B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

July 19, 2019

‘Restore balance to the system’ BCGEU tells workers’ compensation review - BCGEU

BURNABY, July 19, 2019 – Today the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) provided its written submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review. The provincial government initiated the review in response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions to make the system more worker-centered. "The workers' compensation system was created as a compromise between the inter...

July 16, 2019

Nominations for Steward - MCFD 110-7350 King George Hwy, Surrey - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for two stewards at the Ministry of Children and Family Development located at 110-7350 King George Hwy, in Surrey.  New stewards are 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 July 25, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadli...

July 15, 2019

BCGEU statement opposing Quebec Bill 21 – religious symbol ban - BCGEU

On behalf of 79,000 members, including over 33,000 public service workers in B.C., the BCGEU condemns the decision of the Coalition Avenir Quebec Government to pass Bill 21 in Quebec which bans the wearing of religious symbols by public service workers in a position of authority. Any public employee should have the freedom to express their religious and spiritual beliefs in a safe and secure en...

July 11, 2019

Join us to commemorate 100 years of standing up for our rights at work – cele...

On July 26, 1919, a group of provincial government employees gathered in Vancouver to form an organization dedicated to fighting for their rights at work. Included in their stated goals were: a fair policy for promotions, equal pay for equal work for women, the abolition of patronage, and a civil service commission with employee representation. Through many changes in our union and the world ar...

July 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the biannual BCGEU/Compensation Employees' Union...

Due to the overwhelming response, we are currently taking registrations for a waitlist at this time. Thank you.   BCGEU/CEU Health & Safety ConferenceFriday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5Pacific Gateway Hotel, RichmondClick here to register  The focus of this conference will be on psychological health and safety. Promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work is an emer...

July 09, 2019

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith writes to Premier Ford in support of the Onta...

BURNABY, July 9, 2019 - BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, writes to Premier Ford in support of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and their stance against the government's movement towards breaking The Beer Store contract and privatizing provincial agencies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.  The letter addresses the negative impact of privatization for workers and communities, p...

July 04, 2019

Community Living B.C. - steward election results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Jaymi Long and Terry Gill have been elected to the position of Stewards for Local 604 with Community Living B.C. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome to Jayme and Terry. In solidarity Kevin HagglundStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

July 03, 2019

Transition of BCGEU members working for ISM Canada to NTT DATA Canada, Inc. (...

There was a joint communication sent to you yesterday from the Joint Transition Committee which includes representatives from: ISM Canada (ISM), NTT DATA Canada, Inc. (NTT) and the B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union (BCGEU). This communication included, in part, the following information: "As all of you know, IBM's agreement to provide services to the PHSA is scheduled to end on Dece...

July 03, 2019

Transition of BCGEU members working for ISM Canada to NTT Data Canada (Health...

Your BCGEU Representatives on the Joint Transition Committee (ISM/NTT Data/BCGEU) want to clarify the reason why BCGEU members normally working 100% of their work time for ISM on the provincial government contract assignment will not get offers from NTT Data Canada. For those BCGEU members, the following MOU from the BCGEU-Public Service Main Agreement applies: "MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING 5 Re...

July 02, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU recommendations to the provincial Budget 2020 pro...

Each year, our union makes budget recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This usually happens in the Fall and it's our chance to offer our input into next year's budget. This year, the process has been moved up several months. Late last week, we submitted our written report to the committee. It reflects the feedback of your senior elected leadership...