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

December 19, 2018

The Provincial magazine - Winter 2018 - BCGEU

The winter issue of The Provincial magazine is now available to download. Featured in this issue: · Local government elections · Wildfire health risks · C-6 workers meet minister · $10-a-day childcare · Casino bargaining · Willow Manor worksite profile · Housing and young workers · And more… Download the Winter 2018 issue here UWU/MoveUP

December 18, 2018

CLBC - Call for Nominations to the Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

As you may know, your current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2019. Nominations are now open until 9:00 am January 21, 2019 for a Bargaining Committee Chair and Bargaining Committee members. The Bargaining Committee has four positions, as follows: One – Bargaining Committee ChairThree – Bargaining Committee Member The bargaining committee must have representation from one Admin employ...

December 14, 2018

All Employment Assistance Worker (EAW) Members - Classification Update - BCGEU

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (the union) has recently been made aware of a new position that the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (the ministry) is creating. This week we have communicated with the ministry and raised concerns that our members have expressed. Specifically, we have sought clarity around two issues: is this a reclassification or a new posit...

December 12, 2018

BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force report a...

In July 2018 the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. Today, the Task Force released its report and 23 policy recommendations that will help to improve life for tenants in B.C. The BCGEU's submission focused on ...

December 12, 2018

Local 604 Members at MSA Society for Community Living - Nominations for Stewa...

Nominations are now open for three stewards MSA Society for Community Living. New stewards will be trained by the union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is December 20, 2018 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (604.882...

December 12, 2018

Local 604 BCGEU Members with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty R...

Re: Nominations for Steward Nominations are now open for two stewards with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction at 45540 Yale Rd, Chilliwack. The union trains new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is December 20, 2018 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be...

December 12, 2018

Local 604 BCGEU Members at Ministry of Children and Family Development, locat...

Re: Nominations for Steward Nominations are now open for two stewards at the Ministry of Children and Family Development for Local 604 members located at 20434 64th Avenue in Langley. New stewards will be trained by the union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is December 20, 2018 by 5:00 pm The ...

December 12, 2018

Casino workers negotiate new contracts - BCGEU

(Burnaby/New Westminster) Over 1,200 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway's Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby and Starlight Casino in New Westminster voted to accept new collective agreements putting them among the highest paid casino workers in the province. "These workers stuck together to set the industry standard," said BCGEU Treasurer Paul Finch....

December 11, 2018

Election for Local 601 Executive Member-at-Large - BCGEU

An election must be held for a Member at Large position. Candidate statements are attached for those that provided them. The nominees are:   Shara Orr James Richardson   Voting packages will be mailed to your local steward or you may drop in to the BCGEU Victoria Area Office, located at 2994 Douglas Street, to vote. The closing date is 5:00pm January 9, 2019. Lori Strom, Staff Representative...

December 11, 2018

BCGEU presents member’s recommendations to the National Inquiry into missing ...

Tomorrow, I will proudly represent the 77,000 members of the BCGEU at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls. We are the only union in Canada to have legal standing at the Inquiry and I'll be sharing your recommendations directly with the commissioners. My journey here to Ottawa began on the convention floor in 2014 when a resolution was passed to call for a n...

December 10, 2018

BCGEU commends report calling for overhaul of system to support children with...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) commends the report Alone and Afraid: Lessons learned from the ordeal of a child with special needs and his family released by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) today, and their 11 recommendations to overhaul British Columbia's system of services to support children with complex needs. The report details the difficult and he...

December 10, 2018

Steward Election Results for MCFD - 22323 119 Avenue in Maple Ridge - BCGEU

Please be advised that Donna Kluz has been acclaimed to the position of Steward for Local 604.We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.Congratulations and welcome Donna.In SolidarityHarbinder Gill                          Kevin HagglundLocal 604 Chairperson              Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

December 06, 2018

Members need your help on the picket line  - BCGEU

As you may know fellow BCGEU members working at Comox Valley Seniors Village or Casa Loma are currently on strike in Courtenay. Today I received reports that our members' safety has been threatened on the picket line and we are quickly mobilizing to provide additional support to ensure their continued safety.Can you help?Picket captains will review safety protocols with all members on the picke...

December 06, 2018

Review suggests no reason to discipline guards in death of prisoner, union sa...

The vice-president of the union that represents B.C. prison guards says his members followed policy the day an inmate died in the back of a corrections van. Dean Purdy of the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union said in a memo to his members that a government review has already determined that "no discipline is required" in the death of Alex Joseph.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

December 05, 2018

BCGEU applauds bold, inclusive plan for emissions reduction and clean growth ...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's release today of CleanBC which outlines plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent compared to 2007 levels by 2030. Through a sector-by-sector approach focusing on transportation, buildings and industry, government seeks to work collaboratively with stakeholders to foster economic growth and cre...

November 29, 2018

Stand with postal workers this Saturday in support of labour rights - BCGEU

The protected rights of all unionized workers in Canada are being challenged right now in the Canadian Union of Postal Workers' (CUPW) current struggle to achieve a collective agreement. Canada Post workers have taken action over health and safety issues, exhaustive and unsustainable workload issues, and inequities between urban and rural mail carriers.  Entering their second month of rotating ...

November 29, 2018

The BCGEU congratulates Cronk and Skidmore on election to lead BC Fed - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) congratulates Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore on their election today as the new president and secretary-treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour (BC Fed) at the federation's 58th convention. Cronk and Skidmore bring extensive experience from both the private and public sectors of the labour movement to their roles. And as a...

November 28, 2018

BCGEU offers multi-million dollar loan to CUPW - BCGEU

The leadership of the BCGEU has approved a $3-million interest-free loan for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to call on if needed to support their ongoing struggle to achieve a collective agreement. Thousands of postal workers were ordered back to work earlier this week following more than a month of rotating strikes. "We condemn the unconstitutionality of the federal government's back to ...