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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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July 25, 2023

BCGEU condemns City of Vancouver’s decision to allow Yaletown OPS to close - ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 25, 2023BCGEU condemns City of Vancouver's decision to allow Yaletown OPS to close BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The City of Vancouver's decision last week to allow the lease at Thomus Donaghy Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) in Yaletown to expire in March 2024 will put lives at risk at a time when harm reduction services are needed more than ever. "We are i...

July 19, 2023

The Tranquille Occupation: 40 year anniversary - BC General Employees' Union...

Statement from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith   Forty years after the dramatic worker occupation of the Tranquille Institution, its impact is still as meaningful and significant as it was then. It's a story of courage and a story of collective action.  Worker power cannot be understated: the historic 22-day occupation of Tranquille is a major piece of labour history that was made by working-cl...

July 18, 2023

Ministry of Finance at 617 Government Street, Victoria - Current List of Work...

On June 5, 2023, the Union sent a communication to members at the location above, it advised that nominations were open for shop stewards.The nomination period has closed and because there was only one (1) member nominated, we are now able to acclaim Yvonne Roslin-White as shop steward. Congratulations Yvonne on becoming a shop steward!Yvonne will be the only steward at your location as your pr...

July 13, 2023

Remembering a B.C. Wildfire member - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

It is with heavy hearts that our union mourns the loss of one of our BCGEU family who lost her life today fighting a wildfire outside of Revelstoke. Our hearts and thoughts go out to her family and community, both at home and in the BC Wildfire Service. B.C. wildland firefighters are renowned for their teamwork and incredible service to our communities. Each and every one is committed to ensuri...

July 10, 2023

Local 603 Executive Member-at-Large Acclaimed - BC General Employees' Union (...

We are pleased to advise that, as a result of the recent call for nominations for the Member-at-Large position, Shayla Hutchinson, has been acclaimed to the Local 603 Executive. In solidarity, Kevin Ball, Local 603 ChairKay Sinclair, Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

July 06, 2023

Community Living BC: Your Collective Agreement Has Been Ratified - BC General...

We are please to announce that your new Collective Agreement has been ratified, with 95% voting in favour. Thank you to all who took the time to attend our Information Sessions, ask questions and vote on your agreement. Year one wage increases and related retroactive pay adjustments are expected to follow soon however exact dates are unknown at this time. Once the new Collective Agreement has b...

July 06, 2023

Community Living BC- Your Collective Agreement Has Been Ratified - BC General...

We are please to announce that your new Collective Agreement has been ratified, with 95% voting in favour. Thank you to all who took the time to attend our Information Sessions, ask questions and vote on your agreement. Year one wage increases and related retroactive pay adjustments are expected to follow soon however exact dates are unknown at this time. Once the new Collective Agreement has b...

June 29, 2023

Seniors’ care workers in Chilliwack ratify new agreement - BC General Employ...

Seniors' care workers in Chilliwack ratify new agreement  Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Lynnwood Retirement Residence have ratified their new collective agreement by a vote of 100%.  Over months of negotiations, these workers fought for a living wage that would address the soaring cost of living and put an end to high staff turnover at their facility.  The new ...