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.
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
EVENTS & RESOURCES
Then and Now: Shaping the Future of Black Canadians Through Lessons of Past and Anti-Racism
This 90-minute event will focus on Black history in BC and the impact of anti-Black racism.
The panel, moderated by Community Advocate Asiyah Robinson, will be composed of Silvia Mangue (BC Black History Awareness Society President), Olaolu Adeleye (Associate F...
No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protrans BCBURNABY - After 13 months without a contract and more than 40 bargaining sessions-including close to 40 hours since Sunday morning-members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Canada Line have reached a tentative deal with their employer. "Our members' goal has always been t...
BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. today. However, talks are scheduled into the evening and the union is holding off on job action while negotiations continue. The current contract expired in December 2019 and contract talks sta...
BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Seventeen hours of talks over the weekend brought the sides closer together, but did not result in a deal. The two sides will resume bargaining Monday morning with the hopes ...
The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has issued a 72-hour strike notice to Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line as of 4:00 p.m. today. This move follows four days of mediation last week and several months of negotiations in which no significant progress was made on three main issues: wage parity, improved sick leave and contract length.For the past year, Canada Line wo...
Sometimes it can be difficult to see how our union advocates on your behalf. So much is going on and, often, it's behind the scenes. Because of that, I want to offer an example of our union advocacy in the K-12 education sector that may be of primary interest to members in our component.
On January 18, our union president, Stephanie Smith, our rep, Shannon Murray, and I, met with new Minister ...
Nominations are now open for a Shop Steward at Dogwood Initiative.
The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is:
Monday February 22, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Nomination forms must be submitted by email to [email protected]
Newly elected stewards are entitled to training at the Union's expense, including paid leave from work and ongoing support from the Union.
In January, Andrea Davis left our bargaining team and has been replaced by Selena Kongpreecha. Some of you may remember her from when we held membership meetings in preparation for bargaining. She worked with our bargaining team to prepare for negotiations and attended the first session with our Employer. We welcome Selena, and thank Andrea for all her work with us and wish her well.
Since our ...
Unfortunately the bargaining process has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Bargaining Committee is now reconvening preparations to negotiate a renewal collective agreement and we are asking for your input in a membership questionnaire. Bargaining will be conducted via video conference.
This questionnaire is being re-released as an opportunity for you to identify any issues, concer...
Following the bulletin dated January 15, 2021, it was brought to the Union's attention that a sixth nomination for the bargaining committee election was submitted. We have now confirmed that the nomination form was received before the deadline and is therefore valid. Since that time, one of the nominees has chosen to step down which means that we will not need to proceed to an election. Therefo...
Your Labour Management committee met on January 19, 2021 to discuss a number of topics of concern to members. I am able to report on the following important items:
1) Tax implications of working from home:
The employer has confirmed that CRA will allow staff who are working from home due to Covid-19 to claim expenses without the T2200 form. From the CRA website:
"If you worked more than 50% of ...