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

April 13, 2018

Nominations for Local 603 Recording Secretary and Member-at-Large – Young Wor...

Nominations are now open for the following two (2) positions on the local executive: Recording Secretary [1 position] Member-at-Large – Young Worker (age 29 and younger) [1 position] The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities is attached. Nomination forms must be received at the Lower Mainland Area Office byMay 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm Nomination forms can be submitted to the Low...

April 13, 2018

Government to Recognize PTSD & Mental Health Claims for First Responders: Cor...

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement that first responders including Sheriffs and Correctional Officers will receive greater access to mental health support.  On Wednesday, BC Labour Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to the Workers Compensation Act. These amendments -- called a presumptive clause -- will be introduced this week and, if approved by the legislature,...

April 13, 2018

Government action for renters and tenants a welcome relief in middle of housi...

VANCOUVER – This week the government of British Columbia announced new initiatives to strengthen protections for renters. BCGEU welcomes these long overdue changes, and applauds the government for continuing to take initiative on the housing file. "Increasing protections for those facing eviction is an important step in making B.C. more affordable for renters," noted BCGEU president Stephanie S...

April 13, 2018

Call for Nominations – Two (2) Shop Steward Positions at Fernwood Lodge at Ri...

Two vacancies have become available for the position of shop steward.   The nomination form is attached. Please fill out and return to the BCGEU – Lower Mainland Area Office no later than 30 days from April 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm.   Nomination should be faxed, emailed or mailed to:   Attention: David Noble Fax: 604-215-1410 BCGEU – Lower Mainland Area Office Email: area03@bcgeu.ca 130 – 2920 Vi...

April 12, 2018

BCGEU and B.C. Government to begin bargaining new contract for members in the...

The BCGEU has accepted an offer from the B.C. Government to begin negotiations aimed at concluding a new collective agreement with members in the B.C. public service. The existing contract between the BCGEU and the B.C. Government expires on March 31, 2019. It covers roughly 27,000 employees in the public service around the province. "We're pleased to begin the bargaining process now," said BCG...

April 11, 2018

Local 607 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

The election for Local 607 Chairperson, 1st Vice Chairperson, 2nd Vice Chairperson and Member at Large positions closed on March 20, 2018. The results of the election and nomination of your Local Executive are as follows:  Local Chairperson:  Terra Plut  1st Vice Chairperson:  Sandra Brown  2nd Vice Chairperson:   William Gilchrist  Treasurer:  VACANT  Recording Secretary:   Leann...

April 10, 2018

April 12th Jersey Day - BCGEU

Staff and the Senior Leadership at the BCGEU will be wearing their jerseys to show support and respect for the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12 2018. We hope you do too!   UWU/MoveUP

April 09, 2018

Local 606 - Local Executive Election Results - BCGEU

Please consider this formal notification of the results of the recent Local Executive Election. Alex Miller – Chairperson Alisa Watts –1st Vice Chairperson Christine Baird – 2nd Vice Chairperson VACANT – Treasurer Carol Robinson – Secretary Tyler Bennicke – Member-at-Large (1) Erik Marcu - Young Worker Note: The term for these positions is 3 years and will close in 2021.   Download FYI Local 0...

April 09, 2018

‘Honeymoon phase is over’ at Okanagan Correctional Centre - BCGEU

"The honeymoon phase is over." That's the sentiment of Dean Purdy, head of the B.C. Government Employees Union's corrections division, but it appears to apply beyond staff at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. Official complaints filed by inmates against the jail nearly doubles that of any other jail in the province.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 04, 2018

PSPP changes illustrator now available for download - BCGEU

  Following the announcement of changes to the Public Service Pension Plan on March 16, 2018, the BCGEU has urged the Pension Corporation to make an online pension calculator available, to allow members to compare their pensions under the old and new plans. We are happy to report that the Public Service Pension Plan now has a Plan Changes Illustrator file available for download, which allows me...

April 04, 2018

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes 75 new members following a merger between two seniors' care facilities in Greater Victoria. On April 1, 2018 Rest Haven Lodge, which will continue to operate 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, merged with Broadmead Care Society where the BCGEU already represents over 400 workers.  "Broadmead Care Society is a n...

April 03, 2018

Local 601 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

The results for the Local 601 local election is as follows: Chairperson - Shirley Kay First Vice Chairperson - Veronica Barlee Second Vice Chairperson- Souie Gorup Treasurer- Desiree Cabecinha Secretary - Darcy Houston 6 member at large- Kirsten Smestad Judi Porter Christine Belliveau Wes Meiklejohn Jeremy Leveque Justin Bodnar Youth Member at Large – Alexandra Richardson Congratulations t...

March 29, 2018

BCGEU brings 15 recommendations to labour code review panel, calls for fairne...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith meets today in Surrey with a special government panel reviewing B.C.'s labour laws to call for changes that reflect the needs and interests of B.C. workers. Representing over 75,000 workers from nearly every economic sector in B.C., the recommendations in the union's submission to the panel are based on three theme...