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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

Public Service Main and Component Bargaining Proposals for the 19th Public Se...

Preparations for the 19th Public Service negotiations are already commencing. Therefore, we are calling for locals to meet and prepare draft proposals and resolutions for submission to their respective components. They are to be forwarded to the Component Executives in order for proposals and resolutions to be vetted and allocated to either the Public Service Main or Component tables. The deadl...

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...

Convention 2021 wrap-up – a new executive and a new name. - BCGEU

Our union’s 2021 Constitution Convention has come to a close. Over the course of convention, members passed resolutions determining the direction of our union over the next three years and elected our union’s executive officers for the same period. Be on the lookout for a more thorough wrap up of convention in the next issue of The Provincial magazine. ElectionsCongratulations to our new BCGEU ...

September 17, 2021

Local 601 - General Meeting - BCGEU

                                      COMPONENT:     Social, Information and Health Services ComponentLOCAL:     601 - General Meeting              DATE:     Tuesday, September 28, 2021TIME:     5:30 p.m. – 7:00 pmPLACE:     Zoom Virtual Meeting AGENDA – Bargaining Resolutions  Thanks to everyone who submitted resolutions on what should be includedin the next Collective Agreement.At this upcomi...

September 17, 2021

NTT Data Canada Inc. - Collective Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by both parties! Bargaining unit members have voted 66% in favour of ratification.The parties will now work to finalize the renewed collective agreement document for distribution. In the meantime, members may refer to the Ratification Document together for a complete picture of the collective agreeme...

September 15, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) - Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 15, 2021 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 14 months or return of incumbent. The effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement p...

September 13, 2021

Staff Representative - Nanaimo Area Office (2 Positions) - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE NANAIMO AREA OFFICE(2 Positions)  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 13, 2021 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Nanaimo 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 union elections, preparing...

September 10, 2021

BCGEU provides submission to BC Gov’t to help build a long-term economic plan...

BCGEU provides submission to BC Gov't to help build a long-term economic plan for B.C. This past June, the B.C. government requested input from business, labour, Indigenous and other stakeholders for the development of our province's long-term, post-pandemic economic plan. Your union represented the voices of our 82,000 members in the consultative process, which involved Ravi Kahlon, Minister o...

September 10, 2021

BC Wildfire Service - Working for you - BCGEU

It has been an intense and scary wildfire season. We know you've been working to the max, and without adequate resources. Issues are flaring, as they have for years. We desperately need a work environment – and the public needs a fire management system – for the 21st century. And bargaining for our new collective agreement will begin soon. Here is what we hope to achieve in bargaining and throu...

September 08, 2021

All BCGEU Members at NTT Data Canada - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Further to last week's announcement of a tentative agreement being reached, please see attached the Ratification Document for your information.  A Ratification Town hall meeting to discuss the package and to answer questions will be held Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Ratification Vote Meeting Details Date:     Tuesday, September 14, 2021Time:     7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ...

September 02, 2021

Solidarity in Post-Secondary Labour Movement - BCGEU

Solidarity in Post-Secondary Labour Movement (British Columbia, September 2, 2021) – With last week's ever-changing landscape in COVID-related announcements affecting BC's post-secondary sector we saw what's possible amidst chaos. Union leaders jumped to action to represent their members in a variety of ways and one of those ways was that we, the undersigned unions, came together as a collectiv...

August 30, 2021

B.C. government liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay outside e...

B.C. government liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay outside employer's head office, September 1 BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After five months without response from the Minister of Finance, B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) will rally outside the BCLDB's head office to call for their employer's support in r...

August 30, 2021

All BCGEU Members at NTT Data Canada - Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

On behalf of the NTT Data Bargaining Committee, we are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement.A Ratification town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Ratification package outlining all of the details will be sent to each member one week prior to the Ratification meeting. To help ensure you receive a copy of future update...

August 26, 2021

BCGEU welcomes the return of provincial mask mandate, calls for employers to ...

BCGEU welcomes the return of provincial mask mandate, calls for employers to ensure safe worksitesBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) are pleased by the reissuing of a provincial mask mandate for indoor, public spaces, and calling it an important layer of protection for front-line workers."Vaccines are an amazing tool in stopping the s...

August 26, 2021

ISM Canada - Collective Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by both parties!Bargaining unit members have voted in favour of ratification.The parties will now work to finalize the renewed collective agreement document for distribution. In the meantime, members may refer to the Ratification Bulletin together for a complete picture of the collective agreement la...

August 25, 2021

UPDATE: Public Service remote work and mask mandate - BCGEU

UPDATE - Remote work and mask mandateWe are pleased to report that the BC Public Service has agreed to our request -- see Monday's bulletin and letter here -- to allow employees who are working from home to continue to do so beyond the September 7 deadline without an approved telework agreement until at least October 12.Our union will continue to advocate for health and safety precautions that ...

August 24, 2021

NTT Data Canada - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

We have three bargaining days scheduled and the parties will return to the Bargaining table on Tuesday, August 24th. Please be advised that Jessie Bains has resigned from the Bargaining Unit and from the Bargaining committee. We thank Jessie for his service to the membership over many years and we wish him good luck in his future endeavours. If you have any questions, please reach out to a memb...

August 23, 2021

BCGEU calls for delay of telework requirement, reinstatement of masks in publ...

In today's COVID update, the B.C. government announced that the province would not be moving to Step 4 of the provincial restart plan as anticipated on September 7, 2021. September 7 had been set as the date that members continuing to work from home would be required to have an "approved telework agreement", as per a July 20 communication from the BC Public Service: "those who wish to continue ...

August 12, 2021

Workplaces re-opening – get vaccinated - BCGEU

Step 4 of B.C.'s Restart plan could start as early as September 7 – though this date could vary by region. Step 4 includes a return to fully re-opened offices and workplaces. Whether your worksite is returning to full capacity or you're returning to in-person work after working from home, our union can help address any health and safety concerns that may arise. And remember: the best way to ens...

August 12, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: BCGEU encourages vaccination, re-issuing of single-site and ma...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 12, 2021 BCGEU encourages vaccination, re-issuing of single-site and mask orders BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) - Following today's provincial government announcement regarding vaccines for health care workers, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) encourages all British Columbians to get vaccinated. "Vaccinations are an essential tool in combatting the...