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 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.
Check out the latest issue of The Provincial
This issue has convention candidate statements, updates on the Fight for Essential Pay for BC Liquor Distribution Branch workers, COVID and Women a call for a just recovery, and a big win for the members in the Community Living Sector.
The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is appalled to learn that Chartwell Retirement Residences, where the union represents 125 members at two of its long-term care facilities in B.C., provided executive bonuses for "100% customer satisfaction during the pandemic" while at the same time rejecting a proposal to provide frontline workers a living wage despite their tireless e...
Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding Budget 2021's support for the critical public services needed to get B.C. through the pandemic. But the union representing tens of thousands of members direct government and throughout the province's broader public sector is highlighting that more needs to be done to support workers as we move towards recovery.
"Our members' top priority for Budget 2021 ...
Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates.
The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021.
These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...
Nominations are now open for one Steward with Local 1704 at Alliance Facility Solutions Inc.
New stewards will be trained by the Union.
If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the Steward, please contact our office.
The deadline for nominations is April 22, 2021 by 5:00 pm
The attached nomination form must be used. Nominations must be emailed to [email protected], no late...
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April 13, 2021B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister's offices
BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After more than a year of serving the public safely and peacefully at publicly-owned liquor and cannabis stores and warehouses without financial acknowledgement of their pandemic working conditions, B.C. Government and Service Employees'...
Voting closed April 10, 2021 for election of Local 1710 Chair.Please join us in congratulating and welcoming your new Local 1710 Chair!
Voting results are as follows:
Naomi Gallant 31 Jocelyn Vandenheuvel 28 Suzanne Langdon 20 VOTER SUMMARYTotal 79
Abstain 0 The Union would like to thank everyone for their participation and interest in the...
We returned to the bargaining table for two days this week. Talks are progressing at a slower pace as the remaining issues are more complex. Additional dates will be scheduled, and talks will continue. Over the coming weeks, someone from the bargaining committee will reach out to update you on progress and to seek additional feedback; if you miss this opportunity, please reach out to one of the...
We are pleased to announce the following members have been elected or acclaimed to your bargaining committee.Vancouver Island (BCGEU Region 1 / Areas 01 & 02):
Tyler Puhl – Bargaining Committee Member
Aaron Creighton – Bargaining Committee Member
Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley (BCGEU Region 2 / Areas 03 & 04):
Jeffrey Sykes – Bargaining Committee Member
Randy Loberg – Bargaining ...
For the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley Region (Areas 03 & 04), an election has been completed.Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley (BCGEU Region 2 / Areas 03 & 04) – Two (2) positions required:
Jeffrey Sykes – Elected to the Bargaining Committee
Randy Loberg - Elected to the Bargaining Committee
Earl Bloom – Bargaining Committee Alternate
Thanks to you all for allowing your names to stand.To he...
We are pleased to announce the tentative agreement with St. Eugene Resort Limited Partnership has been ratified with 88% in favour of the new collective agreement.Thank you to all members that cast their votes.The term of the agreement is for 3 years: November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023.In solidarityBonnie LennoxBargaining Committee ChairpersonSarah MaglioStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of no...
Members of Local 1703 are advised that nominations are now open to fill vacancies on local 1703 for the following positions:
2nd Vice – Chairperson 1 position
Equity 1 position
BIPOC (black, Indigenous and people of color) 2 positions
COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...
Members at BC Place Stadium:
The bargaining committee met with the Employer on March 9, 10, 23 & 25. All the non-monetary proposal have been tabled and we have come to agreement on a large number of these proposals. The parties continued to work on all other outstanding non-monetary proposal and we have scheduled more dates in April and May where we anticipate tabling monetary proposals.Dur...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...