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 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...

December 06, 2019

Remembering l’Ecole Polytechnique - 30 years later - BCGEU

December 6, 1989 was a Wednesday like any other: I spent the day at the childcare centre I worked at surrounded by kids and my colleagues. I found out about the massacre at l'Ecole Polytechnique on the radio while I was driving home that evening. I was shocked and devastated at the news. Having been raised in a strongly feminist family, the idea that 14 women had been singled out and killed by ...

December 05, 2019

BCGEU HQ - Secretary Level 3 - Negotiations (2 Positions) -

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTING  December 5, 2019     POSITION: SECRETARY (2 Positions) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Negotiations Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 3 duties as assigned. Duties ...

December 05, 2019

BCGEU HQ - Secretary Level 3 – Advocacy (Temporary)

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 5, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY – ADVOCACY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives as required in Advocacy. Term of assignment is up to 6 months. DUTIES: Will include processing a variety of documents on a personal computer including repo...

December 05, 2019

BCGEU - Secretary Level 3 - Fraser Valley Area office

BCGEU FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING  December 5, 2019     POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will include: processing a variety of documents s...

December 05, 2019

BCGEU HQ - Secretary Level 3 - Occupational Health and Safety

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING December 5, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for Staff Representatives in the Occupational Health and Safety Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties will include: processing a variety of documents such as minutes, meeting notices, reports...

December 04, 2019

Save the date - Convention 2020 - BCGEU

The 51st Constitutional Convention of the BCGEU will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020. The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St, Vancouver. If you are interested in attending convention as a delegate representing your components or submitting a resolution to convention, please contact your local chair - if you do not know who this person ...

December 03, 2019

BCGEU met with Health Minister Dix - Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - BCGEU

Yesterday your worksite Union representatives, along BCGEU president Stephanie Smith met with provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix.  We discussed a number of issues with Minister Dix regarding BCGEU members working at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, including the number of serious injuries to our members, staffing levels, program closures, heavy workload, forensic pay and wage issues, parti...

December 03, 2019

The Provincial – Fall 2019 - BCGEU

Check out the latest, redesigned issue of The Provincial.   This issue has updates on how our union's work on investing ethically, a number of recent conferences and workshops to strengthen our union, and the guidelines on electoral campaigns for our upcoming Convention 2020.   UWU/MoveUP

December 02, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Western Pacific Marine for inland ferr...

The communities of Kootenay Lake are no longer facing disruptions to their ferry service due to the labour dispute between BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) ferry workers and their employer, Western Pacific Marine. On November 26, after 13 days of intensive bargaining and more than five months after the negotiations reached an impasse, the two parties reached a tentative agreem...

December 02, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Western Pacific Marine - BCGEU

A strong majority of the 80 inland ferry workers represented by the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Western Pacific Marine (WPM).    The agreement, which was reached on November 26 and ratified by members on November 30, achieved wage parity with BC Ferries within the term of the agreement and a...

November 29, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Community Living BC - BCGEU

Nearly 600 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) who work in communities across the province have voted to accept a renewed collective agreement with Community Living BC (CLBC) – the provincial crown agency that provides supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities.  The parties reached a tentative agreement on October 17. The workers, who had been...

November 26, 2019

Tentative agreement between BCGEU and CLBC ratified - BCGEU

We're pleased to advise the tentative agreement has been ratified. The vote was 88.8 per cent in favour. Fifty-five per cent of members voted. Of these, 318 members said 'yes' to the deal.  Your bargaining committee is pleased with the ratification results. We will now begin working with the employer to get a final version of the agreement to members as quickly as possible.  In solidarity,BCGEU...

November 26, 2019

New Shop Stewards - The Public Guardian and Trustee of BC - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 2, Local 1203 steward positions on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.   We are pleased to announce that Tara Wasney and Celene Sotkowy are the new stewards at The Public Guardian and Trustee of BC in Local 1203.   In addition, we are pleased to announce that Bryher Houlahan is a new steward at The Public Guardian and Trustee of BC in Local 603.   Please join us in wishing them w...

November 25, 2019

Volunteer opportunity: BC Fed free community Christmas Dinners - BCGEU

This dinner is for those in the community who are less fortunate. They are served a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, music, carol sing-a-longs, gifts from Santa for every child and teenager, a visit to the boutique, and a food hamper. To volunteer please call Marisha Zuckerman at 604-306-4156 or email at labourxmasdinner@hotmail.ca.  Surrey - December 23, 2019 5:00pm – 8:00pm Kwantl...

November 22, 2019

Area 12 Cross component committee - Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop - BCGEU

THE BCGEU AREA 12 CROSS COMPONENT COMMITTEEInvites you to attend a Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop  Come and join Leticia from Plastic Free Terrace and learn how to make reusable beeswax food wraps. These wraps replace single use Saran Wraps and Ziplock bags. Each participant will create and take home 2 small and 2 medium wraps. Space is very limited, please register using this link:http://events.bc...

November 21, 2019

Local 605 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: 2nd Vice Chairperson The term is the remainder of a three-year term. Information on the roles and responsibilities of the local executive is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: 5 p.m. on November 28, 2019 If no nomination is receive by November 28, 2019, then during the three-year term, ...

November 15, 2019

CLBC - Electronic Ballot for Ratification Vote - BCGEU

As you are aware, the BCGEU is conducting a ratification vote for the CLBC collective agreement by electronic ballot. A link to cast ballots was emailed out to each CLBC member who has an active email address on file with the Union. Please canvass the staff in your office and encourage anyone who has not received this link by 5:00 pm on November 15th from the BCGEU to contact us at evotingarea0...

November 14, 2019

BCGEU Dawson Creek chalk painting night

BCGEU Dawson Creek Chalk Painting NightWhere: South Peace Campus, Northcourt10808 15 St., Dawson Creek BCWhen: December 9, 2019From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Get in on the new décor trend of the year!Chalk Couture's silk screen transfers make decorating fast, easy and beautiful.With the reusable surfaces, you can change up the look of your sign over and over!Open to all BCGEU Members but space is limit...

November 13, 2019

Steward Nomination Results for MCFD at 200-13630 72nd Ave, Surrey - BCGEU

Steward nominations have closed for the Ministry of Children and Family Development at 200-13630 72nd Ave, Surrey.Please be advised that Connie Figueroa has been acclaimed to the position of Steward for Local 1204.We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.Congratulations and welcome Connie.In solidarityDJ Pohl Kevin HagglundLocal 1204 Chairperson Staff RepresentativeDownlo...