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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

July 06, 2016

Work-Able Graduate Internship Program

The BCGEU is pleased to announce we have negotiated an agreement with the Public Service Agency to establish an internship program for individuals who self-identify as a person with a disability. The program is designed to support the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities. Each internship will run for 12 months, and a maximum of 15 internships will be available per year. Click...

July 05, 2016

The BCGEU stands with Canada Post workers

Canada Post’s announcement that they will lock out Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members as soon as Friday is an attack on collective bargaining, its workers and its customers. Canada Post is refusing to do the work of collective bargaining with CUPW by demanding massive rollbacks on the union’s hard fought gains. Those rollbacks include moving all new hires from a defined benefit...

June 30, 2016

BCGEU presses Canadian Prime Minister on Mexican teacher repression

Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...

June 29, 2016

Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver: the extent of the problem and realistic s...

Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a study on poverty in Vancouver. The report, Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver, presents sobering details on the increasing levels of poverty in the region. It also dispels an important myth about poverty: that getting a job will help lift a person out of poverty. Poverty in B.C.’s largest city is increasingly a story of low pa...

June 28, 2016

CLBC reorganization survey results

Earlier this year BC Government and Service Employees’ Union delegates to the BCGEU-CLBC Collaboration Group (CBCG) surveyed the membership concerning the reorganization of Community Living BC (CLBC). This bulletin is a summary report of the findings of that survey. Methodology A random sample of one-third of CLBC’s entire BCGEU workforce was the basis for the survey. The survey was conducted...

June 24, 2016

Local 605 union meeting

DATE: Thursday, July 14, 2016 TIME: 5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PLACE: BCGEU Area Office – 158 Oriole Rd (Back Entrance) Please rsvp to cegli@shaw.ca by Noon on July 13, 2016 AGENDA REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS REPORTS COMPONENT EXECUTIVE REPORT DELEGATE REPORT All local 605 members are encouraged to attend! UNIFOR467/MoveUP

June 24, 2016

Local 604 meeting

DATE: Thursday, July 14, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. Executive / 7:00 p.m. General PLACE: 8555 198A St., Langley Twp (if using a map search you must enter TWP) AGENDA Component Executive report Article 29 report Grievances / Appendix 4 report Article 32.15 report OH&S Cross Component Member/Worksite Issues     In solidarity     Ron Anganu     Staff Representative Download PDF of not...

June 24, 2016

Keep Your Cool!

The recent hot weather in our province generated several calls to the BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety department. Members want to know if the employer has the responsibility to protect workers from hot temperatures both indoors and out. The short answer is “YES!” The Workers Compensation Act Section 115 mandates that employers must ensure the health and safety of all workers working for t...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU celebrates the 20th National Aboriginal Day

On June 21, 1996 the federal government declared the first National Aboriginal Day. Since that time, the BCGEU has joined the celebrations and the calls for increased support and recognition of Aboriginal peoples across Canada. Over the course of those 20 years, Aboriginal peoples in Canada have fought for and won many advancements and reinforcements of their rights – sometimes through govern...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU demands freedom for Iranian trade unionists

In solidarity with the Free Them Now campaign to free jailed workers in Iran, the BCGEU sent two letters demanding the release of Jafar Azimzadeh and other jailed trade union leaders. Click here to read the general solidarity letter, and click here for the the more specific letter.