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.
Check out the latest issue of The Provincial
This issue has convention candidate statements, updates on the Fight for Essential Pay for BC Liquor Distribution Branch workers, COVID and Women a call for a just recovery, and a big win for the members in the Community Living Sector.
The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is appalled to learn that Chartwell Retirement Residences, where the union represents 125 members at two of its long-term care facilities in B.C., provided executive bonuses for "100% customer satisfaction during the pandemic" while at the same time rejecting a proposal to provide frontline workers a living wage despite their tireless e...
COMPONENT: Community Social Services LOCAL: 303 Steward Networking Meeting DATE: Monday, May 3, 2021 TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm VIA ZOOM
This is an opportunity for Local 303 Stewards to meet, via Zoom, with Local 303 Executive members and Staff Representative to discuss and problem...
Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding Budget 2021's support for the critical public services needed to get B.C. through the pandemic. But the union representing tens of thousands of members direct government and throughout the province's broader public sector is highlighting that more needs to be done to support workers as we move towards recovery.
"Our members' top priority for Budget 2021 ...
Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates.
The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021.
These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...
Thank you to the members who have put their name forward to fill the two vacant steward positions at Salvation Army – Richmond House. As we have two vacant positions and four candidates, we will be having an election.
Members will be able to vote for two of the following candidates for the two steward positions:
Electronic ballots will be ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2021B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister's offices
BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After more than a year of serving the public safely and peacefully at publicly-owned liquor and cannabis stores and warehouses without financial acknowledgement of their pandemic working conditions, B.C. Government and Service Employees'...
The Bargaining Committee has been busy negotiating a first Collective Agreement. We have met with the employer for approximately 15 days.
We are making progress and will soon be discussing monetary proposals. Stay tuned for further updates.
Morgan (Tanner) Donald, Bargaining Committee ChairChantal Quaife, Bargaining CommitteeAngela Mahlmann, Staff Representative - Negotiations
COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...
This is to advise you that the members at City Hall Childcare Society have ratified the tentative agreement.
The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the Steward at City Hall Child Care Society.
I would like to acknowledge the very valuable input,...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...
This is to advise you that the members at Kitsilano Area Childcare Society have ratified the tentative agreement. The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the Steward at Kitsilano Area Childcare Society. I would like to acknowledge the very valuab...