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 3 - COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES
Component 3 includes members who work in community social services.
These caring professionals provide supports, services, and resources to vulnerable families and individuals across the province. They include supporting adults and children with developmental disabilities, women and children fleeing violence, youth-at-risk, child care, community justice services, Aboriginal services, and employment services, among others. With over 12,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.
Are you a good problem solver? Do you care about the health and safety of you and your coworkers? We need you to step up and become an occupational health & safety (OHS) rep. No prior experience is necessary, and training and support will be provided. OHS reps are needed at IDM Youth Services, we have five (5) vacant positions. The deadline for submission of interest is Friday, June 30th at...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT
INTERNAL POSTINGJune 6, 2023
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department for up to 6 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 unio...
Your Bargaining Committee spent three days at the bargaining table with the Employer from May 30, 2023 to June 1, 2023.
Although we were unable to reach a tentative agreement during that time we made progress and all indicators are that we may be able to reach a tentative agreement with another shorter session with the Employer.
We heard you during our outreach via surveys and one on one discu...
Nominations are now open for the following vacant positions on the Local 303 Executive:
Recording Secretary – (1 position)
Member at Large – Community Living or General Services (4 positions)
Member at Large – Indigenous Services (1 position)
Member at Large – Young Worker (1 position)
Member at Large – Equity Worker (1 position)
The terms of office will be for the remainder of the current t...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)CARIBOO AREA OFFICE
INTERNAL POSTINGMay 30, 2023
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Cariboo Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of assignment is up to 6 months.
Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meeti...
The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2023 scholarship recipients in their continuing education.
Click here for the 2023 scholarship winners
(Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).
This year, applicants were asked to write an essay or submit a video on one of five topics:
1. Workplace health and safety is a core value of the labour movement. What r...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2023
Atira workers unionize, join BCGEU
BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Today over 500 workers at Atira Women's Resource Society (AWRS) have officially joined the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU). This incredible win is the result of workers organizing and making connections across over 35 worksites and a significant majority of workers signing ca...
We are very pleased to announce that the tentative settlement was ratified with a 77% YES vote.
Although the renewed Collective Agreement is effective immediately upon ratification it will take time to fully implement the agreed-to changes. We have already notified your employer and will be working with them in terms of implementation including the new auxiliary call-in procedure.
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR IT SERVICES DEPARTMENT
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTINGMAY 24, 2023
The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia representing over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services.
The BCGEU seeks an experienced Systems Administrator to join a team of dedicated staﬀ supporting the u...
Your Bargaining Committee will be commencing negotiations with the Employer from May 30 to June 1, 2023, in Victoria. Although we hope to conclude negotiations during those three days it may be necessary to schedule additional dates. We are very pleased that so many of you participated in the bargaining survey and we feel confident that we have meaningful data from you that will inform some of ...
Your collective agreement expired on March 31, 2022, and your bargaining committee needs your input in order to identify membership priorities and draft "new" proposed changes to the collective agreement.
This will be your opportunity to have a direct effect on the bargaining process. Please take the time to complete the questionnaire and return it to the BCGEU Okanagan Area Office (by fax, ema...
We are pleased to announce that a tentative collective agreement has been reached with the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society.
Please see the highlights of the tentative agreement below. We will be sending out a ratification document soon. Members will need to ratify the tentative settlement before any changes kick-in. Our recommendation will be that members vote in favour of the te...
Bullying and harassment in the workplace can take many forms, including verbal aggression, personal attacks, and other intimidating or humiliating behaviours. If workplace bullying and harassment is not addressed, it can lead to lost productivity, anxiety, and depression.Employers must implement procedures for responding to reports or incidents of bullying and harassment. The procedures must en...
We are pleased to announce that members were nominated for the bargaining committee and they have all been acclaimed. Your newly elected bargaining committee members are:
Pei Jung Huang
Congratulations!We will send out an online bargaining survey to members in the coming weeks, so that the bargaining committee can review the results when we meet in June.To he...
You will find attached to this notice the Ratification Document which incorporates the tentative changes to your 2019-2022 collective agreement. We have scheduled ratification meetings to review the tentative settlement and provide each of you with an opportunity to ask questions. The meetings will be held:
TUESDAY, MAY 9TH6:00 p.m.Gym Space at the Main Child Care Centre Office
Nominations for the vacant position on the bargaining committee closed on April 21. One nomination was received, so Michelle Allanson was acclaimed. Your bargaining committee is as follows:
To ensure you receive bargaining updates going forward, please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at www.bcgeu.ca/updates. If we have an email address on file f...
You will find attached to this notice the Ratification Document which incorporates the tentative changes to your 2019-2022 collective agreement. We have scheduled ratification meetings to review the tentative settlement and provide each of you with an opportunity to ask questions. The meetings will be held:TUESDAY, MAY 9TH6:00 p.m. - Gym Space at the Main Child Care Centre OfficeTHURS...
The call for nominations closed on April 20, 2023 at noon. The following new members are acclaimed:
Member-at-Large (Youth Worker)Member-at-Large (Equity Worker)
Dayna BossertTahea Mack
Your local 307 executive is as follows: Local chairperson: Wynn HartfelderFirst vice-chair: Kindie WolfMember at large: Megan RyszSecond vice-chair: John LaverdureMember a...
BCGEU Headquarters is on the unceded and shared traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & Səlí̓ lwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.