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

July 04, 2019

Community Living B.C. - steward election results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Jaymi Long and Terry Gill have been elected to the position of Stewards for Local 604 with Community Living B.C. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome to Jayme and Terry. In solidarity Kevin HagglundStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

July 03, 2019

Transition of BCGEU members working for ISM Canada to NTT DATA Canada, Inc. (...

There was a joint communication sent to you yesterday from the Joint Transition Committee which includes representatives from: ISM Canada (ISM), NTT DATA Canada, Inc. (NTT) and the B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union (BCGEU). This communication included, in part, the following information: "As all of you know, IBM's agreement to provide services to the PHSA is scheduled to end on Dece...

July 03, 2019

Transition of BCGEU members working for ISM Canada to NTT Data Canada (Health...

Your BCGEU Representatives on the Joint Transition Committee (ISM/NTT Data/BCGEU) want to clarify the reason why BCGEU members normally working 100% of their work time for ISM on the provincial government contract assignment will not get offers from NTT Data Canada. For those BCGEU members, the following MOU from the BCGEU-Public Service Main Agreement applies: "MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING 5 Re...

July 02, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU recommendations to the provincial Budget 2020 pro...

Each year, our union makes budget recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This usually happens in the Fall and it's our chance to offer our input into next year's budget. This year, the process has been moved up several months. Late last week, we submitted our written report to the committee. It reflects the feedback of your senior elected leadership...

June 24, 2019

Nominations open for local 0610 young worker - BCGEU

The BCGEU has received a nomination for Local 0610 Young Worker and the nomination period is open for three (3) days, closing at 5:00 p.m. on June 27th. The following positions are open on the Local 0610 Executive: 2nd Vice ChairRecording SecretaryMember-at-Large (4 positions)Member-at-Large (Young Worker) Information on the responsibilities and activities of each position is attached and is a...

June 19, 2019

BCGEU welcomes Auditor General’s recommendations to address MCFD’s ineffectiv...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia's report released today: Oversight of Contracted Residential Services for Children and Youth in Care. The BCGEU has for decades called on the provincial government to address chronic and significant challenges within the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and s...

June 14, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU presentations regarding workers’ compensation sys...

Participating in public consultations is a valuable way to make sure our voices are heard before government makes important decisions. Two public consultation processes are currently underway that will directly impact working people in B.C. – the Worker's Compensation Review and the provincial government's Budget 2020 Consultation. Today I had the honour of presenting at public hearings for bot...

June 14, 2019

1 out of 10 Independent Shareholders of Brookfield Asset Management Agree tha...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and SumOfUs are encouraged that 10% of independent shareholders voted for the company to tie executive pay to preventing sexual misconduct at the firm Today, BCGEU and SumOfUs presented a proposal that called on Brookfield Asset Management to address sexual misconduct in the financial services industry by penalizing executive compensation p...

June 13, 2019

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith first presenter at workers’ compensation syst...

BURNABY, June 13, 2019 – The workers' compensation system has been seriously undermined by policy and legislative changes introduced by the BC Liberals in 2002. The system shifted to focus on the financial impact to employers which has resulted in an overall reduction in compensation benefits to workers both in the short and the long term, a more limited ability to appeal decisions, and a reduc...