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.


March 21, 2016

Recognizing the movement to eliminate racial discrimination

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, "Human Rights Day," to commemorate the lives that have been lost in the fight for democracy ...

March 21, 2016

OHS training at the BC Federation of Labour

The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is offering additional training through the BC Federation of Labour for government and labour code OHS worker representatives. These training sessions are for specific courses we do not offer through the BCGEU. The one or two day OHS course is a pre-requisite to the BC Federation of Labour OHS training. Your employer must pay for you to...

March 17, 2016

To all BCGEU members at Community Living BC: reorganization ignores commitmen...

Your bargaining committee was determined to address the workload and service delivery issues in the last round of bargaining. As a result, our union successfully negotiated a radical revision of how decision making would occur at Community Living BC. Memorandum of Agreement #29 (MOA#29) Re: CLBC-BCGEU Collaboration Group (CBCG) in the current collective agreement describes the details. The fou...

March 17, 2016

Urgent Action - Honduran activist assassination

Berta Cáceres, a prominent environmental activist, was assassinated in Honduras on March 3, and a witness to the assassination is being held against his will. We need people to urge both Canadian & Honduran authorities to take action and conduct a full investigation. Full details and letters to sign can be found on the CoDevelopment Canada website by clicking here.  UPDATE: There has been ...

March 16, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...

March 14, 2016

The BCGEU celebrates National Social Work Week

This week we celebrate the hard work, commitment and accomplishments of social workers during National Social Work Week. Each year the BCGEU’s approximately 2,600 social workers provide services to about more than 150,000 children, youth and their families. “Social work is demanding and fulfilling, but too often it is also deeply frustrating,” said Doug Kinna, BCGEU vice president social, info...

March 14, 2016

Change to OHS course dates

  Labour Code OHS Scheduled Courses March - December - 2016   Courses Location Day 1   Course Type Course Name City Venue Mar 17/16   Labour Code Incident Investigations Victoria BCGEU Mar 18/16 ...

March 09, 2016

Local 603 Stewards enhanced steward training

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Place: Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room          #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver The Union will be hosting an Enhanced Steward Training day for all Local 603 stewards on April 19, 2016 at the Lower Mainland Area Office. Agenda Morning Session Facing Difficult Management in the Workplace – improve skills in dealing with unc...

March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/campaigns/naosh_week/ This link will g...

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 04, 2016

601 – Steward Meeting

DATE: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 TIME: 5:30 pm PLACE: BCGEU Victoria Area Office   AGENDA Member orientation presentation STIIP Review Committee (MOU 12) ** Light refreshments will be served ** In solidarity Doug Kinna, Local 601 Chairperson Cheryl Jones, BCGEU Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP