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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.

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December 14, 2020

BCGEU stands in solidarity with farmers in India

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union expresses solidarity with farmers, labour activists and other workers in India who are protesting dangerous new agricultural legislation that threatens the livelihoods of millions of families. In September, the Indian government quietly passed or amended three Farm Bills designed to deregulate agricultural markets and open them up to takeover by ...

December 11, 2020

Nomination for Local 601 Executive Member - Chairperson - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following position on the 601 local executive: Chairperson (1) Information on the responsibilities is available from the BCGEU Victoria area office at area01@bcgeu.ca or staff representative andrea.mears@bcgeu.ca. The term will be from January 2021 until the next set of scheduled local elections in March 2022. The deadline for nominations is: Monday, January 4...

December 07, 2020

All NTT Data BCGEU Members - Bargaining Committee Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for the NTT Bargaining Committee. Candidate statements are attached (if submitted) and will be available through the e-voting link. Nominated Members Brent Stokell Charline Lachance Christian Deschenes Eugene Fox Jesse Farsang Jessie Bains Joseph Ivens Kazim Emsiem Kevin Ball A link for you to cast your ballot for 4 bargaining committee members will be sent vi...

December 04, 2020

All Local 603 & 1203 BCGEU Members at the MCFD - Joint Call for Steward Nomin...

Nominations are now open for 4 (four) Local 603 steward positions and two (2) Local 1203 steward positions at your worksite which will close on Friday, December 18, 2020. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-worker...

December 03, 2020

BCGEU calls for action in conjunction with Representative for Children & Yout...

A report released this morning by B.C.'s Representative for Children & Youth has identified gaps in support arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of British Columbians, who rely on these supports have identified problems accessing vital treatments, therapies, respite and specialized recreational activities. We've long been asking the government to broaden the scope of its assistan...

November 30, 2020

New Book Recounts Worker-led Occupation at Tranquille - BCGEU

  UPDATE - It is with heavy hearts we have to tell you about the passing of our dear friend Gary Steeves, a true champion of working people, human rights and social justice.  The devastating news comes as we and Gary were celebrating another great achievement of his, the recent printing of his book, Tranquility Lost: The Occupation of Tranquille & Battle for Community Care. We are feeli...

November 26, 2020

NTT Data - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for two stewards with NTT Data located at Surrey Memorial Hospital – 13750 96 Ave Surrey. The union will train 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 Monday, December 7, 2020 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission i...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19

I am writing to celebrate with you. Because of our solidarity and collective action, our union has won a major victory in our campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia.The Provincial Health Officer has just announced that wearing masks is now mandatory in all indoor public and retail spaces. This is a huge victory that shows the power of workers standing together to demand saf...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19 - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2020BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After weeks of surging COVID-19 case numbers, members of the B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union (BCGEU) have won a major victory in their campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia."This is a huge victory that shows the power of...

November 13, 2020

Letter from the Premier regarding the loss of John Fryer - BCGEU

November 5, 2020 Stephanie SmithBCGEU President4911 Canada WayBurnaby, BC V5G 3W3Sent via email Dear Stephanie: As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, my thoughts are with you and all BCGEUmembers as you mourn the loss of John Fryer. John was a tireless advocate for workers' rights, and he played a crucial role in transitioning theBCGEU into the union it is today. His career was underp...