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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January 16, 2018

BCGEU and government reach agreement on parental leave - BCGEU

The BCGEU has reached agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding with the B.C. government on changes to public service maternity, parental and pre-adoption leave (Article 21), to align with federal government changes to EI regulations as noted below: Pregnant workers now have the ability to claim the existing 15 weeks of EI maternity benefits as early as 12 weeks before the expected week of c...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

ISM Canada - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU ISM MembersRe: Bargaining Update – Changes to the Agreement Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Employer. The committee is recommending ratification. The tentative agreement improvements include: · Improved benefits · Wage increases · Improvements throughout the collective agreement Ratification meetings, held throu...

January 15, 2018

Social workers face difficult challenges in protecting families - BCGEU

Vancouver Sun Mon Jan 15 2018 Section: Opinion Byline: Stephanie Smith Source: Vancouver Sun   Re: Social services, the courts fail another B.C. family, Ian Mulgrew column, Jan. 4. While the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union understands and shares Ian Mulgrew's outrage over the recent death of two young children in Oak Bay, we believe his column misdirects his anger onto social worker...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...

January 11, 2018

Local 608  Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (up to 5) Youth Member The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: February 11, 2018If there is an e...

January 11, 2018

Nominations for Local 0601 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive:   Local Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (6) Member at Large, Youth   The term is for three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office.   The nomination period is for January 11, 2018 to...

January 11, 2018

Local 605 Nomination For Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary 3 Members-at-Large: one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from ...

January 10, 2018

BCGEU Remembers Mona Moreno - BCGEU

It is with great sadness that we inform our members that Mona Moreno, the founder of the Cedar Root Gallery, passed away on January 1, 2018.  Mona was a strong Indigenous woman from the Haida Nation. She was a retired, proud member of Public Service Alliance of Canada and a supporter of the labour movement for many years. Mona proudly raised her children with the values of the trade union movem...

January 10, 2018

Reductions in Medical Services Plan premiums to benefit BCGEU members - BCGEU

Finance Minister Carole James recently announced that Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums will be cut by 50 per cent on Jan. 1, 2018. In addition to the 50 per cent rate cut, the income threshold for full exemption from MSP premiums under the premium assistance program will also be raised by $2,000, as of Jan. 1, 2018 as a further step in eliminating MSP premiums entirely within four years. Cu...

January 10, 2018

ISM Bargaining Update - BCGEU

A ratification meeting is being held via video conference Tuesday, January 16, 2018, commencing at 6:00pm. Please go to your local BCGEU area office to participate. Offices noted below: Victoria Area Office  2994 Douglas St Terrace Area Office  102-4710 Lazelle Ave Prince George Area Office  500 Quebec St Kelowna Area Office  1064 Borden Ave Fraser Valley Area Office  8555 198A St ...

January 09, 2018

Nomination For Local 0603 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Chairperson First Vice-Chairperson Second Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary 5 Members-at-Large 2 Equity Members-at-Large 1 Young Worker    The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominations is: Fe...

January 08, 2018

Local 610 Nomination for Vacant Positions for your Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: • Chair • 1st Vice Chair • 2nd Vice Chair • Treasurer • Recording Secretary • Member-At-Large (4 Positions) • Member-At-Large (Young Worker) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.The deadline for nominations is:5:00 pm on Wednesday,...

January 08, 2018

Local 606 Nomination for Vacant Positions for your Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (1 position) Member-At-Large (Young Worker) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is:5:00 pm on Wednesday, February ...

January 08, 2018

Local 612 Nomination for Vacant Positions for your Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (2 Positions) Member-At-Large (Young Worker) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is:5:00 pm on Wednesday, February...

January 05, 2018

Local 611 Nomination for Vacant Positions for your Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Secretary Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (3 Positions) Member-At-Large (Young Worker) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 pm on Monday, ...

January 04, 2018

Violence reported at Surrey Pretrial Service Center (SPSC) and North Fraser P...

A serious staff assault occurred at the SPSC on January 2, 2018. The Correctional Officer received injuries to his face and hand, from a brutal unprovoked assault by an inmate. The CO was taken to hospital for treatment, which may result in the loss of his finger. The union is continuing to investigate and will provide an update when more information is available. Another incident occurred on D...

January 03, 2018

Local 609 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

On January 5, 2018, nominations open for the following positions on the Local Executive: Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member 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 nominations is:Monday, February 5, 2018If there is an election for a position,...

January 03, 2018

To ISM employees: We are fighting for your jobs - BCGEU

Dear ISM Employees, I would like to start this letter by saying "Happy New Year," but, I know that you received news last week that makes this a difficult start to the year. Like you, we are concerned that ISM was not the successful proponent in securing the RFP with the health authorities. As soon as we heard the news we started making calls to get more information and be able to fight for you...

January 03, 2018

To ISM employees: We are fighting for your jobs - BCGEU

Dear ISM Employees, I would like to start this letter by saying "Happy New Year," but, I know that you received news last week that makes this a difficult start to the year. Like you, we are concerned that ISM was not the successful proponent in securing the RFP with the health authorities. As soon as we heard the news we started making calls to get more information and be able to fight for you...

January 02, 2018

Union Meeting -Local 602 - BCGEU

DATE: Thursday, February 8, 2018 TIME: 6:00 p.m. – General Meeting Executive Meeting after General PLACE: BCGEU Nanaimo Area Office 106 – 1650 Terminal Ave N, NanaimoAGENDA Nominations are open for all local 602 executive positions, as follows: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (1) Member-at-Large – Young Worker (29 years of ...

January 02, 2018

Local 602 Public Service Bargaining Proposal Form - BCGEU

In addition to the call for nominations, please find a form for submitting proposals relating to upcoming Public Service collective agreement bargaining. Please use this form if you wish to submit proposal(s) for changes to either the Public Service collective agreement or the Social, Information and Health Component collection agreement. Please return the proposal form to the Nanaimo Area Offi...

January 02, 2018

Local 602 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (1) Member-at-Large – Young Worker (29 years of age or younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached. The deadline for nominations is:Wednesday, Februa...