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.
Immediate Release December 15, 2016
Toronto – The federal government’s announcement to ban asbestos has been highly anticipated over the past few days. Groups expressed its support to the announcement but notes their expectation for additional federal work needed to fully achieve protection from asbestos for all Canadians.
TO: All Local 1701 BCGEU Members
DATE: January 17, 2017
TIME: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
PLACE: BCGEU 2994 Douglas St
• Local Chair Update (JUM, Component)
• Local Worksite Issues
• New Business
• Local Officer Training
Ryan Weldon, Chair Local 1701
Kelly Grohs, Staff Representative
Download PDF of notice here.
As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below.
Today we recognize International Human Rights Day. Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms.
In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.
Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...
It’s hard to believe, but 27 years have passed since 14 young women were slain at the École Polytechnique, an event also known as the Montreal Massacre. It remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history.
In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6, the anniversary of the devastating event, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Eac...
To: All BCGEU Members at Hard Rock Casino
Re: Holiday Season RV Visit/Bargaining Set To Begin
With winter almost upon us, and the holiday season soon set to begin, the BCGEU RV will be making a special visit to the Motion Canada parking lot, located next to Hard Rock Casino, on Friday, December 16th, between the hours of 10am and 6pm.
Come join us for some complimentary food, ...
Today we are proud to recognize the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
This day was created to bring awareness and understanding and to take action to further the rights of persons with disabilities both legally and in society.
Even though we have a come a long way in Canada there remains much more to do to achieve the equity in our society.
The United Nat...
To: All 1704 BCGEU Members at Vancity – Branch 70 Morgan Crossing
15795 Croydon Drive, Surrey
Re: Steward Nomination (1 position)
Nominations are now open for 1 position for a steward at your worksite, and will close January 4, 2017.
The steward is the face of the union at your worksite.
Some of the roles of the steward are:
To enforce the collective agreement and...
D-day is here!!
On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...