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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...

Winter School 2023 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Winter School 2023 will be taking place in-person! We are so excited that our communities will be able to come together, to learn and discuss with peers and colleagues at the upcoming Winter School. As we continue to work with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) on updating you with further details, please complete your registration application form to express your interest in attending. Please ...

January 26, 2023

Policy grievance filed re: retro pay for Public Service Members - BC General...

In an unprecedented move, the public service bargaining committee has filed a policy grievance to address your ongoing delay in retroactive pay. As we informed you in last week's bulletin, we are committed to protecting your interests and enforcing your collective agreement, and that's why we've initiated the grievance process to address this issue. The letter, sent to the Assistant Deputy Min...

January 26, 2023

Vantage Living - Tentative deal for seniors’ care workers - BC General Emplo...

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Vantage Living Inc. – owner of independent living facility Lakeside Manor – reached a tentative agreement with their employer after meeting with a mediator on January 25, 2023. Until the vote on the tentative agreement is held, the union's job action will stand down.  "From the 84 per cent...

January 25, 2023

INTERNAL AUDIT ASSOCIATE (Excluded) - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

INTERNAL AUDIT ASSOCIATE (Excluded) EXTERNAL POSTINGJanuary 25, 2023   The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia. We represent over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU requires a highly motivated, results oriented individual to fill the position of internal audit associate. ...

January 23, 2023

Provincial Centralized Screening Hours of Work Umpire Decision - BC General E...

The Hours of Work Umpire Chris Sullivan has provided his decision regarding the Employer's Hours of Work application for Provincial Centralized Screening (PCS) to go to a 24/7 rotating schedule effective February 26, 2023. The Hours of Work Umpire has determined that the Employer is entitled to implement its Hours of Work proposal. Please see the Hours of Work Umpire's decision here. In the dec...

January 19, 2023

Grievance to be filed to address delay in retro pay for Public Service Member...

As you know, the 19th main public service collective agreement was ratified last October, and many of you working in B.C.'s public service are still waiting to receive your retroactive payments. After repeatedly calling on the provincial government to process your retro pay, our union has initiated the grievance process to address this issue.While we were encouraged to see a statement released ...

January 17, 2023

Public Sector Retro pay update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

We have heard from many of you that you have not yet received your retro pay. We hear your concerns, and we agree that this is unacceptable. Right from ratification of your collective agreement, we made it clear to your employer – the Public Service Agency (PSA) – that retro pay was a priority.  Your bargaining committee has followed up with your employer and has pressed them on the urgency of ...

January 14, 2023

Job action postponed for seniors’ care workers - BC General Employees' Union ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 14, 2023   MEDIA ADVISORY: Job action postponed for seniors' care workers BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Job action has now been postponed for members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Vantage Living Inc. – owner of independent living facility Lakeside Manor in Salmon Arm. This follows 72-hour strike notice issued to the company on...

January 13, 2023

Seniors’ care workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BC General Employees' Un...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 13, 2023Seniors' care workers issue 72-hour strike notice BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) have issued 72-hour strike notice to Vantage Living Inc. – owner of independent living facility Lakeside Manor – as of 11:00 a.m., January 13, 2023. This action is being taken following several months of negotiatio...

January 05, 2023

Nominations for Local 601 Chairperson - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Nominations are now open for the position of Local 601 Chairperson.Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from the BCGEU Victoria area office or Component Vice-President Judy Fox-Maguire [email protected] or any one of the 601 Executive members https://www.bcgeu.ca/local-601.The term will be from February, 2023 until the next set of scheduled loca...

January 04, 2023

Hours of Work Umpire Hearing at MCFD Provincial Centralized Screening - BC G...

The Employer advised the Union on November 1, 2022, that they were proceeding with the Hours of Work Proposal for Provincial Centralized Screening (PCS) to go to a 24/7 rotating schedule effective February 26, 2023. The Union held several meetings and conducted a survey amongst PCS employees in the first two weeks of November. The participation by members in the meetings and the survey was very...

December 23, 2022

New agreement wage updates - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your Public Service Bargaining Committee continues to monitor the employer's implementation of the terms of the 19th main agreement, and we want to update you on several issues which members have brought to our attention this week. General wage increaseThe PSA has previously advised that BCGEU pay increases are targeted for the December 23rd payday.Processing of exceptions will be completed in ...