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.
The Union bargaining committee met for 3 days in January to review bargaining questionnaires and to write bargaining proposals. There are two additional pre-bargaining dates scheduled for March 3 and 8, 2016.
Bargaining will begin with the Employer on March 9. The parties will be meeting for 3 consecutive days. Additional bargaining dates will be scheduled as needed.
We will prepare a com...
Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the ratification of the tentative collective agreement with members voting 62% in favour.
The Committee would like to thank you for your support and assistance during this set of negotiations.
Andy Gill, Bargaining Unit Chairperson
Sabina Braidwood, Bargaining Committee Member
Janet Cruz, Bargaining Committee Member
The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions.
Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...
If you are interested in becoming an Occupational Health and Safety Representative at your worksite, please email Kerry Nelless at [email protected] with your name and contact information.
The deadline to submit your interest is March 8, 2016.
Training will be provided by the Union.
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The BCGEU and BC Place management have been negotiating a total of 7 days of bargaining since the proposals were tabled on December 15, 2015.
Complete proposal packages have been tabled by both parties and negotiations have so far concentrated on non-monetary issues. Negotiations have moved slowly so far as there is a lot of detail to work through on the non-monetary items.
There's a protoc...
Please be advised that nominations are now open for two (2) Joint Labour Management Committee positions at your worksite. Please see the attached nomination form.
Nomination forms must be received at the Fraser Valley Area Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016. Should we receive more nominations than positions available, an election(s) will occur.
Completed nomination forms may be f...
Leadnow employees have organized to join the BCGEU.
The organization works to promote democracy and social justice in Canada. It describes itself as: ‘an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada.’
“We’re delighted to welcome Leadnow into the BCGEU family. T...
Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive:
2 Members-at-Large, of which one may be a Young Worker Representative (29 years or under) designated as Member-at-Large
This three-year term expires in 2018. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office.
Nominations for these Ex...
We are pleased to announce that the new collective agreement has been ratified by 67%. The committee thanks the membership for their support throughout the bargaining and ratification process.
Starlight Bargaining Committee:
Angela Mahlmann – Staff Representative
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“We welcome the increased funding for the Ministry for Children and Family Development announced in today’s budget. Our union, and especially our frontline members, have worked hard to convince government that a significant increase is crucial for the ministry. Their concerns were detailed in the BCGEU report Choose Children, and these efforts have paid off. Additional frontline social workers,...