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.

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February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

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 strikeAn astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike actionMembers 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 strik...

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...

February 02, 2018

BCGEU presses budget priorities in letter to B.C. Finance Minister - BCGEU

As the new NDP government prepares to introduce their first full budget on February 20, the BCGEU used the opportunity to restate our union's budget priorities in a letter to B.C.   Finance Minister Carole James:   Dear Minister, Re Priorities for the upcoming B.C. Budget 2018/2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our members' observations and priorities in the lead-up to B.C. Budget 2018...

February 01, 2018

Area 07 2018 Free Skate - BCGEU

FREE PUBLIC SKATE Every year, the Cross Component Committee (CCC) of the BCGEU is pleased to celebrate the BC Family Day with free public skates throughout the Okanagan. Here are the locations, dates and times for this year: Sunday, Feb. 11thHassen Memorial Arena3315 Pleasant Valley RdArmstrong3:45pm - 5:45pm Sunday, Feb. 11thJim Lind Arena2760 Cameron RdWest Kelowna1:30pm – 4:00pm Monday, Feb....

February 01, 2018

BCGEU remembers Lorraine Logan - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorraine Logan who passed away on January 23, 2018. An activist through and through, and right up until the end, she was a champion of workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights and seniors' rights. Lorraine Logan grew up in Vancouver. Her family was smal...

January 31, 2018

Read the Winter 2018 issue of The Steward - BCGEU

In this issue, we look at a variety of topics to keep you up-to-date on issues that could affect your workplace, and the members you represent. Topics include the duty to accommodate and how it may arise through discrimination based on disability or family status; the employer's legal duty to protect members from harassment on the employer's social media platforms; the employee's duty to mitiga...

January 30, 2018

Expression of Interest for BCGEU Delegate Vacancy on CBCG - BCGEU

Your BCGEU delegates regret to report that recently elected delegate Alex Macquaig has resigned his position on the CBCG. We will miss working with Alex while we understand and support his decision.  The vacancy Alex filled was filled by acclamation. In order to expedite filling this important vacancy, we are opening an opportunity to receive expressions of interest until Wednesday, February 7...

January 26, 2018

BCGEU Submission to Review of Professional Reliance - BCGEU

The government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. The day-to-day work of thousands of BCGEU members is shaped by this regulatory model, and many of our members have raised the alarm about its shortcomings.  In its present form, the professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading in some cases to the misman...

January 26, 2018

Local 603 Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT:  Social, Information & HealthLOCAL:            603DATE:              Tuesday, January 30, 2018TIME:              5:30 pmPLACE:            Lower Mainland Area Office Squamish & Musqueam Rooms                       #130 – 2920 Virtual Way                       Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4   AGENDA  Seeking Bargaining Proposals for the Master Agreement and Component Agreements Please...

January 22, 2018

Local 605 Union Meeting and Bargaining Resolutions - BCGEU

COMPONENT:    Social, Information, and Health ServicesLOCAL:              605DATE:                Monday, February 5, 2018TIME:                5:00 – 5:30 p.m. - Dinner                          5:30 – 7:30 p.m. - MeetingPLACE:              BCGEU Kamloops Area Office                         158 Oriole Road (back entrance)                          Kamloops, BC V2C 4N7   EVERYONE WELCOME! If atte...

January 19, 2018

Adult Probation Officers - BCGEU

Adult Probation Officer Benchmark Review This is to advise members that the focus group who worked on the Adult Probation Officer (APO) benchmark review have agreed upon the updated benchmark, with an updated job description and factor rationales. Members of the focus group, at various times, have included Judy Fox-McGuire, Andrea Mitchell, Marina Stupar and Sheila Veller. In this updated bench...

January 16, 2018

Local 609 Public Service Bargaining Proposal Forms - BCGEU

Please find attached bargaining proposal forms relating to the upcoming Public Service bargaining. Please use these forms if you wish to submit proposal(s) for changes to either the Public Service collective agreement or the Social, Informational & Health Component 6 collective agreement. Please return the proposal forms to the West Kootenay Area Office, via email to Sarah Maglio at area09@...