Due to the ongoing covid pandemic, BCGEU offices are operating with restricted access and with most staff working remotely. The BCGEU continues to monitor the situation and an update will be provided on or around February 15. Members can call or email their area office for assistance. Contact info can be found here.
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.
The federal Human Rights Tribunal’s landmark ruling reveals that the Canadian government has engaged in systemic racial discrimination against First Nations children by failing to provide the same level of child welfare services as exist in the rest of Canada.
The human rights complaint was launched on behalf of 160,000 First Nations children by Cindy Blackstock and the First Nations and Famil...
The creation of the OHS Networking team comes from the BCGEU 2014 convention. Convention delegates were loud and clear with their OHS resolutions: they wanted an expansion in the OHS department. They wanted BCGEU OHS activists to play a larger role, and to see the creation of an OHS Task Force. The OHS Task Force, released their report in April of 2015, with strong and practical recommendations...
A message from Unite Here! Local 40
Thanks to all of you from BCFED Staff, CUPE, FPSE, GEU, HEU, HSA, MoveUp, TWU/SWA and Unifor who came out to support our members at the Hilton Metrotown on January 20. Management took notice of your support.
Many of you have asked for updates on the status of bargaining at both the Hilton and with Coast Hotels in Kelowna, Victoria, Nanaimo and Prince George...
The BCGEU enthusiastically supports the January 13 B.C. Supreme Court decision in favour of the Gitga’at First Nation and Coastal First Nations. This decision ruled that the B.C. government has completely failed in its duty to consult with First Nations on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project.
The court said it was not “reasonable or correct” for the province to sign over the enviro...
Representatives of BCGEU met with Ministry of Children and Family Development representatives on Monday, January 18 to address systemic challenges in supporting Aboriginal children and youth. The meeting followed up on the union's report, Closing the circle: a case for reinvesting in Aboriginal child, youth and family services. The report, released in October, gave voice to members' concerns ab...
To all Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Kelowna Area
"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, February 24 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, February 25. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 1064 Borden Ave, Kelowna from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn:
Worker OHS rights, including the re...
To all Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Lower Mainland
"Ergonomics" will be held on Tueday, February 16 and "Joint OHS Committee Course" will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb 23-24. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
In the Ergonomics course you will learn:
Requirements of the ergonomics regulation
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive:
2 (two) Members-at-Large
1 (one) Youth Member-at-Large [age 29 or younger]
The term expires in March 2018. Information on the responsibilities and activities of the position is available from your Area Office.
The deadline to submit nominations is: February 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm or bring to the meeting.
TIME: 5:30 pm – Executive Meeting
6:00 pm – General Membership Meeting
PLACE: Lower Mainland Area Office – Auditorium A, Suite #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver
Local Executive nominations and elections
We have a large underground parkade you can access from Renfrew or Hebb.
If you enter from Renfr...
The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) welcomes new policies introduced by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MFCD) concerning the use of hotels for children and youth in government care. Under the new policies, hotels will only be used under exceptional circumstances when no other alternatives are available. MCFD Minister Stephanie Cadieux also stated the ultima...
The Just Film Festival features social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the planet. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action by spotlighting issues both local and global. It will also include a Social Justice Bazaar, on Saturday February 13th.
Visit the festival website for more information about ...
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - Executive Meeting (Elected Officers)
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – General Meeting (All Members)
PLACE: BCGEU Area Office – 158 Oriole Rd (Back Entrance)
REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
ALL LOCAL 605 MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
TO ATTEND BY CONFERENCE CALL, dial 1-866-562-0090 at the meeting start time. When asked for the Access Code, inp...
COURSE: Stewards' Training
WHEN: February 16-18, 2016
WHERE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office, 8555 198A Street, Langley
TIME: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Please note: our gate and office do not open until 8:30 am
REGISTRATION: Please call our office at 604-882-0111 or toll free at 1-888-991-6062 or respond by email to [email protected] as soon as possible to register for t...
The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is speaking out against a fee increase to rental tenants seeking a dispute resolution through the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB).
The new fee took effect on Jan. 1.
A renter filing a dispute resolution application with the RTB will now have to pay $100. That’s up from $50. An appeal review will now cost $50, up from $25.
TIME: 7:00 pm
PLACE: BCGEU Victoria Area Office – 2994 Douglas Street, Boardroom
Labour Council Report
Doug Kinna, Local 601 Chairperson
Download PDF of notice here.