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.
On behalf of our union's 85,000 members, we would like to offer our most sincere condolences on the tragic death of one of our members, 23-year-old Kiara Agnew.
Kiara's life was cut short in a senseless act of violence while she was on vacation in Mexico last month to celebrate her upcoming birthday.
Kiara worked at Lakeview Credit Union in Dawson Creek and was a BCGEU member for just over a y...
The City of Vancouver's ongoing forced, mass decampment of unhoused people in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) without alternative supportive housing in place is unnecessary and a violation of human rights. Since last week, Vancouver police and city staff have been actively dismantling tents, throwing out belongings and forcibly removing unhoused people from structures along Hastings Street in V...
TORONTO and SASKATOON - April 5, 2023
"This is an important day" - shareholder vote at RBC a "turning point" for systemic racism in Canadian financial institutionsMore than 44% of RBC shareholders voted in favour of a proposal filed by SHARE on behalf of the Atkinson Foundation and the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU). The proposal asks Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to commission a third-part...
It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of former cross component treasurer and long time Local 311 executive Robert Keddie on April 1.
Keddie was very active in the B.C. labour movement and his connection with the BCGEU goes back decades. He was a member of local 203 and served on the Component 2 executive. Later, he served as the chair of 311 and on Component 3's executive as th...
Nominations are now open for three (3) shop stewards in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy at 2975 Jutland Road.
The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is: April 18, 2023 at 5:00 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 w...
Nominations are now open for three (3) shop stewards in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy at 525 Superior Street, Victoria.
The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is:
April 18, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Nomination forms must be submitted by email to [email protected] elected stewards are entitled to training at the union's expense, including paid le...
March 29, 2023For immediate release
BCGEU community social services workers ratify three-year deal
BURNABY – The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) announced today that the 19,000 members of the community social services bargaining unit employed by the Community Social Services Employer's Association (CSSEA) voted 95 per cent to accept the tentative agreement. The B.C...
As announced in our last bulletin, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and the BC Energy Regulator. Your bargaining committee is pleased to share the attached Ratification Document for your review.
Members are encouraged to attend an information session in BCER offices and virtually via Teams on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, starting at 1:30pm. Your Bargaining Committee will be o...