The “Understanding and Preventing Stress in the Workplace” course will be offered at the Castlegar area office on Friday June 3, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be facilitated by a BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre facilitator. This course is designed to help identify stressors such as job demands, job control, lack of support, organization styles, bullying and lac...
The Area 05 Cross Component Committee is pleased to invite you for a free education session regarding a Pension Workshop. This educational session will be useful for all BCGEU members who want more information related to Pensions and Pension Plans.
WHERE: Kamloops Area Office
158 Oriole Road, Kamloops
After hours entrance at right rear of building.
UPDATE: Day of Mourning photos
Many of you will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28 in different communities around our province. Some of you will be there to honour and remember your co-workers and family members or to show solidarity and empathy for those who have been affected by the death or injury of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincia...
We have been alerted through CoDevelopment Canada and our Colombian partner NOMADESC that there has been a new round of death threats against numerous human rights defenders and union leaders. These threats are taking place in the Valle de Cauca region, and originate with the paramilitary group Gaitanistas Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AGC). This is the latest incident in a recent increase i...
On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert is presenting the Trans Equality Bill to the BC Legislature. This bill will ensure that trans and gender variant British Columbians are explicitly protected under the B.C. Human Rights Code. It is Chandra Herbert’s fourth attempt to introduce the private member’s bill.
BCGEU President Stephanie Smith has sent a letter in support of...
Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to advise that a ratification meeting has been scheduled for May 3, 2016, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at the Nanaimo Harbour Front branch in the upstairs meeting room. This is your chance to fully review changes and improvements to your Collective Agreement, ask questions of the committee and if you choose, vote.
Your employer has agreed that those working near ...
When refugee applicants come to Canada, there is often an assumption that Canada is a safer place than their home countries. But if you have a precarious migration status or no status at all, and you fear being turned over to the immigration authorities, life here is not safe at all.
Transit, health care, and community based social services workers could all be directed by their employers to d...
Ergonomics is the science of adapting the workplace to the worker and the product to the user.
You are at risk of developing musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) when you carry out work without first considering how the workplace suits you. This can lead to disabling conditions if not recognized and treated in the early stages. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Sections 4.46 – 4.53, re...
DATE: Monday, May 16, 2016
TIME: 5:30 pm General
PLACE: BCGEU, Fraser Valley Office
8555 – 198A Avenue, Langley, BC
Call to Order
Attendance and Introductions
Adoption of Agenda
Adoption of Minutes – March 14, 2016
Swearing in of New Officers
Your Bargaining Committee, along with Staff Representative Chad McQuarrie, are pleased to announce that a tentative deal has been reached for a new Collective Agreement for our members employed at VIRL.
Highlights of the 5 year deal include:
2% wage increase for each year of the agreement.
An increase in the Extended Health Care Plan for coverage not covered by MSP for Professional Health ...
We are pleased to announce two new Local 703 Executive Members:
First-Vice Chairperson – Sandra Mountain
Member-at-Large – Reija Roberts
Your Local 703 Executive Members are:
Chair - Richard Stanley
First-Vice-Chair – Sandra Mountain
Second-Vice-Chair - Richard Schaeffer
Treasurer - Amber Keane
Recording Secretary - Annette Taylor
The Area 04 Cross Component Committee presents an evening workshop on the duty to accommodate, medical notes and return to work.
This workshop will cover general information about the employer's duty to accommodate members who, because of a disability require accommodation in their job position or duties.
Date: May 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fraser Valley Area Office
June 1 – 4, 2016
BCGEU HQ Burnaby
Participants will explore important issues and develop skills through hands-on workshops and presentations from top-notch guest speakers.
Some of the topics covered include: Economic, legal and social issues, social media, negotiations and an inside look at the wide world of the BCGEU.
Hurry! Apply today!
Contact your Local chairs for information:
BCGEU Headquarters is on the unceded and shared traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & Səlí̓ lwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.