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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

February 27, 2020

BCGEU analysis of provincial Budget 2020 - BCGEU

The BCGEU has prepared a detailed analysis of Budget 2020 to help members understand how the targeted investments in programs, infrastructure and affordability will impact members: Budget analysis 2020/21  Although prudent and perhaps cautious in tone, Budget 2020 is progressive – which is much needed at a time when other provincial governments in Canada are implementing harsh austerity progr...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU seniors’ care workers reach deal to improve working conditions at long-...

Following six months of negotiations, over 500 BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at Broadmead Care Society in Victoria ratified a tentative deal this week that will improve conditions for both workers and seniors at the non-profit organization. Members secured wage increases, weekend shift premiums and the continuation of their Short-Term Illness and Injury Pl...

February 26, 2020

Coronavirus information for BCGEU members - BCGEU

As you are all likely aware, a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is causing respiratory infections mostly in Hubei Province, China. As of today there is one confirmed case of the virus in B.C.; however, according to the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer, the risk to British Columbians is considered extremely low. I want you to know that your union has been closely monitoring this s...

February 26, 2020

The public inquiry into money laundering has begun – your union’s opening st...

Just over fourteen months ago, your union launched the Public Inquiry Now campaign-making the BCGEU one of the first voices demanding that the provincial government call a public inquiry into the links between the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering in casinos. As you know, our campaign succeeded. And Monday I was honoured to take the stand in front o...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU brings the voice of working people to Cullen Commission - BCGEU

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) was one of the first voices in the province to call for a public inquiry into money laundering in B.C. Monday, the BCGEU's president delivered the union's opening statement to the inquiry it helped create."We pushed for this inquiry because the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering were ma...

February 20, 2020

Lateral Transfers to Cannabis, deadline extended to August 1 - BCGEU

Your union has successfully appealed to the employer to extend the deadline for lateral transfers to cannabis, as per the Memorandum of Understanding explained below. The new deadline is July 31, 2020. There will be no further extensions to the process beyond this date. The Cannabis Implementation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as agreed to as part of negotiations for the 18th Main Collecti...

February 19, 2020

ISM Canada - Successorship Agreement - BCGEU

Successorship: In the fall of 2019, the BCGEU and NTT DATA Canada/BCU made a joint application to the LRB for successorship of the certification between ISM Canada and BCGEU regarding the contract for IT services for the Health Authorities in B.C. All parties: BCGEU, ISM Canada, and NTT DATA Canada/BCU supported the application. On February 12, 2020, the LRB granted successorship to the BCGEU a...

February 18, 2020

BCGEU applauds increased tax fairness and investments in programs, infrastruc...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding the government's continued and new investments in core programs, infrastructure and improving affordability for British Columbians. But the union representing tens of thousands of workers in direct government and the broader public service is highlighting the critical role of staff in the province's success moving forward. "After 16 years of devastating ...

February 14, 2020

ISM Members in the BC Operation Re:Transition Date for the Transfer of PHSA S...

The new transition date for the transfer of PHSA services to NTT Data has been agreed upon between the PHSA and NTT Data.  On July 29, 2020, ISM Canada employees who have previously accepted offers of employment with NTT Data will no longer be ISM Canada employees and will become employees of NTT Data. Next week NTT Data will post a message on the #bc-ntt-employees Slack channel. Additional off...

February 14, 2020

Wet’suwet’en protests at worksites – information for members - BCGEU

Over the last week we have seen protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en people take place around the province, across the country, and around the world. These protests continue to escalate around the province.While we support the rights of protest guaranteed by the Charter, we are not affiliated with these protests. The safety and well-being of our members is of paramount importance.Here's what...

February 12, 2020

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction – 2684 Trinity St, Abbot...

Nominations are now open for a steward with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction at 2684 Trinity Street in Abbotsford. 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 February 21, 2020 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for...

February 12, 2020

Local 604 Steward Nominations - MSDPR - 100-13650 102 Ave, Surrey - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for four 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 February 21, 2020 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for sub...