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.

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Component News

May 7, 2008

A growing cascade of independent reports on child protection show BC's government is failing vulnerable children, says BCGEU President George Heyman.

Apr 7, 2008

"Despite a strong mandate and shared vision, the system is failing."

Feb 28, 2008

In the last week, two reports have come down that
spotlight the ongoing crisis and disarray within the Ministry of Children and Families along with the utter failure of the Campbell government to provide adequate protection and support for children and families at risk, says BCGEU president George Heyman.

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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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