Prince George Area Office
(Updated Jan 26, 2023)
The Prince George Area Office is closed today and tomorrow to all staff and members due to a health and safety issue. Staff will be working from home. Members are asked not to attend the office the remainder of this week, but can email or phone their area office for assistance.
(Updated Jan 26, 2023)
All BCGEU offices are open except for the Prince George area office as noted above. Members who wish to attend at a BCGEU office must follow BCGEU Safety Protocols, which include wearing a face mask in all common areas.
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.
This is a follow up bulletin from my February 11, 2022 communication. We are pleased to announce the updated results of the nominations for Local 1003 Executive:
The following positions have been acclaimed:
Chairperson: Lana Vincent
1st Vice: Catherine Doucette
2nd Vice: Vanessa Batres
Treasurer: Tarvinder Gidda
Recording Secretary: Cathy Stacey
Members at Large: Carla Nissen, Cindy Kwan &...
This morning, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee spoke with CKNW's Michael Smyth about public service bargaining. "What we're looking for and what we think is very reasonable are cost of living adjustments… Our members over the last two years have learned their worth, they know their value, they know their contributions to our province, and they know that...
BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU
Recently, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) announced their plan to re-admit the BC Nurses Union (BCNU) into their union, more than a decade after they left the CFNU because of raiding activities in our province.
BCNU raided our union, and other health care unions in BC, for several years in an attempt to build their own power at the expen...
BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action starting Friday, March 18th in an ongoing effort to get the VIRL Board to issue a new wage mandate. “We’ve said from the beginning—librarians don’t want to be on picket lines in front of their librari...
VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) have stalled over a significant gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. “We have made good progress so far on some very important issues that will substantially ...
We have received the following nomination for vacancies on your Local Executive:
Recording Secretary: Caterine Stacey
The nomination period for the Recording Secretary position will now re-open for a further three days to allow additional candidates to be nominated. Enclosed is a nomination form.
Rajveen ShergillStaff Representative
Download PDF of notice hereDownload PDF nom...
Every individual has the right to contribute to the conversation on the BCGEU's social media channels. These conversations will be respectful of others' political affiliation, race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, abilities, appearance, and occupation.
Harassment will not be tolerated: Harassment is defined as comments which ridicule, humiliate, insult, or degrade another user on the basis of ra...
BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are on the picket line at VIRL's Cowichan Branch (2687 James Street in Duncan) today. The picket is the first step in escalated job action from the librarians who are awaiting response to their latest counteroffer from the employer ...
March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD).
It’s an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of women throughout history and around the world. An opportunity to recommit ourselves to stand together and work together to continue breaking down the barriers that still hold women back in far too many families, communities and workplaces. An opportunity to dream with our eyes open a...
BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will begin escalated job action starting Wednesday, March 9 should they not receive a serious offer from the employer. On March 1, after the union had issued 72-hour strike notice, the employer made a new offer to librarians. Howeve...
On Thursday March 3, 2022, all 48 BCGEU members working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) submitted a group letter to the library's Board Trustees.
Read their letter here.The letter called on all 38 trustees to ensure that librarians' next collective agreement provides them with fundamental support – including a psychologically safe and respectful workplace, and wag...