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

July 11, 2016

Local 604 meeting - reminder

DATE: Thursday, July 14, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. Executive / 7:00 p.m. General PLACE: 8555 198A St., Langley Twp (if using a map search you must enter TWP) AGENDA Component Executive report Article 29 report Grievances / Appendix 4 report Article 32.15 report OH&S Cross Component Member/Worksite Issues Please see below teleconference numbers if you are unable to attend in person: ...

July 08, 2016

Region 4 Women's Conference

                                                                Register now for the BCGEU Region 4 Women’s Conference, September 23-24, 2016 in Prince George. The Conference is open to all BCGEU women in Areas 06, 10, 11 & 12. The Conference commences on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Hotel, 444 George St., Prince George with a panel session which will include a dynamic group of...

July 07, 2016

BCGEU will support members in Ombudsperson investigation of Health Ministry f...

The BCGEU will provide assistance and access to legal counsel at the request of members who are called to interviews by Ombudsperson Jay Chalke as he investigates the Ministry of Health firings. At the request of members who are called, BCGEU Staff Representative Cathy McCallum will work with members and seek to attend their interviews. Your union has also retained lawyer Steve Rogers of Vict...

July 06, 2016

Work-Able Graduate Internship Program

The BCGEU is pleased to announce we have negotiated an agreement with the Public Service Agency to establish an internship program for individuals who self-identify as a person with a disability. The program is designed to support the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities. Each internship will run for 12 months, and a maximum of 15 internships will be available per year. Click...

July 05, 2016

The BCGEU stands with Canada Post workers

Canada Post’s announcement that they will lock out Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members as soon as Friday is an attack on collective bargaining, its workers and its customers. Canada Post is refusing to do the work of collective bargaining with CUPW by demanding massive rollbacks on the union’s hard fought gains. Those rollbacks include moving all new hires from a defined benefit...

June 30, 2016

BCGEU presses Canadian Prime Minister on Mexican teacher repression

Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...

June 29, 2016

Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver: the extent of the problem and realistic s...

Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a study on poverty in Vancouver. The report, Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver, presents sobering details on the increasing levels of poverty in the region. It also dispels an important myth about poverty: that getting a job will help lift a person out of poverty. Poverty in B.C.’s largest city is increasingly a story of low pa...

June 28, 2016

CLBC reorganization survey results

Earlier this year BC Government and Service Employees’ Union delegates to the BCGEU-CLBC Collaboration Group (CBCG) surveyed the membership concerning the reorganization of Community Living BC (CLBC). This bulletin is a summary report of the findings of that survey. Methodology A random sample of one-third of CLBC’s entire BCGEU workforce was the basis for the survey. The survey was conducted...

June 24, 2016

Local 605 union meeting

DATE: Thursday, July 14, 2016 TIME: 5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PLACE: BCGEU Area Office – 158 Oriole Rd (Back Entrance) Please rsvp to cegli@shaw.ca by Noon on July 13, 2016 AGENDA REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS REPORTS COMPONENT EXECUTIVE REPORT DELEGATE REPORT All local 605 members are encouraged to attend! UNIFOR467/MoveUP

June 24, 2016

Local 604 meeting

DATE: Thursday, July 14, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. Executive / 7:00 p.m. General PLACE: 8555 198A St., Langley Twp (if using a map search you must enter TWP) AGENDA Component Executive report Article 29 report Grievances / Appendix 4 report Article 32.15 report OH&S Cross Component Member/Worksite Issues     In solidarity     Ron Anganu     Staff Representative Download PDF of not...

June 24, 2016

Keep Your Cool!

The recent hot weather in our province generated several calls to the BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety department. Members want to know if the employer has the responsibility to protect workers from hot temperatures both indoors and out. The short answer is “YES!” The Workers Compensation Act Section 115 mandates that employers must ensure the health and safety of all workers working for t...