The BCGEU expresses deep sorrow at the brutal hate crime which occurred in Orlando, Florida this past weekend and sends condolences to the families of the more than 100 innocent people who were killed and seriously injured at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning.
Much of the news coverage has focused on allegations of extremist religious motives. But this was not an act of terrorism, although...
The Columbia Institute released a brand-new report today: Top Asks for Climate Action - Ramping Up Low Carbon Communities. You can find it and a summary here.
Local governments have a crucial role to play in combating climate change. Their decisions directly or indirectly impact sixty percent of Canada’s energy consumption and more than fifty percent of GHG emissions. Top Asks pinpoints what l...
In early June, the BCGEU learned that Colombian state security forces used indiscriminate and excessive force against Colombian citizens engaged in peaceful protest. This led to deaths, serious injuries and arrests of citizens taking part in the “National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Grassroots Mobilization – for Good Living, A structural Agrarian Reform and Dignified Cities – Sowing Hope, Har...
Hello Sisters and Brothers!
Just a quick note to let you know that Kimberlee MacGregor your Component 5 Vice President and Lara Stroud, your Local Chairperson, will be conducting worksite visits in June. Please see below for dates in your ar
Monday June 13th, 2016
Kitimat Liquor Store 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tuesday June 14th, 2016
Queen Charlotte City Liquor Store 11:30 am to 1:30...
First aid is an important element of workplace health and safety. This includes having the correct equipment, procedures and trained people in place to respond in the event of a workplace injury.
Here are the basic first aid requirements under the Workers Compensation Act:
(1) The employer must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies, facilities, first aid attendants and services...
Recent incidents at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam have highlighted the need for workers to be made aware of their rights and duties under the Worker’s Compensation Act in carrying out their work.
On May 23, BCGEU members were injured while transporting a patient from the Royal Columbian Hospital back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. A preliminary investigation has been conduc...
Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna
Flora Copley, Barriere
Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake
Haven Evans, Prince George
Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni
Ramona Jones, White Rock
Isaiah Joseph, Langford
Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack
Kayla MacKay, Victoria
Tessa Milic, Delta
Sarah Osborne, Victoria
Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar
Lindsay Russell, Port Moody
Jaya Scott, Victoria
The results of the Local 505 Chairperson Election are as follows:
Steve West has been acclaimed as your Local 505 2nd Vice-Chairperso
Logan Spiess has been acclaimed as your Local 505 Member-at-Large.
Congratulations and welcome to the Local Executive, Logan and Steve!
Nominations will remain open for the following positions until such time as a nomination is received to f...
Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016.
Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...
Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.
Friday, June 10
10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time)
Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...
The LDB and the BCGEU have added three Dedicated Occupational Health and Safety courses for our members that work in Component 5. These courses are for OHS Committee Representatives that have not taken their basic training or for those OHS reps who may need a refresher after taking the basic course over three years ago.
Here are the courses:
June 8/9 (Kamloops) Pacific Inn & Suites, 182...
Local Chair of Component 5, Stefanie Caplette will be conducting worksite visits at the Liquor Distribution Branches in the Peace Region. Her schedule is as follows:
May 24th, 2016
Chetwynd – 1:30 pm
Hudson's Hope – 3:00 pm
May 25th, 2016
Fort Nelson – 12:00 noon
Fort St. John – 5:00 pm
May 26th, 2016
Dawson Creek – 10:00 am
Tumbler Ridge – 12:30 pm
She will be speaking to members, up...