Due to increasing covid cases, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely until Jan 31, at which time we will reassess the situation. Members can call or email their area office for assistance. Contact info can be found here.
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.
Canada Post’s announcement that they will lock out Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members as soon as Friday is an attack on collective bargaining, its workers and its customers.
Canada Post is refusing to do the work of collective bargaining with CUPW by demanding massive rollbacks on the union’s hard fought gains.
Those rollbacks include moving all new hires from a defined benefit...
Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...
We are pleased to announce the members of Local 1710, North Peace Cultural Centre ratified their tentative agreement on Wednesday June 29th, 2016.
Congratulations to the Bargaining committee for all your hard work!
Susanne Currie, Bargaining Chair
Gabrielle Beauchemin, Bargaining Committee Member
Angie Panoulias, Staff Representative
Dear Brothers and Sisters
The union is sending out this information to ensure all of the members who work for the City of Fort St. John are aware of the procedure for applying to the sick bank, if it is required.
We are also looking for new members to join the sick bank committee.
The procedure to apply for time out of the Union Sick Bank is as follows:
1) If an employee is sick, he or...
The parties have reached a tentative agreement and the bargaining committee is recommending acceptance on the deal. The committee bargained over a three-day period (June 6, 7 and 21).
Details of the ratification are:
Date: Tuesday, July 12
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Venue: BC Milk Marketing Board – Minter Street boardroom
Details of the tentative agreement will be discussed at the meeting. If you are...
We send this bulletin to update the membership about the Collective Bargaining process between the union and the North Peace Cultural Centre.
We are pleased to announce we have reached a tentative settlement.
Details of the proposed settlement will be released at a ratification meeting, being held at the Cultural Centre on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Members will vote on the tentat...
Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a study on poverty in Vancouver. The report, Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver, presents sobering details on the increasing levels of poverty in the region. It also dispels an important myth about poverty: that getting a job will help lift a person out of poverty.
Poverty in B.C.’s largest city is increasingly a story of low pa...
The recent hot weather in our province generated several calls to the BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety department. Members want to know if the employer has the responsibility to protect workers from hot temperatures both indoors and out. The short answer is “YES!”
The Workers Compensation Act Section 115 mandates that employers must ensure the health and safety of all workers working for t...
Nominations are now open for two positions – one from each department:
Culinary and Shippers & Receivers – one position
Security and Security Supervisors – one position
Only a BCGEU member in a department can nominate another member in the same department. If more than one candidate in a department is nominated, there will be an election in that department. Only members working in t...
Your collective agreement is set to expire on December 31, 2016. It is now time to elect a bargaining committee to represent you in negotiations with your employer.
Call for nominations for:
• One (1) Bargaining Unit Chair
• Two (2) Bargaining Committee Members
As per the relevant language in the collective agreement:
7.2 Union Bargaining Committees
A union bargaining committee shall b...
On June 21, 1996 the federal government declared the first National Aboriginal Day. Since that time, the BCGEU has joined the celebrations and the calls for increased support and recognition of Aboriginal peoples across Canada.
Over the course of those 20 years, Aboriginal peoples in Canada have fought for and won many advancements and reinforcements of their rights – sometimes through govern...
In solidarity with the Free Them Now campaign to free jailed workers in Iran, the BCGEU sent two letters demanding the release of Jafar Azimzadeh and other jailed trade union leaders. Click here to read the general solidarity letter, and click here for the the more specific letter.
Nominations are now open for Recording Secretary position which is vacant on the Local 1702 Executive:
The term is three years.
The role of the Recording Secretary is as follows:
assists Local chairperson with responsibilities outlined above
with the chair, sets meeting dates and develops agendas
is responsible for all meeting notices and minutes
Reports all correspondence at Local meet...
DATE: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – Executive Meeting
6:00 p.m. – General Meeting
PLACE: Union Bay Credit Union
313 McLeod Road, Union Bay
Nominations for the position of Recording Secretary and closure of nominations/election to follow if required.
Please come out and meet your BCGEU Local 1702 Executives and bring your questio...
Your BCGEU bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with your employer, BC Place. Details on the ratification process are still being worked on. We’ll get you that information soon along with details of proposed collective agreement.
Dave MacDonald, Bargaining Committee Chair
Barry Cameron, Bargaining Committee Member
Nadine Gagnon, Bargaining Committee Member
Free - English as a Second Language classes for BCGEU members. For more information please click the PDF's below.
Download PDF of notice here.
Download PDF of notice here (chinese translation).
The BCGEU and River Rock management met on June 10th to table proposal packages for a first collective agreement. Comprehensive packages have been tabled by both parties, although the monetary issues will not be addressed until after the non-monetary issues have been considered.
Negotiations have moved slowly so far as there is a lot of detail to work through on the non-monetary items. The par...
The Province has announced today that it has invested, through the Industry Training Authority (ITA), $18 million in British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) for trades training through to March 31, 2017, to meet industry needs and ensure quality training in high-priority trades. Read more...
Nominations are now open for the following positions:
Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position
Any BCGEU member can be nominated from any department. If more than one candidate is nominated, there will be a ballot of the entire membership to elect one candidate. The candidate with the most votes will be elected.
Bargaining Committee member, seven positions – one from each dep...