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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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May 21, 2024

BCGEU expands Cariboo Region strike, calls on the Regional District to bargai...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 21, 2024BCGEU expands Cariboo Region strike, calls on the Regional District to bargain in good faith WILLIAMS LAKE - Cariboo Regional District workers, who have been fighting for a fair contract for months, expanded their strike action this morning. Forced by the Regional District's inaction, they are now picketing the library in Williams Lake and Quesnel's City Hall.Th...

May 16, 2024

BCGEU Emergency Relief Fund - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As we learn more details of the fast-moving wildfire threatening Fort Nelson, officials have placed almost 5,000 people under an evacuation order due to the wildfire affecting the Town of Fort Nelson and the Fort Nelson First Nation.We have hundreds of members like you living and working in the area, and our thoughts are with you and your families at this uncertain time.As one of B.C.'s largest...

May 14, 2024

Survey: Workplace Violence & Harassment - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Violence and harassment at work is a major problem in Canada, and a major concern for BCGEU members. To prevent and respond to this problem, we need to develop effective strategies based on data from workers like you. With the help of researchers at Western University, our union is surveying all 90,000+ members about experiences of violence and harassment in our workplaces. Will you complete th...

May 13, 2024

Cariboo Region District workers form picket line in Williams Lake - BC Genera...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 13, 2024Cariboo Regional District workers form picket line in Williams LakeWILLIAMS LAKE – Today (May 13), just under 50 BCGEU members who work at the Cariboo Regional District's (CRD's) main office in Williams Lake have decided to escalate their job action, moving from an overtime ban to a full strike in the fight for a fair deal.Starting at 8:00 am, only staff whose r...

May 10, 2024

Cariboo Regional District Workers Reject Employer’s Unfair Final Offer - BC ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2024Cariboo Regional District Workers Reject Employer's Unfair Final Offer   WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Yesterday, local government workers, who have been bargaining with the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) since January, blocked the Regional District's attempts to ram through a deal that would have threatened the workers' financial security and risked exacerbating recr...

May 09, 2024

Key MCFD issues raised in meeting with Minister Grace Lore - BC General Emplo...

Last week, BCGEU President Stephanie Smith and BCGEU Component 6 Vice-President Judy Fox McGuire met with BC's Minister of Children and Family Development (MCFD), Grace Lore, and other senior ministry officials. The focus of the meeting was to discuss our union's ongoing concerns about the well-being of MCFD staff and our recommendations for changes and improvements that could benefit all.We re...

May 08, 2024

BC Polling shows that the housing crisis has worsened, and a majority of resi...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 8, 2024 BC Polling shows that the housing crisis has worsened, and a majority of residents confirm that all levels of government need to enact further measures to fix it   Support for regulation and public investment in housing remains strong BURNABY – An updated Research Co. poll shows that as the housing crisis worsened over the last two years, support for progressive...

April 26, 2024

Article 29 Committees - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

What are Article 29 Committees?  Article 29 Committees are a place for our union and management to meet and discuss workplace issues on a regular basis. There is one for each ministry and they are established under your collective agreement. Known informally as "labour-management committees", Article 29 committees are important because they facilitate relationship-building during the term of yo...

April 26, 2024

Day of Mourning: Joint statement from Shannon Salter (PSA) and Stephanie Smit...

This message was distributed to all employees of the BC Public Service Agency, including those who are BCGEU members. Every year on April 28, we recognize the National Day of Mourning to remember those who have been injured, become ill or have tragically died in workplace incidents. Not only is this day an important opportunity to honour these individuals, it's also a means of reinforcing the c...