All BCGEU offices are open. Members who wish to attend at a BCGEU office must follow BCGEU Safety Protocols which include proof of vaccination and wearing a face mask in all common areas.
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.
Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged.
The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women.
In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.
In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...
The “Occupational Health” course will be offered at the Okanagan area office in Kelowna on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be delivered by a facilitator from the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre.
Health hazards are not as obvious and apparent as safety hazards in the workplace and as such often don’t receive proper attention and resources co...
COMPONENT: Social, Information and Health
LOCAL: 602 – BCGEU Local Officers, Stewards & Members
Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation
DATE: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
TIME: 6:00 p.m. – Executive Meeting (Note: Supper will be provided for the Executive)
6:30 p.m. – General Meeting
PLACE: BCGEU ...
No wonder B.C. child-welfare workers are seeking union membership
Premier Christy Clark was swift to blame a government-funded aboriginal childprotection agency for the death of Alex Gervais, a teenaged boy who was placed in a hotel instead of a foster home last year against government policy. For the workers at that agency, the Premier’s threat of consequences came as a gut-punch, given the...
BCGEU president Stephanie Smith made a presentation to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Governnment Services today, outlining the union’s priorities for the upcoming provincial budget.
Smith noted that it’s time to chart a different course in British Columbia and urged the government to take steps to accomplish three main objectives – quality jobs for all British Columbians; r...
A B.C. child-welfare watchdog says social workers are relying on a “geographic fix” to address sexual violence against children and youth in care, at times simply shuffling the perpetrator or victim to another placement - including some instances where the abuser went on to reoffend. Read more...
The BCGEU is holding a by-election for the following position of the Local 603 Executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:
Lisa Bose (Download PDF of bio here)
John Kruger (Download PDF of bio here)
Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the Lower Mainland Area Office, (Suite...
To: All BCGEU Members with MCFD at Albert and Wallace Street
Re: Nominations for Shop Steward (3 positions)
Nominations are now open for shop stewards with Ministry of Children and Family Development at 488 Albert Street and 190 Wallace Street, Nanaimo.
What do stewards do?
Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new ...
BCGEU president Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week in Victoria that included worksite visits, a member BBQ and the Union of BC Municipalities convention. She also honours the work of Phyllis Webstad on Orange Shirt Day. Have a look: