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.
BCGEU OFFICE RE-OPENING PLANS:
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 RE-OPENING (Aug 16):
The safety issue impacting the Castlegar Area Office has been resolved and the office will re-open Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 12, 2021
BCGEU encourages vaccination, re-issuing of single-site and mask orders
BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) - Following today's provincial government announcement regarding vaccines for health care workers, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) encourages all British Columbians to get vaccinated.
"Vaccinations are an essential tool in combatting the...
Bargaining has had a slow start. We prepared for negotiations, reviewed surveys and finalized proposals. Due to scheduling challenges, we finally met with the Employer virtually to exchange proposals on June 22nd. We had a positive first meeting and we meet with them again on August 12th. We hope to continue to schedule more regular meetings as summer ends and as the Employer gets used to meeti...
Our union, in partnership with a research team from University College Dublin, wants to know more about the safety measures used in your workplace to protect against COVID-19 and future infectious diseases.
Research shows that some workplaces are common settings for infectious disease outbreaks due to transmission between employees, their households, and communities. Because employees have a l...
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
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...
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...