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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January 22, 2018

Local 605 Union Meeting and Bargaining Resolutions - BCGEU

COMPONENT:    Social, Information, and Health ServicesLOCAL:              605DATE:                Monday, February 5, 2018TIME:                5:00 – 5:30 p.m. - Dinner                          5:30 – 7:30 p.m. - MeetingPLACE:              BCGEU Kamloops Area Office                         158 Oriole Road (back entrance)                          Kamloops, BC V2C 4N7   EVERYONE WELCOME! If atte...

January 19, 2018

Adult Probation Officers - BCGEU

Adult Probation Officer Benchmark Review This is to advise members that the focus group who worked on the Adult Probation Officer (APO) benchmark review have agreed upon the updated benchmark, with an updated job description and factor rationales. Members of the focus group, at various times, have included Judy Fox-McGuire, Andrea Mitchell, Marina Stupar and Sheila Veller. In this updated bench...

January 16, 2018

Local 609 Public Service Bargaining Proposal Forms - BCGEU

Please find attached bargaining proposal forms relating to the upcoming Public Service bargaining. Please use these forms if you wish to submit proposal(s) for changes to either the Public Service collective agreement or the Social, Informational & Health Component 6 collective agreement. Please return the proposal forms to the West Kootenay Area Office, via email to Sarah Maglio at area09@...

January 16, 2018

BCGEU and government reach agreement on parental leave - BCGEU

The BCGEU has reached agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding with the B.C. government on changes to public service maternity, parental and pre-adoption leave (Article 21), to align with federal government changes to EI regulations as noted below: Pregnant workers now have the ability to claim the existing 15 weeks of EI maternity benefits as early as 12 weeks before the expected week of c...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

ISM Canada - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU ISM MembersRe: Bargaining Update – Changes to the Agreement Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Employer. The committee is recommending ratification. The tentative agreement improvements include: · Improved benefits · Wage increases · Improvements throughout the collective agreement Ratification meetings, held throu...

January 15, 2018

Social workers face difficult challenges in protecting families - BCGEU

Vancouver Sun Mon Jan 15 2018 Section: Opinion Byline: Stephanie Smith Source: Vancouver Sun   Re: Social services, the courts fail another B.C. family, Ian Mulgrew column, Jan. 4. While the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union understands and shares Ian Mulgrew's outrage over the recent death of two young children in Oak Bay, we believe his column misdirects his anger onto social worker...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...

January 11, 2018

Local 608  Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (up to 5) Youth Member 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: February 11, 2018If there is an e...

January 11, 2018

Nominations for Local 0601 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive:   Local Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (6) Member at Large, Youth   The term is for three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office.   The nomination period is for January 11, 2018 to...

January 11, 2018

Local 605 Nomination For Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary 3 Members-at-Large: one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from ...

January 10, 2018

BCGEU Remembers Mona Moreno - BCGEU

It is with great sadness that we inform our members that Mona Moreno, the founder of the Cedar Root Gallery, passed away on January 1, 2018.  Mona was a strong Indigenous woman from the Haida Nation. She was a retired, proud member of Public Service Alliance of Canada and a supporter of the labour movement for many years. Mona proudly raised her children with the values of the trade union movem...