in their stated goals were: a fair policy for promotions, equal pay for equal work for women, the abolition of patronage, and a civil service commission with employee representation. Through many changes in our union and the world ar...

July 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the biannual BCGEU/Compensation Employees' Union...

Due to the overwhelming response, we are currently taking registrations for a waitlist at this time. Thank you.   BCGEU/CEU Health & Safety ConferenceFriday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5Pacific Gateway Hotel, RichmondClick here to register  The focus of this conference will be on psychological health and safety. Promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work is an emer...

July 09, 2019

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith writes to Premier Ford in support of the Onta...

BURNABY, July 9, 2019 - BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, writes to Premier Ford in support of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and their stance against the government's movement towards breaking The Beer Store contract and privatizing provincial agencies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.  The letter addresses the negative impact of privatization for workers and communities, p...

July 09, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - VICTORIA AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) VICTORIA AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING July 9, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area office for up to 6 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by a...

July 09, 2019

Staff Representative (2 Positions) Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (2 Positions) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING July 9, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires two staff representatives to work in the Negotiations Department, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES:   Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargaining ...

July 04, 2019

Community Living B.C. - steward election results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Jaymi Long and Terry Gill have been elected to the position of Stewards for Local 604 with Community Living B.C. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome to Jayme and Terry. In solidarity Kevin HagglundStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

July 03, 2019

Transition of BCGEU members working for ISM Canada to NTT DATA Canada, Inc. (...

There was a joint communication sent to you yesterday from the Joint Transition Committee which includes representatives from: ISM Canada (ISM), NTT DATA Canada, Inc. (NTT) and the B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union (BCGEU). This communication included, in part, the following information: "As all of you know, IBM's agreement to provide services to the PHSA is scheduled to end on Dece...

July 03, 2019

Transition of BCGEU members working for ISM Canada to NTT Data Canada (Health...

Your BCGEU Representatives on the Joint Transition Committee (ISM/NTT Data/BCGEU) want to clarify the reason why BCGEU members normally working 100% of their work time for ISM on the provincial government contract assignment will not get offers from NTT Data Canada. For those BCGEU members, the following MOU from the BCGEU-Public Service Main Agreement applies: "MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING 5 Re...

July 02, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU recommendations to the provincial Budget 2020 pro...

Each year, our union makes budget recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This usually happens in the Fall and it's our chance to offer our input into next year's budget. This year, the process has been moved up several months. Late last week, we submitted our written report to the committee. It reflects the feedback of your senior elected leadership...

June 24, 2019

Nominations open for local 0610 young worker - BCGEU

The BCGEU has received a nomination for Local 0610 Young Worker and the nomination period is open for three (3) days, closing at 5:00 p.m. on June 27th. The following positions are open on the Local 0610 Executive: 2nd Vice ChairRecording SecretaryMember-at-Large (4 positions)Member-at-Large (Young Worker) Information on the responsibilities and activities of each position is attached and is a...