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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 31, 2022

Collective Agreement Expires April 1st – Negotiations resume next week - BC G...

Tomorrow, April 1st, marks the expiry of the 18th Main and Component collective agreements for B.C.’s public service. The employer – the provincial government’s Public Service Agency – confirmed with your bargaining committee yesterday that they are prepared to resume negotiations early next week with a revised monetary offer. As a result, we have scheduled talks to resume in Vancouver April 5t...

March 30, 2022

All BCGEU members, Local 0610, MCFD worksites in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John ...

Nominations closed March 29, 2022 at midnight for election of additional Stewards at Local 0610 MCFD worksites in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Chetwynd. The following are your newly elected Stewards for Local 0610 MCFD worksites:    Rinson Varghese                                  Vanessa Key   Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward! In Solidarity,  Angie Panoul...

March 29, 2022

BCGEU librarians still without offer, all to strike with pickets at targeted ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – After more than a week without an offer from their employer, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action. As of 7:00 am Wednesday, March 30th, all BCGEU members working as VIRL employees will be on strike. In person and virtual services at all ...

March 25, 2022

BCGEU and PSA head back to the table - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) will be resuming after a 15 day break. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. "We always say 'where there's talk, there's hope" so getting invited back to the table is definitely posi...

March 25, 2022

Public Service Bargaining End Of Week 7 Update – Back To The Table - BC Gener...

We've reached the end of the 7th week since the start of public service bargaining. After 15 days away from the table, the employer has invited us back and we are in the process of scheduling new dates. We will inform you as soon as details are worked out. Your bargaining committee remains steadfast on achieving a fair wage increase, as we've heard loud and clear from you that it is critical t...

March 24, 2022

Local 604 Members at Ministry of Children and Family Development – 2828 Cruik...

Nominations are now open for a steward with the Ministry of Children and Family Development located at 2828 Cruikshank Street in Abbotsford.The union will train new stewards.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office.The deadline for nominations is April 4, 2022, by 5:00 pmThe nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for ...

March 24, 2022

Local 0610 MCFD - Opening of Steward Elections - BC General Employees' Union...

Steward Elections are now open for Local 0610 MCFD Worksites in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Chetwynd.Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now opened and close at 5:00pm on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Please email as an attachment, fax or mail your nomination forms to: Email: [email protected]: 250-785-0048 or 1-800-946-025510147 ...

March 22, 2022

Public Service Bargaining: Next Steps - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Last Friday marked the end of the sixth week of negotiations between the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA). As we have previously reported, talks have been stalled as we wait for the government to authorize a revised wage offer. The employer has reiterated that the wage proposals tabled previously were the maximum authorized. Y...

March 22, 2022

Stephanie Smith on CKNW's Mike Smyth show to talk bargaining - BC General Emp...

This morning, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee spoke with CKNW's Michael Smyth about public service bargaining. "What we're looking for and what we think is very reasonable are cost of living adjustments… Our members over the last two years have learned their worth, they know their value, they know their contributions to our province, and they know that...

March 21, 2022

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU Recently, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) announced their plan to re-admit the BC Nurses Union (BCNU) into their union, more than a decade after they left the CFNU because of raiding activities in our province. BCNU raided our union, and other health care unions in BC, for several years in an attempt to build their own power at the expen...

March 17, 2022

BCGEU librarians expand pickets and escalate job action - BC General Employee...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action starting Friday, March 18th in an ongoing effort to get the VIRL Board to issue a new wage mandate. “We’ve said from the beginning—librarians don’t want to be on picket lines in front of their librari...

March 17, 2022

Local 603 Executive Local Election Results - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Thank you to our 3 candidates: Fayaz Kadir, Melanie Melendez, and Kevin Ball as well as everyone who voted in the Local 603 election for chairperson. Please help me in congratulating Kevin Ball as the newly elected Chairperson for Local 603. Below is your new Local 603 executive: Chairperson                               Kevin Ball1st Vice Chair                             Kayla Woodruff2nd Vic...

March 17, 2022

Local 603 Executive Election Results BCGEU - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

We are pleased to announce the results of the election for the Local 603 Executive:In solidarity,Jennifer ArnoldStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

March 17, 2022

Ministry of Children & Family Development at 20434 64th, Langley - Steward N...

Please be advised that Sophia Bilan & Michael Romero have been acclaimed into the position of Stewards with the Ministry of Children and Family Development located at 20434 64th Avenue in Langley. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations Sophia and Michael.Andrea Mitchell Kevin HagglundLocal 604 Chair Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here  U...

March 17, 2022

All Local 604 Members at Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction...

Please be advised that Maggy Baxter has been acclaimed into the position of Steward with the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction located at 45540 Yale Road in Chilliwack. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations Maggy.    Andrea Mitchell                                                                 Kevin HagglundLocal 604 Chair       ...

March 16, 2022

Local 604- Local 604 Executive Election Results ** Revised ** - BC General Em...

The following have been in acclaimed into the positions listed below: Local Chair: Andrea Mitchell 1st Vice Chair: Jozef Pisko-Dubienski 2nd Vice Chair: Nancy Bell Treasurer: Harbinder Gill Recording Secretary: Dominic Barros Member at Large: Reanna Brulotte Karthy Sivalingam Jamie Simpson Kim Botelho Kathleen MacKillop The following position remains open: Member at Large Youth Membe...

March 15, 2022

Community Living BC Bargaining Survey Reminder – Input Needed! - BC General E...

The Bargaining Committee will soon be preparing to negotiate renewal of the Collective Agreement with the Employer and is asking for members' input. The bargaining questionnaire provides members the opportunity to identify any issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the Collective Agreement. Members' input will inform and assist the Bargaining Committee in setting bargaining priori...