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.
What's New With Pensions?: Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS
A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you know what type your plan is? Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important.
You will then ...
The Union has been successful in addressing outstanding issues regarding Station/Faregate Attendants.
The agreement outlines the terms and conditions that apply to ‘Special Project Employees’ and the process the Union and Employer must use in future circumstances.
Highlights of the agreement covering ‘Special Project Employees’ are:
Confirms Pay Rates
6% pay in lieu of vacation
13% in li...
DATE: Monday, May 16th, 2016
TIME: 7:00 pm
PLACE: BCGEU Peace River Area Office
10251 100 St.
Fort St. John, BC
Topics will include:
News and updates from Component
Component Vice President Rory Smith will be in attendance
All members of 1010 are encouraged to come
Download PDF of notice here.
NEW: The BCGEU has made a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross towards relief efforts.
Like you, I’ve been watching the images and video footage from wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. It’s heartbreaking to see. The lives of those affected have been changed forever.
We know some of our BCGEU members have loved ones and friends who’ve been impacted by the evacuation of a staggerin...
Please welcome Kirsten Campbell and Kevin Doiron as the newly acclaimed shop stewards that join the list of stewards below.
This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at Protrans BC that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite:
The “Understanding and Preventing Stress in the Workplace” course will be offered at the Castlegar area office on Friday June 3, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be facilitated by a BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre facilitator. This course is designed to help identify stressors such as job demands, job control, lack of support, organization styles, bullying and lac...
The Area 05 Cross Component Committee is pleased to invite you for a free education session regarding a Pension Workshop. This educational session will be useful for all BCGEU members who want more information related to Pensions and Pension Plans.
WHERE: Kamloops Area Office
158 Oriole Road, Kamloops
After hours entrance at right rear of building.
The Union is pleased to announce that the membership has confirmed the Bargaining Committee’s recommendation of acceptance and has ratified the tentative agreement. The vote was 100% in favour of ratification.
Thank you to all members that took the time to nominate committee members, submit bargaining proposals, attend the information meetings, and participated in the ratification vote.
UPDATE: Day of Mourning photos
Many of you will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28 in different communities around our province. Some of you will be there to honour and remember your co-workers and family members or to show solidarity and empathy for those who have been affected by the death or injury of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincia...
We have been alerted through CoDevelopment Canada and our Colombian partner NOMADESC that there has been a new round of death threats against numerous human rights defenders and union leaders. These threats are taking place in the Valle de Cauca region, and originate with the paramilitary group Gaitanistas Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AGC). This is the latest incident in a recent increase i...
On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert is presenting the Trans Equality Bill to the BC Legislature. This bill will ensure that trans and gender variant British Columbians are explicitly protected under the B.C. Human Rights Code. It is Chandra Herbert’s fourth attempt to introduce the private member’s bill.
BCGEU President Stephanie Smith has sent a letter in support of...
When refugee applicants come to Canada, there is often an assumption that Canada is a safer place than their home countries. But if you have a precarious migration status or no status at all, and you fear being turned over to the immigration authorities, life here is not safe at all.
Transit, health care, and community based social services workers could all be directed by their employers to d...
The Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement with the Employer by way of a Memorandum of Settlement. Copies of the settlement will be available at the meeting and members will have the opportunity to ask questions prior to voting.
The ratification meeting is as follows:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 @ 10:30 a.m.
BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office
8555 – 198 A Street, Langley, BC
Nominations for one (1) alternate bargaining committee member for your maintenance contract area are now open. Those elected to the bargaining committee also become the members on the labour/management committee.
The Committee is as follows:
A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on April 28, 2016 and can be dropped off ...
Ergonomics is the science of adapting the workplace to the worker and the product to the user.
You are at risk of developing musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) when you carry out work without first considering how the workplace suits you. This can lead to disabling conditions if not recognized and treated in the early stages. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Sections 4.46 – 4.53, re...