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

February 25, 2016

Local 603 executive committee

I am very pleased to announce that Sarah Hallgren, Anahita Oshidari and Peter Thrift have been acclaimed to the Local 603 Executive Committee. Here is your elected committee: Chair – Netasha Dukhia 1st Vice Chair – Darryl Flasch 2nd Vice Chair – Mike Yau Treasurer – Reena Parmar Recording Secretary – Lisa Bose Members-At-Large Mauricio Bermudez Debbie Edwards Brad Irons Lisa (Cat...

February 25, 2016

BC Budget 2016: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions. Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...

February 18, 2016

Community Living B.C. receives $36-million boost from province

The Crown agency that oversees services for adults with developmental disabilities will get an extra $36 million from the province this year to deal with its growing caseload. Read more...

February 18, 2016

Local 604 executive election results

Please be advised that the following are the results of the Local 604 Executive elections: 1st Vice Chairperson Karon Crane Member at Large Harbinder Gill Member at Large Emmanuella Lowet Congratulations to all who participated in the election process! In solidarity Shinder Aujla Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

February 17, 2016

Member Update - Budget 2016 Response

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides the union's response to the BC government's 2016 budget, which was introduced to the legislature on February 16, 2016.

February 17, 2016

BCGEU unionizes advocacy group Leadnow

Leadnow employees have organized to join the BCGEU. The organization works to promote democracy and social justice in Canada. It describes itself as: ‘an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada.’ “We’re delighted to welcome Leadnow into the BCGEU family. T...

February 17, 2016

Stewards enhanced training

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Location: 2994 Douglas Street Victoria, Auditorium Local 601 is putting on a day of training for stewards.  We are hoping you are able to attend.  Lunch will be provided.  Leaves of absence will be issued. The training that will be covered is: Bullying and Harassment STIIP Process Review Letters of Expectations There is limited sea...

February 16, 2016

Increased funding for MCFD welcome news, investment overdue in other ministries

“We welcome the increased funding for the Ministry for Children and Family Development announced in today’s budget. Our union, and especially our frontline members, have worked hard to convince government that a significant increase is crucial for the ministry. Their concerns were detailed in the BCGEU report Choose Children, and these efforts have paid off. Additional frontline social workers,...