The BCGEU continues to plan for a full re-opening of all its offices beginning Monday, March 28, 2022. Members will be able to access the offices without an appointment but will be subject to BCGEU Safety Protocols which currently include providing proof of full vaccination (your QR code will need to be scanned) and wearing a mask in all common areas of the office (hallways, washrooms, lunchrooms, meeting rooms, etc.).
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.
The bargaining committees met for a total of four days, and we have signed off on a number of monetary and non monetary proposals. We have had good conversations on bargaining priorities and continue to work towards a final package to bring to you for ratification.We have scheduled another four days in February (Feb 17, 18, 23 and 24). We will keep you informed of our progress, and we appreciat...
In the last round of bargaining, we were successful in negotiating positive changes in your Collective Agreement regarding missed shifts. Please review this language and if you have questions please reach out to a steward or your bargaining committee.
Article 21.7 Missed Shift(a) An employee will be recorded as a missed shift under the following circumstances (except where a leave of absence ha...
The Union would like to announce the following members are the successful candidates for the Grand Villa Bargaining Committee: Supervisors: • Irene Jamieson • Eason Zhang • Rod AndersonThere was a 1 vote gap between the last successful candidate and first unsuccessful candidate.Field Staff: • Doug Warden • Kevin Johnson • Yvonne ForttThe successful candidate will be contact...
As you know, last December, your employer stepped out of the joint-trusteeship pension design plan they agreed to in bargaining. This is a clear breach of the collective agreement that you ratified in 2020. We immediately filed a grievance on your behalf and waited for a response from Vancity management.
The response we received from your employer was unacceptable. Vancity is trying to argue th...
February is Black History Month, and the BCGEU is celebrating the contributions and legacy of Black Canadians throughout our history.
Since Black History Month was created 25 years ago, we have honoured the role that so many Black Canadians have played in society. Around this year’s celebrations, there has been a focus on those who have made an impact on Canadian politics, including Lincoln Ale...
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:
Member at Large (2 positions one can be a young worker representative)
The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.
The deadline for nominations is: 5...
Nominations are now open for the one steward and one alternate at Vancity and will close on Thursday, February 3, 2022. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are:
Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.
Supporting co-workers in meetings with management.
Listening to co-work...
Have you been paid Incorrectly? It has come to the Union’s attention that BCGEU members working for NTT may not have been paid correctly for the following 2021/2022 statutory holidays:
December 25, 2021
December 27, 2021
January 1, 2022
January 3, 2022
We understand members were paid at a whole range of DIFFERENT rates for these stat dates when they should have been paid at the SAME rate i...
Members of Local 1703 are advised that nominations are now open to fill vacancies on local 1703 for the following positions:
Chair 1 position
1st Vice – Chairperson 1 position
2nd Vice – Chairperson 1 position
Recording Secretary 1 position
Worksite Representative Table Officer* 10 positions
Member at Large 4 positions
Equity 1 position
Young Worker 1 position
*One representative from each of...
Further to our last update on December 2, 2021, the bargaining committee would like to confirm that the bargaining with the Employer will start on January 25 and continue on January 26, and February 1 & 2, 2022. The Parties will be presenting their non-monetary and monetary proposal packages on January 25th. We will keep you updated and informed of our progress over the upcoming bargaining ...