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 has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2017. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations.
Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.35% increase on hourly rates.
The ESD was negotiated in collective agreements covering workers in direct government, health, social services, crown corpor...
D-day is here!!
On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...
To: All 1204 Members at Ministry of Finance
10475 138th Street, Surrey
Re: Steward Election Results
Please be advised that Sister Lori Porter has been acclaimed to the position of Steward for Local 1204.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.
Congratulations and welcome Lori.
After the opening of the vacant local executive positions, the results are as follows:
Faith Johnston - Chairperson
Leeah Reese –1st Vice Chairperson
April Ratcliff – 2nd Vice Chairperson
Janine Penner– Treasurer
Connie Randrup-Wheatley – Secretary
VACANT – Member-at-large (1)
VACANT – Member-at-Large (2)
VACANT – Young Worker
Members may appeal the election results to their Component ...
Early in October, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Matthew, causing more damage to an island still recovering from the earthquake of 2010. As part of the Public Services International (PSI) relief campaign, the BCGEU sent a contribution to help with community rebuilding. The relief will go to trade union members and their families directly. For more information on the campaign, visit the PSI Hurrican...
Your Cross Component Committee is sponsoring a bowling night for all BCGEU Young Workers in Area 02 – North Island plus a guest. There will be 4 door prizes drawn throughout the night. Please note travel expenses will not be covered by Cross Component Committee.
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Snacks at 7:30 p.m., Bowling starts at 8:00 p.m...
To: All BCGEU Local 1201 Members
Re: Elections for Local 1201 Executive – Member-at-Large
The BCGEU is holding elections for one (1) Member-at-Large position on the Local 1201 Executive. Candidate statements that were provided are attached:
Ballots are available from your ste...
Today we honor and reflect on the sacrifice that those in our armed forces have made to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy. We also must not forget the sacrifices made by men and women in our armed forces in protecting other countries.
Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I. Since then Canada has been involved in many conflicts and peacekeepi...
On behalf of the 70,000 workers of the BCGEU, and as a parent myself, I want to congratulate the BC Teachers' Federation on their courage and determination in standing up for the children of this province. The BCTF was right to push back on the provincial government's attempts to decide by themselves what a classroom looks like. It's great news that the BCTF finally won the right to include cla...
By Stephanie Smith & Damian Kettlewell
Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming.
With that in mind, the most socially responsible way to sell it in B.C. is through our existing public and private liquor stores.
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took office in October 2015, they did so with a host of mandates from Canadians. Former prime minister...
On November 8 we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist at a higher proportion than any other group in Canada.
For many, enlisting presented many challenges such as learning English, leaving the...