To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
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.
ICBC agrees to change potentially devastating policy on personal insurance impacts of accidents in fleet-insured vehicles
In Fall 2019, ICBC announced a policy change that would have meant that commercial drivers found at fault for accidents in work vehicles would potentially pay more for their personal insurance.
"Our union immediately understood that the original policy was completely unfair ...
BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season!
Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays.
BCGEU offices around the province will be closed at 1:00pm on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:30am.
If you are a BCGEU m...
On behalf of your employers, Hospitality Industrial Relations (HIR) recently applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) for what is known as a "last offer" or "final offer" vote under Section 78 of the Labour Relations Code. If HIR's application is in order, the LRB must direct a vote of employees to accept or reject the employers' latest offer. Forcing a last offer vote is a strong-arm tactic...
On behalf of members employed by Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc., the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the company to ensure they meet the highway maintenance standards agreed to in their 10-year contract with the provincial government. This follows an incident last week in Cherryville B.C. where a school bus became stuck in a ditch due to snowy road co...
The bargaining committee met with Hospitality Industrial Relations (HIR) and the employers on December 12 and 13, 2019. Despite our best efforts we have not been able to reach an agreement to deliver what members have said they need to see in a renewed collective agreement.
On the morning of December 13, 2019, the bargaining committee told HIR that the parties were not making enough progress at...
WHAT: After issuing a 72-hour strike notice on Friday of last week, 14 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Sunshine Valley Child Care are set to strike for one day on Thursday December 19, 2019. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages,...
Safety and Security Concerns
There was a lengthy discussion of security concerns related to theft at the casino. The Joint Safety Committee is reviewing the Violence Prevention policy. If you are present during a theft or any other type of critical incident you have the right to support. Sometimes we need support right away and at other times the effect is delayed. If you need to go home to ta...
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Dec. 9, 2019BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care workers The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's commitment of $8.5 million over three years to build an independent provincial occupational health and safety agency to address the high rate of injury in the health care sector. "The BCGEU represents thous...
The call for nominations for three bargaining committee members closed on November 9, 2019, which resulted in voting by the members.
Your elected bargaining committee members are:
CONGRATULATIONS, Stephanie, Susan and Carly!
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