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

September 21, 2016

Local 607 Stewards and Executive Enhanced Steward Training

ENHANCED STEWARDS TRAINING FOR ALL LOCAL 607 STEWARDS AND EXECUTIVES    DATE:           Wednesday October 12, 2016 TIME:            9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. LOCATION:    Kelowna Area Office                     1064 Borden Avenue TOPICS ON THE AGENDA •    Duty to Accommodate and related issues, including returning to work and denial of  STIIP and LTD benefits involving both mental and/or ...

September 20, 2016

Local 1708 SEM Members Bargaining Committee

To:     All BCGEU Local 1708 Members                Re:    Bargaining Committee   Please be advised that the following BCGEU members have been elected to your Bargaining Committee:                                 Lindsey Hamilton                                 Julie Free                                 Melissa Vitaliano                                 Patricia Chambers (Alternate)   Thank...

September 16, 2016

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Pro...

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Program courses The joint BCGEU-BC Public Service Agency Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Education Program is now 22 years old. Through this collaboration we are able to offer valuable training to our OHS committee worker representatives all across the province. Members in the public service register for these cour...

September 16, 2016

Local 604 Enhanced Stewards Workshop - CANCELLED

To:    All Local 604 Stewards and Local Executive Members Re:    Enhanced Stewards Workshop - CANCELLED   Please note due to low registration the Enhanced Stewards Workshop scheduled for September 22, 2016, has been cancelled. We are currently looking at alternate dates in October and November.   In solidarity Chad Blackey Local 604 Chairperson   Download PDF of notice here     UNIFO...

September 12, 2016

Community Corrections workplace survey summary

In February, BCGEU’s Component 6 Executive and Research & Interactive Services conducted an extensive survey of members who work in the Community Corrections division of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. The survey gathered information on workloads, worker classification and experience, health and safety, staffing conditions (including recruitment and retention), and ove...

September 12, 2016

BC Makes Little Progress on Public Service Diversity Gap

Visible minorities and Indigenous people are still dramatically underrepresented in the B.C. public service, according to the province’s latest report on workforce diversity. Read more...

September 09, 2016

BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace Course

To:       To all Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 03                and Local Chairs Re:       BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace   The “Women’s Health and Safety in the Workplace” course will be offered at the Lower Mainland area office at Suite #130 - 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver on Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4...

September 08, 2016

Report details fractured and under-resourced services for First Nations youth

A report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY), Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, has cast a spotlight on the under-resourced and fractured services for aboriginal children and youth in our province. The report, A Tragedy in Waiting: How B.C.’s mental health system failed one First Nations youth, investigates the life and final months of an aboriginal youth who ultimately to...

September 08, 2016

Local 604 Enhanced Stewards Workshop

To All Local 604 Stewards & Local Executive Members   Enhanced Stewards Workshop Thursday, September 22, 2016 Time:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm at BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office 8555 – 198A Street, Langley   As you know, the role of a Steward in the workplace is an extremely important one, and we want to make sure that our Stewards are equipped with all the information they need to continue to...