Mask usage in BCGEU buildings
(Updated Apr 27, 2023)
Effective immediately, we are making a change to our building protocols regarding mask usage in our buildings.
Mask use is now optional in our buildings, including in common areas and meeting rooms.
Staff and visitors to BCGEU buildings may, of course, continue to use masks and other layers of protection based on their own comfort and risk factors. We ask that we respect others and wear masks if requested in groups.
Please be reminded that no one should attend BCGEU buildings if they have active cold or flu-like symptoms.
COMPONENT 20 - ENVIRONMENT, 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.
You've voted in favour of strike action…now what?After our historic member-led strike vote in June, talks resumed between your committee and your employer, the Public Service Agency (PSA). Talks quickly broke down again because your employer once again failed to table a wage offer that met your needs.
While our goal remains achieving a fair agreement at the bargaining table, members may need to...
Poll also shows a plurality of support for land value capture tax to fund affordable housing Burnaby - A Research Co. poll has found that a majority of British Columbians support progressive policies to address the housing affordability crisis. The poll was commissioned by the B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) as part of Affordable BC – the union’s ongoing campaign to address housing afford...
The election process is now completed for the Oil & Gas Commission Bargaining Committee.
The following member has been acclaimed as bargaining committee chairperson:
- Chris Grieve
The following members have been elected as committee members:
- Amanda Fraser
- John Warner
In addition, the following member has been acclaimed as the alternate:
- Erin Hall
Last week we reported to you on the status of bargaining and our desire to return to the bargaining table as soon as the PSA has a revised offer to present – one which protects against increasing inflation by including a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Securing an agreement with inflation protection is still your committee’s top priority in negotiations. Click here to watch a v...
You are receiving this email as a BCGEU member working for the BC Wildfire Service. Please forward to your colleagues who are dispatched to fires.Did you know? If you are dispatched to a fire, you are entitled to a paid lunch break.Recently, through expedited arbitration, your fellow BCGEU members working for the BC Wildfire Service in the Lower Mainland successfully won a group grievance which...
Nominations are now open for four (4) additional shop stewards at 2975 Jutland Road. The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is:
Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Nomination forms must be submitted by email to [email protected] Newly elected stewards are entitled to training at the Union's expense, including paid leave from work and ongoing support from the Union.In...
Special message from your Public Service Bargaining CommitteeLast fall, we conducted the most detailed and comprehensive preparations for public service negotiations in BCGEU history. This included reviewing nearly 500 proposals from union locals, 5800 bargaining survey results and polling results from over 5000 members. By engaging in extensive consultation with you, we learned about your chal...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 4, 2022Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break downVICTORIA, B.C. – After three days of positive public service negotiations last week, talks between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) broke down this morning. Last week, the BCGEU's public service bargaining committee developed a creativ...
After three days of positive negotiations last week, your bargaining committee was surprised and disappointed that despite our best efforts to bridge the gap, your employer – the B.C. government through the Public Service Agency (PSA) – has refused to table a proposal that meets your key demand of cost-of-living protection.
Talks between your bargaining committee and the employer broke down thi...
The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2022 scholarship recipients in their continuing education.
Click here for 2022 winners
(Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).
This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of five topics:
The BC provincial government recently passed legislation for paid sick leave for all workers. Do you think t...
Last week’s strike vote was largest in our union’s history, and the 95% yes vote – with overwhelming turnout – sent a powerful message to government which they heard loud and clear. That pressure motivated them to get back to the table. Backed by that vote, your bargaining committee resumed negotiations with your employer, the Public Service Agency (PSA), this week. On Monday, the PSA tabled a ...
BCGEU Headquarters is on the unceded and shared traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & Səlí̓ lwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.