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.


October 26, 2016

Members at MCFD in Port Hardy - Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position)

Nominations are now open for shop steward at Ministry of Children and Family Development in Port Hardy. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees, provide information on BCGEU services and solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members info...

October 26, 2016

Local 604 & 1204 stewards & local executive members enhanced stewards workshop

Thursday, December 8, 2016 Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 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 assist members every day. That is why we are excited to provide a full day of education and netw...

October 25, 2016

Recognizing Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s legacy of passion and commitment

Serving this province for more than ten years as the Independent Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has moved mountains. She gave a face and voice to BC’s most vulnerable children by telling their stories. At the same time, Mary Ellen rooted out many of the systemic issues that hurt children and youth in care. Her reports were thorough and contained meaningful reco...

October 24, 2016

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System You may have noticed a change with the hazardous product labelling at your worksite. This is due to the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The Globally Harmonized System was initiated to standardize information on the safe use of hazardous products in Canadian workplaces and with our ma...

October 20, 2016

Report details lack of help available to troubled Métis boy and his family

A report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY), Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, has once again exposed the lack of services available to young people struggling with mental health and addictions issues. The report Last Resort: One family’s tragic struggle to find help for their son focuses on the short, troubled life of a Métis boy who died at age 15. “The Representative ...

October 18, 2016

Oxfam Canada launches new campaign for gender equality

Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged. The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women. In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.  In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...