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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

November 07, 2019

604 Members with Social Development and Poverty Reduction at 101-16088 84 Ave...

Steward Election Results Steward nominations have closed at the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reductions located at 101-16088 84 Ave in Surrey. Please be advised that Mallika Sahai has been acclaimed to the position of Steward for Local 604.  We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Mallika. In solidarity Harbinder Gill           ...

November 06, 2019

CLBC Ratification Meetings – November 13, 14 & 15, 2019 - BCGEU

Ratification meetings for the new tentative agreement have been scheduled as follows: November 13th at 11:30 am: Victoria CLBC office November 14th at 11:30 am: Surrey CLBC office November 15th at noon: CLBC HQ office As previously stated, ballots will be sent out via email on November 15th. We hope you are able to attend one of these important meetings.you can read the memorandum of settleme...

November 05, 2019

Steward Nomination Results for Local 604 Social Development and Poverty Reduc...

Steward nominations have closed at the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction at 5753 Glover Road in Langley. Please be advised that Michelle Levergood has been acclaimed to the position of Steward for Local 604. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Michelle. In solidarity  Harbinder GillLocal 604 Chairperson Kevin HagglundSt...

November 01, 2019

Information conference calls: tentative agreement between BCGEU & CLBC and Me...

The BCGEU is hosting two conference calls to answer questions about the tentative agreement reached with CLBC earlier this month. You’re invited to participate by calling in. The calls will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can, but don’t need to, participate in both. Meeting one:Call information for: Nov. 5, 2019 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can con...

October 31, 2019

Respect the Picket Line – PEA Job Action - BCGEU

Respect the picket lines! PEA job action at LSS Vancouver Regional Center on Friday, November 1, 2019 Your comrades from the Professional Employees Association (PEA) has served strike notice for the Legal Services Society Vancouver Regional Centre for Friday, November 1 starting at 7:00 am. A rally and media event is planned for 12:00 pm. Please respect the PEA picket line, and do not cross it....

October 28, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with two inland ferries employers; Western ...

The communities of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake will soon have a more sustainable ferry service. Late in the evening of October 24th, after two long days of bargaining in Kelowna, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) reached a tentative agreement with WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment – two of the three employers who operate B.C.'s inland ferry services...

October 24, 2019

They're back! BCGEU resolves grievance restoring the right for wildfire membe...

In 2016, your employer implemented a policy that prohibited wildfire members from wearing crew patches.  Since then, at every worksite that your treasurer Paul Finch and I have visited, we have heard how much the 30-year tradition of crew patches means to you. Crew patches not only build team spirit and show pride of place, they also help clearly identify members of different crews fighting the...

October 24, 2019

BCGEU applauds government on next steps towards implementation of UNDRIP in B...

Today's introduction of legislation by the provincial government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a significant and important step towards reconciliation in B.C. "Thanks to the leadership of our members, the BCGEU has long been an active participant in the national project of reconciliation and decolonization," says BCGEU president Step...

October 23, 2019

Steward Nominations at MSDPR 101-16088 84 Ave, Surrey - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for two stewards with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction at 101-16088 84 Ave in Surrey. 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 October 31, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for s...

October 23, 2019

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction – 100-13650 102 Ave, Sur...

Nominations are now open for three stewards with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction at 101-16088 84 Ave in Surrey. 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 October 31, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline fo...

October 21, 2019

BCGEU Offices Closing at 4PM PDT - Election Day - BCGEU

In accordance with federal election laws requiring employers to allow employees three consecutive hours to vote, BCGEU offices will be closing at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, October 21. Offices will reopen for standard hours (8:30AM - 5:00PM) on Tuesday. Most B.C. polls are open until 7PM. Questions about time off for voting? Click here to visit Elections Canada's FAQ on the subject U...