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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...

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...

January 12, 2021

All BCGEU Local 607 members - Nomination for Local Executive – Interim Electi...

Nominations are open for the following positions on the local executive: 1st Vice Chairperson Member-at-Large Successful applicants will hold their positions for the remainder of the existing term, which is set to end in early 2022. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: January 22, 2021 If there i...

January 11, 2021

Local 603 members at NTT Data - Steward election - BCGEU

Thank you to the members who have put their name forward to fill the two vacant steward positions at NTT Data. As we have two vacant position and five candidates, we will be having an election. Members will be able to vote for two of the following candidates for the two steward positions: • Geoffery Fleet • Timothy Boyarski • Bruce Fowler • Tatiana Feka • Lalitha Swaminathan Electronic ballots ...

January 11, 2021

All Local 604 Members at NTT Data - Steward Nomination Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Kazim Emsiem has been acclaimed into the position of Steward with NTT Data located at Surrey Memorial Hospital – 13750 96 Ave Surrey. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.   Congratulations and welcome Kazim.   Harbinder Gill             Kevin HagglundL604 Chair                 Staff Representative Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

January 05, 2021

Election for Local 601 Chairperson - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for the position of Chairperson on the Local 601 Executive. Two nominations have been received. The candidates are: Jeremy Leveque  Judi Porter  All 601 members should receive an electronic ballot by January 14, 2021. We will send your ballot to the email address we have on file for you. You can check to see if your email address is current by logging on at ...

January 05, 2021

The Provincial Fall 2020 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial  This issue has updates on our union's shareholder program, scholarship winners, member stories aboutworking during a pandemic, COVID & women: call for an intersectional feminist recovery and the crisis in B.C. seniors’care facilities.  UWU/MoveUP

January 05, 2021

All BCGEU Local 604 Members - Nominations for Local 604 Executives - BCGEU

Nominations are open for the following positions on the local executive: 2nd Vice Chairperson Member at Large The term is approximately one year. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available online. The deadline for nominations is February 5, 2021 by 5:00 pm. The nomination forms (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fa...

December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all physical and virtual BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices will be closed from 12:00pm on December 24, 2020 and until 8:30am on January 4, 2021, except for the Prince Geo...

December 21, 2020

COVID on the job: how to refuse unsafe work - BCGEU

The right to refuse unsafe work is a legislative right and responsibility of all workers in B.C., and that is no different during the COVID-19 pandemic.Have you been assigned work that you feel is unsafe? According to law, the procedure to refuse unsafe work is as follows: Immediately report to your supervisor that you have stopped work and the reasons why you believe the job or task is uns...

December 21, 2020

COVID-19 and recent changes to the Workers Compensation Act and Board Policy ...

During the pandemic, the B.C. government amended the Workers’ Compensation Act to allow workers to be compensated for lost wages when they contract COVID-19 on the job. Members who have reason to believe they have contracted COVID-19 through work should report it to their employer as soon as possible and should file an application for compensation with WorkSafeBC, including as many details as p...

December 17, 2020

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers wear button on the job in demand for essenti...

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – As the second wave of the pandemic intensifies and British Columbians head into the holiday season, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) are ramping up their campaign to be recognized and compensated as essential workers. BCLDB workers will be wearing Essential Pay for Essential Wor...

December 16, 2020

Report from the Representative for Children and Youth Underscores Need For Ad...

The BCGEU welcomes a report released yesterday by B.C.'s Representative for Children & Youth which makes a number of concrete recommendations to address ongoing gaps in transition supports for B.C. youth aging out of care, and clearly identifies that additional staffing are necessary to provide these supports. The report clearly identifies the need for support that continues far beyond the ...

December 14, 2020

BCGEU stands in solidarity with farmers in India

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union expresses solidarity with farmers, labour activists and other workers in India who are protesting dangerous new agricultural legislation that threatens the livelihoods of millions of families. In September, the Indian government quietly passed or amended three Farm Bills designed to deregulate agricultural markets and open them up to takeover by ...

December 11, 2020

Nomination for Local 601 Executive Member - Chairperson - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following position on the 601 local executive: Chairperson (1) Information on the responsibilities is available from the BCGEU Victoria area office at area01@bcgeu.ca or staff representative andrea.mears@bcgeu.ca. The term will be from January 2021 until the next set of scheduled local elections in March 2022. The deadline for nominations is: Monday, January 4...