Mask usage in BCGEU buildings
(Updated Apr 27, 2023)
Effective immediately, we are making a change to our building protocols regarding mask usage in our buildings.
Mask use is now optional in our buildings, including in common areas and meeting rooms.
Staff and visitors to BCGEU buildings may, of course, continue to use masks and other layers of protection based on their own comfort and risk factors. We ask that we respect others and wear masks if requested in groups.
Please be reminded that no one should attend BCGEU buildings if they have active cold or flu-like symptoms.
COMPONENT 12 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS
Component 12 includes members who work for the B.C. Government and non-government employers providing front-line administrative and support services.
They work in a variety of classifications and positions: administrative officer, clerk, postal clerk, clerk stenographer, coordinator of volunteers, court clerk, financial officer, health unit aide, medical records librarian and technician, office assistant, data processing operator, radio, teletype and switchboard operators, stationery clerk and stockworker.
Register now for the BCGEU Region 4 Women’s Conference, September 23-24, 2016 in Prince George. The Conference is open to all BCGEU women in Areas 06, 10, 11 & 12.
The Conference commences on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Hotel, 444 George St., Prince George with a panel session which will include a dynamic group of...
The BCGEU will provide assistance and access to legal counsel at the request of members who are called to interviews by Ombudsperson Jay Chalke as he investigates the Ministry of Health firings.
At the request of members who are called, BCGEU Staff Representative Cathy McCallum will work with members and seek to attend their interviews.
Your union has also retained lawyer Steve Rogers of Vict...
The BCGEU is pleased to announce we have negotiated an agreement with the Public Service Agency to establish an internship program for individuals who self-identify as a person with a disability. The program is designed to support the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities.
Each internship will run for 12 months, and a maximum of 15 internships will be available per year.
Canada Post’s announcement that they will lock out Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members as soon as Friday is an attack on collective bargaining, its workers and its customers.
Canada Post is refusing to do the work of collective bargaining with CUPW by demanding massive rollbacks on the union’s hard fought gains.
Those rollbacks include moving all new hires from a defined benefit...
Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...
Further cuts results in just a handful of rangers overseeing an area the size of Denmark, Costa Rica and Switzerland combined
Check our BC Parks campaign page
Vancouver, BC – The number of full time (FT) park rangers in BC has sunk to a low of just 7 individuals who are expected to patrol 14 million hectares of protected areas. The number of full time rangers slumped from 27 positions in 2...
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...
The BCGEU is holding an election for the position of the Local 1204 Executive - 2nd Vice Chairperson. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:
Pamela Willingshofer (biography attached)
Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the Fraser Valley Area Offi...
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...
DATE: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – General Meeting
PLACE: BCGEU North Island Area Office
106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo
The meeting will commence at 5:30 p.m. (dinner provided). If you cannot attend, or are from an area that is more remote, please feel free to join us by phone. Call: 1-866-562-0090 Conference ID: 986794
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