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

October 20, 2016

Report details lack of help available to troubled Métis boy and his family

A report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY), Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, has once again exposed the lack of services available to young people struggling with mental health and addictions issues. The report Last Resort: One family’s tragic struggle to find help for their son focuses on the short, troubled life of a Métis boy who died at age 15. “The Representative ...

October 18, 2016

Oxfam Canada launches new campaign for gender equality

Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged. The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women. In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.  In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...

October 14, 2016

Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 07 - BC Fede...

The “Occupational Health” course will be offered at the Okanagan area office in Kelowna on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be delivered by a facilitator from the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre. Health hazards are not as obvious and apparent as safety hazards in the workplace and as such often don’t receive proper attention and resources co...

October 11, 2016

Local 602 Executive and General Meeting

COMPONENT:   Social, Information and Health        LOCAL:   602 – BCGEU Local Officers, Stewards & Members                    Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation        DATE:    Tuesday, November 22, 2016         TIME:    6:00 p.m. – Executive Meeting (Note: Supper will be provided for the Executive)                      6:30 p.m. – General Meeting        PLACE:    BCGEU ...

October 11, 2016

No wonder B.C. child-welfare workers are seeking union membership

No wonder B.C. child-welfare workers are seeking union membership   Premier Christy Clark was swift to blame a government-funded aboriginal childprotection agency for the death of Alex Gervais, a teenaged boy who was placed in a hotel instead of a foster home last year against government policy. For the workers at that agency, the Premier’s threat of consequences came as a gut-punch, given the...

October 07, 2016

BCGEU makes budget submission to Finance Committee

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith made a presentation to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Governnment Services today, outlining the union’s priorities for the upcoming provincial budget. Smith noted that it’s time to chart a different course in British Columbia and urged the government to take steps to accomplish three main objectives – quality jobs for all British Columbians; r...

October 06, 2016

B.C. child-welfare watchdog reveals questionable practices

A B.C. child-welfare watchdog says social workers are relying on a “geographic fix” to address sexual violence against children and youth in care, at times simply shuffling the perpetrator or victim to another placement - including some instances where the abuser went on to reoffend. Read more...

October 05, 2016

By-Election for Local 603 Executive

The BCGEU is holding a by-election for the following position of the Local 603 Executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Chairperson: Lisa Bose (Download PDF of bio here) John Kruger (Download PDF of bio here)   Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the Lower Mainland Area Office, (Suite...