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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

March 10, 2022

BCGEU Social Media Community Guidelines - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every individual has the right to contribute to the conversation on the BCGEU's social media channels. These conversations will be respectful of others' political affiliation, race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, abilities, appearance, and occupation. Harassment will not be tolerated: Harassment is defined as comments which ridicule, humiliate, insult, or degrade another user on the basis of ra...

March 10, 2022

Employer's first wage offer falls short - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Week 5 of public service negotiations resumed this week with the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) exchanging complete monetary packages. As we have been telling the government bargaining committee since day one, compensation is the critical piece to achieving a renewed collective agreement. The economic and political instabili...

March 08, 2022

Cowichan branch of VIRL behind picket lines as BCGEU librarians escalate job ...

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 on the picket line at VIRL's Cowichan Branch (2687 James Street in Duncan) today. The picket is the first step in escalated job action from the librarians who are awaiting response to their latest counteroffer from the employer ...

March 04, 2022

March 8 International Women’s Day 2022 #BreakTheBias - BC General Employees' ...

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD). It’s an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of women throughout history and around the world. An opportunity to recommit ourselves to stand together and work together to continue breaking down the barriers that still hold women back in far too many families, communities and workplaces. An opportunity to dream with our eyes open a...

March 04, 2022

Pickets at VIRL branches Wednesday if no offer made, says BCGEU librarians - ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will begin escalated job action starting Wednesday, March 9 should they not receive a serious offer from the employer. On March 1, after the union had issued 72-hour strike notice, the employer made a new offer to librarians. Howeve...

March 04, 2022

Bargaining update: Week 4 concludes - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The fourth week of public service bargaining has wrapped for the week of March 1st in Victoria. Your bargaining committee will meet with the employer – B.C.’s Public Service Agency – again next week in Vancouver. Negotiations of non-monetary issues continue to be productive. Your bargaining committee has made progress on the following collective agreement language: Improvements to the process ...

March 04, 2022

Letter: BCGEU librarians call on VIRL Board of Trustees to #respectVIRLlibrar...

On Thursday March 3, 2022, all 48 BCGEU members working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) submitted a group letter to the library's Board Trustees. Read their letter here.The letter called on all 38 trustees to ensure that librarians' next collective agreement provides them with fundamental support – including a psychologically safe and respectful workplace, and wag...

March 02, 2022

Seventy-two hour strike notice filed: librarians on Vancouver Island urge ele...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) served the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) board with 72-hour strike notice on Monday, February 28. The union's move means libraries in many communities on Vancouver Island and neighbouring islands could be behind picket lines as early as 8 a.m. Thursday, March 3. The BCGEU is calling on elected represen...

March 01, 2022

Public Service Bargaining: Week 4 Kicks Off - BC General Employees' Union (BC...

Public service bargaining has resumed for the week of March 1st in Victoria. Today begins week four of negotiations between your BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA). We expect to begin talking money with the PSA within the next week. So far, our talks have centered around non-monetary proposals. The committee is made up of BCGEU ...

February 25, 2022

Third Week Of Public Service Bargaining Wraps - BC General Employees' Union (...

Week three of Main Table Public Service Bargaining between the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. Government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) is concluding for the week of February 21. The tone at the bargaining table continues to be generally positive and collaborative, and your bargaining committee remains committed to bringing forward the priorities you’ve identified. The committe...

February 23, 2022

BCGEU welcomes progressive vision, new spending, and strong economic outlook ...

A progressive vision for inclusive and clean growth, continued support for critical public services like healthcare and childcare, and the announcement of a new year-round B.C. Wildfire Service are just some of the highlights in what the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling a "bargaining budget". "The devil is always in the details but on first glance there's a lot for our members a...

February 22, 2022

L603 Members- Elections for Local 603 Executive - BC General Employees' Union...

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination form for an Executive position on Local 603. Please help me in congratulating the newly confirmed positions for Local 603: 1st Vice Chair Kayla Woodruff 2nd Vice Chair Lisa McDonald Treasurer Robert Gabanyi Recording Secretary Stephen Anderson Member At Large Glaucia Sanchez Sidney Licaros William Dare Peter Martin Equity Member At Large Ka...

February 18, 2022

Official statement from the BCGEU on unauthorized use of logo for protest eve...

The BCGEU has recently learned that our logo is being used without authorization on promotional material for a "protest" event planned for next week.  We want to be clear that our union is not associated with, nor do we support, the event or its organizers in any way. This is an unlawful action on the part of the organizers. We are considering all legal options before us to hold the responsibl...