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 20 - ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONS
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.
Strike vote begins next week
As you know, your bargaining committee is conducting a strike vote for the 33,000 members of the public service bargaining committee starting next week. You are getting this email because you are part of that bargaining unit and are eligible to vote.From the very beginning of this round of bargaining, public service members have been unified around a central prio...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTINGMay 12, 2022
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department for up to 13 months or to return of incumbent. The effective date is to be determined.
DUTIES: The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing a wide range of advocacy services to the un...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)MEMBER BENEFITS DEPARTMENT
INTERNAL POSTING May 12, 2022
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representatives to work in the Member Benefits Department, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 4 months.
The staff representative in benefits are currently located at the Fraser Valley Area Office and report to t...
For almost a year, our union has engaged with your employer about the health and safety of CVSE staff and monitored CVSE's progress towards meeting the terms of the WorkSafeBC compliance agreement. This bulletin contains important updates about progress and concerns with both the compliance agreement and the current JOHS committee structure. Read on for details, and please do the following:
(Burnaby) - On April 27, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) filed a Notice of Civil Claim in B.C. Supreme Court against Vancity Credit Union over the financial institution's unilateral decision to deny BCGEU members a jointly-trusteed, defined benefit pension plan that they had agreed to establish. "Filing a lawsuit against an employer is an extraordinary step for any union to take, and ...
VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is conducting a provincewide strike vote to give 33,000 members of their public service bargaining unit a voice in how to move forward in bargaining with their employer, the Public Service Agency. Negotiations between the parties reached impasse in early April primarily due to a significant gap in wage proposals. “We’ve been clear from da...
Since the start of negotiations in February, your bargaining committee has been focused on achieving a new collective agreement that includes cost of living protection (COLA) for your wage increases. From day one our objective has been to get a deal at the bargaining table and that hasn’t changed. But we are at a point where a strike vote from the bargaining unit is the best path to getting a d...
Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparency
Union-filed shareholder motion earns significant support
Burnaby — Today, at the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual general meeting of shareholders, independent shareholders voted 72% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking for the company to release more information on supplier audits (34% overall). The shareholder prop...
Today the BCGEU recognizes Red Dress Day Red Dress day is a day to honour our missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people. This day first began on May 5, 2010 and has taken place annually every year since. It's a day to raise awareness and give voice to those whose stories have not been heard. We hang red dresses in public and private spaces and also wear red on this d...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE VICTORIA AREA OFFICE
INTERNAL POSTINGMay 4, 2022
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined.
Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union elections, preparing and conducting...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE
INTERNAL POSTINGMay 4, 2022
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or return of incumbent.
Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attend...
REMINDERYou’re invited: Telephone town hall
At 7pm on Thursday May 5th we will be calling every member covered under the Public Service Main collective agreement that we have a phone number for. When you get called simply stay on the line and you’ll be automatically connected to the event. If you want to make sure you get called, please log in to Member Portal and make sure we have your curren...
Please note, there will be closed captioning and ASL interpretation for each of the Zoom webinars. Also, a reminder that all times are in Pacific Time (PT) and each run about one hour in length. See you then! As you are likely aware, bargaining with the employer has reached impasse and the next step is to conduct a strike vote. In preparation for that vote, your bargaining committee wants to ma...
Applications for the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted.
Our annual scholarship program of up to $85,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our members.
Apply online here
A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and
May Day – or International Workers' Day – is a day in which the labour movement around the world comes together to recognize working people's collective power. Only by organizing to protect our collective interests as a class can we shift the balance of power under capitalism.
As we celebrate working people, we're also proud to announce that our union is now 85,000 members strong!
Our union has...
Nominations closed April 28, 2022, at midnight for election of Stewards in Local 2010.
Below, are the results:
Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward!
Angie PanouliasStaff Representative
Download PDF of notice here
Union investor successfully pushes Toronto's Thomson Reuters to prioritize human rights and re-evaluate ICE contracts
Canadian media and data giant to adopt United Nations human rights framework and publish a human rights report after 3-year investor battle
(Burnaby, Canada) Thomson Reuters' enabling of U.S. immigration surveillance prompted the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)-a minor sha...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022
VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) reached an impasse this week over an unresolved gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 33,000 union members, expired on March 31, 2022.
"Our members have been clear from d...
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City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project
Replicable model could be a gamechanger for tackling housing affordability
Burnaby - Yesterday, Burnaby councillors voted seven to two in favour of a rezoning application brought forward by the BCGEU that had the potential to offer a new model for tackling housing affo...