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

June 16, 2016

Canadians acknowledge contributions of public service workers

June 13-17 is Public Services Week in Canada. Coast to coast to coast, it’s a chance for Canadians to acknowledge the valuable contributions made by workers in the public service. Public services are central to the social and economic fabric of our communities, our province and our country. Each and every one of us benefits from the contributions made by public services workers every day. They...

June 16, 2016

Local 601 union meeting

DATE: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 TIME: 6:00 pm  PLACE: BCGEU Victoria Area Office – Boardroom (2nd floor)             2994 Douglas Street, Victoria   AGENDA First call for BC Fed Convention resolutions Worksite Reports M2M Report Component Report General Union Business ** Light refreshments will be served ** In solidarity Doug Kinna, Local 601 Chairperson UNIFOR467/MoveUP

June 15, 2016

Local 604 general/executive meeting cancelled

The meeting of June 16, 2016 has been cancelled.  A new meeting notice will be distributed once a new date has been set.  Please accept our sincere apologies for the late notice.   AGENDA Component Executive report Article 29 report Grievances / Appendix 4 report Article 32.15 report OH&S Cross Component Member/Worksite Issues     In solidarity     Shinder Aujla     Staff Repre...

June 13, 2016

Love must be greater than hate – Orlando shootings

The BCGEU expresses deep sorrow at the brutal hate crime which occurred in Orlando, Florida this past weekend and sends condolences to the families of the more than 100 innocent people who were killed and seriously injured at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning. Much of the news coverage has focused on allegations of extremist religious motives. But this was not an act of terrorism, although...

June 13, 2016

The Columbia Institute releases a climate change report

The Columbia Institute released a brand-new report today: Top Asks for Climate Action - Ramping Up Low Carbon Communities. You can find it and a summary here. Local governments have a crucial role to play in combating climate change. Their decisions directly or indirectly impact sixty percent of Canada’s energy consumption and more than fifty percent of GHG emissions. Top Asks pinpoints what l...

June 10, 2016

BCGEU writes Colombian and Canadian governments on repression

In early June, the BCGEU learned that Colombian state security forces used indiscriminate and excessive force against Colombian citizens engaged in peaceful protest. This led to deaths, serious injuries and arrests of citizens taking part in the “National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Grassroots Mobilization – for Good Living, A structural Agrarian Reform and Dignified Cities – Sowing Hope, Har...

June 07, 2016

All Local 601 and 1201 Members BCGEU Member-to-Member BBQ Dates

Please join us to say hello to your union and meet other members from locals 601 and 1201 and enjoy some free food and refreshments with us! June 14, 2016  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 1515/1520 Blanshard Street June 16, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 4000 Seymour June 21, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 2955 Jutland Street June 22, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 3960 Quadra Street We look forward to seeing you there! ...

June 07, 2016

Update – Implementation of MOA - prior vacation year upon re-employment

We are happy to report the BC Public Service Agency (PSA) will begin implementing the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) – Recognition of Prior Vacation Year Upon Re-Employment. Our union negotiated this agreement that will see more than 160 BCGEU members credited with additional vacation time. These members will be notified by the PSA in the next few weeks. In the future the MOA will be applied in ...

June 06, 2016

Vice president Doug Kinna to join MCFD Advisory Council

BCGEU vice president Doug Kinna will replace president Stephanie Smith on the advisory council developing a plan to improve our provincial child welfare system. Following an initial meeting of the council, our union determined the work of the council would be better served by someone with direct subject matter expertise. Doug Kinna (BCGEU vice president – Social, Information and Health – Compo...

June 01, 2016

Workplace first aid requirements

First aid is an important element of workplace health and safety. This includes having the correct equipment, procedures and trained people in place to respond in the event of a workplace injury. Here are the basic first aid requirements under the Workers Compensation Act:  (1) The employer must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies, facilities, first aid attendants and services...

June 01, 2016

Member Update - June 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 VP Dean Purdy update members on ongoing union campaigns. *You can also view the video on the BCGEU YouTube channel

June 01, 2016

Auditor General finds “more work needed” in critical Community Corrections re...

The B.C. Government and Services Employees’ Union welcomes Auditor General Carol Bellringer’s progress report issued yesterday on her 2011 report Effectiveness of Community Corrections. Bellringer’s original report and the update corroborate the experiences and concerns of our frontline members working in community corrections.  In the progress report, the auditor general’s team examined six o...

May 31, 2016

Local 604 Meeting Notice and Agenda June 16, 2016

           DATE:    Thursday, June 16, 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             • ...

May 30, 2016

OHS Representatives in the province right to refuse unsafe work

Recent incidents at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam have highlighted the need for workers to be made aware of their rights and duties under the Worker’s Compensation Act in carrying out their work. On May 23, BCGEU members were injured while transporting a patient from the Royal Columbian Hospital back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. A preliminary investigation has been conduc...

May 27, 2016

2016 BCGEU Scholarship Winners

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 27, 2016

Terrifying ordeal sees Delta probation officer held hostage at knifepoint by ...

A probation officer is recovering after being held hostage at knifepoint in her office by one of her clients. Read more...