Prince George Area Office
(Updated Jan 26, 2023)
The Prince George Area Office is closed today and tomorrow to all staff and members due to a health and safety issue. Staff will be working from home. Members are asked not to attend the office the remainder of this week, but can email or phone their area office for assistance.
(Updated Jan 26, 2023)
All BCGEU offices are open except for the Prince George area office as noted above. Members who wish to attend at a BCGEU office must follow BCGEU Safety Protocols, which include wearing a face mask in all common areas.
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.
Bring your Questions! Build Your Skills! Have Fun!
Don’t you deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU Steward.
Did you know that you have an entire group of people with Union experience and expertise who want to help/mentor you in your steward role?
How would you like to build more skills and knowledge to help you become an even mor...
To: All BCGEU Local 1708 Members
Re: Bargaining Committee
Please be advised that the following BCGEU members have been elected to your Bargaining Committee:
Patricia Chambers (Alternate)
A bargaining committee has been elected to negotiate a new collective agreement on your behalf. We are seeking an alternate to the committee, who is willing to sit on the committee in the event one of the committee members is unable to complete the negotiations.
Nominations are now open for one alternate to the Bargaining Committee.
If the alternate is called upon to replace a committee m...
On Monday September 19, B.C.'s Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the Home Support Survey, detailing the results of a large survey on home support. Many of the results reinforce what B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been saying. The care our members give their clients is excellent, but there is room for improvement in the stru...
Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Program courses
The joint BCGEU-BC Public Service Agency Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Education Program is now 22 years old. Through this collaboration we are able to offer valuable training to our OHS committee worker representatives all across the province.
Members in the public service register for these cour...
Members of Local 403 are advised that nominations are now open for interim elections of the Local 403 Executive Chairperson (1 position).
Every member of Local 403 is eligible to be nominated for this position. Nominations can be made by completing the attached nomination form and returning it by mail to:
Attn: Fateh Born
Lower Mainland Area Offic...
NOTICE of ELECTION
BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Nominations are open for the position of bargaining committee member. Two positions are open. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be a member of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in an election. As a bargaining committee member you w...
NOTICE of ELECTION
BARGAINING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
Nominations are open for the position of bargaining committee chairperson. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be the Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in an election. As the Bargaining Committee Chairperson you wi...
To members of Component 4 and Component 8,
The BCGEU has learned recently the three bodies that regulate nurses in B.C. are going to merge into one. We are concerned that this large organization will eventually regulate other health care workers, such as care aides and community health workers, without hearing their voices. Your union would like to be involved in developing this regulating b...
To: To all Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 03 and Local Chairs
Re: BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace
The “Women’s Health and Safety in the Workplace” course will be offered at the Lower Mainland area office at Suite #130 - 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver on Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4...
The Union is pleased to advise that Karen Dalton has been selected as Chair of the BCGEU's Nanaimo Seniors Village Bargaining Committee. Karen was chosen for this important position by fellow Bargaining Committee members. Many thanks to Karen for agreeing to take on this important role.
We are also pleased to let you know that bargaining is set to begin with your Employer on September 13th. Yo...
Please be advised that the steward nominations have closed. Please join me in congratulating your stewards:
Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact one of the above noted stewards. If the steward is unsure of the answer to your question and/or concern, they are to call the Union on your behalf and speak to the staff represent...
Deadline for Survey Monkey Bargaining Questionnaire extended to September 23rd. It only takes a few minutes to fill out! Have a say in what may go into your new Collective Agreement!
With the election of a new Bargaining Unit Chair and Committee now complete, we need to hear from you on what you would like to see negotiated into your new Collective Agreement.
In order to assist the Committee ...
To: All BCGEU Local 412 Members
Re: Nomination for Local Executive
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive:
Young Worker Representative
The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office.
The deadline for nominations is: Friday October 7t...
As long, sunny days shorten and cooler weather begins , Labour Day offers us time to reflect on the summer that is drawing to a close. For those of us in the labour movement it’s also a time to reflect on the state of working people in our union community.
Looking back on the last year, it’s amazing to see the progress BCGEU members have made since last year’s celebrations.
We’ve grown tre...
At the end of July, the BCGEU made a submission to the provincial government's Select Standing Committee on Health. Parliamentary Committees request submissions periodically, and we ensure the concerns of our members are taken directly to government. In this submission, we call for "increased funding and scope for public home support, implementation of the Ombudsperson’s recommendations on seni...
Members at Baltic Properties (Cascades Inc.) - Election results for Bargaining Committee
We are pleased to report the election process is now complete. The members at Cascades will be represented by:
• Cheri McGowan – chair
• Donna Haffenden – committee member
• Tammy Brown – committee member
• Launa Perry - alternate
Thank you very much to all the candidates for accepting nomi...