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

February 22, 2019

Ministry of Transportation - New Steward - BCGEU

Nominations closed for two steward positions on Monday, February 4, 2019. We are pleased to announce that Sheila Szekely was elected as the new steward at Ministry of Transportation – 310-1500 Woolridge Street, Coquitlam. Please join us in wishing Sheila well in her new position. In Solidarity, Paula Dribnenki                                                        Matt DamarioBCGEU Staff Repres...

February 22, 2019

How does BC Budget 2019 affect British Columbians? Read our analysis - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU members, Last October I presented the BCGEU’s submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as part of the public consultation for the 2019/20 provincial budget. Our submission outlined four priorities: address housing affordability and supply; rebuild the public services needed to support an effective poverty reduction strategy; protect B.C.’s enviro...

February 21, 2019

Members at Community Living BC - Bargaining Committee Chair Elected - BCGEU

The Union is pleased to advise that Linda Atamanik has been elected as the Chair of the Bargaining Committee for Community Living BC. Please join us in congratulating her as she takes on this important responsibility.  The next and final step in the election process is to elect the three bargaining committee members.  This four person team will work alongside your BCGEU staff negotiator when co...

February 19, 2019

Budget 2019: BCGEU praises prudent plan, vows to dig in to details - BCGEU

VICTORIA-The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union is praising Budget 2019 as a prudent plan to clean up the messes left by the previous government, invest in critical public services, and prove that British Columbians don't need to choose between economic strength, environmental sustainability and the health, safety, and prosperity of their families and communities. But the union that r...

February 14, 2019

Component 7’s Joanna Lord acclaimed to replace Sussanne Skidmore as Executive...

The BCGEU Provincial Executive has acclaimed Joanna Lord, Component 7 Vice President, to fill the Executive Vice President position left vacant when Sussanne Skidmore was elected Secretary Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour in November. "On behalf of the BCGEU I want to thank Sussanne for her years of service to our members, our union, and our movement," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smi...

February 12, 2019

BCGEU Office Closures - Feb 12 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the following BCGEU offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 12: Headquarters (Burnaby) Victoria Area Office (Area 01 - Victoria) North Island Area Office (Area 02 - Nanaimo) Lower Mainland Area Office (Area 03 - Vancouver) Fraser Valley Area Office (Area 04 - Langley) Any further updates will be made on this website. If you are a BCGEU member and need emergency s...

February 11, 2019

The BCGEU remembers and honours Art Kube’s legacy - BCGEU

Art Kube was born in Poland in 1935 and raised by a trade unionist mother, on her own along with two children, while his father was taken prisoner of war in the Soviet Union. He kicked off his life-long work to fight for workers' rights as an executive in the youth wing of the Metal Workers union before immigrating to Canada in 1953 as a nineteen-year-old. Art wore many hats over the years, fro...

February 08, 2019

Benefit Changes for Public Service - BCGEU

Newly bargained benefit increases come into effect in April As part of the recently ratified public service agreement, the BCGEU is pleased to announce that a number of hard-fought gains to member health and welfare benefits will come into effect on April 1, 2019. These benefit increases represent an improvement for union members. Some of the main improvements include: Coordination of benefit...

February 07, 2019

New poll shows overwhelming support for a public inquiry - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 7, 2019(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) released polling results on British Columbians' attitudes toward a public inquiry into organized crime, money laundering and the overdose crisis in B.C. The results demonstrate overwhelming support for a public inquiry: 77 per cent of British Columbians in favour of an inquiry. 80 per cent o...

February 05, 2019

Nominations for Local 604 Executive – Member at Large - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following position on the local executive:   Member at Large (2 positions)   The term is two years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available online. The deadline for nominations is March 11, 2019 by 5:00 pm. The BCGEU Nomination forms (attached) must be used and should be submitted to the Area Office by fax (604-882-5032),...

February 01, 2019

Changing social worker hiring credentials no quick-fix for recruitment challe...

The B.C government's response to the challenge of recruiting social workers – by changing hiring credentials to no longer require a social work degree – only superficially addresses the chronic recruitment and retention challenge in the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and does not address many of the key issues, including the unsustainable workload pressures faced by ministry...

January 31, 2019

Local 612 Upcoming Union Meetings for 2019 - BCGEU

Local 612 Upcoming Union Meetings for 2019 February 21, 2019 Local Executive Meeting 5-6pm followed by a General Meeting 6-7pmApril 25, 2019 Local Executive Meeting 5-6pm followed by a General Meeting 6-7pmAugust 22, 2019 Local Executive Meeting 5-6pm followed by a General Meeting 6-7pmOctober 24, 2019 Local Executive Meeting 5-6pm followed by a General Meeting 6-7pmLocation: 4600 Lazelle Avenu...

January 24, 2019

Election Of Bargaining Committee Chair - BCGEU

The first step in the election process is to determine who will be elected to the position of Bargaining Committee Chair. Four members have accepted nomination for this position, they are as follows (in random order),  Nominated for the position of Bargaining Unit Chair   ·         Blair Davies ·         Tory Kincross ·        Linda Atamanik ·         Lillian Tugwell   BCGEU memb...