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.

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February 06, 2018

Elections for Local 605 Executive - BCGEU

The nomination period for local 605 closed on February 2, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed:  Chairperson: Cynthia Egli Treasurer: Lana Tomiye   1st Vice Chairperson: Andrew Miller-Heer Recording Secretary: Carissa Doddridge   2nd Vice Chairperson: Krystal Madill 3 Members-at-Large: Wanda Coxon Anita Van Tassel        1 Member-at-Large Young Worker:    Ju...

February 06, 2018

Local 0611 Executive Nomination Results - BCGEU

The nomination process for your Local Executive positions closed on February 5, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates. Congratulations to Flint Keil (Local Chair), Debra Burns (1st Vice President), Katherine Marchand (2nd Vice Chair), and Denice McKay (Member‑At‑Large position).Your Executive with the results are as fo...

February 06, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike An astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike action Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from February 1-4, over 90% of Hard Rock staff came out and voted 99.5% in favour of taking...

February 05, 2018

B.C.’s liquor stores well positioned under new cannabis retail regulations - ...

The new retail cannabis regulations announced by the B.C. government leaves B.C.'s liquor stores well-positioned to provide safe, secure, reliable access to non-medical cannabis products, the Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC (RMRABC) said today. While the government chose not to allow the sale of alcohol and cannabis in the same store, because of federal recommendations against co-lo...

February 02, 2018

BCGEU presses budget priorities in letter to B.C. Finance Minister - BCGEU

As the new NDP government prepares to introduce their first full budget on February 20, the BCGEU used the opportunity to restate our union's budget priorities in a letter to B.C.   Finance Minister Carole James:   Dear Minister, Re Priorities for the upcoming B.C. Budget 2018/2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our members' observations and priorities in the lead-up to B.C. Budget 2018...

February 01, 2018

Area 07 2018 Free Skate - BCGEU

FREE PUBLIC SKATE Every year, the Cross Component Committee (CCC) of the BCGEU is pleased to celebrate the BC Family Day with free public skates throughout the Okanagan. Here are the locations, dates and times for this year: Sunday, Feb. 11thHassen Memorial Arena3315 Pleasant Valley RdArmstrong3:45pm - 5:45pm Sunday, Feb. 11thJim Lind Arena2760 Cameron RdWest Kelowna1:30pm – 4:00pm Monday, Feb....

February 01, 2018

BCGEU remembers Lorraine Logan - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorraine Logan who passed away on January 23, 2018. An activist through and through, and right up until the end, she was a champion of workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights and seniors' rights. Lorraine Logan grew up in Vancouver. Her family was smal...

January 31, 2018

Read the Winter 2018 issue of The Steward - BCGEU

In this issue, we look at a variety of topics to keep you up-to-date on issues that could affect your workplace, and the members you represent. Topics include the duty to accommodate and how it may arise through discrimination based on disability or family status; the employer's legal duty to protect members from harassment on the employer's social media platforms; the employee's duty to mitiga...

January 30, 2018

Expression of Interest for BCGEU Delegate Vacancy on CBCG - BCGEU

Your BCGEU delegates regret to report that recently elected delegate Alex Macquaig has resigned his position on the CBCG. We will miss working with Alex while we understand and support his decision.  The vacancy Alex filled was filled by acclamation. In order to expedite filling this important vacancy, we are opening an opportunity to receive expressions of interest until Wednesday, February 7...

January 26, 2018

BCGEU Submission to Review of Professional Reliance - BCGEU

The government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. The day-to-day work of thousands of BCGEU members is shaped by this regulatory model, and many of our members have raised the alarm about its shortcomings.  In its present form, the professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading in some cases to the misman...

January 26, 2018

Local 603 Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT:  Social, Information & HealthLOCAL:            603DATE:              Tuesday, January 30, 2018TIME:              5:30 pmPLACE:            Lower Mainland Area Office Squamish & Musqueam Rooms                       #130 – 2920 Virtual Way                       Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4   AGENDA  Seeking Bargaining Proposals for the Master Agreement and Component Agreements Please...