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 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.
Due to inclement weather, the Terrace Area office will be closed on Monday, January 20.
The office plans to reopen Tuesday, January 21, at 8:30am.
If you are a BCGEU member in area 12 and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward.
Facilities related emergencies in Terrace can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877.
The BC Labour Heritage Centre is pleased to inform BCGEU members that a new Prince Rupert Labour History Walking Tour has recently been added to our BC Labour History Walking Tours mobile app. This tour explores over a century of union organizing, struggles and victories for fishermen, shoreworkers, longshore, the IWW, the Battle of Kelly's Cut, civic politics and colourful labour characters o...
ICBC agrees to change potentially devastating policy on personal insurance impacts of accidents in fleet-insured vehicles
In Fall 2019, ICBC announced a policy change that would have meant that commercial drivers found at fault for accidents in work vehicles would potentially pay more for their personal insurance.
"Our union immediately understood that the original policy was completely unfair ...
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:
Member-At-Large (3 Positions)
Member-At-Large (Equity Member)
The term is the remainder of the three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached and available from your area office.
The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season!
Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays.
BCGEU offices around the province will be closed at 1:00pm on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:30am.
If you are a BCGEU m...
Given the recent developments with the postponement of the transition, your BCGEU representatives on the Joint Transition Committee want to provide you with an update and let you know about some of the work we have been doing on your behalf. We have been taking your issues forward and have worked with the two employers to resolve a number of issues.
1. Protection of Privacy Rights-Resolved
On behalf of members employed by Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc., the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the company to ensure they meet the highway maintenance standards agreed to in their 10-year contract with the provincial government. This follows an incident last week in Cherryville B.C. where a school bus became stuck in a ditch due to snowy road co...
WHAT: After issuing a 72-hour strike notice on Friday of last week, 14 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Sunshine Valley Child Care are set to strike for one day on Thursday December 19, 2019. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages,...
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Dec. 9, 2019BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care workers The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's commitment of $8.5 million over three years to build an independent provincial occupational health and safety agency to address the high rate of injury in the health care sector. "The BCGEU represents thous...