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

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

The 2019 Scholarship Programs has now closed and winners will be posted to the website in mid-June. 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 me...

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...

May 17, 2019

Organizer (Temporary) - Organizing Department - BCGEU

  ORGANIZER (Temporary) ORGANIZING DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL POSTING May 17, 2019       The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary organizer to work in the Organizing Department. Term of assignment is up to 12 months. Effective date to be determined. DUTIES: To perform a wide range of duties associated with organizing in the public and/or private sectors. To respond to ca...

May 17, 2019

BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government voted overwhelmingly to approve strike action to support their contract negotiations with Telus Employer Solutions (formerly Telus Sourcing Solutions), the BCGEU announced today. Members voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action at a strike vote held on Thursday.   The main issues in bar...

May 16, 2019

BC government applauded for launching inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government's decision Wednesday to launch a public inquiry into money laundering is being applauded by politicians and other advocates. Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...

May 06, 2019

BCGEU remembers Bobbi Pettett - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bobbi Pettett, who passed away on May 5, 2019. Bobbi was a dedicated activist and beginning in 1989, she held many positions in the union from steward, local chair, and bargaining committee member to component chair and member of the provincial executive. She ...

May 03, 2019

Local 604 By-election results - BCGEU

The results of the Local 604 by-election are as follows: Total ballots cast: 448 Member At Large: Brad Irons               208 votes (46.4%)                              Hasan Ozduman      177 votes (39.5 %)                              Banti Bikram Shahi  63 votes (14.1%)   Please join me congratulating Brad and Hasn in joining the Local 604 Executive. Sincere thanks to the other candidate and...

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...

May 02, 2019

C-1 and C-6 TMAs will be effective April 1, 2019 - BCGEU

Several members have asked for clarification around the timing of the Temporary Market Adjustments (TMAs) implementation for Component 1 and Component 6 members in select job classifications experiencing recruitment and retention challenges. The union had been engaged in discussions with the employer and have received confirmation that the TMAs for affected workers in these components will be e...

May 01, 2019

Full Stack Developer Administrative Representative - Administration departmen...

Full Stack Developer (ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE – ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT (IT Services)) INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING May 1, 2019 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary administrative representative to work in the IT Services section of the Administration Department, for up to one (1) year or until return of the incumbent. Effective date to be determined DUTI...

April 29, 2019

Local 601 Meet and Greet - BCGEU

DATE: May 9, 2019 TIME: 11:00am – 3:00pm PLACE: We will be in and around an RV parked at the back steps of the library building at the Legislature AGENDACOME OUT AND MEET YOUR BCGEU LOCAL EXECUTIVELET US GIVE YOU A BREAK! Please come join us and meet your BCGEU Local 601 Executive members and other representatives of the BCGEU. Please come by to say hello, get to know us, ask a question or two,...

April 29, 2019

BCGEU Defends Two-Tier Wages in Community Services Sector - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith draws on her experience as an early childhood educator to explain her frustration with the debate over a pay increase that's only going to unionized workers in the community social services sector.  Smith said the complaints about the selective raises reminded her of the children's story about the Little Red Hen.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2019

Join us at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. - BCGEU

BCGEU members from communities around our province will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28th. Some will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Some will attend to show solidarity with those who have been affected by the death of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincial government buildings to honour the day.  In 2018...

April 25, 2019

Upcoming worksite visits in Fort Nelson - BCGEU

The Area 10 Cross Component Committee will be in Fort Nelson on the afternoon of May 2, 2019 conducting worksite visits. The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and have an opportunity to share current campaigns with you. Our agenda is to start the visits at 1:30, continuing through the afternoon ...