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.
The BCGEU expresses deep sorrow at the brutal hate crime which occurred in Orlando, Florida this past weekend and sends condolences to the families of the more than 100 innocent people who were killed and seriously injured at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning.
Much of the news coverage has focused on allegations of extremist religious motives. But this was not an act of terrorism, although...
Nominations are now open for following positions on the Bargaining Committee
The deadline for nominations is: Wednesday July 13th 2016 by 5:00pm. Any nominations received after the deadline will not be accepted. All forms must be filled out completely, including signature of nominee and the nominator. Completed forms must be mailed, faxed or emailed as an attachment to the N...
The Columbia Institute released a brand-new report today: Top Asks for Climate Action - Ramping Up Low Carbon Communities. You can find it and a summary here.
Local governments have a crucial role to play in combating climate change. Their decisions directly or indirectly impact sixty percent of Canada’s energy consumption and more than fifty percent of GHG emissions. Top Asks pinpoints what l...
In early June, the BCGEU learned that Colombian state security forces used indiscriminate and excessive force against Colombian citizens engaged in peaceful protest. This led to deaths, serious injuries and arrests of citizens taking part in the “National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Grassroots Mobilization – for Good Living, A structural Agrarian Reform and Dignified Cities – Sowing Hope, Har...
First aid is an important element of workplace health and safety. This includes having the correct equipment, procedures and trained people in place to respond in the event of a workplace injury.
Here are the basic first aid requirements under the Workers Compensation Act:
(1) The employer must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies, facilities, first aid attendants and services...
Recent incidents at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam have highlighted the need for workers to be made aware of their rights and duties under the Worker’s Compensation Act in carrying out their work.
On May 23, BCGEU members were injured while transporting a patient from the Royal Columbian Hospital back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. A preliminary investigation has been conduc...
Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna
Flora Copley, Barriere
Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake
Haven Evans, Prince George
Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni
Ramona Jones, White Rock
Isaiah Joseph, Langford
Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack
Kayla MacKay, Victoria
Tessa Milic, Delta
Sarah Osborne, Victoria
Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar
Lindsay Russell, Port Moody
Jaya Scott, Victoria
In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process.
Nominations are now open for the positions of 2 (two) Bargaining Committee Members.
If more than 2 (two) members are nominated, the Union will hold an election.
In order to be nominated, a member and nominator must complete the attached nomination form and that form must be r...
Your Bargaining Committee will be holding a meeting for all BCGEU members on the following date:
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Classroom 101
We will provide you with an update on the progress at bargaining at that time.
We will also be opening nominations for one alternate bargaining committee position.
We look forward to seeing you on June 2.
The results of the 2015 Local 705 Executive Election are as follows:
Laverne Bernier - Acclaimed
Kathy Adams - Acclaimed
Tammy Gjernes – Acclaimed
The results of the call for nominations for your Local 0705 Executive, Member-at-Large position are as follows:
An election will be held for the position of Local 705 Member-at-Large.
Ballots and voting instructions will be available through your worksite steward and at the Area Office.
Please Note: Ballots must be received by the Area Office before 5:00 p....
Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016.
Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...
Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.
Friday, June 10
10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time)
Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...
Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the Tsawwassen Independent School Society tentative collective agreement has been ratified by the membership.
The vote was 76% in favour of accepting the tentative agreement.
Your bargaining committee thanks all of you for your support and assistance throughout the bargaining process including ratification.
On behalf of: