The BCGEU continues to plan for a full re-opening of all its offices beginning Monday, March 28, 2022. Members will be able to access the offices without an appointment but will be subject to BCGEU Safety Protocols which currently include providing proof of full vaccination (your QR code will need to be scanned) and wearing a mask in all common areas of the office (hallways, washrooms, lunchrooms, meeting rooms, etc.).
COMPONENT 17 - GENERAL SERVICES
Component 17 includes members in a variety of sectors in B.C.
They are employed by casinos, hotels, banks, credit unions, B.C. Place, B.C. Housing Management, some Royal Canadian Legion operations, B.C. Milk Marketing Board, Compass Foods, regional districts plus private businesses.
(Burnaby) - On April 27, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) filed a Notice of Civil Claim in B.C. Supreme Court against Vancity Credit Union over the financial institution's unilateral decision to deny BCGEU members a jointly-trusteed, defined benefit pension plan that they had agreed to establish. "Filing a lawsuit against an employer is an extraordinary step for any union to take, and ...
Nominations closed at 5:00pm on Friday, April 29, 2022. There was at least one nomination missed in the earlier bulletin and this bulletin should be considered to be a preliminary report only with a final report on nominations coming out next week.
The four (4) positions available received nominations as follows:one member from Table Games
Kong William Wu
one member from Food and Beverage (R...
Nominations closed at 5:00pm on Friday, April 29, 2022.
The four (4) positions available received nominations as follows:
one member from Table Games
Kong William Wu - acclaimed to committee
one member from Food and Beverage (Restaurant and Kitchen classifications)
Jasbir Aujla - acclaimed to committee
one member from the Slot department, or Cash Cage
VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is conducting a provincewide strike vote to give 33,000 members of their public service bargaining unit a voice in how to move forward in bargaining with their employer, the Public Service Agency. Negotiations between the parties reached impasse in early April primarily due to a significant gap in wage proposals. “We’ve been clear from da...
Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparency
Union-filed shareholder motion earns significant support
Burnaby — Today, at the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual general meeting of shareholders, independent shareholders voted 72% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking for the company to release more information on supplier audits (34% overall). The shareholder prop...
Today the BCGEU recognizes Red Dress Day Red Dress day is a day to honour our missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people. This day first began on May 5, 2010 and has taken place annually every year since. It's a day to raise awareness and give voice to those whose stories have not been heard. We hang red dresses in public and private spaces and also wear red on this d...
At the close of nominations, eight members were nominated to fill three positions for the Hard Rock Casino bargaining committee. This means voting is required. The nominated members are:Germaine Bourasaw Geoff KayJim Davies Katherine WiebeMatty Ruston Mark ChunUmesh Kumar Steven ChumIn addition, fou...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE VICTORIA AREA OFFICE
INTERNAL POSTINGMay 4, 2022
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined.
Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union elections, preparing and conducting...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE
INTERNAL POSTINGMay 4, 2022
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or return of incumbent.
Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attend...
Applications for the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted.
Our annual scholarship program of up to $85,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our members.
Apply online here
A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and
May Day – or International Workers' Day – is a day in which the labour movement around the world comes together to recognize working people's collective power. Only by organizing to protect our collective interests as a class can we shift the balance of power under capitalism.
As we celebrate working people, we're also proud to announce that our union is now 85,000 members strong!
Our union has...
Union investor successfully pushes Toronto's Thomson Reuters to prioritize human rights and re-evaluate ICE contracts
Canadian media and data giant to adopt United Nations human rights framework and publish a human rights report after 3-year investor battle
(Burnaby, Canada) Thomson Reuters' enabling of U.S. immigration surveillance prompted the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)-a minor sha...
In the last round of bargaining, you won a jointly trusteed defined benefit plan. But, after our union worked diligently with your employer to develop your plan, Vancity unilaterally broke its commitment.We attempted to resolve this matter through labour arbitration, but Vancity argued that this is not a matter of labour law.After months of getting nowhere with Vancity, our union fi...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022
VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) reached an impasse this week over an unresolved gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 33,000 union members, expired on March 31, 2022.
"Our members have been clear from d...
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For Immediate Release
City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project
Replicable model could be a gamechanger for tackling housing affordability
Burnaby - Yesterday, Burnaby councillors voted seven to two in favour of a rezoning application brought forward by the BCGEU that had the potential to offer a new model for tackling housing affo...
Ahead of the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual meeting of shareholders on May 5, 2022, the BCGEU has released an investor brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about forced labour and supply chain controversies at Loblaw. The Proposal asks Loblaw to disclose the results of its supplier audits. In line with its peers
BCGEU encourages investors to vote for this proposal.
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Steward Nominations are now re-open for Local 1703 Grand Villa Members. There are 4 available positions. Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now open and close on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 5:00pm. Please send your completed and signed nominations either via email to [email protected], via fax (604-215-1410) or mail your forms to: BCGEU...