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. The updated Safety Plan will be posted here once it is available.
BCGEU OFFICE RE-OPENING PLANS (Updated Jun 28):
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 CLOSURE (Jul 20):
The Castlegar office is currently closed, as a result of a safety precaution, until further notice. Staff continue to work from home. For assistance, please contact the area office.
COMPONENT 8 - COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES
Component 8 includes members who provide health services in our communities.
They work in home support, drug and alcohol treatment centres, adult day care, detox and emergency shelters, women's clinics, services to seniors, mental health group homes, regional health units and other community-based health services.
Our union’s 2021 Constitution Convention has come to a close. Over the course of convention, members passed resolutions determining the direction of our union over the next three years and elected our union’s executive officers for the same period. Be on the lookout for a more thorough wrap up of convention in the next issue of The Provincial magazine.
ElectionsCongratulations to our new BCGEU ...
Preparations for the 19th Public Service negotiations are already commencing. Therefore, we are calling for locals to meet and prepare draft proposals and resolutions for submission to their respective components. They are to be forwarded to the Component Executives in order for proposals and resolutions to be vetted and allocated to either the Public Service Main or Component tables. The deadl...
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE
INTERNAL POSTINGJuly 23, 2021
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or to return of incumbent.
Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their...
Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward positions at your worksites and will close on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. 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...
Nominations have closed for two (2) steward positions on Wednesday July 21, 2021. We are pleased to announce that Monica Dewan and Andre Van Rooi have been acclaimed as the new stewards at Burnaby Mental Health.Please join us in wishing them well in their new position.In solidarityNicki PearsonStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here
Nominations have closed for two (2) steward positions on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
We are pleased to announce that Angela Wu and Joanna Milinkovic have been acclaimed as the new stewards at BC Centre for Ability.
Please join us in wishing them well in their new position.
Nicki PearsonStaff Representative
Download PDF notice here
In the past couple of years, the BCGEU has seen an increase in the number of fraudulent, or phishing, emails being sent to BCGEU members.Often, these emails look like they come from someone at the BCGEU. In other circumstances, the scammers have taken information off the BCGEU website and have attempted to impersonate component or local executive members.In many of these cases, the scammers are...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT
INTERNAL POSTINGREVISEDJuly 19, 2021
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 5 months. The effective date to be determined.
Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargai...
EVENTS COORDINATOR/PLANNERCONVENTIONS, CONFERENCES and TRAVEL DEPARTMENTINTERNAL
REVISEDJuly 19, 2021
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires an administrative representative to work in the Conventions, Conferences and Travel Department. The position reports directly to the Facilities Coordinator. Effective date to be determined.
Organizes and coordinates the physical and administrat...
Hello BCGEU Members, Over the past few weeks, we have had members contacting us about their rights after experiencing a critical incident at work. When a critical incident happens, it’s important to consider psychological injuries and treat them as we would physical injuries. Similar to physical injuries, psychological injuries may have deep and lasting effects so seeking treatment early can he...
The Ministry of Health today announced some changes in the Public Health orders that apply to Long Term Care and Assisted Living facilities. We have confirmed with the Ministry of Health thatthere are no changes to Public Health orders or guidance for Home Support or other Community Health workplaces. Home Support continues to operate as it has been. You can find a summary of the changes here. ...
BCGEU offices re-opening on July 12With the shift to Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, BCGEU offices will re-open, by appointment only, on July 12.Members can visit offices for meetings and to drop off or pick up materials.For the safety of BCGEU members and staff, masks are required in common spaces and visitors must register upon arrival. Additional occupational health and safety protocols will...