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

May 26, 2017

Michael Hudson on the Vancouver Affordability Crisis - BCGEU

On April 14, over 400 people packed the sold-out Rio Theatre to hear economist Michael Hudson talk about the Vancouver affordability crisis in an event organized by the BCGEU and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. His presentation and the following Q&A touched on the links between global financial systems and the real estate market. His talk explores the ways in which rising real ...

May 24, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Victoria Area - BCGEU

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, July 18 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Wednesday, July 19. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 2994 Douglas St, Victoria from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilitie...

May 19, 2017

Probation Officer Q&A - BCGEU

To:      All Local 603 BCGEU Members – Probation Officers only Re:      Probation Officer Q&A   The meeting will be held with Judy Fox-McGuire, co-chair of the Ministry of Justice, Article 29 Committee. We look forward to seeing you:   When:       June 12, 2017 Time:         6:00pm Place:        LMAO (Musqueam Room)                   130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver   If you are unable to at...

May 19, 2017

BCGEU Treasurer, Paul Finch, worksite visit on May 23 2017 - BCGEU

To:      BCGEU Members at MCFD Worksite: 1727 West Broadway, Vancouver Re:      BCGEU Treasurer, Paul Finch, worksite visit on May 23 2017   BCGEU Treasurer, Paul Finch, will be visiting members at the 1727 West Broadway Vancouver MCFD worksite on May 23 2017. Treasurer Paul Finch's visit will be an informal meet and greet session. We encourage you to come and meet your Union Treasurer; this is...

May 16, 2017

BCGEU Member-to-Member BBQ in Victoria - BCGEU

TO:           All 1201 & 601 Members  DATE:      Tuesday, June 6, 2017 TIME:       12 noon – 1:30 p.m. PLACE:     4000 Seymour Place   AGENDA Please join us for a BCGEU Member-to-Member BBQ in Victoria on June 6, 2017! Say hello to your Union, meet other BCGEU members from Locals 601 & 1201 and enjoy some food and refreshments with us. We look forward to seeing you there!   In solidarit...

May 16, 2017

Provincial Government Awards Contract for Asbestos Inventory - BCGEU

The B.C. Government has taken a step forward in its commitment to create an inventory of asbestos in government buildings built before 1990 by awarding the contract to Pinchin West. There are over 750 government buildings that must be inspected as part of this initiative and it is estimated the inventory will take about 18 months to complete. Until the inventory has been completed, there will b...

May 15, 2017

Post-election message from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

While we wait for the final results of recounts and absentee ballots, it’s become clear just how important your vote can be: one party is currently leading Courtenay-Comox by just 9 votes and another is leading in Richmond-Queensborough by only 263 votes. Regardless of the outcome, we will continue to work with government as we advocate for improved public services and supports across BC – inc...

May 12, 2017

Life, interrupted: How B.C. youth are fighting for stability in a broken chil...

Alex Gervais was someone who moved. Sometimes, he chose to move — those who knew him well say he spent countless afternoons flying around the bike park on his BMX bike at the recreation centre in Abbotsford, B.C. Other times, he was moved. As one of 7,000 or so kids who are under the care of the B.C. government at any given moment, Alex was shuffled between foster homes, temporary stays with fa...

May 08, 2017

Don't Cross - Picket Lines Update #2 - BCGEU

As we have previously advised, the potential for BC Nurse picket lines at B.C. Government worksites exist because of two disputes which involve the nurses. Unfortunately, BC Nurses have not coordinated or shared their plans with the BCGEU or other unions in the labour movement. Notwithstanding these challenges, the BCGEU met with the government to discuss essential service levels for BCGEU mem...

May 04, 2017

BC Employment Standards Coalition releases report: Why BC Employment Standard...

Today the BC Employment Standards Coalition released a powerful report called Workers’ Stories of Exploitation & Abuse: Why BC Employment Standards Need to Change. The report is based on a series of Workers’ Forums the coalition hosted over the past few months in the Lower Mainland and Victoria to give voice to BC workers who have been treated unfairly. The report brings the inadequacies of...

May 04, 2017

Day of Mourning honours lives lost on the job - BCGEU

About 25 people gathered at City Hall Friday afternoon to march in honour of those who lost their lives in the workplace. The annual Day of Mourning recognizes the need for safe work practices and those who died on the job. Kurt Langdon, an equipment operator with the city of Fort St. John and local chair for the BCGEU, said he was pleased to see the number of people that came out. Read more...