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.


February 15, 2018

Elections for Local 603 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 603 MembersRe: Elections for Local 603 Executive The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 603 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:2nd Vice Chairperson: Robert GabanyiMike YauGlaucia SanchezMember-at-Large: Mauricio BermudezNadine HuntRobert GabanyiWei MinPeter ThriftMike YauCamy ZavoshLisa McDona...

February 15, 2018

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 14, 2018

Update on Overtime Policy Grievance for MCFD Social Workers - BCGEU

Update on Overtime Policy Grievance filed for Ministry of Children and Family Development ("MCFD") Social Workers   The BCGEU has now received the decision on the overtime policy grievance that was heard by Arbitrator Chris Sullivan on May 1 and 2, 2017. Although the Arbitrator did not rule in our favour, there are some issues that we were able to get clarification on.   In his decision, Arbit...

February 14, 2018

Local 602 Executive Announcement - BCGEU

The call for nominations for Local 602 Executives closed on February 7, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed for their positions in this three year term:    Leanne Salter, Chairperson Caitlin Boutin, 1st Vice Chairperson Jolene Rankin, 2nd Vice Chairperson Daryl Marceau, Treasurer Nancy Dwyer, Recording Secretary Janice Norris, Member-at-Large Vanessa...

February 14, 2018

Local 606 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

Please consider this formal notification of the results of the Local 0606 Executive election. Alex Miller – Chairperson Alisa Watts –1st Vice Chairperson VACANT – 2nd Vice Chairperson VACANT – Treasurer VACANT– Secretary VACANT – Member-at-Large (1) VACANT - Young Worker   Note: The term for these positions is 3 years and will close in 2021. Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 13, 2018

Elections for Local 604 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 604 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:  Chair: Harbinder GillJoann Fournier Please note all names are in random order on the ballot.     Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, 8555 – 198A Street, Langley....

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...

February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

February 09, 2018

Election Results for Local 612 Executive - BCGEU

The call for nominations for Local 612 Local Executive closed. We confirm that your new Executive is as follows: Local ChairpersonTheresa Forsythe 1st Vice Chair:Vacant 2nd Vice Chair:Sandra George Treasurer:Vacant Recording Secretary:Vacant Member at Large:Sarah Crampton Member at Large:Beatriz Leo Member at Large (Young Worker):Teri Goodrick   Congratulations to the above noted! We look forwa...

February 09, 2018

Local 610 - Your New Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for the Local 0610 Executive. Please join us in congratulating the following members in their position for this three year term of office! Local 0610 Chairperson               Judy Fox-McGuire Local 0610 1st Vice                     ChairKaren Morgan-Schwab Local 0610 Young WorkerInes      Mancin   In Solidarity,  BCGEU Peace River Area Office  ...

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...