Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan. Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan.
BCGEU OFFICE RE-OPENING PLANS:
Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan.
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Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan. The updated Safety Plan will be posted here once it is available.
CASTLEGAR OFFICE RE-OPENING (Aug 16):
The safety issue impacting the Castlegar Area Office has been resolved and the office will re-open Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
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.
Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement.
Full details about the deal will be provided shortly, along with information about the ratification vote process.
The monetary package includes full retroactivity and many other positive changes to the language. Your Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance of this agreement and we encourage you...
Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President and Andrea Duncan, Vice President of the Community Social Services component were appointed to B.C.'s Workforce Group and the Early Learning and Child Care Reference Group, respectively, as part of the provincial government's child care strategy. The Workforce Group-which completed its work in April-was convened to ensure the needs of current and future workers ...
BCGEU – HEADQUARTERS OFFICE
May 13, 2021
POSITION: SECRETARY – ORGANIZING (Temporary)
GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT
A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Organizing department. Term of assignment is up to 5 months or return of incumbent.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties will include: proces...
Nominations closed May 7, 2021 for election of Stewards at the Fort St. John Association for Community Living.Desiree Babkirk and Charlene Hafner have been elected Stewards the Fort St. John Association for Community Living.Please join us in wishing them well in their new position!In solidarityKathy WeaverStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here.
A steward can represent members at ANY worksite. Steward positions are not worksite specific. Your current list of stewards includes: Reina Barnes Jendon Cumigad Joanne Etienne Christian Goodchild Tammy Jones Erjon Tela If you need contact information for stewards, please call 604-215-1499. **Please print and post on the Union Board at your Worksite**Download PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP
B.C. Budget 2021: What does it mean for child care? As you may know, B.C. Budget 2021 was announced late last month. Despite there being some steps forward in child care, overall this provincial budget fell short in accelerating plans for making quality, affordable, accessible and universal child care a reality. As outlined in our union's budget analysis there were several missed opportunities ...
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our understanding of the virus is rapidly evolving. It is now widely recognized that airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 can occur under certain conditions. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recently updated its guidance to acknowledge that SARS-CoV- 2 is spread through aerosols (smaller droplets that can hang in the air for periods of time).1 Further...
Greetings to members working at Salvation Army – Richmond House
A reminder that BCGEU is running an election for stewards to serve at Salvation Army – Richmond House. To ensure that we reach all members who have current hours at this worksite, we are sending this FYI. There are four candidates for the two steward positions:
On behalf of 80,000+ members across the province, the BCGEU offers our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Local 104 member Bikramdeep Randhawa as they grieve his sudden and senseless death on Saturday, May 1st.
While the loss of any member under any circumstance is a tragedy, Bikramdeep's youth and the violent, and public nature of his death make this loss harder to b...
BC Budget Analysis 2021/22Moving in the right direction, but at the wrong speed. On April 20, the BC NDP delivered its first budget and fiscal plan since winning a new majority mandate in the October 2020 general election. More importantly, this was the government's first official budget since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. Budget 2021 includes significant funds for em...
Steward Elections are open as of Friday, April 30, 2021.To be elected are:
Please ensure a copy of this notice, and the attached nomination form and information sheet are posted on the Union bulletin board at your workplace.Please email, fax or hand deliver your nominations to:
BCGEU Peace River Area Office (Drop box at the back entrance)10147 100 AveFort St. John, BC V1J 1Y...
Your Safety Committee has worker representatives that meet once a month to monitor safety in the workplace. They also conduct joint investigations of workplace hazards and incidents.
**Please print and post on the Union Board at your Worksite** In solidarity Fateh BornStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here