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

May 08, 2017

Don't Cross - Picket Lines Update #2 - BCGEU

As we have previously advised, the potential for BC Nurse picket lines at B.C. Government worksites exist because of two disputes which involve the nurses. Unfortunately, BC Nurses have not coordinated or shared their plans with the BCGEU or other unions in the labour movement. Notwithstanding these challenges, the BCGEU met with the government to discuss essential service levels for BCGEU mem...

May 04, 2017

BC Employment Standards Coalition releases report: Why BC Employment Standard...

Today the BC Employment Standards Coalition released a powerful report called Workers’ Stories of Exploitation & Abuse: Why BC Employment Standards Need to Change. The report is based on a series of Workers’ Forums the coalition hosted over the past few months in the Lower Mainland and Victoria to give voice to BC workers who have been treated unfairly. The report brings the inadequacies of...

May 04, 2017

Day of Mourning honours lives lost on the job - BCGEU

About 25 people gathered at City Hall Friday afternoon to march in honour of those who lost their lives in the workplace. The annual Day of Mourning recognizes the need for safe work practices and those who died on the job. Kurt Langdon, an equipment operator with the city of Fort St. John and local chair for the BCGEU, said he was pleased to see the number of people that came out. Read more...

May 02, 2017

Don't Cross - Potential picket lines for BC government worksites - BCGEU

The BCGEU has recently been informed that due to two unrelated disputes, nurses at a number of facilities in B.C. – including Child and Youth Mental Health, Corrections, Road Safety B.C., and Vital Statistics – may be taking job action in the near future.   We do not anticipate that picket lines will go up immediately, and we expect to be able to provide specific details (e.g. dates/times and e...

May 02, 2017

Remembering Ron Merner - BCGEU

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Ron Merner, a BCGEU member who worked in information technology for the Ministry of Health in Victoria. Our hearts and thoughts are with Ron's family and colleagues during this difficult time. It is our understanding that the Ministry will have counsellors available on site in the coming days. Should members need additional support or have concerns abo...

May 01, 2017

Local 601 & 1201 Stewards Meeting - BCGEU

TO:         All Local 1201 & 601 Stewards  DATE:     Tuesday, May 16, 2017 TIME:      5:30 pm PLACE:    BCGEU Victoria Area Office - Auditorium   AGENDA Please join us for a meeting so stewards can discuss workplace issues. ** Food will be provided ** All members attending must RSVP.  Please click here to do so and let us know of any dietary requirements for ordering food.  In soli...

April 27, 2017

Nominations Open for Local 604 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations have been declared open for the following positions on the Local 604 Executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary These positions are for the remainder of a three year term ending in the Spring of 2018. Information on the duties of these positions are available on the BCGEU Website. Those seeking the nomination must complete the attached nominati...

April 27, 2017

Les Leyne: B.C. leaders lie low on legal highs ahead - BCGEU

Campaigning provincial politicians have dozens of changes in mind for B.C., but they are scarcely talking about the major adjustment that’s coming, regardless of who wins the election. For all the competing visions being outlined by provincial leaders, the federal government’s move to legalize marijuana is going to be the single biggest revamp on the social and political scene. It was introduce...

April 26, 2017

MCFD workers demand implementation of Plecas report recommendations at rally ...

What: Rally to support B.C.’s Children and Youth Who: Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) workers in North Vancouver When: Thursday April 27 at 12pm Where: MLA Noami Yamamoto’s Constituency Office - 5 north, 221 Esplanade W, North Vancouver Why: The B.C. Government has refused to fund and implement several recommendations from Bob Plecas’ review of child welfare in B.C. (the Plec...

April 26, 2017

BCGEU Equity and Human Rights Conference 2017 - BCGEU

The BCGEU 50th Triennial Convention is taking place June 14 -17, 2017.   As part of convention, the Equity and Human Rights Conference is taking place on June 18 and 19, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel, for members who identify with one or more of four equity groups: workers of colour, workers with disabilities, aboriginal workers and LGBTQI2S workers. Registered members will be p...

April 25, 2017

Dozens of Aboriginal child welfare workers rally for improved funding for Abo...

BURNABY - About 60 Aboriginal child welfare staff and community members braved the cold and wind on Saturday, April 22 to demand more funding for Aboriginal child and family services. Reporters from both CBC and APTN filmed the colourful event. Workers and community members of all ages marched along Croydon Drive and stopped outside Minister Stephanie Cadieux’s campaign office to demand improv...

April 25, 2017

Nominations open for Local 601 Executive positions - BCGEU

COMPONENT:    Social, Information & Health LOCAL:               601 DATE:                  June 6, 2017 TIME:                  5:30 p.m. PLACE:                BCGEU Victoria Area Office – 2994 Douglas Street                 **Parking is available in our back parking lot off Burnside Road – Look for our new sign! AGENDA Nominations are open for Local 601 Executive positions, as follows: ...

April 18, 2017

MSDSI Workplace Survey Findings - BCGEU

In November 2016, BCGEU’s Component 6 and 12 executives and Research and Interactive Services department conducted an extensive survey of members who work in the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI). Using the guidance and input of component and local executive members who work in income and disability assistance, this survey was designed to gather information on worklo...

April 13, 2017

Local 0611 Election Results - BCGEU

Local 0611 Members: The elections for the positions of Local Chair and 2nd Vice Chair closed last night and your Balloting Committee met to count the ballots.  The results are as follows: We are pleased to announce Member Flint Keil was elected as your Local Chair and Member Katherine Marchand was elected as 2nd Vice Chair.  Congratulations to both! We want to take this opportunity to thank ...

April 13, 2017

VIDEO: Social workers demand better workplace conditions from B.C. government...

Dozens of Ministry of Children and Family Development employees came out to demand higher wages and proper training for B.C. social workers in Vancouver Tuesday. Employees’ main demands are that the government address wage concerns, a lack of backfill and proper training for frontline social workers in the ministry.   Read More...

April 13, 2017

Kids in care suffering due to low wages and lack of support for social worker...

Stressed, underpaid and overworked child protection staff are failing children in care, warns the union representing government workers in B.C. Social workers and representatives from the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) rallied at MLA Sam Sullivan's office Tuesday.   Read More... Listen to CBC Radio Audio....