Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan. Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan. The updated Safety Plan will be posted here once it is available.
BCGEU OFFICE RE-OPENING PLANS (Updated Jun 28):
Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan.
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Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan. The updated Safety Plan will be posted here once it is available.
CASTLEGAR OFFICE CLOSURE (Jul 20):
The Castlegar office is currently closed, as a result of a safety precaution, until further notice. Staff continue to work from home. For assistance, please contact the area office.
COMPONENT 10 - OPERATIONAL SERVICES
Component 10 primarily includes members who work for private corporations, contracted by the government to maintain provincial highways and bridges. The component also includes members employed by the Canada Line, small private ferries, some municipal governments and other private companies connected with technical services.
Preparations for the 19th Public Service negotiations are already commencing. Therefore, we are calling for locals to meet and prepare draft proposals and resolutions for submission to their respective components. They are to be forwarded to the Component Executives in order for proposals and resolutions to be vetted and allocated to either the Public Service Main or Component tables. The deadl...
Our union’s 2021 Constitution Convention has come to a close. Over the course of convention, members passed resolutions determining the direction of our union over the next three years and elected our union’s executive officers for the same period. Be on the lookout for a more thorough wrap up of convention in the next issue of The Provincial magazine.
ElectionsCongratulations to our new BCGEU ...
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...
Know Your Rights!
How Do Vacations Work?The vacation year is from May 1 to April 30. What is my Entitlement?You are entitled to vacation starting the year you complete one year of work, according to the following:
1-5 years = 15 days
6 years = 16 days
7 years = 17 days
8 years = 21 days
9 years = 22 days
10 years = 23 days
11 years = 24 days
12-19 years = 25 days
25+ years = 30 days
Nominations closed July 19, 2021 for election of Steward at the Mile 22 yard, ARGO Road Maintenance. Peter Daly has been elected as a Steward at the Mile 22 yard. Please join us in wishing Peter well in his new position! In solidarity Brittany LequiereStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE
INTERNAL POSTINGJuly 23, 2021
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or to return of incumbent.
Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their...
In the past couple of years, the BCGEU has seen an increase in the number of fraudulent, or phishing, emails being sent to BCGEU members.Often, these emails look like they come from someone at the BCGEU. In other circumstances, the scammers have taken information off the BCGEU website and have attempted to impersonate component or local executive members.In many of these cases, the scammers are...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT
INTERNAL POSTINGREVISEDJuly 19, 2021
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 5 months. The effective date to be determined.
Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargai...
EVENTS COORDINATOR/PLANNERCONVENTIONS, CONFERENCES and TRAVEL DEPARTMENTINTERNAL
REVISEDJuly 19, 2021
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires an administrative representative to work in the Conventions, Conferences and Travel Department. The position reports directly to the Facilities Coordinator. Effective date to be determined.
Organizes and coordinates the physical and administrat...
Steward Elections are open as of Monday, July 12, 2021.
To be elected:
Please ensure a copy of this notice, and the attached nomination form and information sheet are posted on the Union bulletin board at your workplace.
Please email, fax or hand deliver your nominations to:BCGEU Peace River Area Office (Drop box at the back entrance)10147 100 AveFort St. John, BC V1J 1Y7Phone: 2...
Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that we finally have a first collective agreement, effective July 6th, 2021.
Following three more days of mediation, concluding June 30th, with a newly appointed arbitrator, Mark Atkinson, we were still unable to reach settlement on the monetary issues and the scheduling by daily dispatch. Arbitrator Atkinson was able to assist us in resolving som...
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...