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.
Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a study on poverty in Vancouver. The report, Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver, presents sobering details on the increasing levels of poverty in the region. It also dispels an important myth about poverty: that getting a job will help lift a person out of poverty.
Poverty in B.C.’s largest city is increasingly a story of low pa...
We have reached a settlement on the outstanding Health Spending Account (HSA) Policy Grievance.
This settlement will change how an auxiliary employee's "in lieu" health dollars are utilized, effective the first pay received in October this year (Oct 1, 2016). Part of the settlement includes an important form to be completed to provide a choice of the options available. Therefore, if this appli...
Sisters and Brothers
The election process for the Local Chair on your Executive closed on June 22, 2016. We want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results. Congratulations to Brother Curtis Biech who was elected to the positon.
We also want to take this opportunity to thank Brother Shane Hemming for putting his name forward.
Your Local Executive is as follows:
The recent hot weather in our province generated several calls to the BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety department. Members want to know if the employer has the responsibility to protect workers from hot temperatures both indoors and out. The short answer is “YES!”
The Workers Compensation Act Section 115 mandates that employers must ensure the health and safety of all workers working for t...
On June 21, 1996 the federal government declared the first National Aboriginal Day. Since that time, the BCGEU has joined the celebrations and the calls for increased support and recognition of Aboriginal peoples across Canada.
Over the course of those 20 years, Aboriginal peoples in Canada have fought for and won many advancements and reinforcements of their rights – sometimes through govern...
In solidarity with the Free Them Now campaign to free jailed workers in Iran, the BCGEU sent two letters demanding the release of Jafar Azimzadeh and other jailed trade union leaders. Click here to read the general solidarity letter, and click here for the the more specific letter.
The BCGEU expresses deep sorrow at the brutal hate crime which occurred in Orlando, Florida this past weekend and sends condolences to the families of the more than 100 innocent people who were killed and seriously injured at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning.
Much of the news coverage has focused on allegations of extremist religious motives. But this was not an act of terrorism, although...
This bulletin only applies to you if you are an auxiliary employee or past age 65 and have entitlement to the Health Spending Account (HSA) provisions and you allocate or intend to allocate some of those HSA funds to the BCGEU Pension Plan.
Over the last year, we have been able to settle outstanding policy grievances with several highway maintenance contractors on the Health Spending Accounts ...
The Columbia Institute released a brand-new report today: Top Asks for Climate Action - Ramping Up Low Carbon Communities. You can find it and a summary here.
Local governments have a crucial role to play in combating climate change. Their decisions directly or indirectly impact sixty percent of Canada’s energy consumption and more than fifty percent of GHG emissions. Top Asks pinpoints what l...
The union will be attending the worksite to outline the Memorandum of Agreement that impacts Station and Faregate Attendants as well as answering any questions that may arise.
DATE: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
TIME: 12:00pm and 2:00pm
LOCATION: Main Floor Boardroom (OEM)
Members are encouraged to attend.
Download PDF of notice here.
In early June, the BCGEU learned that Colombian state security forces used indiscriminate and excessive force against Colombian citizens engaged in peaceful protest. This led to deaths, serious injuries and arrests of citizens taking part in the “National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Grassroots Mobilization – for Good Living, A structural Agrarian Reform and Dignified Cities – Sowing Hope, Har...