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.

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September 16, 2016

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Pro...

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Program courses The joint BCGEU-BC Public Service Agency Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Education Program is now 22 years old. Through this collaboration we are able to offer valuable training to our OHS committee worker representatives all across the province. Members in the public service register for these cour...

September 16, 2016

Local 604 Enhanced Stewards Workshop - CANCELLED

To:    All Local 604 Stewards and Local Executive Members Re:    Enhanced Stewards Workshop - CANCELLED   Please note due to low registration the Enhanced Stewards Workshop scheduled for September 22, 2016, has been cancelled. We are currently looking at alternate dates in October and November.   In solidarity Chad Blackey Local 604 Chairperson   Download PDF of notice here     UNIFO...

September 12, 2016

Community Corrections workplace survey summary

In February, BCGEU’s Component 6 Executive and Research & Interactive Services conducted an extensive survey of members who work in the Community Corrections division of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. The survey gathered information on workloads, worker classification and experience, health and safety, staffing conditions (including recruitment and retention), and ove...

September 12, 2016

BC Makes Little Progress on Public Service Diversity Gap

Visible minorities and Indigenous people are still dramatically underrepresented in the B.C. public service, according to the province’s latest report on workforce diversity. Read more...

September 09, 2016

BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace Course

To:       To all Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 03                and Local Chairs Re:       BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace   The “Women’s Health and Safety in the Workplace” course will be offered at the Lower Mainland area office at Suite #130 - 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver on Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4...

September 08, 2016

Report details fractured and under-resourced services for First Nations youth

A report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY), Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, has cast a spotlight on the under-resourced and fractured services for aboriginal children and youth in our province. The report, A Tragedy in Waiting: How B.C.’s mental health system failed one First Nations youth, investigates the life and final months of an aboriginal youth who ultimately to...

September 08, 2016

Local 604 Enhanced Stewards Workshop

To All Local 604 Stewards & Local Executive Members   Enhanced Stewards Workshop Thursday, September 22, 2016 Time:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm at BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office 8555 – 198A Street, Langley   As you know, the role of a Steward in the workplace is an extremely important one, and we want to make sure that our Stewards are equipped with all the information they need to continue to...

September 04, 2016

Celebrating Labour Day 2016

As long, sunny days shorten and cooler weather begins , Labour Day offers us time to reflect on the summer that is drawing to a close. For those of us in the labour movement it’s also a time to reflect on the state of working people in our union community. Looking back on the last year, it’s amazing to see the progress BCGEU members have made since last year’s celebrations.  We’ve grown tre...

September 02, 2016

Local 607 union meeting

DATE: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PLACE: The Purcell Room at the Village Green Hotel             4801 – 27th Street, Vernon          AGENDA Component Update General Business – Open question and answer session Short training session on Conversion of Auxiliaries to Regular status Pizza will be ordered for the meeting, so please RSVP to the Kelowna Area Office...

August 29, 2016

Local 603 Nomination for Local Executive

To:              All BCGEU Local 603 Members Re:              Nomination for Local Executive   Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: Local Chairperson The term is three years.  Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is:    September 26, 2016 Nominations may...