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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

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...

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...

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...

2021 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. Our annual scholarship program of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members. Apply online here Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A ...

March 05, 2021

News for BCGEU members in the B.C. public service: grid classification - BCGEU

We have news about a change in paygrades and the grid 14 classification. Briefly, employees classified as grid 14 of the wage scale will be moving to grid 15. A joint communication with the Public Service Agency has been created to explain the changes, and how they will impact members. You can view it here. This takes effect April 1, 2021 and reflects changes made to the public service job eval...

February 25, 2021

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction – 130-13749 72nd Ave, Su...

Nominations are now open for a steward with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction at 130 – 13749 72nd Ave, Surrey. The union trains 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 March 8, 2021 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submissi...

February 25, 2021

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction – 100-13650 102 Ave, Sur...

Nominations are now open for two stewards with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction at 100 – 13650 102 Ave Surrey. The union trains 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 March 8, 2021 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submiss...

February 22, 2021

All BCGEU local 603 members - Nomination for Local Exexutive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:   Treasurer – one (1) position    The term is the remaining months until local elections. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm.If there is an election for a position, candidates may submi...

February 17, 2021

All BCGEU local 601 members - New Local 601 Chair - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that Judi Porter has been elected as the chair of 601. She was elected by 57.7%.   The 601 executive is:   Chairperson: Judi Porter [email protected] First Vice-Chairperson: Veronica Barlee [email protected] Second Vice-Chairperson: Vacant Treasurer: Desiree Cabecinha [email protected] Recording Secretary: Darcy Houston [email protected] Members at Larg...

February 17, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Protrans BC

A majority of the 180 Canada Line workers represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) voted on Sunday in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Protrans BC Operations Ltd., after reaching a tentative agreement on February 2, 2021. The agreement was ratified after 13 months without a contract, more than 40 bargaining sessions and is the re...

February 16, 2021

Pension Seminar Information - BCGEU

Online pension seminars are available at any time for the Public Service Plans at: MPP: https://mpp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars PSPP: https://pspp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars College: https://college.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars UWU/MoveUP