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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 18, 2022B.C.'s public service members ratify collective agreementBURNABY, B.C. – Over a two-week voting period, members of the BCGEU's (BC General Employees' Union) public service bargaining unit voted 53.4 per cent in favour of the tentative agreement reached with B.C.'s Public Service Agency (PSA) on September 6. More than 71 per cent of eligible members voted in ...
The newly ratified agreement is now in effect as the 19th Main Agreement between the B.C. Public Service Agency and the BC General Employees' Union
The previous public service agreement – the 18th Main Agreement – took effect April 1, 2019 and expired on March 31, 2022.
The BCGEU is the only union covered by this agreement.
Employer: Public Service Agency
BCGEU members covered: approximatel...
WHAT: Members of the BC General Employees' Union's (BCGEU) public service bargaining unit have ratified a new collective agreement with the provincial government.
The deal was ratified by a vote of 53.4% with over 71% of eligible members voting.Voting on the tentative agreement was open for two weeks, closing at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022. The tentative deal was reached in early Septemb...
Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the Salvation Army Centre of Hope tentative agreement has been ratified by the membership.
The vote was 87% in favour of accepting the agreement.
Your Bargaining Committee thanks all of you for your support and assistance throughout the bargaining process.
Pedro Isaac, Bargaining Committee memberCandice Rains, Bargaini...
After returning to the negotiating table in mid-September, talks continued over wages and compensation with a focus on making gains in the areas that members have mandated us to achieve in this round of bargaining. As it stands, the parties still do not agree on how to reach a tentative agreement that includes a fair and equitable compensation package, meaningful recognition and reconciliation ...
Please Post notice and nomination form on Union bulletin board
Steward Elections are now open on the following Local 0310 Worksite, to fill 3 vacancies.
· Dawson Creek Society for Community Living, all Worksites (3 vacancies)
Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now open and close on Midnight, November 3, 2022. Please email, fax, mail or d...
Ratification update Over the last two weeks, your bargaining committee has hosted 13 Telephone Town Halls (TTH) and webinars, where nearly 10,000 members of your bargaining unit participated and had the opportunity to hear directly from the committee about your tentative agreement. Watch the webinar here in case you missed it. We’ve developed an FAQ based on the questions from the TTHs and webi...
Tomorrow is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and union encourages all members to take the day to learn, reflect and participate in events going on in our communities. Learn and Reflect - Reconciliation is an ongoing process, and in addition to the events that are occurring tomorrow, our union has gathered a variety of resources including suggestions of some Indigenous business...
Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed as stewards at Salvation Army- Centre of Hope.
Amadiel Lopez- Morales
These stewards join the existing team of Cindy Sale and Robyn Smith.
Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact the above noted stewards. If a steward is unsure of the answer to you...
BCGEU Headquarters is on the unceded and shared traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & Səlí̓ lwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.