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

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...

January 22, 2018

Local 605 Union Meeting and Bargaining Resolutions - BCGEU

COMPONENT:    Social, Information, and Health ServicesLOCAL:              605DATE:                Monday, February 5, 2018TIME:                5:00 – 5:30 p.m. - Dinner                          5:30 – 7:30 p.m. - MeetingPLACE:              BCGEU Kamloops Area Office                         158 Oriole Road (back entrance)                          Kamloops, BC V2C 4N7   EVERYONE WELCOME! If atte...

January 19, 2018

Adult Probation Officers - BCGEU

Adult Probation Officer Benchmark Review This is to advise members that the focus group who worked on the Adult Probation Officer (APO) benchmark review have agreed upon the updated benchmark, with an updated job description and factor rationales. Members of the focus group, at various times, have included Judy Fox-McGuire, Andrea Mitchell, Marina Stupar and Sheila Veller. In this updated bench...

January 16, 2018

Local 609 Public Service Bargaining Proposal Forms - BCGEU

Please find attached bargaining proposal forms relating to the upcoming Public Service bargaining. Please use these forms if you wish to submit proposal(s) for changes to either the Public Service collective agreement or the Social, Informational & Health Component 6 collective agreement. Please return the proposal forms to the West Kootenay Area Office, via email to Sarah Maglio at area09@...

January 16, 2018

BCGEU and government reach agreement on parental leave - BCGEU

The BCGEU has reached agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding with the B.C. government on changes to public service maternity, parental and pre-adoption leave (Article 21), to align with federal government changes to EI regulations as noted below: Pregnant workers now have the ability to claim the existing 15 weeks of EI maternity benefits as early as 12 weeks before the expected week of c...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

ISM Canada - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU ISM MembersRe: Bargaining Update – Changes to the Agreement Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Employer. The committee is recommending ratification. The tentative agreement improvements include: · Improved benefits · Wage increases · Improvements throughout the collective agreement Ratification meetings, held throu...