Component 6 - Social, Information and Health

Direct government employees in Component 6 work in a great variety of social, cultural, educational, information technology, research, health care delivery and associated direct technical support functions.

Specific classifications include: archivist, case aide, child care counsellor, clinician, coordinator vocational services, dental assistant, dietician, economist, education officer, epidemiology worker, financial assistance worker, hospital consultant, interviewer, librarian, nutritionist, occupational therapist, psychologist, public information officer, rehabilitation consultant and officer, research officer, computer programmers and systems analysts, social program officer, probation officer and social worker.

Bargaining Updates

Feb 20, 2015

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement was reached at Information Systems Management (ISM) Canada on February 13, 2015.  

Feb 3, 2015

BCGEU members have ratified the 2014-2019 Community Living BC Collective Agreement.

Ninety three percent of the bargaining unit voted in favour of accepting the agreement.

Dec 16, 2014

There will be a telephone town hall meeting on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7pm PST (8pm MST) to review and discuss the terms of the tentative settlement.


Component News

Jul 30, 2009

The B.C. government should act quickly to implement five recommendations made by B.C.'s Children's Advocate Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond stemming from a 2006 child-in-care tragedy, including one designed to give front-line social workers more flexibility to address poverty issues faced by families at risk.

Jul 27, 2009

To all Component 6 members working for the Ministry of Housing and Social Development

Senior officials in the Ministry of Housing and Social Development and the BCGEU met on July 15 to continue discussions on the hours of work issues for Component 6 members who work for MHSD.

Jun 24, 2009

Component 6 Ministry of Housing and Social Development Regional Services employees in Vancouver, Richmond and North Vancouver voted overwhelmingly in favour of 3.2(b)(3), "Starting and finishing ti


Media Coverage

Apr 13, 2017

Dozens of Ministry of Children and Family Development employees came out to demand higher wages and proper training for B.C. social workers in Vancouver Tuesday.

Apr 13, 2017

Stressed, underpaid and overworked child protection staff are failing children in care, warns the union representing government workers in B.C.


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