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 29, 2018

Stand with postal workers this Saturday in support of labour rights - BCGEU

The protected rights of all unionized workers in Canada are being challenged right now in the Canadian Union of Postal Workers' (CUPW) current struggle to achieve a collective agreement. Canada Post workers have taken action over health and safety issues, exhaustive and unsustainable workload issues, and inequities between urban and rural mail carriers.  Entering their second month of rotating ...

November 29, 2018

The BCGEU congratulates Cronk and Skidmore on election to lead BC Fed - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) congratulates Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore on their election today as the new president and secretary-treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour (BC Fed) at the federation's 58th convention. Cronk and Skidmore bring extensive experience from both the private and public sectors of the labour movement to their roles. And as a...

November 28, 2018

BCGEU offers multi-million dollar loan to CUPW - BCGEU

The leadership of the BCGEU has approved a $3-million interest-free loan for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to call on if needed to support their ongoing struggle to achieve a collective agreement. Thousands of postal workers were ordered back to work earlier this week following more than a month of rotating strikes. "We condemn the unconstitutionality of the federal government's back to ...

November 23, 2018

Submission to provincial Legal Aid Services Review - BCGEU

A robust public legal aid program is essential for realising the fundamental right to justice for all British Columbians, and the BCGEU has long advocated for improvements to the province's legal aid services. The B.C. government is currently conducting an independent review of B.C.'s legal aid service delivery system, and your union has made a submission to this process.In this submission we c...

November 23, 2018

New resources for Residential Tenancy Branch a good first step - BCGEU

Union sees need to enhance online resources with added walk-in service The recent announcement by the B.C. government of improved staffing and service levels at the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) is a welcome improvement and a good first step, but should not completely replace walk-in services, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. The B.C. government reported that at l...

November 22, 2018

Local 604 MCFD members located at 22323 119 Avenue in Maple Ridge - Nominatio...

Nominations are now open for stewards at the Ministry of Children and Family Development for Local 604 members located at 22323 119 Avenue in Maple Ridge. New stewards will be trained by the union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2018 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) mu...

November 16, 2018

BCGEU working to ensure continuity as ISM contract extension announced - BCGEU

The BCGEU have been working with the provincial government and contract service providers to ensure continuity of service for our members and the public. The BC Government recently announced two notices of intent to extend their contracts with IBM (ISM) to continue providing IT services to health authorities and for provincial government.  The health IT contract extension provides for service b...

November 16, 2018

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) announced for 2019 - BCGEU

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2019. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations. Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.75 per cent increase beginning in February 2019. For members in the direct government this amounts to $0.2392 per hour or $16.74 bi-weekly. The ESD was nego...

November 14, 2018

Health Support Services RFP Update #1 - BCGEU

Like you, your union has been following the NTT DATA situation closely. Here is what we know at this time.NTT DATA was the successful proponent for the Health Services RFP. In late October, it was announced NTT DATA had bought Sierra Systems. Unsurprisingly, this has generated questions and rumours regarding the role Sierra Systems will play in the Health Support Services (HSS) RFP. Some member...

November 13, 2018

Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benef...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2018Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benefits (Thompson-Okanagan) Nearly 700 members of the BCGEU working in Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan voted to ratify a new contract with their employer ending a 19-week strike."I am so impressed by the solidarity and courage of our members" said Stephanie Smith, president of...

November 08, 2018

BCGEU welcomes new legislation aimed at improving working conditions for heal...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the B.C. government's announcement today that it will repeal both the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act (Bill 29) and the Health Sector Partnerships Agreement Act (Bill 94). Enacted in 2002 and 2003, the bills led to the deterioration of working conditions for health and social-sector workers by stripping workpl...

November 02, 2018

BCGEU welcomes action plan to mitigate wildfire and flood risks in B.C. - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes this week's release of Government's Action Plan: Responding to wildfire and flood risks ('The Action Plan') by the provincial government, and applauds the actions outlined in the report to better prepare British Columbians for extreme wildfires and floods. At the same time, more will need to be done to mitigate the effects of what now appears to be the new normal in our provi...