Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan. Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan.
BCGEU OFFICE RE-OPENING PLANS:
Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan.
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Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan. The updated Safety Plan will be posted here once it is available.
CASTLEGAR OFFICE RE-OPENING (Aug 16):
The safety issue impacting the Castlegar Area Office has been resolved and the office will re-open Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
COMPONENT 7 - EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE
Component 7 includes members who work in colleges and institutes as instructors and support staff, in private environmental testing laboratories, legal services, and other related fields.
Employers include community colleges, the B.C. Institute of Technology, the Justice Institute of B.C., private labs, BC NDP Caucus and Constituency Offices, legal services to the public and many more.
Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. Because of COVID-19, our coming together this year will once again look different but will be no less important. In 2020, 173 workers died due to work, and with many jurisdictions concerned...
We are calling for nominations to sit on the Bargaining committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with the Employer. There is one (1) position available. If there is more than one nomination submitted an election will be conducted. Deadline for the return of nominations is Wednesday, April 24 at 4:00 pm. Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following options:
In person at th...
In accordance with Article 8.3(f) of your collective agreement, your Joint Labour/Management committee has scheduled their next meeting on April 13, 2021.
The Joint Labour/Management meeting is intended as an open forum wherein matters of mutual concern and benefit can be freely and candidly discussed to promote a co-operative resolution of workplace concerns before they become larger issues. I...
Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for a bargaining committee to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with the employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union staff representative and other elected leaders to help ensure their voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process. The bargaining committee has three pos...
For months the BCGEU has been working hard to make sure frontline essential workers would be offered vaccines as soon as possible. This week's announcement that more than 300,000 front-line workers will be eligible for immunization starting in April is great news-especially for thousands of BCGEU members in child-care and corrections who are among the priority groups listed. However, thousan...
We are pleased to advise a number of members have stepped forward to be stewards. You can reach out to any of the stewards below if you have a question or need support. The BC NDP Constituency Assistant Stewards are:
The results are in and elected as a member on our Bargaining Committee is: DEANNA FASCIANI Congratulations to Deanna and thank you to all the candidates for letting your names stand for election. Bargaining with the employer will reconvene, on March 30th and April 6th, following a long delay which was a result of the provincial election. Your Bargaining Committee is looking forward to resuming ...
The current NCCABC collective agreement expired on March 31, 2021.
Your bargaining committee met on March 17 and 18 to prepare for bargaining. To develop proposals that reflect the priorities of members, we need to hear from you. We have prepared an online survey and scheduled membership meetings and encourage you to take the time to let us know what issues are important to you. Details are bel...
Applications for the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship program are now closed.
Our annual scholarship program of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members.
A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and
A student or prospective pos...
The Union is pleased to announce that Kira McLean has been acclaimed as a steward (Alternate) for the Vancouver office. Below is a list of your current BCGEU stewards at LeadNow Society:Vancouver Office:
Cherry Tsoi Kira McLean (Alternate)
Simran Ghuman Jonathan Ackerley (Alternate)
If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please contact...
As you know, your union and employer agreed in the last round of bargaining to undertake a classification and compensation review. The parties agreed the review would reflect the principles of pay equity, including gender-based pay equity, and would result in a joint proposal to government.
The BCGEU and BCFMA have discussed a draft terms of reference (TOR) for a working group to lead the revie...
Deadline to cast your vote for member of the Bargaining Committee has been extended to: 5:00pm on Thursday, March 18th, 2021.
We have received a number of requests for ballots from members that haven't received one. This is probably because we do not have their correct email address on file with the union. If you know of another member that didn't receive a copy of the bulletin or a ballot, ple...
This is a reminder that the nomination period for 1 (one) alternate steward position at your worksite closes today at 5 p.m. (PDT).
Some of the roles of a steward are:
Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.
Supporting co-workers in meetings with management.
Listening to co-workers about their issues.
Acting as a liaison between the worksite, the union local an...
The renewed 2020 to 2023 collective agreement between the BCGEU and Legal Aid BC (Legal Services Society) is now available on the BCGEU website. You may locate the agreement by following this direct link or by entering "Legal Services Society" on the Collective Agreement Search page.
Ryan StewartStaff Representative, Negotiations
Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP
Event: Snow Valley Winter WonderlandLocation: Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club, Terrace-KitimatDate: March 15 to End of Season
The Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club is a non-profit organization for outdoor winter enthusiasts! The Club is located at the Onion Lake Ski Trails between Terrace and Kitimat on Highway 37, and features: • Groomed Trails for Classic Cross Country or Skate Skiing• NEW! Snowshoe &...
As you are aware, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, and Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, yesterday advised the presidents of all public colleges and universities for a full return to on-campus education this September.I understand that many of you will welcome this plan as it will assist with workload issues. For others, it will raise concerns. Safet...
We are pleased to advise you that we have received six nominations for the vacant position of member on the Bargaining Committee:
Deanna FascianiRobert Hill Emily White Noah MitchellNadja KomnenicFred Robertson
*Please see the candidate's biographies/information attached, below.
The ballot will be conducted electronically for this election process. You will receive a second ema...