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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...

May 05, 2021

COVID Update - BCGEU

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our understanding of the virus is rapidly evolving. It is now widely recognized that airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 can occur under certain conditions. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recently updated its guidance to acknowledge that SARS-CoV- 2 is spread through aerosols (smaller droplets that can hang in the air for periods of time).1 Further...

May 03, 2021

New Steward at 1100 Hunter Place, Squamish - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following member has been acclaimed as a Steward at 1100 Hunter Place, Squamish. Vicky Lo Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact the above noted Steward at [email protected] If a Steward is unsure of the answer to your question or concern, they will call the Union on your behalf and speak to the Staff Representative for clarif...

May 03, 2021

Remembering Component 1 member Bikramdeep Randhawa

On behalf of 80,000+ members across the province, the BCGEU offers our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Local 104 member Bikramdeep Randhawa as they grieve his sudden and senseless death on Saturday, May 1st. While the loss of any member under any circumstance is a tragedy, Bikramdeep's youth and the violent, and public nature of his death make this loss harder to b...

April 30, 2021

How the BC Budget affects you – BCGEU analysis

BC Budget Analysis 2021/22Moving in the right direction, but at the wrong speed. On April 20, the BC NDP delivered its first budget and fiscal plan since winning a new majority mandate in the October 2020 general election. More importantly, this was the government's first official budget since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. Budget 2021 includes significant funds for em...

April 28, 2021

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - WEST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) WEST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING April 28, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the West Kootenay Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or return of incumbent.   DUTIES:   · Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-...

April 27, 2021

All BCGEU Members at NTT Data Canada, Inc. - Negotiations Update - BCGEU

The Bargaining Committee has been working hard to achieve a Collective Agreement. We have spent 4 days discussing language changes that you and the bargaining committee identified as important and necessary. The next date for Bargaining has been set for May 5th and we will commence discussions for monetary considerations. If you have questions please reach out to a member of the Bargaining comm...

April 27, 2021

Ministry of Children and Family Development – 7350 King George, Surrey - Stew...

Nominations are now open for two stewards with the Ministry of Children and Family Development located at 7350 King George, Surrey. The union will train new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is May 5, 2021 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submissi...

April 23, 2021

All BCGEU Local 603 Members at Social Development and Poverty ...

Nominations are now open for one (1) steward position at the Social Development and Poverty Reduction worksite located at 2350 Commercial Drive, Vancouver. The steward will be representing members in Local 603 at the worksite. Deadline for the return of nominations is at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 7, 2021. Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following methods: By fax to 604-215-1410 By...

April 22, 2021

The Provincial Spring 2021 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial This issue has convention candidate statements, updates on the Fight for Essential Pay for BC Liquor Distribution Branch workers, COVID and Women a call for a just recovery, and a big win for the members in the Community Living Sector. UWU/MoveUP

April 22, 2021

Chartwell’s pandemic profiteering off seniors’ care demonstrates need to move...

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is appalled to learn that Chartwell Retirement Residences, where the union represents 125 members at two of its long-term care facilities in B.C., provided executive bonuses for "100% customer satisfaction during the pandemic" while at the same time rejecting a proposal to provide frontline workers a living wage despite their tireless e...

April 20, 2021

HealthLink - Steward List and Labour Management Committee - BCGEU

How do I find a steward? If an issue arises in your workplace, and you think it might be a breach of the collective agreement, please contact a steward to see whether you should file a grievance. The following members have been elected as stewards at your workplace: Vanesa Simpson, Local 1203, (Burnaby) – [email protected] Reshma Chandra, Local 1204, (Langley) – [email protected] ...

April 20, 2021

BCGEU applauds investments in sectors like childcare and seniors care; urges ...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding Budget 2021's support for the critical public services needed to get B.C. through the pandemic. But the union representing tens of thousands of members direct government and throughout the province's broader public sector is highlighting that more needs to be done to support workers as we move towards recovery. "Our members' top priority for Budget 2021 ...

April 20, 2021

Local 603 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Member at Large – Two (2) positions   The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.The deadline for nominations is: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 5:00 pmIf there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (...

April 16, 2021

MCFD, Prince Rupert - Steward nominations – Two locations - BCGEU

Nominations for the vacant Steward positions will be open for 14 days at the following locations:   Protection Office on 2nd Ave – 1 Steward Family Services Office on 3rd Street – 2 Stewards   Nominations are open: Friday, April 16, 2021 to midnight on Friday, April 30, 2021.Please find attached, at the bottom of this email, a Steward Nomination Form (copy if necessary). Please post on your U...

April 16, 2021

Happening soon – Local meetings to elect convention delegates - BCGEU

Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates. The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021. These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...

April 13, 2021

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister’...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2021B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister's offices  BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After more than a year of serving the public safely and peacefully at publicly-owned liquor and cannabis stores and warehouses without financial acknowledgement of their pandemic working conditions, B.C. Government and Service Employees'...