All BCGEU offices are open. Members who wish to attend at a BCGEU office must follow BCGEU Safety Protocols which include proof of vaccination and wearing a face mask in all common areas.
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.
An update from the BC Pension Corporation:
The fall schedule for the Public Service Pension Plan free member seminars is now posted on the pspp.pensionsbc.ca website with seminars offered across BC.
Your Pension, Your Future
It is important for new and mid-career employees to know how decisions made today can affect your retirement pension in the years to come. In this seminar, Y...
All stewards are asked to attend a one-day training to enhance their skill set as a steward. Subjects will include:
1. Review of the grievance procedure and filling out the grievance form.
2. The steward's role in investigative meetings, Step 1 and 2 meetings and disciplinary
3. Letters of Expectation – What are they? What are they not? What is grievable, what is
Improving the Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Committees
Public hearings have been scheduled by Worksafe BC on proposed regulatory changes, including proposed changes to joint health and safety committees.
New sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation related to joint committees are:
3.26, Rights and Responsibilities, evaluation for joint committees
Nominations are now open for two positions for a steward at your worksite, and will close September 9, 2016.
The steward is the face of the union at your worksite.
Some of the roles of the steward are:
• To enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights
• Act as liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices
• Sign up new members to the union at the worksite...
To: All BCGEU Local 0608 Members
Re: Nomination for Local Executive
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local 608 Executive:
1st Vice Chair
The term ends March 31, 2018. In...
COMPONENT: Social, Information & Health
DATE: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
TIME: 6:00 pm
PLACE: BCGEU Victoria Area Office – Auditorium
2994 Douglas Street, Victoria
Last call for BC Fed Convention resolutions
General Union Busines...
BCGEU members that work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam continue to face unacceptable levels of violence and risk of serious injury. Our members were directed by the employer to release patients from seclusion rooms in spite of contrary advice by the care team. The patients were secluded due to incidents of violence against other patients and workers. They were still exhibitin...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office
8555 – 198A Street, Langley
As you know, the role of a Steward in the workplace is an extremely important one, and we want to make sure that our Stewards are equipped with all the information they need to continue to assist members every day. That is why we are excited to provide a full day of educati...
"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th. This course will be held at the BCGEU area office, 8555 - 198A Street
Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day.
In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn:
Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure
Roles and responsibilities of employers,...