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.
In November 2020, benefit plan provider D.A. Townley mailed new plan member ID cards and information about the new employee and family assistance program (EFAP) to eligible members at their home addresses. If you did not receive a new benefit plan ID card and EFAP information in the mail, and if you believe you are eligible to participate in the benefit plan under the terms of your collective a...
Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting on Tuesday, February 2 for information about your role as OHS member representative within BC Parks. We appreciated the opportunity to touch base and answer your questions. As promised, this email contains materials from the meeting as well as some important contact information for your use:Meeting materials:
- Meeting presentation- BCGEU Member Guide...
EVENTS & RESOURCES
Then and Now: Shaping the Future of Black Canadians Through Lessons of Past and Anti-Racism
This 90-minute event will focus on Black history in BC and the impact of anti-Black racism.
The panel, moderated by Community Advocate Asiyah Robinson, will be composed of Silvia Mangue (BC Black History Awareness Society President), Olaolu Adeleye (Associate F...
Nominations closed for 1 (one) steward position on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
We are pleased to announce that Kristopher Vallette is the new steward at Product Services and will join your existing steward team.
Please join us in wishing Kristopher well in their new position.
Paula DribnenkiStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here
Bargaining will resume on March 1st and 2nd, 2021. Unfortunately we are not in a position to recommend a settlement to you at this point. We are hopeful the employer will make the adjustments necessary to bridge the gap and find a fair solution we can agree too. In the meantime please speak with a bargaining committee member, as they will be happy to discuss some of the details the employer has...
No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protrans BCBURNABY - After 13 months without a contract and more than 40 bargaining sessions-including close to 40 hours since Sunday morning-members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Canada Line have reached a tentative deal with their employer. "Our members' goal has always been t...
BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. today. However, talks are scheduled into the evening and the union is holding off on job action while negotiations continue. The current contract expired in December 2019 and contract talks sta...
BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Seventeen hours of talks over the weekend brought the sides closer together, but did not result in a deal. The two sides will resume bargaining Monday morning with the hopes ...
The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has issued a 72-hour strike notice to Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line as of 4:00 p.m. today. This move follows four days of mediation last week and several months of negotiations in which no significant progress was made on three main issues: wage parity, improved sick leave and contract length.For the past year, Canada Line wo...
Nominations closed for 1 (one) steward position on Thursday, January 28, 2021.
We are pleased to announce that Camille McKay is the new steward at the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction and will join your existing steward team.
Please join us in wishing Camille well in their new position.
Paula DribnenkiStaff Representative
Download PDF of notice hereUWU/M...
A recent bulletin was sent to all members regarding a call for nominations and election of delegates to the upcoming BCGEU 51st Triennial Constitutional Convention. If you wish to attend convention as a delegate, or participate in the election of delegates please refer to the Local Union meeting notice for details. The Constitutional Convention is where BCGEU members elect the President, Treasu...
The BCGEU is holding an election for the Advanced Solutions Bargaining Committee. Candidate statements are attached (if submitted) and will be available through the e-voting link.Nominated Members
A link for you to cast your ballot for 3 bargaining committee members will be sent via email to all Ad...