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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.
BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – After more than a week without an offer from their employer, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action. As of 7:00 am Wednesday, March 30th, all BCGEU members working as VIRL employees will be on strike. In person and virtual services at all ...
VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) will be resuming after a 15 day break. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. "We always say 'where there's talk, there's hope" so getting invited back to the table is definitely posi...
We've reached the end of the 7th week since the start of public service bargaining. After 15 days away from the table, the employer has invited us back and we are in the process of scheduling new dates. We will inform you as soon as details are worked out. Your bargaining committee remains steadfast on achieving a fair wage increase, as we've heard loud and clear from you that it is critical t...
Nominations are now open for a steward with the Ministry of Children and Family Development located at 2828 Cruikshank Street in Abbotsford.The union will train 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 April 4, 2022, by 5:00 pmThe nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for ...
Steward Elections are now open for Local 0610 MCFD Worksites in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Chetwynd.Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now opened and close at 5:00pm on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Please email as an attachment, fax or mail your nomination forms to: Email: [email protected]: 250-785-0048 or 1-800-946-025510147 ...
Last Friday marked the end of the sixth week of negotiations between the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA). As we have previously reported, talks have been stalled as we wait for the government to authorize a revised wage offer. The employer has reiterated that the wage proposals tabled previously were the maximum authorized. Y...
This morning, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee spoke with CKNW's Michael Smyth about public service bargaining. "What we're looking for and what we think is very reasonable are cost of living adjustments… Our members over the last two years have learned their worth, they know their value, they know their contributions to our province, and they know that...
BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU
Recently, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) announced their plan to re-admit the BC Nurses Union (BCNU) into their union, more than a decade after they left the CFNU because of raiding activities in our province.
BCNU raided our union, and other health care unions in BC, for several years in an attempt to build their own power at the expen...
BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action starting Friday, March 18th in an ongoing effort to get the VIRL Board to issue a new wage mandate. “We’ve said from the beginning—librarians don’t want to be on picket lines in front of their librari...
Thank you to our 3 candidates: Fayaz Kadir, Melanie Melendez, and Kevin Ball as well as everyone who voted in the Local 603 election for chairperson. Please help me in congratulating Kevin Ball as the newly elected Chairperson for Local 603. Below is your new Local 603 executive: Chairperson Kevin Ball1st Vice Chair Kayla Woodruff2nd Vic...
Please be advised that Sophia Bilan & Michael Romero have been acclaimed into the position of Stewards with the Ministry of Children and Family Development located at 20434 64th Avenue in Langley. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations Sophia and Michael.Andrea Mitchell Kevin HagglundLocal 604 Chair Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here
Please be advised that Maggy Baxter has been acclaimed into the position of Steward with the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction located at 45540 Yale Road in Chilliwack. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations Maggy.
Andrea Mitchell Kevin HagglundLocal 604 Chair ...
The following have been in acclaimed into the positions listed below:
Local Chair: Andrea Mitchell
1st Vice Chair: Jozef Pisko-Dubienski
2nd Vice Chair: Nancy Bell
Treasurer: Harbinder Gill
Recording Secretary: Dominic Barros
Member at Large:
The following position remains open:
Member at Large Youth Membe...
The Bargaining Committee will soon be preparing to negotiate renewal of the Collective Agreement with the Employer and is asking for members' input. The bargaining questionnaire provides members the opportunity to identify any issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the Collective Agreement. Members' input will inform and assist the Bargaining Committee in setting bargaining priori...
The call for nominations closed on March 11, 2022. As no election was required, we are pleased to announce the following members are acclaimed:
Local chairperson: Mona Dykes Member at large: Alissa Sommerfeldt
First vice-chair: vacant Member at large: Angela Otto
Second vice-chair: vacant Member at large: vacant
VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) have stalled over a significant gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. “We have made good progress so far on some very important issues that will substantially ...
Negotiations between the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) were to resume for the sixth week of bargaining this morning in Victoria. However, the employer informed your committee that they do not have a revised wage offer, reiterating that the amounts tabled last week were the maximum authorized. We have heard loud and clear fr...
We are pleased to announce the results of the Elections for the Local 601 Executive:
Number of Votes for Candidates
Number of Ballots Spoiled
Shirley Kay - Elected
Sandra Pittroff - Elected