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

October 11, 2017

Local 602 Union Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT:  Social, Information and Health LOCAL:             602 DATE:               Wednesday, October 25, 2017 TIME:                6:00 p.m. – General Meeting PLACE:             BCGEU Nanaimo Area Office                         106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo     · Meeting Protocols · Convention Report · New Health Care Provider – Great West Life · Member-to-Member · OHS Report · Good &am...

October 11, 2017

Provincial magazine - Fall 2017 - BCGEU - BCGEU

Download the PDF file of the 2017 Fall issue of The Provincial magazine. In this issue: Electing workplace stewards Dangerous work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital BCGEU’s sound financial management Mental health first aid and more...    

October 10, 2017

Rally for Youth from Care - BCGEU

Show support for youth in and from foster care, group homes, and other types of government care in B.C. Rally: B.C. LegislatureTuesday October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm

October 10, 2017

Bargaining Update for ISM members - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met on October 5 & 6 2017, to continue the development of bargaining proposals and identifying workplace issues. We will be meeting with the employer on October 26th, 27th, November 2nd and 3rd in Victoria. Your bargaining committee will be communicating with you on a regular basis to update you as we go along. Confidential communications regarding bargaining will ...

October 05, 2017

Local 604 Union Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Social, Information & Health LOCAL: Local 604 DATE: Thursday, October 19m 2017 TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Executive PLACE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Office – Fraser Room 8555 198A Street Langley, BC V2Y 0A9           AGENDA     Call to Order Adoption of Minutes Reports from Officers Steward and Delegate Reports New Business Good and Welfare Questions from Members Adjournment       Mem...

October 05, 2017

B.C. children's representative calls for youth mental health system - BCGEU

VICTORIA - A 17-year-old boy who took his own life on the grounds of a children's hospital in Vancouver didn't get the mental health treatment he needed from the time he was two years old, says British Columbia's representative for children and youth. Bernard Richard's report released Wednesday investigates the death of a teen identified by the pseudonym Joshua who died in July 2015 at the BC C...

October 04, 2017

Vote for Delegate to CLBC-BCGEU Collaboration Group (mid-term vacancy) Expres...

An expression of interest was sent out in July to fill a mid-term vacancy for the CLBC-BCGEU Collaboration Group, and we did not receive any nominations by the deadline. We are sending out an additional call for nominations from interested parties employed in the Practice and Service Advisor (PSA) occupational group or the Facilitator occupational group. Nominations will be closed at 5:00 pm on...

October 03, 2017

October is Community Living Month - BCGEU

19 years ago, the province of BC declared October Community Living Month. The BCGEU is proud to represent thousands of members across the province who have dedicated their careers to helping those who are not able, or need the assistance of others, to bring a level of independence and quality of life that benefits not only those with developmental disabilities, but also the communities that we ...

October 03, 2017

Sister in Spirit Vigils - BCGEU

October 4th is a day where we honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls in Canada is a national tragedy. We must take the time to give thanks to the families who are our reason for demanding continued action. The BCGEU believes that the October 4th Sisters In Spirit Vigils are a movement for social change....

October 03, 2017

BCGEU opening $5 million building in Fort St. John - BCGEU

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union President Stephanie Smith and other union members will be in Fort St. John Tuesday to help open the BCGEU's new building on 100th Ave. Smith will officially open the new BCGEU area office on the corner of 100th Ave and 102nd Street late Tuesday afternoon. The two-storey, 6,300-square-foot building was built by unionized workers,...

October 03, 2017

BCGEU OPENS NEW $5 MILLION DOLLAR BUILDING IN FORT SAINT JOHN - BCGEU

Fort Saint John --- President Stephanie Smith and the rest of the Provincial Executive members will be in Fort St. John to visit with local B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at their workplaces. "Showing up and talking with members in their community about the issues that affect them is one of the best ways to understand how the union can be a positive force in people...

October 02, 2017

CLC Winter School 2018 - BCGEU

Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 14 to February 16, 2018) at Harrison Hot Springs is now available. Active union members are encouraged to apply online. Applications will be forwarded to your component executive to determine who will attend the school.  Registration cut off is November 3rd for all courses.   Please click here to register...

September 29, 2017

BCGEU meets with Federal Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef at roundta...

On September 8, as a follow up to the report Collective Wisdom: Challenges and Opportunities in B.C's Women's Services the BCGEU was invited by the federal Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef to participate in a roundtable discussion as part of the federal government's commitment to addressing gender-based violence (GBV). At the Roundtable were approximately 30 representatives for women's...

September 25, 2017

River Rock Casino workers negotiate strong first collective agreement after a...

RICHMOND – B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at River Rock Casino Resort voted by 81 per cent to ratify a four-year collective agreement today after more than a year of negotiations with Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. "I am so proud of the outstanding resolve and determination of workers at the River Rock Casino to negotiate such a strong first agreement," says BC...

September 22, 2017

Walk for Reconciliation 2017 - BCGEU

Join and support the spirit of 'Namwayut - We are all one. On September 24, 2017, BCGEU members will joining in the 2017 Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver!  The BCGEU is proud to sponsor the walk once again this year and support a positive movement to build better relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.  Walk for Reconciliation: Sunday, September 24th | 9:30am 650 Cambie St...

September 21, 2017

RV Tour – Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton, Smithers, Houston, Franc...

The BCGEU RV will be touring through the above noted locations. Below you will find dates, locations and times. We hope you can join us!   Monday September 18, 2017 – Prince Rupert: · Liquor Distribution Branch (Liquor Store) Parking Lot BBQ Lunch – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, all members and families welcome · Northwest Community College Campus Refreshments – 3:00 pm, come join us on your coffee brea...

September 21, 2017

ISM - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met on September 19 & 20 2017 and began development of bargaining issues and proposals. We will meet again on October 5 & 6 2017 to complete this process. The bargaining committee has elected Joseph Ivens as the Committee Chairperson. If you have not yet submitted your survey or have issues you would like to have the committee consider then please forward to a ...