The BCGEU continues to plan for a full re-opening of all its offices beginning Monday, March 28, 2022. Members will be able to access the offices without an appointment but will be subject to BCGEU Safety Protocols which currently include providing proof of full vaccination (your QR code will need to be scanned) and wearing a mask in all common areas of the office (hallways, washrooms, lunchrooms, meeting rooms, etc.).
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.
We are pleased to advise that the following members will represent you on your bargaining committee, listed in alphabetical order:
Jim Jarrett (Alternate)
Please join us in congratulating them and offering your support and involvement as we begin the work of negotiating your new collective agreement.
Your union bargaining committee is scheduled to mee...
(Burnaby) - On April 27, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) filed a Notice of Civil Claim in B.C. Supreme Court against Vancity Credit Union over the financial institution's unilateral decision to deny BCGEU members a jointly-trusteed, defined benefit pension plan that they had agreed to establish. "Filing a lawsuit against an employer is an extraordinary step for any union to take, and ...
The BCGEU is holding an election for the Mainroad East Kootenay (SA-11) Bargaining Committee (3 plus 1 Alternate) TODAY, Monday, May 9th.
The candidates are:
A BCGEU Representative will have ballots available at the following worksites, during the following times ONLY – please note this...
VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is conducting a provincewide strike vote to give 33,000 members of their public service bargaining unit a voice in how to move forward in bargaining with their employer, the Public Service Agency. Negotiations between the parties reached impasse in early April primarily due to a significant gap in wage proposals. “We’ve been clear from da...
The BCGEU will be holding an election for the Mainroad East Kootenay (SA-11) Bargaining Committee on Monday, May 9th. Nominations will be accepted until 5pm, Friday, May 6th and a full list of candidates will be provided on Monday. The vote will take place on Monday, May 9th. A BCGEU Representative will have ballots available at the following worksites, during the following times ONLY – please ...
Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparency
Union-filed shareholder motion earns significant support
Burnaby — Today, at the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual general meeting of shareholders, independent shareholders voted 72% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking for the company to release more information on supplier audits (34% overall). The shareholder prop...
Today the BCGEU recognizes Red Dress Day Red Dress day is a day to honour our missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people. This day first began on May 5, 2010 and has taken place annually every year since. It's a day to raise awareness and give voice to those whose stories have not been heard. We hang red dresses in public and private spaces and also wear red on this d...
May Day – or International Workers' Day – is a day in which the labour movement around the world comes together to recognize working people's collective power. Only by organizing to protect our collective interests as a class can we shift the balance of power under capitalism.
As we celebrate working people, we're also proud to announce that our union is now 85,000 members strong!
Our union has...
Union investor successfully pushes Toronto's Thomson Reuters to prioritize human rights and re-evaluate ICE contracts
Canadian media and data giant to adopt United Nations human rights framework and publish a human rights report after 3-year investor battle
(Burnaby, Canada) Thomson Reuters' enabling of U.S. immigration surveillance prompted the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)-a minor sha...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022
VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) reached an impasse this week over an unresolved gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 33,000 union members, expired on March 31, 2022.
"Our members have been clear from d...
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City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project
Replicable model could be a gamechanger for tackling housing affordability
Burnaby - Yesterday, Burnaby councillors voted seven to two in favour of a rezoning application brought forward by the BCGEU that had the potential to offer a new model for tackling housing affo...
Ahead of the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual meeting of shareholders on May 5, 2022, the BCGEU has released an investor brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about forced labour and supply chain controversies at Loblaw. The Proposal asks Loblaw to disclose the results of its supplier audits. In line with its peers
BCGEU encourages investors to vote for this proposal.
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