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

November 16, 2016

Results of Local 603 Executive Chairperson By-Election

I am pleased to announce the elected member of the Local 603 By-Election for the position of Chairperson is Lisa Bose. The Local Executive wishes to convey their thanks and appreciation to the members who participated in casting their votes and to the successfully elected members for their contributions to the local. Chairperson............................. Lisa Bose First Vice-Chair...........

November 16, 2016

BCGEU congratulates new B.C. Representative for Children and Youth

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) extends its congratulations to Bernard Richard, the newly appointed B.C. Representative for Children and Youth. “The independent B.C. Representative for Children and Youth is a vital resource to our province’s children and youth in care,” says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. “We’re encouraged by the government’s timely selection of an ...

November 16, 2016

B.C. names Bernard Richard as new youth watchdog

The man selected as British Columbia’s new representative for children and youth has been a lawyer, cabinet minister, opposition leader and ombudsman in his native New Brunswick, but says he has always been haunted by the poor treatment of vulnerable children. Read more...

November 14, 2016

Union, B.C. private liquor stores push for pot to be sold in their stores

Recreational pot could be coming to a public or private liquor store near you. Read more...

November 11, 2016

Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten - Remembrance Day 2016

Today we honor and reflect on the sacrifice that those in our armed forces have made to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy.  We also must not forget the sacrifices made by men and women in our armed forces in protecting other countries.  Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Since then Canada has been involved in many conflicts and peacekeepi...

November 10, 2016

A victory for students, teachers and public education in B.C.

On behalf of the 70,000 workers of the BCGEU, and as a parent myself, I want to congratulate the BC Teachers' Federation on their courage and determination in standing up for the children of this province. The BCTF was right to push back on the provincial government's attempts to decide by themselves what a classroom looks like. It's great news that the BCTF finally won the right to include cla...

November 09, 2016

The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists - Op-Ed The Pr...

By Stephanie Smith & Damian Kettlewell Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming. With that in mind, the most socially responsible way to sell it in B.C. is through our existing public and private liquor stores. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took office in October 2015, they did so with a host of mandates from Canadians. Former prime minister...

November 08, 2016

Honouring Aboriginal Veterans

On November 8 we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist at a higher proportion than any other group in Canada.    For many, enlisting presented many challenges such as learning English, leaving the...

November 04, 2016

Local 612 members - A rare, exciting opportunity!

PIZZA!!!!! Do I have your attention? Great! Do you want to make things better in your workplace? Are you a leader, or want to find out if you’re a leader? We know that you have a stout heart and some great ideas; here is your chance to do great things with them. We have a few vacancies on our local executive and you will be great filling any of them. We need a treasurer. You can use what yo...

November 01, 2016

Local 604 MCFD Steward Election Results - 7278 Pioneer Avenue Agassiz

To:  All 604 Members at Ministry of Children & Family Development – 7278 Pioneer Avenue Agassiz Re:  Steward Election Results   Please be advised that Brother Mark Zimmerman has been acclaimed to the position of Steward for Local 604. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Mark.   In Solidarity   Richard Tones Staff Representativ...

October 31, 2016

MSDSI Steward Nominations

To:     All 604 BCGEU Members at Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation - 13650 102 Avenue, Surrey Re:     Steward Nomination (1 position)   Nominations are now open for 1 position for a steward at your worksite, and will close December 1, 2016. The steward is the face of the union at your worksite. Some of the roles of the steward are: To enforce the collective agreement ...