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

February 09, 2018

Election Results for Local 612 Executive - BCGEU

The call for nominations for Local 612 Local Executive closed. We confirm that your new Executive is as follows: Local ChairpersonTheresa Forsythe 1st Vice Chair:Vacant 2nd Vice Chair:Sandra George Treasurer:Vacant Recording Secretary:Vacant Member at Large:Sarah Crampton Member at Large:Beatriz Leo Member at Large (Young Worker):Teri Goodrick   Congratulations to the above noted! We look forwa...

February 09, 2018

Local 610 - Your New Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for the Local 0610 Executive. Please join us in congratulating the following members in their position for this three year term of office! Local 0610 Chairperson               Judy Fox-McGuire Local 0610 1st Vice                     ChairKaren Morgan-Schwab Local 0610 Young WorkerInes      Mancin   In Solidarity,  BCGEU Peace River Area Office  ...

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...

February 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...

February 06, 2018

Elections for Local 605 Executive - BCGEU

The nomination period for local 605 closed on February 2, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed:  Chairperson: Cynthia Egli Treasurer: Lana Tomiye   1st Vice Chairperson: Andrew Miller-Heer Recording Secretary: Carissa Doddridge   2nd Vice Chairperson: Krystal Madill 3 Members-at-Large: Wanda Coxon Anita Van Tassel        1 Member-at-Large Young Worker:    Ju...

February 06, 2018

Local 0611 Executive Nomination Results - BCGEU

The nomination process for your Local Executive positions closed on February 5, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates. Congratulations to Flint Keil (Local Chair), Debra Burns (1st Vice President), Katherine Marchand (2nd Vice Chair), and Denice McKay (Member‑At‑Large position).Your Executive with the results are as fo...

February 06, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike An astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike action Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from February 1-4, over 90% of Hard Rock staff came out and voted 99.5% in favour of taking...

February 05, 2018

B.C.’s liquor stores well positioned under new cannabis retail regulations - ...

The new retail cannabis regulations announced by the B.C. government leaves B.C.'s liquor stores well-positioned to provide safe, secure, reliable access to non-medical cannabis products, the Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC (RMRABC) said today. While the government chose not to allow the sale of alcohol and cannabis in the same store, because of federal recommendations against co-lo...