To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
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.
"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8, 2017. "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU area office, 158 Oriole Road, Kamloops from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn:
Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedur...
"Ergonomics" will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017. These courses will be held at the Learning Centre, 716 Courtney Street, Victoria from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.]
In the Ergonomics course you will learn:
• Requirements of the ergonomics regulation
• How to identify ergonomic hazards, to assess the risk factors ...
By: Stephanie Smith
For the past decade and a half, the B.C. government has cut taxes, regulations and public services. The needs of business have been prioritized over the needs of people and the environment. British Columbians have been told that the province cannot afford to invest in social programs.
Rather than assume a leading role in setting the conditions for our common advancement,...
COMPONENT: Environmental, Technical and Operational
DATE: Friday, March 17, 2017
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: BCGEU East Kootenay Cranbrook Area Office
46 7th Ave S, Cranbrook
Election – Alternate Convention Delegate
If you are unable to attend this meeti...
COMPONENT: Social, Information and Health
DATE: Thursday, February 23, 2017
TIME: Executive – 6:00 pm; General – 7:00 pm
PLACE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Union Centre
8555 – 198A Street, Langley Twp – Fraser Room
UPDATE - REMINDER
*CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS AND NOMINATIONS FOR THE 50TH BCGEU TRIENNIAL CONST...
Land Value Capture, a mechanism that taxes development speculation along proposed transit routes and puts those dollars into transit development is a solution the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) has been advocating for since 2015 to address the Lower Mainland’s transit crisis. Now, BC TransLink Minister Peter Fassbender is proposing a provincial development tax which the BCGE...
BC Throne Speech response:
Throne speeches are political documents that governments use to promote successes and paper over their failures, while setting broad-brush political priorities for upcoming budgets. The 2017 Speech from the Throne is true to form; providing few details, but gives broad hints about future economic policy.
In this election year the B.C. Liberal government has returned...
Dear Municipal employer,
We are excited to get the improved member education season under way. Please encourage your newer employees and those with optional enrolment in the plan to take the eLearning course Getting to Know Your Pension and your employees who are plan members to register for Making the Most of Your Pension and Approaching Retirement workshops.
How you benefit
Today the BCGEU provided its submission to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly, in response to its regular statutory review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act (SBC, 2006, c. 29).
The Office of the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) provides an essential point of oversight and review for our province’s ch...
COMPONENT: Environmental, Technical and Operational
DATE: March 14, 2017
TIME: 5:30 pm
PLACE: BCGEU Area Office
1064 Borden Ave, Kelowna
Call for resolutions to the BCGEU 50th Triennial Constitution Convention (June 14-17, 2017)
Nomination and Election of Delegates to the BCGEU Triennial Conventio...
Yesterday Vancouver City council made important steps in bolstering their response to the fentanyl crisis by releasing the second wave of funding intended to provide support to affected communities.
“We are encouraged by City Council’s focus on providing the necessary relief to the hardest hit communities, and to hear about an additional focus on supporting front line workers.” sa...
COMPONENT: Environmental, Technical & Operational
DATE: Thursday, March 9th, 2017
TIME: 5:30 pm
PLACE: BCGEU Office – 10251 100th Street, Fort St John
General Membership Information Meeting
Delegates to Convention
Updates from Component
Resolutions for Convention
CONVENTION DELEGATE AND ALTERNATES
Tell Us About Your Bad Job
Employer taking your tips?
Unfair treatment of workers is all too common in British Columbia.
Few people know their rights, and getting justice from a bad boss can be nearly impossible.
The BC Employment Standards Coalition is campaigning for better employment laws and stronger enforcement for all workers.
To: All BCGEU Local 2004 Members
Re: Nominations Open for Local Executive
The Local Chairperson has declared nominations open for the following positions on the Local 2004 Executive:
1st Vice Chair
2nd Vice Chair
Member at Large
These positions are for the remainder of a three year term ending in the Spring of 2018. Information on the duties o...
As you may already know the Province of BC has announced that they will be changing the carrier for employee benefits from Pacific Blue Cross to Great West Life.
As benefit entitlements are set out in our negotiated collective agreement, this change should result in no substantive changes in benefits for members.
The change will take effect in April 2017, and BCGEU’s Public Service Bargaining...
Report reaffirms urgent need for B.C. government to transform Aboriginal child welfare system
BURNABY – A report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY), Bernard Richard, exposed once again the systemic complexity and dysfunction of B.C.’s Aboriginal child welfare system and the urgent need for reform. The report, Broken Promises: Alex’s Story, details the tragic deat...
By acclamation Adam Hughes is the new Local Chair for Local 2010, Hack Waldon is the new 1st Vice Chair & Erin Hall is a new Member-at-Large!
Congratulations Adam, Hack and Erin!
Executive for Local 2010:
Chairperson Adam Hughes
1st Vice Chair Hack Waldon
2nd Vice Chair VACANT