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.
The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions.
Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...
Nominations are closed for Argo Highway Maintenance Inc. SA15, Bargaining Committee.
The following people were nominated for the Bargaining Committee:
Steven Wooten Jason Rupert
Jason Vermiere Tristan Derkatch
An election will be conducted to determine the one (1) Bargaining Committee member and one (1) Alternate Bargaining Committee member. Ballot p...
I am pleased to announce that Mark Ashley has been acclaimed as the Young Worker Representative.
I am sure that you will all join me in wishing Mark well in his new position.
Your Local Executive Officers are:
David Johnson Chairperson
Walter Chernoff 1st Vice Chair
Mark Tomasini 2nd Vice Chair
David Boughton Recording Secre...
Leadnow employees have organized to join the BCGEU.
The organization works to promote democracy and social justice in Canada. It describes itself as: ‘an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada.’
“We’re delighted to welcome Leadnow into the BCGEU family. T...
“We welcome the increased funding for the Ministry for Children and Family Development announced in today’s budget. Our union, and especially our frontline members, have worked hard to convince government that a significant increase is crucial for the ministry. Their concerns were detailed in the BCGEU report Choose Children, and these efforts have paid off. Additional frontline social workers,...
This week our union is launching a campaign to protect the jobs of BCGEU members who maintain the highways, roads and bridges in our province.
You might hear the radio ad we are running in targeted parts of the province. You will be asked to sign a petition calling on Premier Clark to keep our highways safe by ensuring that our professional, experienced, highways workers are retained if high...
Today is a day many thought would never happen: it is BCGEU Director David Vipond’s last day on the job before retirement.
For those that don’t know David, he’s been one of the behind the scenes heroes of the BCGEU throughout the last 35 years, and it’s hard to imagine what the BCGEU will be like without him.
David’s history with the BCGEU began as an member, working at the B.C. Liquor Dist...
Next week our union is beginning a campaign aimed at protecting the jobs of the experienced workers who keep our highways safe.
You might hear the radio ad we are running in targeted parts of the province. The public will be asked to sign a petition calling on Premier Clark to keep our highways safe by ensuring that experienced, professional, highways workers are retained if highways maintenan...
On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, we stand together to say no to bullying. The Workers Compensation Board approved three Occupational Health and Safety policies under sections 115, 116, and 117 of the Workers Compensation Act. These policies deal with workplace bullying and harassment. The policies define bullying and harassment, and explain the duties of employers, workers, and supervisors to p...
The BCGEU is welcoming news the provincial government plans to implement and expand on the recommendations contained in the Plecas report on the Ministry for Children and Family Development. The news was announced in the throne speech this afternoon. Plecas’ report corroborated most of the findings and recommendations from BCGEU’s 2014 Choose Children report and concerns raised by B.C.'s Repres...