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.
Nominations are now open for 1 (one) alternate steward position at your worksite.
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 and the BCGEU's area offices.
Communicating about b...
Your union is inviting members to submit an "expression of interest" to participate on the telework and workload pressures committees at BC Family Maintenance Agency.
During the last round of bargaining, your union representatives heard your concerns regarding increasing workload pressures and the need for collaborative telework policies. In response, your representatives negotiated language to...
If you have been working at home throughout (or for at least four consecutive weeks) during the COVID-19 pandemic, you should know that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) may allow you to claim up to $400 on your personal income tax return for the 2020 tax year.
This new temporary flat rate method was announced by the Government of Canada on December 15, 2020 in order to simplify claiming the ded...
Nominations for bargaining committee (three positions) are now open.
A nomination form and bargaining survey is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 and can be emailed to [email protected] attention: Lisa Toby along with your bargaining survey.
Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
An election, if required, will occur follo...
Nominations closed on Friday, February 26, 2021 for positions of 2021 Convention Delegates and Alternates. The following was the successful candidate:
Delegate (Chair) Kathy Fossum
Delegate Marsha Dufresne
Delegate Tanya Boyd
Alternate Paola Rodriguez Ruah
Alternate Juanita Fraser
The Union would like to thank everyone for their...
No doubt you're wondering what happened to the Service Improvement money that was part of the contract settlement. Pursuant to Letter of Understanding #5 Annual Allowance, there is some additional, limited funding for hard-to-recruit support staff positions.
Your Bargaining Committee has been meeting with the employer to determine how the money will be distributed. Not all support positions are...
The Union is pleased to announce that Andrew Cliff has been acclaimed as the new steward at BCIT for the Instructor's bargaining unit in the Aerospace Technology Campus.
Below is an updated list of stewards at your worksite.
Welcome to all our new Constituency Assistants and BCGEU members! You have joined us at an exciting time with bargaining underway for a renewal collective agreement. The bargaining process was set aside during the provincial election and now we are ready to return to the table as soon as possible. In the meantime, your Bargaining Committee has been meeting to stay on top of current issues. We h...
Steward elections are open as of Monday, February 22nd, 2021 for Local 0710 members at the Northern Lights College.Please ensure a copy of this notice, the attached nomination form and information sheet are posted on the Union bulletin board at your workplace.Nominations will close on, March 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Please email or hand deliver your nominations to: BCGEU Peace River Area Office101...
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 Friday, March 19 at 4:00 pm. Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following options:
In person at the ...
Nominations are now open for one (1) steward position at your worksite.
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 distributing BCGEU informa...
A majority of the 180 Canada Line workers represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) voted on Sunday in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Protrans BC Operations Ltd., after reaching a tentative agreement on February 2, 2021.
The agreement was ratified after 13 months without a contract, more than 40 bargaining sessions and is the re...
Online pension seminars are available at any time for the Public Service Plans at:
MPP: https://mpp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars PSPP: https://pspp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars College: https://college.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars