Prince George Area Office
(Updated Jan 26, 2023)
The Prince George Area Office is closed today and tomorrow to all staff and members due to a health and safety issue. Staff will be working from home. Members are asked not to attend the office the remainder of this week, but can email or phone their area office for assistance.
(Updated Jan 26, 2023)
All BCGEU offices are open except for the Prince George area office as noted above. Members who wish to attend at a BCGEU office must follow BCGEU Safety Protocols, which include wearing a face mask in all common areas.
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.
BCGEU members that work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam continue to face unacceptable levels of violence and risk of serious injury. Our members were directed by the employer to release patients from seclusion rooms in spite of contrary advice by the care team. The patients were secluded due to incidents of violence against other patients and workers. They were still exhibitin...
Nighat Gondal was acclaimed for the position of bargaining committee member for Montessori Day Care. I want to thank Nighat for stepping forward to represent you during this round of bargaining.
BCGEU members at Montessori Day Care are now invited to complete a short bargaining survey.
This is your opportunity to have a say in the terms and conditions in your collective agreement. Please take...
Ballots were counted for the strike vote and members voted 96% in favour of strike. We are working with the Employer to confirm a date for mediation, and will continue to update members as soon as information is available.
Thank you to everyone for your continued support.
Selena Kongpreecha, Staff Representative – Negotiations
"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th. This course will be held at the BCGEU area office, 8555 - 198A Street
Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day.
In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn:
Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure
Roles and responsibilities of employers,...
The Local 304 election is no longer required due to the withdrawal of one candidate's stand for nomination.
Accordingly, we are pleased to announce the following members have been acclaimed in the two member-at-large positions:
A member of your local executive will work with stewards and mail contacts to arrange pick-up of the balloting materials.
We would ...
Nominations are now open for 2 positons for shop steward at Inclusion Parksville Society.
What do stewards do?
Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distri...
A tentative agreement has been reached with your Employer on July 22, 2016. We will be conducting a ratification meeting at your worksite in the near future where you will have the opportunity to hear, review, ask questions and vote on the tentative agreement.
• 1st year – 1% wage increase as on August 1, 2016
2nd year – 1.5% wage increase on April 1, 2017
A Strike Vote will be conducted on:
Tim Hortons on Terminal Avenue at Station Street
July 7 from 8 am to noon
July 8 from noon to 4 pm
Starbucks on Hastings Street at McLean Drive
July 28 from 11 am to 3 pm
For the employees of: Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society
In the bargaining unit defined as employees at 1607 East Ha...
The results of the Local 306 election for 2nd Vice Chairperson is that Marianne Halberstadt was the successful candidate.
The complete Local 0306 Executive is now as follows:
Linda Rowley - Chairperson
Tammy Fisher –1st Vice Chairperson
Marianne Halberstadt – 2nd Vice Chairperson
Laura Klassen – Treasurer
Joan Busat – Secretary
Laurie Brown – Member-at-large (1)
Marge Wehlen – Member-at-L...
Representatives of Ocean Crest Ministries and the BCGEU meet regularly to discuss Labour Relations matters of interest to employees.
These meetings are called Labour Management Committee meetings.
Currently, there is no one working at a Thrift Store who attends these meetings.
Both the Employer and the Union would like to have someone come to these meetings so that Thrift Store employees ...
Nominations are now open for 2 positons for steward at McIntyre Care Home Ltd.
What do stewards do?
Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGEU...