Due to the ongoing covid pandemic, BCGEU offices are operating with restricted access and with most staff working remotely. The BCGEU continues to monitor the situation and an update will be provided on or around February 15. Members can call or email their area office for assistance. Contact info can be found here.
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.
BCGEU welcomes the return of provincial mask mandate, calls for employers to ensure safe worksitesBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) are pleased by the reissuing of a provincial mask mandate for indoor, public spaces, and calling it an important layer of protection for front-line workers."Vaccines are an amazing tool in stopping the s...
UPDATE - Remote work and mask mandateWe are pleased to report that the BC Public Service has agreed to our request -- see Monday's bulletin and letter here -- to allow employees who are working from home to continue to do so beyond the September 7 deadline without an approved telework agreement until at least October 12.Our union will continue to advocate for health and safety precautions that ...
In today's COVID update, the B.C. government announced that the province would not be moving to Step 4 of the provincial restart plan as anticipated on September 7, 2021. September 7 had been set as the date that members continuing to work from home would be required to have an "approved telework agreement", as per a July 20 communication from the BC Public Service:
"those who wish to continue ...
Dear Emil Anderson Maintenance BCGEU members
We have become aware that non-unionized Ballina workers are performing work that is ordinarily done by BCGEU members in your bargaining unit. We want to ensure that when this is happening, we find out about it. Whether you are a full-time regular employee or an auxiliary employee on layoff, we would like to hear from you on this and we will be seekin...
Step 4 of B.C.'s Restart plan could start as early as September 7 – though this date could vary by region. Step 4 includes a return to fully re-opened offices and workplaces. Whether your worksite is returning to full capacity or you're returning to in-person work after working from home, our union can help address any health and safety concerns that may arise. And remember: the best way to ens...
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