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

January 02, 2018

Union Meeting -Local 602 - BCGEU

DATE: Thursday, February 8, 2018 TIME: 6:00 p.m. – General Meeting Executive Meeting after General PLACE: BCGEU Nanaimo Area Office 106 – 1650 Terminal Ave N, NanaimoAGENDA Nominations are open for all local 602 executive positions, as follows: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (1) Member-at-Large – Young Worker (29 years of ...

January 02, 2018

Local 602 Public Service Bargaining Proposal Form - BCGEU

In addition to the call for nominations, please find a form for submitting proposals relating to upcoming Public Service collective agreement bargaining. Please use this form if you wish to submit proposal(s) for changes to either the Public Service collective agreement or the Social, Information and Health Component collection agreement. Please return the proposal form to the Nanaimo Area Offi...

January 02, 2018

Local 602 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (1) Member-at-Large – Young Worker (29 years of age or younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached. The deadline for nominations is:Wednesday, Februa...

December 22, 2017

ISM Members Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Employer. The committee is recommending ratification. The tentative agreement improvements include: Improved benefits Wage increases Improvements throughout the collective agreement Voting on the collective agreement will begin in the New Year. Full details of the changes to the collective agre...

December 22, 2017

Nominations for Local 604 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations open January 2, 2018 for the following positions on the local executive:   Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (5 positions) Young Worker Member at Large (eligible candidates must be under 29 years of age or younger)   *nominations received prior to January 2, 2018 will have to be resubmitted*   The term is three year...

December 22, 2017

Professional Reliance Review Will Protect Workers - BCGEU

The BC government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. Many BCGEU members' day-to-day is shaped by this regulatory model. The professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading – in some cases - to the mismanagement of our resources and harm to the environment. Combined with deep staff and funding cuts to respo...

December 21, 2017

Local 604 Request for Bargaining Proposals & Local Meeting - BCGEU

There will be a Local 604 Membership Meeting at the Fraser Valley Area Office for the purpose of adopting proposals for the next round of bargaining in the public service on February 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm. You are encouraged to take this opportunity to submit your ideas for changes to the collective agreement (both Public Service Agreement and Component Agreement) to the Local for consideration. ...

December 20, 2017

BCGEU members land $20 million contract to refit B.C. ferry - BCGEU

BC Government & Service Employees' Union workers employed at Esquimalt Drydock Company will begin work on a B.C. Ferries contract worth $20 million to refit the Northern Sea Wolf. The 17-year-old vessel will accommodate approximately 3,500 passengers and 1,200 vehicles each year on a route between Port Hardy and Bella Coola. Members at Esquimalt Drydock have extensive experience in ship rep...

December 19, 2017

Thanking and Recognizing the Public Servants who Keep our Communities Safe ...

This year's fire season is far behind us and while recent winter storms have made many in the province forget about this summer's devastation, many communities are still working to rebuild what was lost in the fire.  As we see the devastation that fires are currently causing across California and as we look back at the lessons learned over the summer, the BCGEU would like to thank and recognize...

December 15, 2017

BCGEU calls for reinvestment in seniors’ services as Seniors Advocate release...

On Thursday, December 14, 2017, the B.C. Seniors Advocate released the annual Monitoring Seniors' Services report. Their findings present further evidence that the B.C. government has to reverse the policies of austerity implemented under the BC Liberals. B.C.'s seniors need significant reinvestment in community services and affordable housing to undo the resulting increase in poverty now faced...

December 15, 2017

Compliance and Enforcement in B.C. Forests - BCGEU

With the B.C. Government's review of professional reliance across many industries underway, the BCGEU has released a short paper about compliance and enforcement in B.C.’s forests. Check it out below and be sure to share it with your networks.  

December 11, 2017

BC Human Rights Commission - BCGEU

Today the report, A Human Rights Commission for the 21st Century: British Columbians talk about Human Rights was released detailing 25 recommendations to government as they re-establish the BC Human Rights Commission (dismantled in 2002 by the previous Liberal government). The report recommends to B.C.'s Attorney General that the new commission be built on four important pillars in order to cre...

December 11, 2017

BCGEU disappointed by decision to complete Site C dam, urges government to em...

The BCGEU is disappointed by the provincial government's decision today to complete the Site C dam despite findings by the BC Utilities Commission that question the economic viability of the project. In 2015 the union took a position against the construction of the dam citing economic and environmental concerns as well infringement on First Nations' rights. This decision demonstrates the work s...