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

March 11, 2019

Social Work Week celebrates important work of social work professionals - BCGEU

• Watch the video celebrating Social Work Week   March 11-15 is Social Work Week – a time to celebrate the important work of our social work professionals who touch the lives of thousands of people and help them achieve their full potential.   Social workers help to empower people who may be struggling, providing them with the ability to solve problems, deal with personal roadblocks and access ...

March 08, 2019

BCGEU celebrates International Women’s Day with solidarity and action - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized every year on March 8. It's an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and the extraordinary role women play in their families, workplaces, and communities across the globe. It's also an opportunity to acknowledge how much work remains to be done to achieve true gender equality and ensure all women everywhere are empowered to reach their ...

March 01, 2019

2019 National Union scholarships - BCGEU

Click here for information about the BCGEU scholarship program. The BCGEU is a component of the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Our national union offers its own scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Applicants must be: the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of me...

March 01, 2019

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

The 2019 Scholarship Programs has now closed and winners will be posted to the website in mid-June. Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU me...

February 28, 2019

BCGEU Demands Action to Improve Officer and Community Safety

The BCGEU is asking the B.C. Government to step in and take action to improve conditions in BC's adult correctional facilities. A report released this week by the Office of the Auditor General found that the Adult Custody Division of BC Corrections has failed to implement five of eight recommendations intended to improve the safety and effectiveness of BC's prisons. "BC Corrections has had four...

February 27, 2019

Economic Stability Wage Grids – 2019 - BCGEU

As part of the last 17th Master Agreement, which expires on March 31, 2019, BCGEU members in direct government service receive annual wage increases as prescribed by the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD), which is tied to British Columbia's economic growth over the past year. The final ESD payment of the 17th Master Agreement came into effect on February 3, 2019. The 18th Public Service Agreeme...

February 26, 2019

Community Living BC - Election of bargaining committee members - BCGEU

You have elected your Bargaining Committee Chair, Linda Atamanik. The next step is to elect the three Bargaining Committee Members. You will recall from the January 22 bulletin the structure of the Bargaining Committee: The Bargaining Committee has four positions, as follows: One – Bargaining Committee ChairThree – Bargaining Committee Members The bargaining committee must have representation f...

February 26, 2019

Nominations for Local 604 Executive – Recording Secretary - BCGEU

Nominations are open for the following positions on the local executive: · Recording Secretary The term is approximately two years. Information on the role and responsibilities of recording secretary is attached. The deadline for nominations is March 28, 2019 by 5:00 pm. The BCGEU Nomination forms must be used and should be submitted to the Area Office by fax (604-882-5032), email (area04@bcge...

February 22, 2019

Ministry of Transportation - New Steward - BCGEU

Nominations closed for two steward positions on Monday, February 4, 2019. We are pleased to announce that Sheila Szekely was elected as the new steward at Ministry of Transportation – 310-1500 Woolridge Street, Coquitlam. Please join us in wishing Sheila well in her new position. In Solidarity, Paula Dribnenki                                                        Matt DamarioBCGEU Staff Repres...

February 22, 2019

How does BC Budget 2019 affect British Columbians? Read our analysis - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU members, Last October I presented the BCGEU’s submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as part of the public consultation for the 2019/20 provincial budget. Our submission outlined four priorities: address housing affordability and supply; rebuild the public services needed to support an effective poverty reduction strategy; protect B.C.’s enviro...

February 21, 2019

Members at Community Living BC - Bargaining Committee Chair Elected - BCGEU

The Union is pleased to advise that Linda Atamanik has been elected as the Chair of the Bargaining Committee for Community Living BC. Please join us in congratulating her as she takes on this important responsibility.  The next and final step in the election process is to elect the three bargaining committee members.  This four person team will work alongside your BCGEU staff negotiator when co...

February 19, 2019

Budget 2019: BCGEU praises prudent plan, vows to dig in to details - BCGEU

VICTORIA-The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union is praising Budget 2019 as a prudent plan to clean up the messes left by the previous government, invest in critical public services, and prove that British Columbians don't need to choose between economic strength, environmental sustainability and the health, safety, and prosperity of their families and communities. But the union that r...