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 12 - ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
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.
Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories)-The BCGEU emerged from its 51st triennial constitutional convention on Saturday, June 12th with a new name, an ambitious agenda for the next three years, and Stephanie Smith acclaimed to lead the union's 82,000 members as president for a third term.
In addition to president, delegates elected five other members of the 2021-2024 executive committee. Treas...
Congratulations to the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship Winners.
The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2021 scholarship recipients in their continuing education.
2021 Scholarship Winners List
(Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).
This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of four topics:
The coronavirus pandemic has deemed frontline workers ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 9, 2021BCGEU to honour Dr. Cindy Blackstock with Spirit of Leadership award at 51st conventionBURNABY, B.C. COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – on Thursday, June 10, at the 51st convention of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), Dr. Cindy Blackstock will be honoured with the Spirit of Leadership award, a triennial honour which the union bestows upon an indi...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
One in five shareholders call for human rights probe of outsourcing practices at warehouse and distribution centres
Vancouver - Today, 21 per cent of Dollarama (TSX: DOL) shareholders voted in favour of a proposal asking the company to investigate and report on potential human rights abuses enabled by the use of third-party staffing agencies supplying temporary workers.
70%+ of Independent Thomson Reuters Shareholders Demand Action on Human Rights Risks Related to ICE Contracts
The majority of independent shareholders demand human rights due diligence related to contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security
Burnaby - At the Thomson Reuters (NYSE, TSX: TRI) annual general meeting of shareholders held today, 19% of all shareholder...
Nominations for the Local 1204 by-election is now closed. The nominees below have been acclaimed to the following positions on the local executive:
Recording Secretary – Sarina Holden
Member-at-Large – Connie Figueroa
Member-at-Large (Youth Worker) – Sukhmani Deol
Please join me in congratulating Sukhmani, Connie and Sarina. Thank you to all who participated in the process DJ Pohl, Local Cha...
Thank you to the members who accepted nominations to fill the vacant Young Worker position on the Local 1203 Executive. As we currently have only one vacant position and two candidates, we will be holding an election. Our candidates for the Young Worker position are:
Jasmeen Boparai – Bio
Amber Rold – Bio
The voting period will commence on Monday, June 7 at 8am and will cl...
Your Bargaining Committee has been working very hard on your behalf. We have reached a mutually agreeable tentative agreement. We are strongly recommending you vote "YES". We are confident this is the best agreement we can achieve for you at this time.
The terms of the "Tentative Agreement" have been emailed to your home email addresses for those members who have provided the BCGEU with their h...
On behalf of the BCGEU Provincial Executive Indigenous Advisory Committee and all Indigenous members of the BCGEU, we express our deepest condolences to the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, the survivors of the Kamloops Indian Residential School and the kin of those who never came home. The BCGEU's Indigenous members across the province, including members of the committee, have shared thei...
Please be advised that Cynthia Unrau and Patrick Chandler have been acclaimed to the positions of Member-at-Large.
The following members have been nominated to fill the Young Worker position and an election will be required:
The Recording Secretary position remains vacant.
Matt DamarioLocal Chair 1203
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BURNABY– Today, leading global proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) became the third prominent proxy advisory firm to back a human rights shareholder proposal at Thomson Reuters (TSX/NSE: TRI). The shareholder proposal, filed by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), was filed in response to Thomson Reuters's work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enfor...
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:
Member-at-Large – 2 positions
Member-at-Large (Youth Worker)
The term is approximately seven months. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available online. The deadline for nominations is June 2, 2021 at the Local 1204 General Meeting. The BCGEU Nomination forms (...
May 2021 Safety Tip: Making a claim with WorkSafeBCIf you are injured on the job, you should submit a claim to WorkSafeBC. This notice is to guide you through the process and inform you of the supports available to you through our union, the BCGEU.When should I file a claim?Experiencing an injury on the job can be a traumatic experience. You should submit a claim to WorkSafeBC as soon as possib...
Ahead of the Thomson Reuters (TSX, NYSE: TRI) annual meeting of shareholders on June 9, 2021 the BCGEU has released an Investor Brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about human rights impacts at the Toronto-based company.
Historically a publishing business, Thomson Reuters's "Change Program" announced in 2021 will transition the company "from a content provider to a content-d...
Leading proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis has endorsed a human rights shareholder proposal at Thomson Reuters (TSX, NSE: TRI) in light of the company's work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The proposal was put forward by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and is up for consideration at Thomson Reuters's 2021 annual general meeting on June 9, 2021.