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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

November 29, 2016

OSH Appointment Process Deadline

D-day is here!!   On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...

November 25, 2016

Call for Nominations for vacant Local 602 Chairperson

Long-time Local Chairperson, Sue Powell is retiring. As such nominations are now open for the position of Local Chairperson. The role of the Local Chairperson as follows:  Local Chairperson:  works with other Local officers to:  recruit stewards and ensure OHS committee members are appointed;  set up steward networks;  ensure stewards are regularly confirming membership lists in worksi...

November 25, 2016

BCGEU supports trade unionists in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Early in October, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Matthew, causing more damage to an island still recovering from the earthquake of 2010. As part of the Public Services International (PSI) relief campaign, the BCGEU sent a contribution to help with community rebuilding. The relief will go to trade union members and their families directly. For more information on the campaign, visit the PSI Hurrican...

November 24, 2016

MCFD in Port Alberni - Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position)

Nominations are now open for shop stewards with Ministry of Children and Family Development at 4088 8th Ave, Port Alberni. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees, provide information on BCGEU services and solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and steward...

November 22, 2016

Local 603- By-Election for 1 Recording Secretary and 1 Young Worker

To:        All BCGEU Local 603 Members Re:        By-Election for 1 Recording Secretary and 1 Young Worker Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: 1 (one) Recording Secretary 1 (one) Young Worker The term expires in March 2018. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominatio...

November 22, 2016

Bowling Night for all Area 02 BCGEU Young Workers

Your Cross Component Committee is sponsoring a bowling night for all BCGEU Young Workers in Area 02 – North Island plus a guest. There will be 4 door prizes drawn throughout the night. Please note travel expenses will not be covered by Cross Component Committee.     Date:         Friday, December 16, 2016     Time:         7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Snacks at 7:30 p.m., Bowling starts at 8:00 p.m...

November 16, 2016

Results of Local 603 Executive Chairperson By-Election

I am pleased to announce the elected member of the Local 603 By-Election for the position of Chairperson is Lisa Bose. The Local Executive wishes to convey their thanks and appreciation to the members who participated in casting their votes and to the successfully elected members for their contributions to the local. Chairperson............................. Lisa Bose First Vice-Chair...........

November 16, 2016

BCGEU congratulates new B.C. Representative for Children and Youth

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) extends its congratulations to Bernard Richard, the newly appointed B.C. Representative for Children and Youth. “The independent B.C. Representative for Children and Youth is a vital resource to our province’s children and youth in care,” says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. “We’re encouraged by the government’s timely selection of an ...

November 16, 2016

B.C. names Bernard Richard as new youth watchdog

The man selected as British Columbia’s new representative for children and youth has been a lawyer, cabinet minister, opposition leader and ombudsman in his native New Brunswick, but says he has always been haunted by the poor treatment of vulnerable children. Read more...

November 14, 2016

Union, B.C. private liquor stores push for pot to be sold in their stores

Recreational pot could be coming to a public or private liquor store near you. Read more...

November 11, 2016

Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten - Remembrance Day 2016

Today we honor and reflect on the sacrifice that those in our armed forces have made to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy.  We also must not forget the sacrifices made by men and women in our armed forces in protecting other countries.  Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Since then Canada has been involved in many conflicts and peacekeepi...

November 10, 2016

A victory for students, teachers and public education in B.C.

On behalf of the 70,000 workers of the BCGEU, and as a parent myself, I want to congratulate the BC Teachers' Federation on their courage and determination in standing up for the children of this province. The BCTF was right to push back on the provincial government's attempts to decide by themselves what a classroom looks like. It's great news that the BCTF finally won the right to include cla...

November 09, 2016

The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists - Op-Ed The Pr...

By Stephanie Smith & Damian Kettlewell Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming. With that in mind, the most socially responsible way to sell it in B.C. is through our existing public and private liquor stores. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took office in October 2015, they did so with a host of mandates from Canadians. Former prime minister...

November 08, 2016

Honouring Aboriginal Veterans

On November 8 we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist at a higher proportion than any other group in Canada.    For many, enlisting presented many challenges such as learning English, leaving the...