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

June 11, 2018

Casino workers petition BCLC for fairness - BCGEU

Workers rallying at BCLC offices on Monday at 12:30pm (Vancouver) - Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at casinos are petitioning BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) on Monday, June 11 asking them to ensure fairness in wages and working conditions at casinos across the province. Workers from several BC casinos will gather outside the BCLC office at 2940 Virtual ...

June 08, 2018

Workers vote to strike at Gateway Okanagan Casinos - BCGEU

An astounding 93.1% vote in favour of strike action Over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos in the Okanagan voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from June 4 to 6, over 88% of Gateway staff in casinos in Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton and Vernon came out and voted 93.1% ...

June 07, 2018

Parents stunned to learn Downtown Eastside daycare to close - BCGEU

The sudden closure of a downtown Vancouver daycare centre has upset parents and raised questions about the timing of the decision. Angela Giannoulis, whose three-year-old son Nikolas has been attending the Phil Bouvier Centre for two years, says the idea of a closure is heartbreaking. "The relief to know that while you are at work your child is being lovingly cared for … and to think that's bei...

June 07, 2018

Parents raise questions after daycare's decision to close - BCGEU

Parents and union officials are raising questions about a prominent East Vancouver daycare's decision to close its doors just days after its workers applied to join a union. The Vancouver Native Health Society, which runs the Phil Bouvier Family Centre daycare, sent a letter Monday citing "problems and hardships" for the closure. "As a not-for-profit society, there is only so much we can do wit...

June 04, 2018

Staff survey confirms ongoing issues with MCFD staff hiring - BCGEU

A staff survey of Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) members has confirmed what activists have been telling the union – that recent hiring efforts has provided only limited positive impact to date, and in many cases has increased workload for MCFD staff. To provide a deeper understanding of the impact of hiring, the union decided to directly engage with members in frontline MCFD po...

June 04, 2018

Public service bargaining continues into fifth week - BCGEU

UPDATE #4 The BCGEU is entering the fifth week of public service bargaining with the B.C. Government, following a full month of negotiations that continued late into last weekend.    "All issues are on the table during this round of bargaining," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We worked late into the weekend and we continue to move forward with negotiations on behalf of our members."   N...

May 29, 2018

Executive donation to Red Cross for flood relief - BCGEU

From April through June 2017, catastrophic flooding devastated parts of the Okanagan, Kootenay and Shuswap regions forcing thousands of British Columbians from their homes. According to the BC Flood and Wildfire Review released last month, the estimated cost of flood response in 2017 was more than $73 million. Just a year later, while many families and communities are still dealing with the aft...

May 25, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fle...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds today's announcement by the provincial government that it will build 1,500 new supportive housing units throughout the province for women and children fleeing violence. Over the next 10 years, government will invest $734 million to build this much-needed housing which includes transition houses, safe homes, second-stage and long-te...