BCGEU - B.C.'s Union since 1919 B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

COMPONENT 20 - ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL

Component 20 includes members who work for the B.C. Government engaged in engineering support and inspectional duties at the technical level, as well as those charged with protecting and regulating natural resources or ensuring the quality of the environment.

NEWS & UPDATES

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member; or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff[1], and A current or prospec...

March 22, 2019

18th Main DRAFT Agreement - BCGEU

Download PDF of 18th Main DRAFT Agreement here   *The final agreement, when posted, may contain additional housekeeping changes.   UWU/MoveUP

March 21, 2019

BCGEU Victoria Office - Secretary (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING  March 21, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY (Temporary)   GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT   A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person may also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. The term of assignment is up to six months or return of incumbent.  DUTIES ...

March 21, 2019

Basic Income submission - BCGEU

As you may be aware, in July 2018 the Province announced the creation of an expert committee to study the potential for using a basic income approach in its efforts to reduce poverty and prepare for the emerging economy. Organizations and individuals with an interest in basic income were invited to share their input with the committee, and the BCGEU developed a submission that brings the voice ...

March 19, 2019

Technical Safety BC (BC Safety Authority) Bargaining Commences - BCGEU

The Employer and your union bargaining committee met on Friday to exchange proposals and initiate bargaining discussions. All union and employer proposals are now on the table except for wages and term which will be tabled at a later date. We are going to deal with non-monetary proposals first and monetary later. Following the tabling of proposals, the Employer sought some time to review the un...

March 18, 2019

The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote. "B.C.'s legal aid lawyers help some of our province's most vulnerable people get access to justice, and as they demand the funding they need to serve British Columbians, the BCGEU stands in support of their strike vote," says BCGEU president Stephanie S...

March 15, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Attack - BCGEU

Like all of you, I am angry and shocked and heartbroken at the news of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Some of you know that I grew up and started my career as an ECE and a labour activist in New Zealand. I still have family and friends there and I think of New Zealand as home. This attack feels very personal for me and I am writing to share my thoughts with all of you. First, I want to e...

March 14, 2019

BCGEU celebrates announcement to bring home support workers under government ...

The Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities have announced they will bring home support services in-house. The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under government employment for over two decades and enthusiastically welcomes a change that will provide greater security to workers, and b...

March 08, 2019

BCGEU celebrates International Women’s Day with solidarity and action - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized every year on March 8. It's an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and the extraordinary role women play in their families, workplaces, and communities across the globe. It's also an opportunity to acknowledge how much work remains to be done to achieve true gender equality and ensure all women everywhere are empowered to reach their ...

March 06, 2019

Technical Safety BC (BC Safety Authority)- Bargaining with the Employer has B...

Bargaining with the Employer has Begun—Initial Proposals to be Exchanged at March 15th Bargaining Session Yesterday we met with your employer at the Technical Safety BC Vancouver office. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss protocol items and begin the bargaining process and set the stage for bargaining to begin on March 15th at the BCGEU headquarters. Initial proposals will be exchanged a...

March 06, 2019

Local 2001 Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: 2nd Vice Chairperson Member at Large (2 positions) The term is for two years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The nomination period is for March 6, 2019 – April 5, 2019 If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of infor...