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 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...
The “Emergency Preparedness” course will be offered at the Nanaimo area office on Monday May 2, 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 has been designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the planning and preparations needed to assist workplaces to respond before, durin...
DATE: Monday, April 18, 2016
TIME: 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
PLACE: BCGEU OFFICE (after hours entrance at right rear of building)
158 ORIOLE ROAD (VALLEYVIEW), KAMLOOPS
As this will be a Dinner Meeting, please RSVP with dietary needs to Chairperson - LaVerne Bernier @ email@example.com if you planning to attend.
Regular Order of Business
Nominations for Local 7...
Your Bargaining Committee, along with Staff Representative Chad McQuarrie, commenced negotiations for a new Collective Agreement with your Employer on March 23rd and 24th. A number of important issues were discussed at the table and the dialogue back and forth, has been respectful.
Because of scheduling conflicts, the next day of scheduled talks will be April 18, 2016. In the meantime your cu...
The BCGEU is pleased to announce that the following NEC Native Education College BCGEU members have been elected, by acclamation, as alternates to your Bargaining Committee at the Union meeting held March 29, 2016:
John J. and John P. will be sitting as alternates for Sue Arnault (on leave) and Dennis Contois (on leave) until they return to work. Your Bargaining Comm...
In March every year the United Nations commemorates two important days. The International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22) are celebrated together to focus attention on the fact that the health of these two natural elements are interconnected with the economic and social health of the entire population of our planet.
Forests cover one third of the global land mass and a...
Nominations are now open for:
Six positions for Shop Stewards at Vancouver Island University
What do stewards do?
Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees, provide information on BCGEU services and solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by di...
DATE: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
TIME: 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: NEC Native Education College, Room 101
Due to two members of your Bargaining Committee being on leave, the BCGEU needs to elect at least two alternates to your Bargaining Committee. We will be holding a meeting to nominate and elect alternates to the Bargaining Committee on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
All members ar...
March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, "Human Rights Day," to commemorate the lives that have been lost in the fight for democracy ...
The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is offering additional training through the BC Federation of Labour for government and labour code OHS worker representatives. These training sessions are for specific courses we do not offer through the BCGEU. The one or two day OHS course is a pre-requisite to the BC Federation of Labour OHS training.
Your employer must pay for you to...
Please be advised that Mairi Lester has been acclaimed as the Member at Large in the recent election.
Justine Nelson had been acclaimed as the Young Worker.
Congratulations to both Mairi and Justine!
Local 704 Chairperson
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