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 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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 25, 2023BCGEU condemns City of Vancouver's decision to allow Yaletown OPS to close BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The City of Vancouver's decision last week to allow the lease at Thomus Donaghy Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) in Yaletown to expire in March 2024 will put lives at risk at a time when harm reduction services are needed more than ever. "We are i...
Friends,Your current collective agreement expires on December 31, 2023. A new bargaining committee is therefore required to represent members for negotiating the renewal of the collective agreement.Call for NominationsNominations are now open for a bargaining committee to negotiate the renewal of the collective agreement with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the U...
Nominations are now open for shop steward positions at Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. (CBRE), Victoria (Area 01).The deadline for submission of nominations is:
Friday, July 28, 2023, by 4 p.m.
Nomination forms must be submitted by mail, fax, or email (details on attached nomination form). Newly elected stewards are entitled to training at the union's expense, including paid leave from work ...
The election for the vacant bargaining committee member is complete. Congratulations to all the candidates. Your willingness to stand for election to represent your co-workers is appreciated. The results are:
Lisa Gerstendorfer - Bargaining Committee member
Sunny Yu - Alternate
Make sure that you provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at http://www.bcgeu.ca/update to ensure you receive...
Statement from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith
Forty years after the dramatic worker occupation of the Tranquille Institution, its impact is still as meaningful and significant as it was then. It's a story of courage and a story of collective action.
Worker power cannot be understated: the historic 22-day occupation of Tranquille is a major piece of labour history that was made by working-cl...
Union members in the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) have issued a 1-day strike on July 19th, 2023.
As some TSSU members work in the same buildings as BCGEU members, you will encounter a TSSU picket line at your worksite -- do not cross it!
Surrey Central Office Tower at 13450 102 Ave is the building that is affected.
Every BCGEU member is granted the right, as outlined in their collect...
Recently Shop Steward elections were conducted to fill two additional Steward positions at your worksite. Members have voted and the results are in! See certified results on page 2.
With 39% of the vote, Misha McDiarmid has been elected in to one of the positions.
With 30.5% each, Barbara Van Kerkoerle and Nicole Becker tied, which led a tie-breaker situation. Following the tie-breaker, Barbara...
It is with heavy hearts that our union mourns the loss of one of our BCGEU family who lost her life today fighting a wildfire outside of Revelstoke.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to her family and community, both at home and in the BC Wildfire Service.
B.C. wildland firefighters are renowned for their teamwork and incredible service to our communities. Each and every one is committed to ensuri...
The nominations have closed and there will be an election for the Bargaining Committee Member vacancy beginning later today. The candidates are:Bargaining Committee Member (one position) (in random order)
· Dan Wood – candidate bio
· Lisa Gerstendorfer – candidate bio
· Darren Koshlay – candidate bio
· Sunny Yu – candidate bio
The bios will be available through the electronic ballot process as ...
The nominations have closed and there will be an election for the one Bargaining Committee Member vacancy. The candidates are (in random order):
The deadline to submit bios has not yet passed so no bios are yet posted. The bios will be available through the electronic ballot process and announced with another bulletin tomorrow when voting op...
The voting period has been EXTENDED and now closes Thursday, July 13, 2023, at 4 p.m.
We've extended the deadline to ensure everyone has the opportunity to cast their vote.*********************The Union received three (3) nominations for Shop Stewards in Local 1701 at Elements Casino Victoria over the course of the nomination period which ended on June 13, 2023. Online voting will now proceed t...
Last week, we had our most recent bargaining session with the Employer, and we won't be reconvening until the week of Jul 24. During our previous sessions, both the Adm and Mtc tables began by presenting non-monetary proposals that affect the processes outlined in our collective agreement. We've so far dedicated a combined total of 21 days to bargaining with the Employer (10 days for Adm, 11 da...
Nominations for your Bargaining Committee closed on June 27, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Please join us in congratulating your newly acclaimed Bargaining Committee for the District of Hudson's Hope:
Bargaining Committee Chair: John VandenbergBargaining Committee Member: Cindy EdgarBargaining Committee Member: Meghan Heiberg
Angie PanouliasStaff Representative
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The results of the ratification vote on the tentative collective agreement are as follows:
Three members voting in favour;
Five members voting against
That being the case, the members at CDA have turned down the tentative agreement.
We will be discussing the next steps and then updating you as soon as possible.
If you know of a co-worker who did not receive this bulletin, please forward to th...
Nominations are now open for your bargaining committee as follows:
Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel – Two (2) members
The Crest Hotel – Two (2) members
You may nominate, or accept nomination, only for the bargaining committee position specific to your worksite.If only two candidates per worksite are nominated, then they will be declared elected by acclamation without a vote being held. If mor...
Seniors' care workers in Chilliwack ratify new agreement
Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Lynnwood Retirement Residence have ratified their new collective agreement by a vote of 100%.
Over months of negotiations, these workers fought for a living wage that would address the soaring cost of living and put an end to high staff turnover at their facility.
The new ...
The current Bargaining Committee Chair Geoff Stedman is beginning a parental leave in July returning in February 2024. We wish Geoff all the best for his time away from work to spend with his family. Geoff’s absence means that we’re opening nominations for a replacement bargaining committee member to attend bargaining while Geoff is away. Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for a barg...