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. The updated Safety Plan will be posted here once it is available.
BCGEU OFFICE RE-OPENING PLANS (Updated Jun 28):
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.
CASTLEGAR OFFICE CLOSURE (Jul 20):
The Castlegar office is currently closed, as a result of a safety precaution, until further notice. Staff continue to work from home. For assistance, please contact the area office.
COMPONENT 6 - SOCIAL, INFORMATION AND HEALTH
Component 6 primarily includes members work for the Government of B.C. in a variety of social, cultural, educational, information technology, research, health care delivery and associated direct technical support functions. Component 6 also includes members who perform services in these fields at employers contracted by the government.
Preparations for the 19th Public Service negotiations are already commencing. Therefore, we are calling for locals to meet and prepare draft proposals and resolutions for submission to their respective components. They are to be forwarded to the Component Executives in order for proposals and resolutions to be vetted and allocated to either the Public Service Main or Component tables. The deadl...
Our union’s 2021 Constitution Convention has come to a close. Over the course of convention, members passed resolutions determining the direction of our union over the next three years and elected our union’s executive officers for the same period. Be on the lookout for a more thorough wrap up of convention in the next issue of The Provincial magazine.
ElectionsCongratulations to our new BCGEU ...
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...
In the weeks since the union reached a tentative deal for the 18th Public Service Agreement many members have asked for clarification around the Temporary Market Adjustment (TMA) for Social Program Officers (Child Protection) 24.
To ensure we are all on the same page, the union sought additional clarification from the Ministry and the Public Service Agency (PSA). You can read the PSA's clarific...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE
INTERNAL POSTINGJuly 23, 2021
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or to return of incumbent.
Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their...
In the past couple of years, the BCGEU has seen an increase in the number of fraudulent, or phishing, emails being sent to BCGEU members.Often, these emails look like they come from someone at the BCGEU. In other circumstances, the scammers have taken information off the BCGEU website and have attempted to impersonate component or local executive members.In many of these cases, the scammers are...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT
INTERNAL POSTINGREVISEDJuly 19, 2021
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 5 months. The effective date to be determined.
Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargai...
EVENTS COORDINATOR/PLANNERCONVENTIONS, CONFERENCES and TRAVEL DEPARTMENTINTERNAL
REVISEDJuly 19, 2021
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires an administrative representative to work in the Conventions, Conferences and Travel Department. The position reports directly to the Facilities Coordinator. Effective date to be determined.
Organizes and coordinates the physical and administrat...
We are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement.
A detailed package will be sent to your home email soon. A Town hall meeting to discuss the package and to answer questions will be held Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Ratification Vote Meeting Details
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Microsoft Teams meeting
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On June 21, 2021, pursuant to Clause 28.3 (e) of the Main Public Service Collective Agreement, the Union formally responded to the Public Service Agency's (PSA) rationale dated January 19, 2021. This lengthy response rationale was supported by over 200 documents and reference materials.
A core group of EAWs worked hard to provide feedback, information, and work examples in response to the PSA's...
The Bargaining Committee met with the Employer to discuss the results of the Membership Town Hall meeting. The Employer has taken this information under consideration and the union has requested further bargaining dates.Thank you for your on-going support. If you have questions please contact a member of the bargaining committee. Stay tuned!In solidarity,NTT Bargaining CommitteeDownload PDF of ...
We have learned that letters of performance standards and expectations are again being distributed to NTT Service Desk Agents. Your BCGEU Joint Union Management Committee raised our concerns at a JUM Committee meeting regarding these letters. The Employer was unwilling to address our concerns.These concerns include the average hourly calls and average hourly tickets as well as the linkage of th...
What changes would you like to see in the Collective Agreement?Working from home language? More vacation? Changes to hours of work?
Please submit your bargaining proposal(s) to Kirsten Smestad by July 30th, 2021 using the attached form.A few key points:
You can submit more than one.
If we need clarification, we will contact you.
Include examples that can be used at the bargaining table to expl...
BCGEU offices re-opening on July 12With the shift to Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, BCGEU offices will re-open, by appointment only, on July 12.Members can visit offices for meetings and to drop off or pick up materials.For the safety of BCGEU members and staff, masks are required in common spaces and visitors must register upon arrival. Additional occupational health and safety protocols will...