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

May 06, 2019

BCGEU remembers Bobbi Pettett - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bobbi Pettett, who passed away on May 5, 2019. Bobbi was a dedicated activist and beginning in 1989, she held many positions in the union from steward, local chair, and bargaining committee member to component chair and member of the provincial executive. She ...

May 03, 2019

Local 604 By-election results - BCGEU

The results of the Local 604 by-election are as follows: Total ballots cast: 448 Member At Large: Brad Irons               208 votes (46.4%)                              Hasan Ozduman      177 votes (39.5 %)                              Banti Bikram Shahi  63 votes (14.1%)   Please join me congratulating Brad and Hasn in joining the Local 604 Executive. Sincere thanks to the other candidate and...

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...

May 02, 2019

C-1 and C-6 TMAs will be effective April 1, 2019 - BCGEU

Several members have asked for clarification around the timing of the Temporary Market Adjustments (TMAs) implementation for Component 1 and Component 6 members in select job classifications experiencing recruitment and retention challenges. The union had been engaged in discussions with the employer and have received confirmation that the TMAs for affected workers in these components will be e...

April 29, 2019

Local 601 Meet and Greet - BCGEU

DATE: May 9, 2019 TIME: 11:00am – 3:00pm PLACE: We will be in and around an RV parked at the back steps of the library building at the Legislature AGENDACOME OUT AND MEET YOUR BCGEU LOCAL EXECUTIVELET US GIVE YOU A BREAK! Please come join us and meet your BCGEU Local 601 Executive members and other representatives of the BCGEU. Please come by to say hello, get to know us, ask a question or two,...

April 29, 2019

BCGEU Defends Two-Tier Wages in Community Services Sector - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith draws on her experience as an early childhood educator to explain her frustration with the debate over a pay increase that's only going to unionized workers in the community social services sector.  Smith said the complaints about the selective raises reminded her of the children's story about the Little Red Hen.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2019

Join us at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. - BCGEU

BCGEU members from communities around our province will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28th. Some will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Some will attend to show solidarity with those who have been affected by the death of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincial government buildings to honour the day.  In 2018...

April 25, 2019

Upcoming worksite visits in Fort Nelson - BCGEU

The Area 10 Cross Component Committee will be in Fort Nelson on the afternoon of May 2, 2019 conducting worksite visits. The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and have an opportunity to share current campaigns with you. Our agenda is to start the visits at 1:30, continuing through the afternoon ...

April 24, 2019

Richmond Distribution Centre Member BBQ - BCGEU

Please come and see us for a bite to eat and a chance to say hello to your Union. Join us for hot dogs and all the fixings. Date: April 30, 2019 Time: 10:00am - 2:30pm Location: Richmond Distribution Centre We look forward to seeing you there!   In solidarity, Your 503 Local Executive, 603 Local Executive, 1203 Local Executive and 2003 Local Executive   Download PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

April 23, 2019

Area 10 members - Join us for a Meet and Greet - BCGEU

We are incredibly excited to announce President Stephanie Smith, Treasurer Paul Finch, Executive Vice President Joanna Lord and Component Vice President Judy Fox-McGuire will be in Dawson Creek May 4th and would love the opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you may have. We invite you and your family to this special member event to enjoy great company, appetizers and light refreshme...

April 18, 2019

Steward Election Results for MCFD - 9180 King George Hwy in Surrey - BCGEU

Steward nominations have closed at the Ministry of Children and Family Development at 9180 King George Hwy in Surrey. Please be advised that Tamara Kamachi Watkins 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 Tamara.  In Solidarity Harbinder Gill Local 604 ChairpersonKevin HagglundStaff ...