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.
Nominations are now open for four (4) shop steward positions at Elements Casino to join the existing shop steward, Deanne Terpenning.
The deadline for submission of nominations is: Tuesday, April 4, 2023, by 5:00 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, includin...
The ratification results are in and out of 212 ballots cast, there were 184 votes in favour of the tentative agreement and 28 votes against. The agreement was ratified by 86.7%. The employer will work towards the $500 signing bonus and wage rates which are retroactive, other agreed to items will be implemented within 60 days. The signing bonus will be paid on April 28th and we are working on ge...
Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has now been ratified by a vote of 82% in favour.Thank you to all those that came out to vote and thank you to the bargaining committee for stepping up to negotiate this round of bargaining. The parties will now work to finalize the renewed collective agreement document for distribution. In the meantime, members may r...
B.C. provincial budget released – read our union's analysis Each year the B.C. government releases a budget that outlines their priorities for the coming years. These budgets have significant impacts on BCGEU members, both at work and as residents of our province. Our union pays careful attention to government's priorities and has prepared an in-depth analysis of the key points for BCGEU member...
As we announced this week, we have reached a tentative agreement with the employer and we look forward to sharing the details with you. The next step is for the bargaining committee to meet with you at ratification meetings to review the ratification document and answer all your questions before you cast a vote.
Ratification MeetingsWe have scheduled a series of meetings where you can get your ...
Nominations are now open for shop stewards for the BC Housing Management Commission.One (1) steward is required for Maintenance.One (1) steward is required for Administration.The deadline for submission of nominations is: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. Nomination forms must be submitted by email to: [email protected] elected stewards are entitled to training at the Union's e...
We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with your employer. Details regarding ratification, information sessions, and voting procedures will be sent out later this week. To ensure you receive a copy of future updates, please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at https://my.bcgeu.ca/signup. If we already have an email address on file for you and you wish...
Shareholders will soon get a chance to vote on two proposals on racial equity at the Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). The proposals were jointly filed by BCGEU with Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) on behalf of the Atkinson Foundation.
This comes following announcements from both the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and National Bank of C...
DATE: Monday, March 6th, 2023
TIME: 7:00 PM
Zoom: Please check your email for the zoom link
There will be three opportunities to vote at BC Place during the following events:
Wednesday, March 8th, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Location: 4th Floor by the elevator at 427)
Saturday, March 11th, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Location: 4th Floor by the elevator at 427)
Steward nominations closed March 1, 2023 at midnight for North Peace Cultural Society.
The following are your newly acclaimed Stewards for the North Peace Cultural Society:
Kailey Gordon Andy Tylosky
Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward!
Tennille PennerStaff Representative
Download PDF of notice here
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 2, 2023BCGEU and UBCIC announce partnership to push corporate Canada to operationalize FPICThe labour union and Indigenous political organization joined forces with the aim of combining their respective expertise to push financial institutions to operationalize FPIC.Vancouver, BC, Musqueam Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories - The B.C. General Employees' Union ...
To: All BCGEU Members at BC Housing Management Commission – Administrative/Clerical and Maintenance/Service Divisions
Re: Bargaining Update #3
The Union has filed two complaints at the Labour Relations Board (see Bargaining Bulletin #2 here for details). Legal submissions on both complaints were concluded on November 29, 2022. The Employer counter filed a complaint against the Union for b...
Bargaining resumed the week of Feb 17th when we tabled our monetary proposals. Monetary proposals include anything with a cost, such as wages, benefits and term of agreement. We are in bargaining this week until Thursday and will probably work into the evenings. Some non-monetary proposals remain on the table which we intend to work through as well.
Please stay tuned as we move to this later st...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2023
BCGEU community health workers ratify three-year deal
BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The member unions of the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC). The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is the lead union representing 13,000...
The Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce a tentative agreement has been reached with the Employer, full details of the tentative agreement can be found here.Tentative Agreement Highlights include:
3-year agreement ending January 31, 2024
1st year February 1, 2021 = 3% wage increase
2nd year effective February 1, 2022 = 4.5% wage increase (*Retroactive wage increase back to February 1, ...