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.
Congratulations to Kari Michaels on her acclamation to the position of First Vice-Chair.
Your Local 704 Executive is:
Chair Monica Wyllie
First Vice-Chair Kari Michaels
Second Vice-Chair vacant
Treasurer Kim Jans
Recording Secretary vacant
Member-at-large Francis Hou
Member-at-large John O'Brian
Member-at-large Josephine Wong
Member-at-large Mairi Lester
Young Worker Justine Nelso...
An update from the BC Pension Corporation:
The fall schedule for the Public Service Pension Plan free member seminars is now posted on the pspp.pensionsbc.ca website with seminars offered across BC.
Your Pension, Your Future
It is important for new and mid-career employees to know how decisions made today can affect your retirement pension in the years to come. In this seminar, Y...
DATE: Thursday, September 15, 2016
TIME: 6:00 pm
PLACE: BCGEU – Lower Mainland Area Office
130-2920 Virtual Way
• Call to Order
• Attendance and Introductions
• Adoption of Agenda
• Adoption of Minutes
Improving the Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Committees
Public hearings have been scheduled by Worksafe BC on proposed regulatory changes, including proposed changes to joint health and safety committees.
New sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation related to joint committees are:
3.26, Rights and Responsibilities, evaluation for joint committees
To: All BCGEU Members at EF International Language School
Re: Bargaining Survey – We Need your Input!
The nomination period is now underway for the positions of Bargaining Unit Chair (1 position), and Bargaining Committee Member (2 positions). Nominations are set to close August 22, 2016 and we need to hear from you on what you would like to see negotiated...
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive:
Member at Large (1 position)
The term is until Spring of 2017. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office.
The deadline for nominations is: September 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm
If there is an election for a position, candidates may...
BCGEU members that work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam continue to face unacceptable levels of violence and risk of serious injury. Our members were directed by the employer to release patients from seclusion rooms in spite of contrary advice by the care team. The patients were secluded due to incidents of violence against other patients and workers. They were still exhibitin...
"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th. This course will be held at the BCGEU area office, 8555 - 198A Street
Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day.
In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn:
Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure
Roles and responsibilities of employers,...