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.
On behalf of our union's 85,000 members, we would like to offer our most sincere condolences on the tragic death of one of our members, 23-year-old Kiara Agnew.
Kiara's life was cut short in a senseless act of violence while she was on vacation in Mexico last month to celebrate her upcoming birthday.
Kiara worked at Lakeview Credit Union in Dawson Creek and was a BCGEU member for just over a y...
Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward positions at your worksite and will close on Monday, April 24, 2023. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are:
Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.
Supporting co-workers in meetings with management.
Listening to co-workers a...
The City of Vancouver's ongoing forced, mass decampment of unhoused people in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) without alternative supportive housing in place is unnecessary and a violation of human rights. Since last week, Vancouver police and city staff have been actively dismantling tents, throwing out belongings and forcibly removing unhoused people from structures along Hastings Street in V...
TORONTO and SASKATOON - April 5, 2023
"This is an important day" - shareholder vote at RBC a "turning point" for systemic racism in Canadian financial institutionsMore than 44% of RBC shareholders voted in favour of a proposal filed by SHARE on behalf of the Atkinson Foundation and the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU). The proposal asks Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to commission a third-part...
It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of former cross component treasurer and long time Local 311 executive Robert Keddie on April 1.
Keddie was very active in the B.C. labour movement and his connection with the BCGEU goes back decades. He was a member of local 203 and served on the Component 2 executive. Later, he served as the chair of 311 and on Component 3's executive as th...
Steward Election Results at 1802 Douglas Street
Recently steward elections were conducted again to fill additional Steward positions, as a result Richard Infanti, Jacqueline Mays, and Edward Pullman have now been elected. Congratulations Richard, Jacqueline and Edward! Below is a list of all Stewards elected at your worksite.Stewards at 1802 Douglas Street:
Jane AikinsAndrea ClarkRichard Infan...
Nominations are now open for three (3) shop stewards in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy at 2975 Jutland Road.
The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is: April 18, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Nomination forms must be submitted by email to [email protected]
Newly elected stewards are entitled to training at the Union's expense, including paid leave from w...
Nominations are now open for three (3) shop stewards in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy at 525 Superior Street, Victoria.
The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is:
April 18, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Nomination forms must be submitted by email to [email protected] elected stewards are entitled to training at the union's expense, including paid le...
March 29, 2023For immediate release
BCGEU community social services workers ratify three-year deal
BURNABY – The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) announced today that the 19,000 members of the community social services bargaining unit employed by the Community Social Services Employer's Association (CSSEA) voted 95 per cent to accept the tentative agreement. The B.C...