Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive:
The following Local Executive positions are now open for Nominations:
The term is for the remainder of a three-year term (ending early 2018). Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office.
The deadline for nominations is: MAY 20, 2016.
NEW: The BCGEU has made a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross towards relief efforts.
Like you, I’ve been watching the images and video footage from wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. It’s heartbreaking to see. The lives of those affected have been changed forever.
We know some of our BCGEU members have loved ones and friends who’ve been impacted by the evacuation of a staggerin...
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