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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

COVID-19: BCGEU office closure details - BCGEU

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...

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...

April 03, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE RESEARCH & INTERACTIVE (R&I) SERVICES - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVERESEARCH & INTERACTIVE (R&I) SERVICES INTERNALApril 3, 2020 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative (capital stewardship officer) for its Research & Interactive (R&I) Services, effective date to be determined. The position is located at its headquarters in Burnaby. The position reports to the coordinator, Research &...

April 03, 2020

It’s time to support essential workers – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

It's time to support essential workers – COVID-19 updateFrom the moment Coronavirus was declared a public health crisis several weeks ago through the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic last month, thousands of you have raised concerns to your Stewards, Local Chairs and Component VPs about how your work and your workplaces have been impacted. Your union has been working hard with your ...

April 02, 2020

BCGEU Letter to the PSA – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

Since Coronavirus was declared a public health crisis several weeks ago to the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic last month, thousands of you have raised concerns to your stewards, local chairs and component vice presidents about impacts on your work. Your union has been working hard with your employers to address those concerns as quickly and effectively as possible in this time of ...

April 02, 2020

Public Service - I think I contracted COVID-19 at work - BCGEU

COVID-19 FAQ for BCGEU members covered by the Main Public Service Agreement   I have COVID-19 and I think I contracted it while at work. What do I do?  If you suspect you were exposed and infected with COVID-19 due to the nature of your employment, you may be eligible to claim compensation for wage loss. Here’s what to do:  Be sure you meet the conditions set out by WorkSafeBC to make a wage ...

April 01, 2020

Child care for essential service designated workers – COVID-19: All members -...

Province helps essential service workers find child care In response to concerns expressed by the BCGEU since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased that the B.C. government has launched a process to provide child care to parents who are essential service workers. This process will match parents who are working on the front lines of B.C.'s COVID-19 response with child care in th...

March 31, 2020

Beware of fraudulent Emails related to Covid-19 - BCGEU

We are seeing a significant increase in the number of phishing and other fraudulent email scams being sent to BCGEU members, some trying to capitalize on people's fears related to COVID-19. Please review all incoming messages carefully, and if in any doubt about the authenticity of the message, do NOT click on any attachments or links contained within the message, delete the email. The overwhel...

March 31, 2020

Component 6/12- Information for BCGEU members working for MCFD - BCGEU

COVID-19 information for BCGEU members working for MCFD - Mar 31  Your union, MCFD and the BC Public Service Agency have convened a joint committee to work collaboratively on COVID-19 issues. This FAQ has been produced with answers to questions submitted by your union.  Every effort is being made to provide updated information. However, COVID-19 is an evolving situation and answers may change o...

March 31, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE EAST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE (CRANBROOK) - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVEEAST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE(CRANBROOK)   INTERNAL POSTINGMarch 31, 2020     The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the East Kootenay Area office, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in u...

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 and Droplet Borne Viruses Risk Identification and Exposure Control P...

Please click the link below to download the PDF of COVID-19 and Droplet Borne Viruses Risk Identification and Exposure Control Plan Template from the PSA - B.C.'s Public Service Agency.   Download PDF of COVID-19 and Droplet Borne Viruses Risk Identification and Exposure Control Plan Template here. UWU/MoveUP

March 25, 2020

Components 6/12: MSDPR COVID update - BCGEU

Good afternoon everyone, We have been monitoring the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation closely. The role our ministry plays in supporting some of the most vulnerable people of British Columbia cannot be understated. It is our workforce that is critical to delivering essential services and ensuring that people who rely on us continue to receive the assistance they need. The Union and the...

March 25, 2020

Components 6/12 - BCGEU and MCFD - working together to ensure a safe workplac...

The Ministry of Children and Family Development and the BCGEU have had discussions regarding concerns expressed by our employees and members regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to continue to provide services to children, youth, families and support the social sector to do the same.The safety of our employees and members is a priority. The employer and union discussed staff health and ...

March 18, 2020

No progress for bargaining in BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. (BCFMA) - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee returned to the bargaining table with BCFMA today for the first time since BCGEU members voted 100% in favour of taking strike action if necessary.We are disappointed that the unanimous strike mandate has not caused the Employer to shift its position. We now doubt that critical wage inequities can be addressed without a work stoppage. Bargaining scheduled for today (Tu...