Mask usage in BCGEU buildings
(Updated Apr 27, 2023)
Effective immediately, we are making a change to our building protocols regarding mask usage in our buildings.
Mask use is now optional in our buildings, including in common areas and meeting rooms.
Staff and visitors to BCGEU buildings may, of course, continue to use masks and other layers of protection based on their own comfort and risk factors. We ask that we respect others and wear masks if requested in groups.
Please be reminded that no one should attend BCGEU buildings if they have active cold or flu-like symptoms.
COMPONENT 7 - EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE
Component 7 includes members who work in colleges and institutes as instructors and support staff, in private environmental testing laboratories, legal services, and other related fields.
Employers include community colleges, the B.C. Institute of Technology, the Justice Institute of B.C., private labs, BC NDP Caucus and Constituency Offices, legal services to the public and many more.
The Union and your Employers met on September 26th and 28th, 2023 and discussed non-monetary proposals. We are glad to report that both parties have agreed on several proposals, and we have made good progress. The next date the parties are scheduled to meet is October 10th, 2023. To ensure that the bargaining progress does not stop there, we have booked the following bargaining dates:October 12...
We are pleased to advise you that a tentative agreement was reached with the employer Thursday, September 28th. We will develop a ratification document for your review and schedule an information session shortly. Stay tuned for this information.
Thank you for your support and patience throughout the bargaining process.
Laird Story, Bargaining Committee ChairpersonDaphne Kowalcz...
Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report we have reached a settlement and we are unanimously recommending you vote YES to ratify the agreement. The Ratification Document can be found here.
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 4:00 pm thru Wednesday, October 11, at 5:00 pm
Where: Online voting format
You will receive voting credentials on Wednesday, October 4th at 4:00pm. at the ...
BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICEINTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 28, 2023
POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT– WCB
GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT
An Administrative Assistant is required to perform administrative and word processing functions for staff representatives as required in the WCB Department.
Will include processing a variety of documents on a personal computer including reports, mem...
TEMPORARY STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (SR2)COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT
INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 27, 2023
The B.C. General Employees’ Union requires a temporary staff representative (political action campaigner) for its’ Communications department, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 12 months or return of incumbent. The position is located at its headquarters in Burn...
REGULAR STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (SR2)KELOWNA AREA OFFICE
INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 27, 2023
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Kelowna Area Office, effective date to be determined.
Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union elections, prepari...
BCGEU OKANAGAN AREA OFFICE EXTERNAL POSTING
POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Okanagan Area Office (Temporary/On-Call)
GRADE: LEVEL 3 (Training/Overload)/LEVEL 5 (Backfill) - MoveUP AGREEMENT
The B.C. General Employees Union is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia. We represent over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services.
Damkxw,Nominations are now re-opened for the bargaining committee that will negotiate your first collective agreement with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the Union staff representative and other elected leaders to help ensure their voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process.The bargaining committee has three member p...
The ratification vote has now concluded. We had an 85% turnout, and the tentative agreement was rejected by a vote of 21 (52.5%) - 19 (47.5%). Thank you to everyone who participated in this important process. Your bargaining committee will now review options and we will get in touch soon with next steps. In solidarity, Diamond OberaBargaining Committee John O'Brian Bargaining CommitteeHeather...
Many of you will have heard about rallies planned across the country this week which look to further anti-trans hate speech. The B.C General Employees' Union (BCGEU) vehemently condemns the upcoming wave of hate rallies slated to occur under the misleading banner of #1millionmarch4children on September 20. These rallies represent an alarming assault on the 2SLGBTQI+ community. Our families, chi...
Nominations for bargaining committee (two plus an alternate) are now open.A nomination form and bargaining survey is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on Monday, October 16, 2023 and can be emailed to [email protected] attention: Lisa Toby along with your completed bargaining survey.Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, October 16, 2023.*please note, only one no...
KISPIOX COMMUNITY SCHOOL – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Damkxw,As you are likely aware, on May 11, 2023 the BCGEU was certified as your bargaining agent to represent you in all matters related to your terms and conditions of employment. As previously advised, nominations to the bargaining committee will re-open September 20. An email containing the nomination form and completion instructions will be sent a...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2023New report demonstrates vacancy control is a common-sense policy urgently needed to address housing crisis BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) today released Evaluating Prospects for Vacancy Control Policy in B.C.'s Housing Affordability Crisis, a comprehensive assessment of vacancy control policy (where re...
ELECTION OF KISPIOX COMMUNITY SCHOOL BARGAINING COMMITTEE – NOMINATIONS WILL BE RE-OPENED
Damkxw,To address concerns that the Employer was changing terms and conditions of employment contrary to the law as well as its apparent retaliation for exercising your legal right to join a Union, also contrary to the law, we had hoped to quickly form the bargaining committee to begin preparations for bar...
Our bargaining committee met in Vancouver earlier this month to review surveys, identify bargaining priorities, and begin the process of developing proposals. Deep appreciation to everyone who completed the survey or reached out to send us your thoughts.
This process is ongoing, and we will meet again on September 11th/12th as a caucus to further review any additional information y...