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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.


August 16, 2016

Local 602 and 1202 Stewards - 1 Day Enhanced Steward Training

All stewards are asked to attend a one-day training to enhance their skill set as a steward. Subjects will include: 1.    Review of the grievance procedure and filling out the grievance form. 2.    The steward's role in investigative meetings, Step 1 and 2 meetings and disciplinary        meetings. 3.    Letters of Expectation – What are they?  What are they not?  What is grievable, what is   ...

August 16, 2016

OH&S Committee Changes

Improving the Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Committees   Public hearings have been scheduled by Worksafe BC on proposed regulatory changes, including proposed changes to joint health and safety committees.   New sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation related to joint committees are: 3.26, Rights and Responsibilities, evaluation for joint committees 3.2...

August 09, 2016

All L604 MCFD 64th Ave. Langley Steward Nominations (2 positions)

Nominations are now open for two positions for a steward at your worksite, and will close September 9, 2016. The steward is the face of the union at your worksite.   Some of the roles of the steward are: •    To enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights •    Act as liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices •    Sign up new members to the union at the worksite...

August 09, 2016

Local 608 Nominations for Local Executive

To:                  All BCGEU Local 0608 Members Re:                  Nomination for Local Executive   Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local 608 Executive:   Chairperson 1st Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (1) Member-at-Large (2) Member-at-Large (3) Member-at-Large (4) Member-at-Large (5)   The term ends March 31, 2018.  In...

August 08, 2016

601 Meeting

  COMPONENT:    Social, Information & Health LOCAL:              601 DATE:               Tuesday, August 16, 2016 TIME:                6:00 pm PLACE:              BCGEU Victoria Area Office – Auditorium                          2994 Douglas Street, Victoria      AGENDA Last call for BC Fed Convention resolutions Worksite Reports M2M Update Chairperson Report General Union Busines...

August 05, 2016

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Members - Refuse Unsafe Work

BCGEU members that work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam continue to face unacceptable levels of violence and risk of serious injury. Our members were directed by the employer to release patients from seclusion rooms in spite of contrary advice by the care team. The patients were secluded due to incidents of violence against other patients and workers. They were still exhibitin...

August 02, 2016

604 Stewards & Local Executive Members enhanced stewards workshop

Thursday, September 22, 2016 Time:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm at BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office 8555 – 198A Street, Langley As you know, the role of a Steward in the workplace is an extremely important one, and we want to make sure that our Stewards are equipped with all the information they need to continue to assist members every day.  That is why we are excited to provide a full day of educati...

July 28, 2016

2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th. This course will be held at the BCGEU area office, 8555 - 198A Street Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers,...