The BCGEU continues to plan for a full re-opening of all its offices beginning Monday, March 28, 2022. Members will be able to access the offices without an appointment but will be subject to BCGEU Safety Protocols which currently include providing proof of full vaccination (your QR code will need to be scanned) and wearing a mask in all common areas of the office (hallways, washrooms, lunchrooms, meeting rooms, etc.).
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.
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:
First Vice-Chairperson (one)
Second Vice-Chairperson (one)
Recording Secretary (one)
Member at Large (six)
Equity Member at Large - Indigenous workers; workers of colour; (2SLGBTQI+) workers; and workers with disabilities (two)
Young Worker (one)
Members can submit nominatio...
Nominations are now open for a steward with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reductions at 45540 Yale Road in Chilliwack. The union will train 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 February 14, 2022, by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline f...
Nominations are now open for a steward with the Ministry of Children and Family Development located at 20434 64th Ave, in Langley. The union will train 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 February 14, 2022, by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for su...
February is Black History Month, and the BCGEU is celebrating the contributions and legacy of Black Canadians throughout our history.
Since Black History Month was created 25 years ago, we have honoured the role that so many Black Canadians have played in society. Around this year’s celebrations, there has been a focus on those who have made an impact on Canadian politics, including Lincoln Ale...
It had come to the Union Labour Management Committee's (LMC) attention that there were some questions regarding Component 6 members' entitlement to Professional Development Leave under Article 6.3 of the Social, Information, and Health Services agreement (Component 6 agreement).
The Union committee made inquiries about Professional Development Leave entitlements at our last 2 labour management ...
Component bargaining for Component 6 (Social, Information and Health) will begin Monday, January 31, 2022 and run until Friday, February 4, 2022. Your component bargaining committee is comprised of:
Judy Fox-McGuire – Component 6 Vice President
Cynthia Mepham-Egli – Component 6 Acting 1st Vice Chair
Andrea Mitchell – Component 6 Recording Secretary
Kayla Woodruff – Component 6 Young Worker
This is a reminder that nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:
Member at Large (5 positions)
Young Worker at Large
The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.The deadline for nomin...
Have you been paid Incorrectly? It has come to the Union’s attention that BCGEU members working for NTT may not have been paid correctly for the following 2021/2022 statutory holidays:
December 25, 2021
December 27, 2021
January 1, 2022
January 3, 2022
We understand members were paid at a whole range of DIFFERENT rates for these stat dates when they should have been paid at the SAME rate i...
2022 Public Service Bargaining Bulletin #2The Province of B.C. recently introduced five 100 per cent paid sick days under the Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”). Members in the public service have been questioning the application of this legislative change to employees in the public service. This bulletin describes the impact of this legislative change on our collecti...