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

December 12, 2016

Ministry of Children and Family Development 15405 88th Avenue, Surrey - Stew...

Nominations are now open for 1 position for a steward at your worksite, and will close 5:00pm, January 12, 2017. The steward is the face of the union at your worksite. Some of the roles of the steward are: To enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights. Act as liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices. Sign up new members to the union at the worksite. Hel...

December 12, 2016

Ministry of Children and Family Development 22323 119th Avenue, Maple Ridge ...

Nominations are now open for 2 positions for a steward at your worksite, and will close 5:00pm, January 12, 2017. The steward is the face of the union at your worksite. Some of the roles of the steward are: To enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights. Act as liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices. Sign up new members to the union at the worksite. He...

December 12, 2016

BCGEU sends solidarity message to jailed Iranian trade unionists

As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below. 

December 09, 2016

International Human Rights Day: Human rights are everyone’s rights, everywhere

Today we recognize International Human Rights Day.  Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms. In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.  Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...

December 06, 2016

December 6: Never forget

It’s hard to believe, but 27 years have passed since 14 young women were slain at the École Polytechnique, an event also known as the Montreal Massacre. It remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6, the anniversary of the devastating event, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Eac...

December 03, 2016

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today we are proud to recognize the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities.    This day was created to bring awareness and understanding and to take action to further the rights of persons with disabilities both legally and in society.  Even though we have a come a long way in Canada there remains much more to do to achieve the equity in our society.  The United Nat...

November 30, 2016

Local 602 Meeting Notice January 18, 2017

COMPONENT:      Social, Information and Health           LOCAL:      602             DATE:      Wednesday, January 18, 2017             TIME:       6:00 p.m. – Executive Meeting                             6:30 p.m. – General Meeting           PLACE:       BCGEU Nanaimo Area Office                            106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo   AGENDA Component Report Office Reports Grievan...

November 29, 2016

MCFD retention incentive announcement first step in addressing Plecas report ...

MCFD retention incentive announcement first step in addressing Plecas report recommendations   The BCGEU has been working with the B.C. Government on a process to implement the recommendations of the Plecas report on the Ministry of Children and Family Development. To address these issues MCFD, the BCGEU and the PSA have held productive discussions and we are pleased to announce the implemen...

November 29, 2016

Member to Member Meeting at at Ministry of Justice – Adult Probation

To:      All Local 603 Members at Ministry of Justice – Adult Probation Re:      Member to Member Meeting   Representatives from the BCGEU, Local 603 Executive, will be visiting Ministry of Justice – Adult Probation, 2610 Mary Hill Rd, Port Coquitlam, this upcoming Thursday, December 1st from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Come meet your First Vice-Chair, Darryl Flasch, Treasurer, Reena Parmar and Mem...

November 29, 2016

Member to Member Meeting at ISM Canada

To:     All Local 603 Members at ISM Canada Re:     Member to Member Meeting   Representatives from the BCGEU, Local 603 Executive, will be visiting ISM Canada, 3292 Production Way, Burnaby, this upcoming Wednesday, November 30th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Come meet your First Vice-Chair, Darryl Flasch, Treasurer, Reena Parmar and Member-At-Large, Mary Reagh. We will be visiting with members...

November 29, 2016

Member to Member Meeting at Community Living British Columbia

To:     All Local 603 Members at Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) Re:     Member to Member Meeting   Representatives from the BCGEU, Local 603 Executive, will be visiting CLBC, 230-4946 Canada Way, Burnaby, this upcoming Wednesday, November 30th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Come meet your First Vice-Chair, Darryl Flasch, Treasurer, Reena Parmar and Member-At-Large, Mary Reagh. We will b...

November 29, 2016

Member to Member Meeting at MCFD (Tri-Cities E Neighbourhood Center)

To:     All Local 603 Members at MCFD (Tri-Cities E Neighbourhood Center) Re:     Member to Member Meeting   Representatives from the BCGEU, Local 603 Executive, will be visiting MCFD Tri-Cities E Neighbourhood Center, 2062 Manning Avenue, Port Coquitlam, this upcoming Thursday, December 1st from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Come meet your First Vice-Chair, Darryl Flasch, Treasurer, Reena Parmar and ...

November 29, 2016

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) announced for 2017

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2017. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations. Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.35% increase on hourly rates.   The ESD was negotiated in collective agreements covering workers in direct government, health, social services, crown corpor...

November 29, 2016

OSH Appointment Process Deadline

D-day is here!!   On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...

November 25, 2016

Call for Nominations for vacant Local 602 Chairperson

Long-time Local Chairperson, Sue Powell is retiring. As such nominations are now open for the position of Local Chairperson. The role of the Local Chairperson as follows:  Local Chairperson:  works with other Local officers to:  recruit stewards and ensure OHS committee members are appointed;  set up steward networks;  ensure stewards are regularly confirming membership lists in worksi...

November 25, 2016

BCGEU supports trade unionists in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Early in October, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Matthew, causing more damage to an island still recovering from the earthquake of 2010. As part of the Public Services International (PSI) relief campaign, the BCGEU sent a contribution to help with community rebuilding. The relief will go to trade union members and their families directly. For more information on the campaign, visit the PSI Hurrican...

November 24, 2016

MCFD in Port Alberni - Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position)

Nominations are now open for shop stewards with Ministry of Children and Family Development at 4088 8th Ave, Port Alberni. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees, provide information on BCGEU services and solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and steward...

November 22, 2016

Local 603- By-Election for 1 Recording Secretary and 1 Young Worker

To:        All BCGEU Local 603 Members Re:        By-Election for 1 Recording Secretary and 1 Young Worker Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: 1 (one) Recording Secretary 1 (one) Young Worker The term expires in March 2018. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominatio...

November 22, 2016

Bowling Night for all Area 02 BCGEU Young Workers

Your Cross Component Committee is sponsoring a bowling night for all BCGEU Young Workers in Area 02 – North Island plus a guest. There will be 4 door prizes drawn throughout the night. Please note travel expenses will not be covered by Cross Component Committee.     Date:         Friday, December 16, 2016     Time:         7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Snacks at 7:30 p.m., Bowling starts at 8:00 p.m...