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

May 24, 2019

Union convinces ministry to suspend MSDPR ‘greeter’ positions - BCGEU

The BCGEU has been successful in its bid to have the employer suspend the use of 'greeter' staff in the reception areas of Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR) offices across the province, pending a review of safety concerns raised by staff. The employer began assigning new greeter staff responsibilities at the MSDPR office on Pandora Ave. in Victoria in December 2018 wi...

May 22, 2019

Painting on Glass & the West Kootenay Area Office Open House - BCGEU

To help celebrate our 100th Anniversary the BCGEU would like to invite all members & their families to an Open House at the Area Office, 2316 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar. On Saturday, June 1, 2019 between 12:00 & 2:00 pm please come and join us for appetizers & refreshments. We are also hosting a painting party. A Painting on Glass workshop with Angela Lenard, will be offered from 2:...

May 21, 2019

CLBC Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee has been preparing to negotiate renewal of the Collective Agreement with the Employer and we are asking for your input. The bargaining questionnaire provides you with the opportunity to identify any issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the Collective Agreement. Your input will inform and assist the Bargaining Committee in setting bargaining priorities.Y...

May 21, 2019

Members at MSDPR - Pandora Street Victoria - Right to Refuse Unsafe Work - BCGEU

Did you know that it is not only your Right to Refuse Unsafe Work but Also Your Responsibility? WCB- OHS Regulations Part 3: 3.12 Refusing unsafe work Workers have the both the right and responsibility to refuse unsafe work. If you have reasonable cause to believe that performing a job or task puts you or someone else at risk, you must not perform the job or task. You must immediately notify yo...

May 17, 2019

BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government voted overwhelmingly to approve strike action to support their contract negotiations with Telus Employer Solutions (formerly Telus Sourcing Solutions), the BCGEU announced today. Members voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action at a strike vote held on Thursday.   The main issues in bar...

May 16, 2019

BC government applauded for launching inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government's decision Wednesday to launch a public inquiry into money laundering is being applauded by politicians and other advocates. Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...

May 06, 2019

BCGEU remembers Bobbi Pettett - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bobbi Pettett, who passed away on May 5, 2019. Bobbi was a dedicated activist and beginning in 1989, she held many positions in the union from steward, local chair, and bargaining committee member to component chair and member of the provincial executive. She ...

May 03, 2019

Local 604 By-election results - BCGEU

The results of the Local 604 by-election are as follows: Total ballots cast: 448 Member At Large: Brad Irons               208 votes (46.4%)                              Hasan Ozduman      177 votes (39.5 %)                              Banti Bikram Shahi  63 votes (14.1%)   Please join me congratulating Brad and Hasn in joining the Local 604 Executive. Sincere thanks to the other candidate and...

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...

May 02, 2019

C-1 and C-6 TMAs will be effective April 1, 2019 - BCGEU

Several members have asked for clarification around the timing of the Temporary Market Adjustments (TMAs) implementation for Component 1 and Component 6 members in select job classifications experiencing recruitment and retention challenges. The union had been engaged in discussions with the employer and have received confirmation that the TMAs for affected workers in these components will be e...

April 29, 2019

Local 601 Meet and Greet - BCGEU

DATE: May 9, 2019 TIME: 11:00am – 3:00pm PLACE: We will be in and around an RV parked at the back steps of the library building at the Legislature AGENDACOME OUT AND MEET YOUR BCGEU LOCAL EXECUTIVELET US GIVE YOU A BREAK! Please come join us and meet your BCGEU Local 601 Executive members and other representatives of the BCGEU. Please come by to say hello, get to know us, ask a question or two,...