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

February 26, 2018

Elections For Local 607 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 607 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:  Local Chairperson:Terra PlutRoxanne Round1st-Vice-Chairperson:William GilchristSandra Brown2nd Vice-Chairperson:William GilchristSandra BrownMember-at-Large (3 positions):William Gilchrist Shannon BorgJeff LeeRalph PerrichLinda Ataman...

February 23, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – A five-person panel will discuss Greater Vancouver's housing crisis and hear stories and ideas for solutions from the public.  The panel includes:  Adriane Carr – Vancouver City Council MemberTesicca Truong – Generation SqueezeHarpinder Sandhu – Co-author of the report Building an Affordable B.C.; CUPE 1767 memberKari Michaels – BCGEU Executive Vice PresidentPaul Finch – BCGEU Treas...

February 21, 2018

Government must take bolder action on speculation tax - BCGEU

February 21, 2018BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to see the B.C. NDP government's newly released 30-point housing plan which proposes significant steps towards addressing the province's housing affordability crisis. This plan includes measures, many of which the BCGEU has been calling for, like introducing a progressive property transfer tax surcharge...

February 20, 2018

BC Budget provides path to affordability and quality public services - BCGEU

Fixing 16 years of neglect in public services, childcare and housing will take time, but BC Budget 2018 signals a bold path forward on these important public issues, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union. "We have consistently called upon government for greater investment to restore quality public services," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Today's budget begins that renew...

February 19, 2018

Vancity workers at Downtown Vancouver branch join BCGEU - BCGEU

Workers at the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Downtown Vancouver Branch (#10) have voted by majority to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU).  The 26 financial services workers at this branch join over 700 of their Vancity colleagues who benefit from access to fair wages and improved working conditions under their collective agreement. "We are thrilled to welcome wor...

February 19, 2018

Caring Professionals should be exempt from mobility pricing - BCGEU

The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission recently published its initial report exploring decongestion charging as part of a 10-year plan for transportation development in the Metro Vancouver region. They have proposed two main policy approaches for consideration: tolling congestion points and charging drivers for each kilometre they drive. Congestion point pricing charges drivers when they p...

February 15, 2018

Elections for Local 603 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 603 MembersRe: Elections for Local 603 Executive The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 603 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:2nd Vice Chairperson: Robert GabanyiMike YauGlaucia SanchezMember-at-Large: Mauricio BermudezNadine HuntRobert GabanyiWei MinPeter ThriftMike YauCamy ZavoshLisa McDona...

February 15, 2018

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 14, 2018

Update on Overtime Policy Grievance for MCFD Social Workers - BCGEU

Update on Overtime Policy Grievance filed for Ministry of Children and Family Development ("MCFD") Social Workers   The BCGEU has now received the decision on the overtime policy grievance that was heard by Arbitrator Chris Sullivan on May 1 and 2, 2017. Although the Arbitrator did not rule in our favour, there are some issues that we were able to get clarification on.   In his decision, Arbit...