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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

September 21, 2020

FLNRORD Classification Appeals Update - BCGEU

This is to confirm that the Joint Technical Working Committee has been continuing work on these appeals as a priority over other direct government classification appeals, and there have been no delays due to the Covid-19 situation. At this stage, it is impossible to give timelines. Please be assured that work is continuing, and we will give you updates as soon as we have something further and m...

September 15, 2020

All Employment and Assistance Workers (EAW) - Re: EAW Classification Appeal U...

We want to update members as to the status of the EAW appeal as we have received a number of queries, including about collective agreement timelines. Context is important, as timelines in the collective agreement are based around typical appeal scenarios. This would involve one individual appealing one position. Under the collective agreement, we would hold an onsite interview, after which the ...

September 14, 2020

Steward election results for MSDPR - 33276 2nd Ave, Mission - BCGEU

Steward nominations have closed at the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction located at 33276 2nd Ave in Mission.Please be advised that Kathleen MacKillop and Ron Baker have been acclaimed to the positions of Steward for Local 604.We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.Congratulations and welcome Kathleen and Ron. In solidarityHarbinder Gill          L604...

September 10, 2020

Release of Patterson WCB review validates injured workers’ experiences - BCGEU

We want to share how pleased our union and our members are to see the B.C. government's release of the long-awaited review of our workers' compensation system by retired labour lawyer Janet PattersonThe report, released August 26, is not only a victory on the path towards a more worker-centered system but a validation of the lived experience of injured workers in B.C. – including many current a...

September 09, 2020

New MOU - Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees - BCGEU

The BCGEU and NTT DATA (ISM Canada) have signed a service seniority portability MOU for ISM employees: Click here to read the new Memorandum of Understanding regarding Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees An earlier bulletin is found here. UWU/MoveUP

September 09, 2020

New MOU - Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees - BCGEU

The BCGEU and NTT DATA (ISM Canada) have signed a service seniority portability MOU for ISM employees: Click here to read the new Memorandum of Understanding regarding Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees An earlier bulletin is found here. UWU/MoveUP

September 08, 2020

Local 603 - Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:   Recording Secretary – One (1) position Member at Large – One (1) position   The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.The deadline for nominations is: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 5:00 pmIf there is an election for a position, can...

September 04, 2020

A Labour Day Message from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

The future cannot be predicted, but it can be created.  So far, 2020 has been a year of upheaval and uncertainty and that has many of us questioning what the future will look like for ourselves, our families, and our society. It's also been a year in which working people have shown time and again that we have the power to create a society that is stronger, safer, and more prosperous through sol...

September 02, 2020

BCGEU: provincial government must release pandemic pay now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 2, 2020  BCGEU: provincial government must release pandemic pay now Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to either immediately distribute the stipend promised under the B.C. COVID-19 Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program or provide a firm date when workers will get the long-awaited funds."Thousands of our members and other workers acros...

September 01, 2020

MCFD Maples (all service units) - Call for Nomination for Stewards - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for three (3) steward positions at MCFD Maples. The stewards will be representing members in Local 603 at the worksite(s).Deadline for the return of nominations is at 5:00 pm on Monday, September 14, 2020.Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following methods: By fax to 604-215-1410 By email to Area03@bcgeu.ca What do stewards do? Stewards provide support ...

September 01, 2020

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction - Williams Lake - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Local 0606 is holding nominations for ONE (1) Steward for members located at Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, 159 Kinchant St, Quesnel. Nomination Form is attached. Nominations will be open from September 1, 2020 to September 14, 2020 at Midnight. Email or Fax your nomination to Area06.WilliamsLake@bcgeu.ca ohttps://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.ne...

September 01, 2020

Steward nominations open for local 0606 members at Ministry of Children and F...

Please be advised that BCGEU Local 0606 is holding nominations for TWO (2) Stewards for members located at Ministry of Children and Family Development, 289 MacKenzie Ave, Williams Lake. Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from September 1, 2020 to September 14, 2020 at Midnight. Email or Fax your nomination to Area06.WilliamsLake@bcgeu.ca or 250-392-5582. Or it can be sent to...

September 01, 2020

Steward nominations open for local 0606 members at Ministry of Social Develop...

Please be advised that BCGEU Local 0606 is holding nominations for ONE (1) Steward for members located at Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, 159 Kinchant St, Quesnel. Nomination Form is attached. Nominations will be open from September 1, 2020 to September 14, 2020 at Midnight. Email or Fax your nomination to Area06.WilliamsLake@bcgeu.ca or 250-392-5582. Or it can be sent to ...

August 31, 2020

Call for Nomination for Stewards - MCFD Maples (all service units) - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for three (3) steward positions at MCFD Maples. The stewards will be representing members in Local 603 at the worksite(s).Deadline for the return of nominations is at 5:00 pm on Monday, September 14, 2020.Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following methods: By fax to 604-215-1410 By email to Area03@bcgeu.ca What do stewards do? Stewards provide support ...

August 27, 2020

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction – 33276 2nd Ave, Mission...

Nominations are now open for two stewards with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction at 33276 2nd Ave in Mission. The union trains new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is September 4, 2020 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submi...

August 25, 2020

Pandemic pay delay - BCGEU

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March your union has been working hard to navigate the complex and ever-shifting landscape this crisis presents in order to protect members' livelihoods and help ensure your safety at work.Pandemic pay has been a key focus of that work, and the BCGEU pushed hard to expand our province's pandemic pay program to cover the ...

August 25, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BCGEU

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2020 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2020 Scholarship Winners List (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: 1. One job should be enough! How does precarious work impact workers and why is decent work so important? 2. W...

August 21, 2020

BCGEU members play critical role in province’s new pandemic enforcement measu...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 21, 2020 BCGEU members play critical role in province's new pandemic enforcement measures Once again, members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) are playing a critical role in the province's response to COVID-19. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced this morning that compliance and enforcement staff from pr...