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

July 14, 2016

Update: Overtime policy grievance for MCFD Social Workers

The BCGEU and the employer have agreed on the appointment of arbitrator Chris Sullivan. The parties have been in contact with his office regarding the scheduling of the arbitration hearing. The arbitration hearing will proceed on May 1-4, 2017. Your union will be arguing at the hearing that the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s (MCFD) interpretation of flex time and language regard...

July 13, 2016

Local 611 meeting

REVISED DATE:   August 17, 2016 TIME:   5:00 pm PLACE: Diane L Wood Union Centre – Meeting Room B             Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU             500 Quebec Street, Prince George BC V2L 0C6                                       AGENDA Nominations are now open for all Local 0611 Executive positions, as follows: 1st Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Young Worker T...

July 11, 2016

Local 604 meeting - reminder

DATE: Thursday, July 14, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. Executive / 7:00 p.m. General PLACE: 8555 198A St., Langley Twp (if using a map search you must enter TWP) AGENDA Component Executive report Article 29 report Grievances / Appendix 4 report Article 32.15 report OH&S Cross Component Member/Worksite Issues Please see below teleconference numbers if you are unable to attend in person: ...

July 08, 2016

Region 4 Women's Conference

                                                                Register now for the BCGEU Region 4 Women’s Conference, September 23-24, 2016 in Prince George. The Conference is open to all BCGEU women in Areas 06, 10, 11 & 12. The Conference commences on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Hotel, 444 George St., Prince George with a panel session which will include a dynamic group of...

July 07, 2016

BCGEU will support members in Ombudsperson investigation of Health Ministry f...

The BCGEU will provide assistance and access to legal counsel at the request of members who are called to interviews by Ombudsperson Jay Chalke as he investigates the Ministry of Health firings. At the request of members who are called, BCGEU Staff Representative Cathy McCallum will work with members and seek to attend their interviews. Your union has also retained lawyer Steve Rogers of Vict...

July 06, 2016

Work-Able Graduate Internship Program

The BCGEU is pleased to announce we have negotiated an agreement with the Public Service Agency to establish an internship program for individuals who self-identify as a person with a disability. The program is designed to support the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities. Each internship will run for 12 months, and a maximum of 15 internships will be available per year. Click...

July 05, 2016

The BCGEU stands with Canada Post workers

Canada Post’s announcement that they will lock out Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members as soon as Friday is an attack on collective bargaining, its workers and its customers. Canada Post is refusing to do the work of collective bargaining with CUPW by demanding massive rollbacks on the union’s hard fought gains. Those rollbacks include moving all new hires from a defined benefit...

June 30, 2016

BCGEU presses Canadian Prime Minister on Mexican teacher repression

Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...