To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
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 10,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.
Steward nominations are now open for steward positions at Nelson Community Services in Nelson.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a shop steward, please add your name to the posted nomination form and have a co-worker nominate you.All nominations must be received no later than 5 pm on Monday, February 17, 2020. Please send them to:BCGEU West Kootenay Area Office2316 Columbia ...
ICBC agrees to change potentially devastating policy on personal insurance impacts of accidents in fleet-insured vehicles
In Fall 2019, ICBC announced a policy change that would have meant that commercial drivers found at fault for accidents in work vehicles would potentially pay more for their personal insurance.
"Our union immediately understood that the original policy was completely unfair ...
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive:
Member at Large - Equity
The term is until the next triennial election period, starting January 1, 2021. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office.
The nomination period is for January 14, 2020 – January 22, 2020 by 5pm
If there is an election for a...
I am please to advise that Tanis Sawtell and Kirsten Ginter have been acclaimed to your bargaining committee.
The bargaining committee will be meeting in the near future to review your bargaining questionnaires to develop bargaining proposals to present to the Employer once bargaining dates have been determined.
A copy of the bargaining survey is attached. Please complete the bargaining survey ...
Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative settlement has been reached with the Employer after 5 months at the bargaining table. All of the items that you wanted fixed have been addressed, in almost every case to the complete satisfaction of the bargaining committee,- wages, the amount of bargaining unit work done by excluded staff, and fair transparent processes for job ...
The Employer has advised that an accounting firm is reviewing their financials and hope to have a response to us sometime in the week of January 6th. It is their hope to find additional resources so they can come back to the table with another offer.
Until that time, we are putting any further strike action on hold.
You will be kept updated as to our bargaining meeting dates and a membership me...
BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season!
Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays.
BCGEU offices around the province will be closed at 1:00pm on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:30am.
If you are a BCGEU m...
On behalf of members employed by Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc., the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the company to ensure they meet the highway maintenance standards agreed to in their 10-year contract with the provincial government. This follows an incident last week in Cherryville B.C. where a school bus became stuck in a ditch due to snowy road co...
WHAT: After issuing a 72-hour strike notice on Friday of last week, 14 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Sunshine Valley Child Care are set to strike for one day on Thursday December 19, 2019. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages,...
Please be advised that Jeanine Erickson has been elected into the positions of Steward.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.
Congratulations and welcome Jeanine.
Tamara Peterson Sarah Georgetti
L 304 Chairperson Staff Representative
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Dec. 9, 2019BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care workers The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's commitment of $8.5 million over three years to build an independent provincial occupational health and safety agency to address the high rate of injury in the health care sector. "The BCGEU represents thous...
Improvement in Mileage Allowance, 2% General Wage Increase and $20 Million Low Wage Redress effective April 1, 2020
Mileage reimbursement rate will increase by one (1) cent per kilometer, effective April 1, 2020, for Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services Collective Agreements.
2.0% General Wage Increase + $20 Million Low Wage Redress (LWR)