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

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Vancouver Area - BCGEU

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, May 24 and "Investigations" will be held on Thursday, May 25. These courses will be held at the BCGEU Lower Mainland office at #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles ...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for all Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Victoria Area - ...

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, May 10 and "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Thursday, May 11. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 2994 Douglas St, Victoria from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and re...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for all Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Victoria A...

"Ergonomics" will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. This course will be held at the Victoria BCGEU office, 2994 Douglas Street, Victoria from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Ergonomics course you will learn: Requirements of the ergonomics regulation How to identify ergonomic hazards, to assess the risk factors of tasks and to recommend appropriate solutions Strategies for implementing an effe...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Prince George Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, May 16, "Incident Investigations" on Wednesday, May 17, "Ergonomics" on Thursday, May 18, as well as "Prevention of Workplace Violence" on Thursday, May 18. These courses will be held at the Ramada Inn, 444 George St, Prince George. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of u...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for all Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Prince Geo...

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17, 2017. "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017. These courses will be held at the Ramada Prince George, 444 George Street, Prince George from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work proc...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Cranbrook/East...

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  This course will be held at the Days Inn Cranbrook, 600 Cranbrook St. North, Cranbrook from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers, worke...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Terrace/Northw...

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3. This courses will be held at the Best Western Terrace Inn, 4553 Greig Avenue, Terrace from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers, workers, superv...

March 21, 2017

Local 606 Union Meeting

COMPONENT:    Social, Information and Health           LOCAL:    606             DATE:    April 20, 2017             TIME:    5:00 pm           PLACE:    Cariboo Area Office ? 107A North First Avenue          AGENDA Agenda items for this meeting are: CONVENTION ALTERNATES The chairperson of Local 606 is the delegate for convention.  Based on the membership numbers of Local 606, there are...

March 20, 2017

3 Day Steward Training

STEWARD TRAINING TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY April 25-26-27, 2017   This three (3) day “Steward Training” course (9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. each day) will be held at the:   LOCATION:       Peace River Area Office of the BCGEU                          10251 - 100th Street, Fort St. John DATE:               Three Days ~ April 25-26-27, 2017 TIME:                9:00 am – 5:00  pm   Provided ...

March 20, 2017

Area 11 Steward Training - April 25-27, 2017

STEWARD TRAINING TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY April 25-26-27, 2017 This three (3) day “Steward Training” course (9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. each day) will be held at the: LOCATION:    Diane L. Wood Union Centre                       Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU                       500 Quebec Street, Prince George DATE:            Three Days ~ April 25-26-27, 2017 TIME:             9:0...

March 17, 2017

Community Living BC Newsletter

This is the first in a series of newsletters that will be going out to the staff members of Community Living BC from members of your Labour Management Committee (LMC) and Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOSH). The Labour Management Committee consists of 4 members from Management and 4 members from the BCGEU. This is a collaborative process where we discuss issues and concerns fr...

March 16, 2017

Ministry refuses to fund Plecas recommendations on social worker compensation

The provincial government is failing to implement important Plecas report recommendations dealing with social worker wages, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union said today. Wage rates remain a major impediment to retaining highly trained social workers. The Plecas report shows that social worker wage rates are about 11 per cent below the national average.  The BCGEU has been worki...

March 10, 2017

Save the Date – for File This! BCGEU administrative services conference

Are you a BCGEU member works in an office environment providing administrative services OR provides frontline service to the public in an administrative role? If the answer is YES, then save these dates: Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 3, 2017 for “File This!”, a BCGEU conference for members who work in administrative services. The conference will be held in Richmond, B.C. and feature g...

March 09, 2017

Enhanced Stewards' Training for Local 603 Stewards

To:      All BCGEU Local 603 Stewards Re:      Enhanced Stewards' Training for Local 603 Stewards   Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017 Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Location: Lower Mainland Area Office (Squamish Room), Suite #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC  V5M 0C4 Local 603 is putting on a day of training for stewards. We are hoping you are able to attend. Lunch will be provided. Leaves of abs...

March 08, 2017

We stand in solidarity with the Jewish Community in Vancouver

The BCGEU expresses its condemnation of the bomb threat made to a Vancouver Jewish Community Centre last night. This kind of violence and anti-Semitism must not be tolerated. We stand in solidarity with the Jewish Community, and the families affected by this event. We are also heartened by expressions of support British Columbians are extending to the Jewish Community as we stand against hate ...

March 08, 2017

Local 602 - REVISED meeting time

DATE:   Thursday, April 6, 2017 TIME:    6:00 p.m. – General Meeting     **REVISED TIME** PLACE:  BCGEU Nanaimo Area Office             106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo AGENDA Chairperson's Report Treasure's Report Cross Component Report OHS Report by Area/Office Office/ Steward Reports Staff Report Good & Welfare Anyone wanting anything added to the agenda, please bring to the ...

March 08, 2017

Local 0611 Executive Elections

To:   All BCGEU Local 0611 Members Re:   Elections for Local 0611 Executive The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the Local 0611 Executive.  Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Local 0611 Chair: Pam McGuffie Flint Keil Local 0611 2nd  Vice Chair: Debra Burns Katherine Marchand Ballots are available from your stewards or...

March 07, 2017

Happy International Women?s Day - Will you #BeBoldForChange?

Today, we?re proud to celebrate International Women?s Day 2017 ? Be Bold for Change. International Women?s Day is a day to celebrate the valuable achievements women have made across the world and a time to reflect on the progress made to advance equality for women. Despite these successes, we recognize that there are still many barriers and challenges that remain in working towards gender parit...

March 07, 2017

Steward Nomination (4 positions) for MDSI members at 13401 108 Avenue, Surrey

To:    All 604 BCGEU Members          Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation, 13401 108 Avenue, Surrey Re:     Steward Nomination (4 positions)   Nominations are now open for three positions for a steward at your worksite, and will close April 7, 2017. The steward is the face of the union at your worksite. Some of the roles of the steward are: To enforce the collective a...

March 07, 2017

Steward Nomination (1 position) for Members at MSDI 45540 Yale Rd, Chilliwack

To:     All 604 BCGEU           Members at Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation           45540 Yale Rd, Chilliwack Re:     Steward Nomination (1 position)   Nominations are now open for one position for a steward at your worksite, and will close April 7, 2017. The steward is the face of the union at your worksite. Some of the roles of the steward are: To enforce the co...

March 07, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Lower Mainland...

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22, 2017. "Ergonomics" will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017. These courses will be held at the Burnaby Head Office? 4911 Canada Way, Burnaby from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS le...