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.
BCGEU accepts government offer to return to the bargaining table(BURNABY, B.C.) Late last night the Public Service Agency (PSA) invited the BCGEU's Public Service Bargaining Committee back to the table to resume talks. The bargaining committee has accepted that invitation. Bargaining is expected to resume soon, but logistics are still being confirmed.This is a significant development, and it is...
Election results – Alternate support Bargaining Committee member
Friends, I am writing to advise that Robyn Mallia has been elected as your alternate bargaining committee member. Please join me in congratulating Robyn on her election. I would also like to thank all the candidates who allowed their names to stand for this election. I would also like to publicly thank Tennille Penner, your now fo...
Nominations are now open for the following position on the local 703 executive:
Member-at-Large 2 positions
The successful candidate will serve for the remainder of the current term. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.
The deadline for nominations is: Monday – September 5, 2022 by 5 p.m.
Local officers are exp...
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August 22, 2022 BCGEU escalates job action by declaring an overtime ban in the B.C. Public ServiceBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The bargaining committee representing 33,000 BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members in the B.C. Public Service is escalating job action by declaring a ban on non-emergency overtime for BCGEU members working in the B.C. public ser...
Thank you to everyone who submitted their names for the Equity Member-at-Large Position for Local 703.
Please help me in congratulating Frances Stanley as your newly appointed Equity Member-at-Large.
Should you have any questions regarding your Collective Agreement or should you require the support of a Steward, please contact the BCGEU local area office at [email protected]
The following have been in acclaimed into the positions listed below:
1st Vice Chairperson: Madison BlomlyTreasurer: Prabhdeep Chahal
We would like to thank all who participated in the process.
Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP
BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) public service bargaining unit will begin targeted job action at select BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres at 3:30 pm today after issuing strike notice on Friday, August 12.
Picket lines will go up at the following locations:
Delta Distribution Centre (DDC) – 7003 72nd Street, Delta...
BCGEU members will set up picket lines at 3:30 Monday at four BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres.
The job sites involved are:
Delta Distribution Centre
Kamloops Distribution Centre
Richmond Distribution Centre
Victoria Wholesale Centre
Only the BC LDB distribution sites listed above will be picketed.
Who else is picketing:
workers at the Wholesale Customer Centr...
Today, our union issued 72-hours’ strike notice to the Public Service Agency (PSA). This notice covers the 33,000 members of the public service bargaining unit who work for direct government. We will be in a legal strike position on Monday, Aug. 15 at 2:46 p.m. Keep an eye on your email for details on targeted sites to be picketed. A general message will be sent out on Monday morning. If your s...
BCGEU serves strike notice on provincial governmentBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The bargaining committee representing 33,000 members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) who work for the provincial government issued 72-hours' strike notice this afternoon. The B.C. public service bargaining unit will be in a legal position to take job action as of 2:46 p.m., Monday, August 15...
Friends,This is a reminder that balloting for the alternate member to your bargaining committee will close Monday, August 15 at 1700 hours. If you haven't already voted, we encourage you to do so.There are three (3) candidates for one (1) position:Jack RYDER
Megan KINGYou will be asked to select one (1) candidate on your ballot. The candidate who receives the most votes will be dee...
Your BCGEU bargaining committee has continued its work towards a fair deal that protects your wages against rising costs and puts you ahead.Your committee and NEC met again on April 22nd, and your bargaining committee met on May 20th to review its positions on all outstanding union and employer proposals. The parties met in negotiations again on June 13th and June 29th and continued to make pro...
Since the worksite meeting in May, your bargaining committee continued its work to prepare for negotiations with the BCFMA. This included a daylong meeting on June 15th to further review your input and develop bargaining proposals. Your committee's goal is to reach a fair deal that protects your wages against rising costs and puts you ahead-including closing the pay equity gap with persons perf...
Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed as stewards at Kwantlen Student Association located on 12666 72 Ave, Surrey.· Diamond Obera
· Kamil FernandoShould you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact the above noted stewards. If a steward is unsure of the answer to your question or concern, they will call the Union on your behalf and speak to the ...
As the collective agreement with your Employer expires on August 31, 2022, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. BCGEU Staff Representatives met with your Bargaining Committee last week and will be meeting with them again on August 30-31, 2022. We are also looking to schedule a date in September to attend your worksite and meet with you to answer your questions regar...
The Union is in receipt of nominations for the vacant 1st Vice Chair Person & Treasurer executive positions on the local. Pursuant to the Provincial Executive Policy D8 (#8), the nomination period will close three days after receipt. If you are interested in submitting a nomination for the position of 1st Vice Chair Person & Treasurer, nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August...
As the collective agreement with your Employer expires on September 30, 2022, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The Union needs your help and participation in the preparations and bargaining process. The first step is to elect a Union Bargaining Committee which will negotiate the new collective agreement with the Employer Bargaining Committee. You will need to el...
Thank you to everyone who submitted their names for the Member-at-Large Position for Local 703. Please see below for the official results of the election:
· Daphne Kowalczyk 31
· Donald Bell 18
· Michael J. Robinsmith 54
· Robert J. Supeene 19
· Ronald Tuck 26
Please help me in congratulating Michael J. Robinsmith as your newly elected Member-...
You are receiving this email to notify you that the election for the alternate member to your bargaining committee is now open.
There are three (3) candidates for one (1) position:
Megan KINGRobyn MALLIAJack RYDER
You will be asked to select one (1) candidate on your ballot. The candidate who receives the most votes will be deemed elected.
Balloting will close at 1700 hours, on Monday,...
APPLICATION SUPPORT ANALYST ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTINGJuly 28, 2022
The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia representing over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services.
The BCGEU requires an Application Support Specialist to work in the IT Services of the Admin...
Your Bargaining Committee met July 19th & 20th, in caucus, to begin preparations for negotiations.
Thanks to all of you that submitted responses on the recent survey. We appreciate your input and we are considering all of your ideas as we develop proposals to table with the employer.
Summer can often be more difficult to schedule meetings, but we will caucus again in August to finalize our ...
BCGEU Headquarters is on the unceded and shared traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & Səlí̓ lwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.