B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

October 07, 2019

BCGEU announces financial support for UNITE HERE Local 40 members’ historic s...

  VANCOUVER-In September UNITE HERE Local 40 members initiated their first strike at downtown Vancouver hotels in 20 years as part of their ongoing fight with their employers-the Hyatt, the Westin Bayshore, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and the Pinnacle-for collective agreements that would provide safety, stability and fair compensation. Since the beginning of the strike UNITE HERE Local 40's pic...

October 03, 2019

Ferry workers support Kootenay Lake community rally to save inland ferry serv...

October 3, 2019 BCGEU members working on the Kootenay Lake ferry will support a community rally to raise awareness for the unsustainability of the inland ferry service. The "Unity Sailing & Rally" will take place on Friday, October 4 at 3 p.m. at the Kootenay Bay ferry landing. The organizers' goal, according to a media release posted on Facebook, is to "take a stand for a safe, reliable, s...

October 02, 2019

Local 604 By-election results - BCGEU

The results of the Local 604 by-election is as follows: Recording Secretary – Dominik Barros Member at Large – Nancy Bell Please join me in congratulating Dominik and Nancy to the Local 604 Executive. Thank you to all who participated in the process In solidarity Harbinder Gill Local 604 ChairpersonKevin HagglundStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

October 01, 2019

Component 1 members grieve the loss of longtime friend, fellow officer and un...

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the sudden loss of one of our members and good friends, CJ Conroy, to cancer this week. CJ was a long-time workplace union activist. He served the membership at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) as a shop steward for 20 years and as the first vice-chairperson of Local 101 for 15 years. CJ was dedicated to supporting, represen...

September 25, 2019

Steward Nominations - MCFD – Bldg 100, 120-20434 64 Ave, Langley - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for three stewards with the Ministry of Children and Family Development located at 120-20434 64 Ave in Langley. The union trains 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 October 3, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for subm...

September 25, 2019

Steward Nominations - MCFD– 8978 School Street, Chilliwack - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for three stewards with the Ministry of Children and Family Development located at 8978 School Street in Chilliwack. The union trains 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 October 3, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for...

September 25, 2019

Steward Nominations - MSDPR - 5753 Glover Road in Langley - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for a steward with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction at 5753 Glover Road in Langley. The union trains 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 October 3, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submissi...

September 25, 2019

Steward Nominations - MSDPR 101 - 16088 84th Ave, Surrey - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for one steward with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction at 101-16088 84 Ave in 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 October 3, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for sub...

September 24, 2019

Update on Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Colum...

This morning, the Cullen Commission announced its ruling on applications for Participant Standing. I'm very pleased to let you know that, out of 20 applicants, your union is one of 16 granted standing. This means that our members can continue to support the critical work of the Commission as it fulfills its mandate to look at the full scope of money laundering in B.C. While the BCGEU has suppor...

September 19, 2019

Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) Appeals Upda...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the BC Public Service Agency (PSA) continue to work as a Joint Technical Working Committee (JTWC) on the FLNRO appeals.  As many of you know by now, these appeals are taking longer to complete than originally expected. This is due to our extensive information gathering process and deliberations before making final and binding decisions....