To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
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.
The Public Service Agency (BCPSA) has provided the following information for BCGEU members working for the MCFD.
Please find attached the following:
Workstation set-up when working from home for members working for MCFD
Home ergonomic tips for members working for MCFD
Nominations for stewards closed on Thursday, March 11, 2020. We are pleased to announce that Mary Zenr and Angie Crasto are the new stewards acclaimed at the Liquor Distribution Branch - Head Office and will join your existing steward team.Please join us in wishing Mary and Angie well in their new positions.In Solidarity,Paula DribnenkiStaff Representative
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Nominations closed for 2 (two) steward positions on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
We are pleased to announce that Nicola Bronsro is the new steward at the Ministry of Children and Family Development - Tri Cities Family Services.
Please join us in wishing Nicola well in their new position.
Paula DribnenkiStaff Representative
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It's time to support essential workers – COVID-19 updateFrom the moment Coronavirus was declared a public health crisis several weeks ago through the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic last month, thousands of you have raised concerns to your Stewards, Local Chairs and Component VPs about how your work and your workplaces have been impacted. Your union has been working hard with your ...
Since Coronavirus was declared a public health crisis several weeks ago to the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic last month, thousands of you have raised concerns to your stewards, local chairs and component vice presidents about impacts on your work. Your union has been working hard with your employers to address those concerns as quickly and effectively as possible in this time of ...
COVID-19 FAQ for BCGEU members covered by the Main Public Service Agreement
I have COVID-19 and I think I contracted it while at work. What do I do?
If you suspect you were exposed and infected with COVID-19 due to the nature of your employment, you may be eligible to claim compensation for wage loss. Here’s what to do:
Be sure you meet the conditions set out by WorkSafeBC to make a wage ...
Province helps essential service workers find child care
In response to concerns expressed by the BCGEU since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased that the B.C. government has launched a process to provide child care to parents who are essential service workers. This process will match parents who are working on the front lines of B.C.'s COVID-19 response with child care in th...
We are very happy to inform you that the tentative collective agreement has been ratified by 96.9%. Our next steps will be to proof and finalize the agreement. Once that is done, we will provide you with copies at the worksite. We appreciate all of your support during the negotiation and ratification process. In solidarity Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee: BCGEU Negotiator, Lori StromBargaining...
We are seeing a significant increase in the number of phishing and other fraudulent email scams being sent to BCGEU members, some trying to capitalize on people's fears related to COVID-19. Please review all incoming messages carefully, and if in any doubt about the authenticity of the message, do NOT click on any attachments or links contained within the message, delete the email.
COVID-19 information for BCGEU members working for MCFD - Mar 31
Your union, MCFD and the BC Public Service Agency have convened a joint committee to work collaboratively on COVID-19 issues.
This FAQ has been produced with answers to questions submitted by your union.
Every effort is being made to provide updated information. However, COVID-19 is an evolving situation and answers may change o...
Please click the link below to download the PDF of COVID-19 and Droplet Borne Viruses Risk Identification and Exposure Control Plan Template from the PSA - B.C.'s Public Service Agency.
Download PDF of COVID-19 and Droplet Borne Viruses Risk Identification and Exposure Control Plan Template here.
SUBJECT: Details of the Tentative Agreement
Your Bargaining Committee has been working very hard on your behalf and we have a tentative agreement that we feel is very good. We are strongly recommending you vote “YES.” We are confident this is the best agreement we can achieve for you at this time.
The specific terms of the tentative agreement are outlined in this document and we will be ...
Good afternoon everyone,
We have been monitoring the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation closely.
The role our ministry plays in supporting some of the most vulnerable people of British Columbia cannot be understated. It is our workforce that is critical to delivering essential services and ensuring that people who rely on us continue to receive the assistance they need.
The Union and the...
The Ministry of Children and Family Development and the BCGEU have had discussions regarding concerns expressed by our employees and members regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to continue to provide services to children, youth, families and support the social sector to do the same.The safety of our employees and members is a priority. The employer and union discussed staff health and ...