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...

November 19, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - WILLIAMS LAKE AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS LAKE AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING November 19, 2018     The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Williams Lake 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 uni...

November 16, 2018

BCGEU working to ensure continuity as ISM contract extension announced - BCGEU

The BCGEU have been working with the provincial government and contract service providers to ensure continuity of service for our members and the public. The BC Government recently announced two notices of intent to extend their contracts with IBM (ISM) to continue providing IT services to health authorities and for provincial government.  The health IT contract extension provides for service b...

November 16, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - NANAIMO AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) NANAIMO AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING November 16, 2018     The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Nanaimo Area Office for 3 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES: · Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by...

November 16, 2018

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) announced for 2019 - BCGEU

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2019. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations. Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.75 per cent increase beginning in February 2019. For members in the direct government this amounts to $0.2392 per hour or $16.74 bi-weekly. The ESD was nego...

November 14, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE BENEFITS DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE BENEFITS DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTING November 14, 2018   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Benefits Department, effective date to be determined. The staff representatives in benefits are currently located at the Fraser Valley Area Office and report to the Coordinator of Advocacy. DUTIES: The successful applicant ...

November 14, 2018

Health Support Services RFP Update #1 - BCGEU

Like you, your union has been following the NTT DATA situation closely. Here is what we know at this time.NTT DATA was the successful proponent for the Health Services RFP. In late October, it was announced NTT DATA had bought Sierra Systems. Unsurprisingly, this has generated questions and rumours regarding the role Sierra Systems will play in the Health Support Services (HSS) RFP. Some member...

November 13, 2018

Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benef...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2018Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benefits (Thompson-Okanagan) Nearly 700 members of the BCGEU working in Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan voted to ratify a new contract with their employer ending a 19-week strike."I am so impressed by the solidarity and courage of our members" said Stephanie Smith, president of...

November 13, 2018

SECRETARY (Temporary) - LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

BCGEU LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING November 13, 2018     POSITION: SECRETARY (Temporary) 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. The term of assignment is up to 7 months or return of incumbent. DUTI...

November 08, 2018

BCGEU welcomes new legislation aimed at improving working conditions for heal...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the B.C. government's announcement today that it will repeal both the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act (Bill 29) and the Health Sector Partnerships Agreement Act (Bill 94). Enacted in 2002 and 2003, the bills led to the deterioration of working conditions for health and social-sector workers by stripping workpl...

November 02, 2018

BCGEU welcomes action plan to mitigate wildfire and flood risks in B.C. - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes this week's release of Government's Action Plan: Responding to wildfire and flood risks ('The Action Plan') by the provincial government, and applauds the actions outlined in the report to better prepare British Columbians for extreme wildfires and floods. At the same time, more will need to be done to mitigate the effects of what now appears to be the new normal in our provi...

October 26, 2018

Recommended Changes To Provincial Labour Code A Good Start – But Don’t Go Far...

The BCGEU supports many of the recommendations put forward yesterday by the independent, three-person Labour Relations Code Review Panel appointed by Labour Minister Harry Bains earlier this year. "Our submission to the panel asked that balance and fairness be restored to the B.C. Labour Relations Code and Labour Relations Board," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We believe the recommenda...

October 25, 2018

280 transition housing units to be built for women fleeing violence - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomed today’s announcement by the provincial government to initiate the first steps towards establishing 1,500 new supportive housing units for women and children fleeing violence. As part of government’s Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund, 280 transition housing units will be built province-wide. This news follows their commit...

October 23, 2018

President Irene Lanzinger won't seek re-election as BC's top labour leader - ...

Sister Irene Lanzinger has announced that she will not be running for re-election next month at the 58th Convention of the BC Federation of Labour. As the largest affiliate union of the BC Fed, the BCGEU would like to thank Irene for her contributions to the labour movement in British Columbia during her time as president. As the first woman president of the Federation, Irene redefined what is ...

October 22, 2018

Proposed legislation will lay foundation for improved professional reliance s...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased with the provincial government's introduction today of the Professional Governance Act aimed at improving B.C.'s professional reliance system in the natural resource sector. If passed, the new legislation will lay the foundation for a series of much-needed changes to better protect and manage the province's natural resources for ...