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.


April 01, 2016

Local 605 meeting

DATE: Thursday, April 21, 2016 TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PLACE: BCGEU Area Office – 158 Oriole Rd (Back Entrance) Please rsvp to by Noon on April 20, 2016 AGENDA REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS REPORTS SPECIAL GUEST ALL LOCAL 605 MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

April 01, 2016

Stephanie Smith and BCGEU vice presidents meet with Minister Mike Morris

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith met yesterday with Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. Also attending the meeting were BCGEU vice presidents Dean Purdy (Corrections and Sheriff Services-Component 1) Doug Kinna, (Social, Information and Health-Component 6) and Lori Joaquin (Administrative Services-Component 12) along with the Component 12 first vice chair Maria Middlemi...

March 23, 2016

Forests and Water: Key elements of environmental and economic stability

In March every year the United Nations commemorates two important days. The International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22) are celebrated together to focus attention on the fact that the health of these two natural elements are interconnected with the economic and social health of the entire population of our planet. Forests cover one third of the global land mass and a...

March 21, 2016

Recognizing the movement to eliminate racial discrimination

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, "Human Rights Day," to commemorate the lives that have been lost in the fight for democracy ...

March 21, 2016

OHS training at the BC Federation of Labour

The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is offering additional training through the BC Federation of Labour for government and labour code OHS worker representatives. These training sessions are for specific courses we do not offer through the BCGEU. The one or two day OHS course is a pre-requisite to the BC Federation of Labour OHS training. Your employer must pay for you to...

March 17, 2016

To all BCGEU members at Community Living BC: reorganization ignores commitmen...

Your bargaining committee was determined to address the workload and service delivery issues in the last round of bargaining. As a result, our union successfully negotiated a radical revision of how decision making would occur at Community Living BC. Memorandum of Agreement #29 (MOA#29) Re: CLBC-BCGEU Collaboration Group (CBCG) in the current collective agreement describes the details. The fou...

March 17, 2016

Urgent Action - Honduran activist assassination

Berta Cáceres, a prominent environmental activist, was assassinated in Honduras on March 3, and a witness to the assassination is being held against his will. We need people to urge both Canadian & Honduran authorities to take action and conduct a full investigation. Full details and letters to sign can be found on the CoDevelopment Canada website by clicking here.  UPDATE: There has been ...

March 16, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...