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

June 07, 2016

All Local 601 and 1201 Members BCGEU Member-to-Member BBQ Dates

Please join us to say hello to your union and meet other members from locals 601 and 1201 and enjoy some free food and refreshments with us! June 14, 2016  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 1515/1520 Blanshard Street June 16, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 4000 Seymour June 21, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 2955 Jutland Street June 22, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 3960 Quadra Street We look forward to seeing you there! ...

June 07, 2016

Update – Implementation of MOA - prior vacation year upon re-employment

We are happy to report the BC Public Service Agency (PSA) will begin implementing the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) – Recognition of Prior Vacation Year Upon Re-Employment. Our union negotiated this agreement that will see more than 160 BCGEU members credited with additional vacation time. These members will be notified by the PSA in the next few weeks. In the future the MOA will be applied in ...

June 06, 2016

Vice president Doug Kinna to join MCFD Advisory Council

BCGEU vice president Doug Kinna will replace president Stephanie Smith on the advisory council developing a plan to improve our provincial child welfare system. Following an initial meeting of the council, our union determined the work of the council would be better served by someone with direct subject matter expertise. Doug Kinna (BCGEU vice president – Social, Information and Health – Compo...

June 01, 2016

Workplace first aid requirements

First aid is an important element of workplace health and safety. This includes having the correct equipment, procedures and trained people in place to respond in the event of a workplace injury. Here are the basic first aid requirements under the Workers Compensation Act:  (1) The employer must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies, facilities, first aid attendants and services...

June 01, 2016

Member Update - June 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 VP Dean Purdy update members on ongoing union campaigns. *You can also view the video on the BCGEU YouTube channel

June 01, 2016

Auditor General finds “more work needed” in critical Community Corrections re...

The B.C. Government and Services Employees’ Union welcomes Auditor General Carol Bellringer’s progress report issued yesterday on her 2011 report Effectiveness of Community Corrections. Bellringer’s original report and the update corroborate the experiences and concerns of our frontline members working in community corrections.  In the progress report, the auditor general’s team examined six o...

May 31, 2016

Local 604 Meeting Notice and Agenda June 16, 2016

           DATE:    Thursday, June 16, 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             • ...

May 30, 2016

OHS Representatives in the province right to refuse unsafe work

Recent incidents at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam have highlighted the need for workers to be made aware of their rights and duties under the Worker’s Compensation Act in carrying out their work. On May 23, BCGEU members were injured while transporting a patient from the Royal Columbian Hospital back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. A preliminary investigation has been conduc...

May 27, 2016

2016 BCGEU Scholarship Winners

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 27, 2016

Terrifying ordeal sees Delta probation officer held hostage at knifepoint by ...

A probation officer is recovering after being held hostage at knifepoint in her office by one of her clients. Read more...

May 20, 2016

The National Union's scholarship program for 2016

Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016. Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...

May 20, 2016

Free pensions webinars

Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.   Capital stewardship Friday, June 10 10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time) Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...

May 19, 2016

Probation Officers: safety is your first priority

Our union has been advised of a recent, serious assault on a BCGEU member working in community corrections. We are encouraged that the employer notified the union of this incident in a timely manner and we are working collaboratively with them to complete the investigation and provide support to the affected staff. The BCGEU’s occupational health and safety (OHS) officers will provide whatever...

May 19, 2016

President Stephanie Smith named to advisory council to improve B.C.’s child w...

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith has been appointed to a six-member advisory council to develop a plan to improve our provincial child welfare system. The advisory council will provide independent advice on the allocation of additional staff, increased training and greater transparency and accountability at the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD). “I look forward to working with...

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to announce the following winners of a 2016 BCGEU Scholars...

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...