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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

July 15, 2021

All Employment and Assistance Workers - EAW Classification Appeal Update - BCGEU

On June 21, 2021, pursuant to Clause 28.3 (e) of the Main Public Service Collective Agreement, the Union formally responded to the Public Service Agency's (PSA) rationale dated January 19, 2021. This lengthy response rationale was supported by over 200 documents and reference materials. A core group of EAWs worked hard to provide feedback, information, and work examples in response to the PSA's...

July 08, 2021

NTT Data Canada Bargaining Update - BCGEU

The Bargaining Committee met with the Employer to discuss the results of the Membership Town Hall meeting. The Employer has taken this information under consideration and the union has requested further bargaining dates.Thank you for your on-going support. If you have questions please contact a member of the bargaining committee. Stay tuned!In solidarity,NTT Bargaining CommitteeDownload PDF of ...

July 08, 2021

NTT Letter of Performance Standards and Expectations-Service Desk - BCGEU

We have learned that letters of performance standards and expectations are again being distributed to NTT Service Desk Agents. Your BCGEU Joint Union Management Committee raised our concerns at a JUM Committee meeting regarding these letters. The Employer was unwilling to address our concerns.These concerns include the average hourly calls and average hourly tickets as well as the linkage of th...

July 07, 2021

Local 601 - Bargaining Resolutions - BCGEU

What changes would you like to see in the Collective Agreement?Working from home language? More vacation? Changes to hours of work? Please submit your bargaining proposal(s) to Kirsten Smestad by July 30th, 2021 using the attached form.A few key points: You can submit more than one. If we need clarification, we will contact you. Include examples that can be used at the bargaining table to expl...

July 02, 2021

BC Restart Phase 3 – union offices opening and changes at work - BCGEU

BCGEU offices re-opening on July 12With the shift to Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, BCGEU offices will re-open, by appointment only, on July 12.Members can visit offices for meetings and to drop off or pick up materials.For the safety of BCGEU members and staff, masks are required in common spaces and visitors must register upon arrival. Additional occupational health and safety protocols will...

June 30, 2021

Canada Day: Reflect, listen, learn, commit to action - BCGEU

How can we make Canada Day meaningful? By taking time on July 1 to reflect and collectively mourn about recent events as we learn more about the horrors and abuse that took place in residential schools. We grieve alongside Indigenous Peoples and communities as we validate tragic events in our history. Of course, the most recent ones being the deeply disturbing news of 751 unmarked graves being ...

June 30, 2021

Report into working conditions at Royal B.C. Museum - BCGEU

The BCGEU has received the Royal British Columbia Museum's Report to British Columbians, which acknowledges acts of racism, discrimination, harassment, and the failure of the museum's leadership to provide an adequate and timely resolution of these matters. The report is troubling and difficult to read. It identifies problems around equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA), as wel...

June 29, 2021

Staying Safe While Working in the Heat - BCGEU

In the past weekend, BC has set a new record temperature high not seen in Canada since 1937. Since we are not acclimatized to this high heat, these increased temperatures present a physical risk factor that may not be taken into account in your day-to-day work. WorksafeBC has put out a comprehensive heat safe document here. This bulletin will take you through any additional factors that need to...

June 21, 2021

BCGEU statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day - BCGEU

Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, the BCGEU encourages members to reflect on and celebrate the heritage and contributions of Indigenous Canadians. Thank you to all Indigenous members for your work over the years to build our union and serve your communities. In addition to celebrations, it is also a time to commit to action in decolonization. The Tk'emlúps First Nation's discovery of 2...

June 17, 2021

Passing of BCGEU member in component 20- - BCGEU

It is with deep sadness we have to inform you of the sudden passing of a member of the BCGEU family. Tristan Montjoy was a valued member of the Conservation Officer Service, part of the BCGEU component 20, and stationed in Fort St. John. Tristan has been a BCGEU member since 2015. In addition to his work in the COS, he also worked in the BC Wildfire Service and was passionate about protecting o...

June 17, 2021

ISM Bargaining Update BCGEU - BCGEU

Thank you for your attendance at the Town Hall Microsoft Teams meeting. We appreciate your support and confirmation of the Bargaining Committee direction. We heard from you that you are not willing to take the last wage offer from the Employer. We also heard that you are willing to take a Strike Vote for a fair settlement. We are scheduled to hear from the Employer next week to determine next s...