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

March 14, 2018

Local 603 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

The election process for your Local Executive positions closed on March 12, 2018 and the ballot count took place on March 12, 2018. We want to take this opportunity to advise you of the reults and congratulate the successful candidates. Your Executive is as follows: Chairperson                  Darryl Flasch 1st Vice Chair                Steve Anderson 2nd Vice Chair               Robert Gaban...

March 13, 2018

Warehouse Positions Available! - BCGEU

Warehouse Positions Available!   The Distribution Centres, located in both Vancouver and Kamloops, have entry-level auxiliary opportunities in Shipping, Receiving, Assembly and Inventory Control. We are accepting applications for additional auxiliary warehouse positions in our fast paced distribution center located in Vancouver. Please note in the summer of 2018 we expect to move our distributi...

March 13, 2018

Local 0606 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

Please consider this formal notification of the results of the recent Local Executive Election. Alex Miller – ChairpersonAlisa Watts –1st Vice ChairpersonChristine Baird – 2nd Vice ChairpersonVACANT – TreasurerCarol Robinson – SecretaryVACANT – Member-at-Large (1)VACANT - Young Worker  Note: The term for these positions is 3 years and will close in 2021.Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

March 12, 2018

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Member Engagement For...

The BCGEU has been granted standing at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) allowing it to make a formal written submission to the public inquiry as an organization. BCGEU members from across the province have valuable front-line knowledge and experience to contribute through their role in delivering services and supports for vulnerable Indigenous ch...

March 12, 2018

Social Work Week 2018 - BCGEU

March 11th – 17th is Social Work Week in B.C. This week the vital role of social workers is in focus as we celebrate Social Work Week in B.C. Social workers in the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) assist more than 150 000 children, youth and families each year. "In addition to their important and demanding work, social workers have been tireless advocates for system-wide impro...

March 09, 2018

New wage grids for members covered under the Public Service Master agreement....

New wage grids are available for members covered under the Public Service Master agreement. These wage grids reflect the Feb 4/18 1% salary increase as well as the ESD adjustment which was effective on the same date. In addition, the April 1/18 grid has the next .5% increase built in.  This leaves the final wage increase of 1% in this term which is due on Feb 3/19.  “These wage grid increases a...

March 09, 2018

Child advocate report underlines need for transformative change to Indigenou...

A B.C. Children's Representative report that criticizes attempts to restrict an Indigenous woman's parental access clearly shows that we need to change the way services are delivered in Indigenous communities, the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) said today. "Bernard Richard's report identifies a child apprehension policy, put in place by the previous government, that is in urg...

March 09, 2018

Local 604 Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the following results of the Local 604 executive elections: • Chair                            Harbinder Gill• 1st vice chair                 Andrea Mitchell - acclaimed• 2nd vice chair                vacant• Treasurer                      Larry Jhaj - acclaimed• Recording secretary       Kevin Ram - acclaimed • Member-at-large           Kathy Sivalingam – acclaimed        ...

March 07, 2018

International Women’s Day: Time to #PressforProgress - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized internationally on March 8th each year to celebrate the global achievements of women and the extraordinary role women have played in their communities and across the world. Despite these successes, we are faced with continued inequality and there is still much to be done. Let's continue to move forward – not backward - on women's rights and equality...

March 05, 2018

Members at Community Living BC - Expression of Interest Results - BCGEU

Two members submitted their names in response to the Expression of Interest sent out January 30 of this year. While the BCGEU was preparing the election materials to send out to members, one of the candidates withdrew their expression of interest, leaving the remaining candidate to be acclaimed into the position.  This means that the remaining individual is now the only respondent to the expres...

March 02, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the BC NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the BC Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and programs t...

March 02, 2018

BCGEU Submission on Electoral Reform Referendum - BCGEU

When the B.C. Government announced plans to hold a province-wide referendum on the question of electoral reform, they invited input from citizens and organizations to help shape the way we vote. The response from British Columbians was immense, with over eighty-eight thousand submissions made to the Attorney General. This represents the largest public participation in a consultation in the hist...

March 01, 2018

Local 601 Election for Local Executive Committee - BCGEU

An election is underway for your Local 601 Executive, and the BCGEU has provided your local with electronic voting to assist you in participating. Now you can elect your local officers from wherever you are. You will receive an email with log in information and credentials to elect: • a Local Chairperson • a Local Treasurer and • 6 - Local Member-at-Large positions. If you have not received an ...

March 01, 2018

March is Community Social Service Awareness Month - BCGEU

There isn't a family in B.C. that hasn't received support, or knows someone who's received support, from a Community Social Service (CSS) worker. Every day, they make sure some of our most vulnerable citizens are safe and cared for, and this is why the BC Government Services and Employees' Union (BCGEU) asked the Province of British Columbia once again to proclaim March as Community Social Serv...