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.
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:
The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Networker team had their initial meeting in January. The 21 BCGEU members appointed to the team are from all areas of the province. One of their first tasks is to contact BCGEU OHS committee representatives to let them know about upcoming training opportunities.
The Networkers are also busy calling OHS representatives in their areas to determine if the...
BCGEU Headquarters is on the unceded and shared traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & Səlí̓ lwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.