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.
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.
Nominations are now open for the following position on your Local Executive:
· Local Chair
Information on the responsibilities and activities of each position is attached and is also available from your Area Office. Please find a nomination form also attached.
Your nomination must be dropped off (back drop box please), faxed, or emailed as an attachment to the Fort St. John Area Office. The dea...
For the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley Region (Areas 03 & 04), an election is required. A balloting package is being mailed to each member for whom the Union has a current home mailing address. You will receive a ballot for your region only. If you do not receive a ballot in the mail by Tuesday, March 9, 2021 please email [email protected] so that we can arrange to send a ballot...
You’re on your way to having a full bargaining committee. Please find the update below:
Vancouver Island (BCGEU Region 1 / Areas 01 & 02) – Two (2) Members Required: Zero nominations received therefore this deadline has been extended until Friday, March 19, 2021 by 5:00 pm.
Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley (BCGEU Region 2 / Areas 03 & 04) – Two (2) Members Required: Three nominations re...
Members at BC Place Stadium:
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of events at BC Place, the bargaining committee has been working hard to bargain the priorities that you have identified as we continue to press on with negotiations with the Employer. We have transitioned to bargaining using Zoom.
The bargaining committee met with the Employer on February 16, 17, 18 and w...
Further to our call for nominations issued on January 26, 2021 the following members has been nominated as your bargaining committee members.
Paul TomczakFranca Lattanzio
In the coming weeks, we will be working with them to prepare for bargaining.
We have reattached the bargaining survey - this is how you tell the Union what your priorities are at the bargaining table. As suc...
Vancity members, As tax season quickly approaches and the demand for services increases, your Employer may be requesting that you take on additional shifts or work extended hours. Some of these schedule changes may be in excess to what you normally work, and may be presented to you with limited notice. Please refer to your Collective Agreement rights, specifically around Article 15 "Hours of Wo...
Nominations closed on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 3 p.m. for positions of 2021 Convention Delegates and Alternates. The following were the successful candidates:
Delegate (Chair) Kurt Langdon
Delegate Jocelyn Vandenheuvel
Alternate Naomi Gallant
Alternate Suzanne Langdon
The Union would like to thank...
Now the bargaining committee has been elected, we move closer to bargaining a first agreement with your employer. Our initial discussions started February 16 where we discussed protocols and identified the process we will use for these negotiations. Our next dates with the Employer will be March 18 and 19. In solidarity, Your Bargaining Committee: Tammy CornellJason (JT) TiceDeanne TerpenningG...
A majority of the 180 Canada Line workers represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) voted on Sunday in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Protrans BC Operations Ltd., after reaching a tentative agreement on February 2, 2021.
The agreement was ratified after 13 months without a contract, more than 40 bargaining sessions and is the re...
Online pension seminars are available at any time for the Public Service Plans at:
MPP: https://mpp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars PSPP: https://pspp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars College: https://college.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars
The Canada BC Business Services Society (Small Business BC) Bargaining Committee nominations have closed and I am pleased to introduce you to your BCGEU Bargaining Committee:
Your bargaining committee is:
• Amy Elgie
• Darren Dunne
If you have questions or ideas about changes to the collective agreement, please speak with these members.
Anne DodingtonStaff Representative
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...