To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
We are pleased to announce the election results for the position of member at large (young worker):
Votes for Candidates
Member at Large (young worker)
Gitan RakhraBlake Edwards(withdrawn)Connor McGoran
Your local executive is as follows:
The BCGEU is holding elections for the Equity and Diversity Representative for the Local 703 executive. Candidate statements are attached and will available through the e-voting link.
Nominees for CandidacyCeleste DunstanSimran KaurFrances Stanley
A link for you to cast your ballot will be sent via email to all Local 703 members on February 17, 2020. Please be sure to check your spam and auto...
Your current collective agreement expires on June 30, 2020 and plans are now underway to return to the bargaining table. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected. Nominations are now open, as follows:
Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position
If more than one candidate is nominated, there will be an election.
Bargaining Committee member, two pos...
The BCGEU continues to call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory.
As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the BCGEU is deeply troubled by the current and ongoing events on Wet’suwe...
This week B.C.'s independent Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the first ever provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia, A Billion Reasons to Care.Overall, the OSA confirms what our union has been saying for years: the contracted long-term care sector lacks accountability and transparency in funding and monitoring and fails to...
Nominations are now open for one (1) steward position at your worksite.To nominate someone as a steward, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 12:Mail: #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4Fax: 604-215-1410Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWhat do stewards do?Stewards provide support and advic...
Nominations are now open for steward positions at your worksite.To nominate someone as a steward, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020: Mail: #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4Fax: 604-215-1410Email: email@example.com What do stewards do?Stewards provide support and advi...
Due to inclement weather, the Kelowna Area Office has closed for the remainder of Tuesday, February 4. The office plans to reopen, February 5, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in the Okanagan (Area 07) and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies at the site can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877. UWU/MoveUP
Following weeks of productive bargaining, we are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached. The bargaining committee recommends that members vote "yes" to ratify the agreement.
Ratification Meeting & Voting:
DATE TIME LOCATIONFebruary 10, 2020 4:30 p.m. Kelowna ...
Since March of 2019, your bargaining committee has met for 15 days of bargaining preparations. Unfortunately, during these preparations one of your elected committee members had to step down for personal reasons in November. We are confident that the remaining members of your bargaining committee will represent your interests effectively.
In those preparatory meetings of the bargaining committe...
The bargaining committee is pleased to report that members at NEC Native Education College have provided the strongest possible strike mandate by voting 100 per cent in favour of taking strike action if necessary.
The committee has advised the employer of the result of the vote and will seek additional bargaining dates in our ongoing attempt to achieve a negotiated settlement without job action...
Currently the following 4 people have been nominated for the 3 person bargaining committee.
Cherry Lane Caoili
Due to a typo on the nomination bulletin email return contact information, we wanted to be sure all member nomination forms were received by the union. So, please forward your nomination prior to February 7, 2020 if your name is not re...
The parties are far apart on monetary issues in bargaining so the bargaining committee has voted unanimously to take a strike vote.
The bargaining committee tabled a comprehensive package seeking to:
address chronically low wages across all classifications,
create a new "term" employee category with improved terms and conditions for the many employees - especially instructors - who work repeat...
EMPLOYER TABLES HUNDREDS OF MEMORANDUMS
Your Bargaining Committee has been busy with negotiations work over the past several months. We have met with the employer at the bargaining table, for 2-3 days each month, since November. We have a large package of proposals to work our way through and currently we are still discussing and trying to resolve all the non-monetary and local issues. We ar...
The Northern Lights College Support Staff bargaining committee is pleased to announce the membership overwhelmingly ratified the 2020 agreement on January 20th. The Committee would like to thank you for your support and assistance during this set of negotiations. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact any member of the Committee. In solidarity, Juanita Fraser, Bargaining Com...
Due to inclement weather, the Terrace Area office will be closed on Monday, January 20.
The office plans to reopen Tuesday, January 21, at 8:30am.
If you are a BCGEU member in area 12 and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward.
Facilities related emergencies in Terrace can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877.
The BC Labour Heritage Centre is pleased to inform BCGEU members that a new Prince Rupert Labour History Walking Tour has recently been added to our BC Labour History Walking Tours mobile app. This tour explores over a century of union organizing, struggles and victories for fishermen, shoreworkers, longshore, the IWW, the Battle of Kelly's Cut, civic politics and colourful labour characters o...