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 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.
Nominations are open for shop stewards at your worksite.
BCGEU shop stewards are the front line workers' representatives in the workplace and are the best conduit of communication between members and the union office. Stewards provide a vital role in keeping the union office informed about members' concerns.If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, please arrange to compl...
We are looking for 2 shop stewards from our Local 403 membership to be shop stewards at Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox. Stewards will receive full training and will be called on to perform steward duties when needed. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. Please consider nominating yourself or another member to be an alter...
Out of utmost caution and transparency, please be advised the BCGEU will re-do the interim steward election beginning with the nomination period.
Please be advised that any votes previously cast will not count. Please ensure to submit a nomination again on the attached form if you wish to be a worksite steward.
The deadline for nominations is December 5, 2019.
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Your collective agreement expires on December 31, 2019 and the union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement on your behalf. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of Slizek Investments Inc. (dba AdvoCare Health Services). The chairperson must be elected by membership vote and the remaining seats on the committee wi...
The BCGEU is hosting two conference calls to answer questions about the tentative agreement reached with CLBC earlier this month. You’re invited to participate by calling in. The calls will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can, but don’t need to, participate in both. Meeting one:Call information for: Nov. 5, 2019 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can con...
Are you a retired member of the Municipal Pension Plan or an active member within five years of retirement? The plan's Board of Trustees is considering changes to the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits plan. We want to hear from members, so informed decisions can be made. Share your feedback on the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits that are most important to y...
The election has now closed for the Local 403 Health Science Professionals Sector Council candidate.
The successful candidate is:Ping QiuThanks to Rhonda Karaboitis for running and congratulations to Ping.The first meeting of the Council will be on November 5 and 6th, 2019 at BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby.In solidarity,Michelle McAuleyStaff Representative – NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice h...
The union has conducted an election for the position of bargaining committee chairperson and the successful candidate is Milagro Huezo.
The committee is now comprised as follows:
Milagro Huezo (Bargaining committee chairperson)
The committee will be working over the coming weeks to solicit feedback from the membership regarding your priorities, develop bargaining prop...
Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement:
Lorne Cragg – Bargaining Committee Chair
Tom Palmer – Bargaining Committee Member
Due to one elected member withdrawing her name, we will open nominations for one additional spot.You may submit one page of biographical information, endorsements, or other campaign ...
The communities of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake will soon have a more sustainable ferry service. Late in the evening of October 24th, after two long days of bargaining in Kelowna, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) reached a tentative agreement with WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment – two of the three employers who operate B.C.'s inland ferry services...
Your bargaining committee met with the Employer on October 23 and 24 of this week and reached a tentative agreement.
Two-year deal, ending March 31, 2021
2% General Wage Increase retroactive to April 1, 2019
2% General Wage Increase effective April 1, 2020
Any other monetary gains that were achieved at the Community Health bargaining table funded by Vancouver Coastal Health
In 2016, your employer implemented a policy that prohibited wildfire members from wearing crew patches.
Since then, at every worksite that your treasurer Paul Finch and I have visited, we have heard how much the 30-year tradition of crew patches means to you.
Crew patches not only build team spirit and show pride of place, they also help clearly identify members of different crews fighting the...
Today's introduction of legislation by the provincial government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a significant and important step towards reconciliation in B.C.
"Thanks to the leadership of our members, the BCGEU has long been an active participant in the national project of reconciliation and decolonization," says BCGEU president Step...
The election has now closed for the Local 404 Health Science Professionals Sector Council candidate.
The successful candidate is: Tim Little
Thanks to Binny Sivia and Jasdeep Diogan for running and congratulations to Tim.
The first meeting of the Council will be on November 5 and 6th, 2019 at BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby.
Michelle McAuleyStaff Representative – NegotiationsDownlo...
We are looking for 2 additional shop stewards (1 shop steward and 1 alternate shop steward) from our Local 403 membership to be shop stewards at Burnaby Mental Health (Fraser Health Authority). As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. Please consider nominating yourself or another member to be a shop steward. I look forward to r...
The nomination period for the Member-At-Large position closed on October 10, 2019. We want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidate.Congratulations to Meaghan Mallough (Member-at-Large) on the new position.The Local Executives are:
1st Vice Chair
2nd Vice Chair