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 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...

October 03, 2016

MCFD Nominations for Shop Steward

To:    All BCGEU Members with MCFD at Albert and Wallace Street Re:    Nominations for Shop Steward (3 positions)   Nominations are now open for shop stewards with Ministry of Children and Family Development at 488 Albert Street and 190 Wallace Street, Nanaimo.   What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new ...

September 30, 2016

Watch: Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week and speaks about the importa...

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week in Victoria that included worksite visits, a member BBQ and the Union of BC Municipalities convention. She also honours the work of Phyllis Webstad on Orange Shirt Day. Have a look:

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 ...