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

February 18, 2016

Community Living B.C. receives $36-million boost from province

The Crown agency that oversees services for adults with developmental disabilities will get an extra $36 million from the province this year to deal with its growing caseload. Read more...

February 18, 2016

Local 604 executive election results

Please be advised that the following are the results of the Local 604 Executive elections: 1st Vice Chairperson Karon Crane Member at Large Harbinder Gill Member at Large Emmanuella Lowet Congratulations to all who participated in the election process! In solidarity Shinder Aujla Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

February 17, 2016

Member Update - Budget 2016 Response

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides the union's response to the BC government's 2016 budget, which was introduced to the legislature on February 16, 2016.

February 17, 2016

BCGEU unionizes advocacy group Leadnow

Leadnow employees have organized to join the BCGEU. The organization works to promote democracy and social justice in Canada. It describes itself as: ‘an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada.’ “We’re delighted to welcome Leadnow into the BCGEU family. T...

February 17, 2016

Stewards enhanced training

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Location: 2994 Douglas Street Victoria, Auditorium Local 601 is putting on a day of training for stewards.  We are hoping you are able to attend.  Lunch will be provided.  Leaves of absence will be issued. The training that will be covered is: Bullying and Harassment STIIP Process Review Letters of Expectations There is limited sea...

February 16, 2016

Increased funding for MCFD welcome news, investment overdue in other ministries

“We welcome the increased funding for the Ministry for Children and Family Development announced in today’s budget. Our union, and especially our frontline members, have worked hard to convince government that a significant increase is crucial for the ministry. Their concerns were detailed in the BCGEU report Choose Children, and these efforts have paid off. Additional frontline social workers,...

February 12, 2016

Congratulations David Vipond!

Today is a day many thought would never happen: it is BCGEU Director David Vipond’s last day on the job before retirement. For those that don’t know David, he’s been one of the behind the scenes heroes of the BCGEU throughout the last 35 years, and it’s hard to imagine what the BCGEU will be like without him. David’s history with the BCGEU began as an member, working at the B.C. Liquor Dist...

February 12, 2016

New legislation won't mend B.C.'s frayed social safety net

Legislation introduced today by Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation Michele Stilwell is welcome and long overdue news. The changes will make it easier for some persons with disabilities to bypass the current long and overly complicated application process. By the government's own admission, only about 1,000 people will initially benefit from the change, mostly youth with develo...

February 10, 2016

Information on bullying and harassment

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, we stand together to say no to bullying. The Workers Compensation Board approved three Occupational Health and Safety policies under sections 115, 116, and 117 of the Workers Compensation Act. These policies deal with workplace bullying and harassment. The policies define bullying and harassment, and explain the duties of employers, workers, and supervisors to p...

February 09, 2016

Throne speech: province to expand on Plecas’ recommendations, modernize commu...

The BCGEU is welcoming news the provincial government plans to implement and expand on the recommendations contained in the Plecas report on the Ministry for Children and Family Development. The news was announced in the throne speech this afternoon. Plecas’ report corroborated most of the findings and recommendations from BCGEU’s 2014 Choose Children report and concerns raised by B.C.'s Repres...

February 09, 2016

Local 601 members meeting

   COMPONENT: Social, Information and Health     LOCAL:  601     DATE:  Tuesday, February 16, 2016     TIME:  6:00 p.m.     PLACE:  BCGEU Victoria – 2994 Douglas Street (in the Classroom) AGENDA First and last call for NUPGE resolutions Worksite Reports Local Chair Report General Union Business ** Light refreshments will be served ** In solidarity Doug Kinna, Local 601 Chairperson C...

February 05, 2016

Local 612 Members: Nomination for Local Executive

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive: Recorder Member-at-Large (2) Information on the responsibilities and activities for each position is attached.  The deadline for nominations is: Thursday March 10th 2016 by 5:00pm.  Any nominations received after the deadline will not be accepted.  All forms must be filled out completely, including signature of nomi...

February 04, 2016

Update – Recognition of prior vacation year upon re-employment

Following negotiations between the BCGEU and the BC Public Service Agency, we are happy to report that an agreement has been reached on the application of the Memorandum of Agreement – Recognition of Prior Vacation Year Upon Re-Employment. In the future the MOA will be applied in all cases where a qualified former regular employee initially re-employed as an auxiliary employee subsequently att...

February 04, 2016

Join us on February 14 for the 26th annual Women's Memorial March – "Their Sp...

The annual February 14 Women's Memorial March was started in 1991 in Vancouver in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street.  Since then, marches have been held every year to honour the lives of missing and murdered women. Please join BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and fellow activists in supporting this women-organized, women-led event, to come together to grieve, to rem...