Due to the ongoing covid pandemic, BCGEU offices are operating with restricted access and with most staff working remotely. The BCGEU continues to monitor the situation and an update will be provided on or around February 15. 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.
Free - English as a Second Language classes for BCGEU members. For more information please click the PDF's below.
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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...
Sisters & Brothers,
As you may know, the union and your employer are in the process of negotiating the Collective Agreement. We have asked a number of times for the employer to commit to additional bargaining dates and to date they have refused to do so. They suggest this is due to our not responding to their latest proposal. We have responded, they simply didn't like the answers.
The BCGEU expresses deep sorrow at the brutal hate crime which occurred in Orlando, Florida this past weekend and sends condolences to the families of the more than 100 innocent people who were killed and seriously injured at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning.
Much of the news coverage has focused on allegations of extremist religious motives. But this was not an act of terrorism, although...
The Columbia Institute released a brand-new report today: Top Asks for Climate Action - Ramping Up Low Carbon Communities. You can find it and a summary here.
Local governments have a crucial role to play in combating climate change. Their decisions directly or indirectly impact sixty percent of Canada’s energy consumption and more than fifty percent of GHG emissions. Top Asks pinpoints what l...
In early June, the BCGEU learned that Colombian state security forces used indiscriminate and excessive force against Colombian citizens engaged in peaceful protest. This led to deaths, serious injuries and arrests of citizens taking part in the “National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Grassroots Mobilization – for Good Living, A structural Agrarian Reform and Dignified Cities – Sowing Hope, Har...
First aid is an important element of workplace health and safety. This includes having the correct equipment, procedures and trained people in place to respond in the event of a workplace injury.
Here are the basic first aid requirements under the Workers Compensation Act:
(1) The employer must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies, facilities, first aid attendants and services...
Recent incidents at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam have highlighted the need for workers to be made aware of their rights and duties under the Worker’s Compensation Act in carrying out their work.
On May 23, BCGEU members were injured while transporting a patient from the Royal Columbian Hospital back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. A preliminary investigation has been conduc...
Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna
Flora Copley, Barriere
Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake
Haven Evans, Prince George
Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni
Ramona Jones, White Rock
Isaiah Joseph, Langford
Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack
Kayla MacKay, Victoria
Tessa Milic, Delta
Sarah Osborne, Victoria
Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar
Lindsay Russell, Port Moody
Jaya Scott, Victoria
Please note the following are your BCGEU stewards at BC Housing:
Work Location City
Rhonda Forster (temporarily unavailable)