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.
COMPONENT 4 - HEALTH SERVICES
Component 4 includes members who provide health care and related services.
They provide nursing care, personal care, housekeeping, building maintenance, laundry, activities, dietary, security and rehabilitation services at institutional and long-term-care facilities, as well as medical lab and a variety of other services for other employers.
Your Union received three nomination by the deadline and so your committee has been elected by acclamation. Your committee members in alphabetical order are:
The committee will be meeting in the coming weeks to select a committee chairperson, receive training, and to decide how best to engage the membership to determine your priorities.
Please be ...
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...
The ratification meeting for your new collective agreement will be Tuesday, May 18. The meeting will be online due to public health restrictions. This will be your chance to ask questions about the changes to the collective agreement:
Date: Tuesday, May 18
Time: Drop in between 1:30pm and 3:30pm
Ratification highlights will be explained at 1:30 and 2:30, and members can ask questions at any tim...
This is a reminder that the ratification meeting for your collective agreement will be this Thursday. This will be the only meeting opportunity to ask questions about your collective agreement:
Date: Thursday, May 13
Time: Drop in between 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Ratification highlights will be explained at 2:30 and 3:30, and members can ask questions at any time.
Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward position at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are:
Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.
Supporting co-workers in meetings with management.
Listening to co-workers ab...
Following six days of negotiations with the employer, on April 27, 28 & 29 and May 3, 4 & 5, your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report progress in a number of areas. We have agreed on some language changes with our non-monetary proposals and conducted a lot of good discussion and dialogue with the employer.
Your Committee would like to thank those of you working at the PSCs that su...
Your bargaining committee met between April 26 and 28 to undergo bargaining training and develop proposals for the upcoming round of bargaining. The committee also elected as bargaining chair Monty Qureshi. Congratulations Monty!
The surveys you filled out will inform our priorities for bargaining. Thank you to everyone who filled out a survey. Please keep talking to your bargaining committee t...
Your bargaining committee is pleased to present the highlights of the tentative agreement reached with your Employer to renew your collective agreement that includes a signing bonus, an increase to the night shift premium, clarification of regular hours of work, and Employer paid sick notes.
This was a very difficult round of bargaining, especially since negotiations were conducted online, inst...
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This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at RainCity Housing & Support Society that the following people are the current shop stewards for your worksite:
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...
Your Bargaining Committee has scheduled a Special Meeting for all LifeLabs Couriers as follows:
Date: Thursday, May 6th, 2021Time: 7:00 pm
Microsoft Teams meetin:
Check your email or speak with a member of your Bargaining Committee for meeting participation details.
Please check with your co-workers to make sure they received this message. If you or your co-worker did not receive the invite, pl...
Your bargaining committee is nearly prepared for negotiations with the employer to renew the collective agreement. In its most recent meetings, your committee:
completed its careful, clause by clause review of the entire collective agreement;
reviewed all survey feedback on your bargaining priorities, including your responses to the mini-survey on extended health and welfare benefits;
Please be advised that: Clare Audet has retired and David Ho is new Local 405 Chairperson effective May 1, 2021.Congratulations David! Email address for David Ho is [email protected] In solidarity Mahen RamdharryVice President, Component 4Download PDF of notice here
Your Bargaining Committee has scheduled a Special Meeting for all LifeLabs Couriers:
Date: Thursday, May 6th, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Remotely on Microsoft Teams
If you have a current home email address on file with the Union, you will receive an email invite with a link to join the meeting. There will also be a call-in number if you prefer to j...
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...
We are pleased to present a tentative agreement that will include wage lifts on the date of ratification, Employer matched RRSPs, increase to the night-shift premium, and a lump sum signing bonus.
We encourage you to vote “yes” and accept this new collective agreement!
The ratification can be found here. When you vote, you will be voting to accept all of the changes in th...
You get to keep your union at CVSVThe group of Comox Valley Seniors Village (CVSV) employees who filed to decertify you from the BCGEU withdrew their application last week.This is good news because it means that you get to keep your union and the rights you have in your collective agreement. Now we can focus squarely on the work we need to do to make changes at your workplace and prepare for yo...
Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with your Employer for a renewal to your collective agreement.This round of bargaining was difficult, especially since bargaining took place online instead of in person, but your committee fought hard for the priorities you identified in the surveys. We’re looking forward to outlining the changes to the ...
As part of its preparations, your bargaining committee is looking for your feedback on your priorities for extended health and welfare benefits.
Information about your current extended health and welfare benefits can be found in your collective agreement and your benefit plan booklet.
Examples of different types of extended health and welfare benefits include the following, though this is not ...
On April 14th – 16th, your Bargaining Committee met with the employer for the first time to commence negotiations for a renewal agreement. We tabled a hefty package, including proposals on almost every article and centred on all the input we've received from the surveys, your individual suggestions and local issues we've been dealing with since the last time we were at the table. In our bargai...
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...
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 ...