The BCGEU continues to plan for a full re-opening of all its offices beginning Monday, March 28, 2022. Members will be able to access the offices without an appointment but will be subject to BCGEU Safety Protocols which currently include providing proof of full vaccination (your QR code will need to be scanned) and wearing a mask in all common areas of the office (hallways, washrooms, lunchrooms, meeting rooms, etc.).
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.
This email is to notify you that the temporary vehicle allowance (mileage) increase for Community Health Workers, as per my email on April 4, 2022, has been extended for an additional 60 days.
As the lead union for the CBA, we consented to this temporary increase due to high fuel prices. The temporarily increased rates have been effective since March 18, 2022. As per review by Health Authoritie...
BCGEU FORT ST. JOHN AREA OFFICE
MAY 16, 2022
POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Fort St. John Area Office
GRADE: LEVEL 5 - MoveUP AGREEMENT
An Administrative Assistant is required to provide administrative support to the staff representatives in the Fort St. John Area Office.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful applicant will perform Level 5 duties as assigned....
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTINGMay 12, 2022
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department for up to 13 months or to return of incumbent. The effective date is to be determined.
DUTIES: The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing a wide range of advocacy services to the un...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)MEMBER BENEFITS DEPARTMENT
INTERNAL POSTING May 12, 2022
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representatives to work in the Member Benefits Department, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 4 months.
The staff representative in benefits are currently located at the Fraser Valley Area Office and report to t...
Nominations are now open for (1) one shop steward at Adult Mental Health & Substance Abuse at 202-4152 Redford St, Port Alberni.What do stewards do?
Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and ...
Representatives from the Union are meeting with representatives from HEABC to discuss the classifications issues and are working towards a potential resolution as expeditiously as possible. We appreciate your continued patience while the Union and HEABC continue to discuss these matters. We will keep the membership informed of any significant developments. In Solidarity, Romeena SidhuBCGEU St...
(Burnaby) - On April 27, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) filed a Notice of Civil Claim in B.C. Supreme Court against Vancity Credit Union over the financial institution's unilateral decision to deny BCGEU members a jointly-trusteed, defined benefit pension plan that they had agreed to establish. "Filing a lawsuit against an employer is an extraordinary step for any union to take, and ...
VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is conducting a provincewide strike vote to give 33,000 members of their public service bargaining unit a voice in how to move forward in bargaining with their employer, the Public Service Agency. Negotiations between the parties reached impasse in early April primarily due to a significant gap in wage proposals. “We’ve been clear from da...
Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparency
Union-filed shareholder motion earns significant support
Burnaby — Today, at the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual general meeting of shareholders, independent shareholders voted 72% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking for the company to release more information on supplier audits (34% overall). The shareholder prop...
Today the BCGEU recognizes Red Dress Day Red Dress day is a day to honour our missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people. This day first began on May 5, 2010 and has taken place annually every year since. It's a day to raise awareness and give voice to those whose stories have not been heard. We hang red dresses in public and private spaces and also wear red on this d...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE VICTORIA AREA OFFICE
INTERNAL POSTINGMay 4, 2022
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined.
Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union elections, preparing and conducting...
STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE
INTERNAL POSTINGMay 4, 2022
The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a 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 return of incumbent.
Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attend...
Your Bargaining Committee is please to announce we have reached a tentative agreement on April 29th, 2022 with your Employer.
We will be meeting on Friday, May 13th from 2:00 – 4:00p.m. at the workplace in the activity room to provide information regarding the Collective Agreement and the new wage rates.
The ratification vote will occur directly following the meeting and at the Kelowna Area o...
Applications for the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted.
Our annual scholarship program of up to $85,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our members.
Apply online here
A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and
May Day – or International Workers' Day – is a day in which the labour movement around the world comes together to recognize working people's collective power. Only by organizing to protect our collective interests as a class can we shift the balance of power under capitalism.
As we celebrate working people, we're also proud to announce that our union is now 85,000 members strong!
Our union has...
Union investor successfully pushes Toronto's Thomson Reuters to prioritize human rights and re-evaluate ICE contracts
Canadian media and data giant to adopt United Nations human rights framework and publish a human rights report after 3-year investor battle
(Burnaby, Canada) Thomson Reuters' enabling of U.S. immigration surveillance prompted the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)-a minor sha...
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination form for an Executive position on Local 803.
The mail out ballots were counted on April 25th and 26th by five Balloting Committee members. Two scrutineers, as well as your Staff Representative, were present for the count.
The votes were counted in the following order: Chairperson, 1st Vice-Chairperson, 2nd Vice Chairperson, Members-at-Large, Eq...