All BCGEU offices are open. Members who wish to attend at a BCGEU office must follow BCGEU Safety Protocols which include proof of vaccination and wearing a face mask in all common areas.
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.
The issue of elder care received next to no attention during the 2015 federal election. This is alarming as the fastest growing segment of the Canadian population is older Canadians (people 85 and older), most of whom are women. In 1900, the average life expectancy was 47 years of age; by 2000 that had increased to 76 years of age. The end result is the expansion of our population of older adul...
On Thursday, January 28, the BCGEU signed on to a petition calling for the release of Chinese labour activists who were detained by the government.
Advanced by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, the petition has now been signed by over 175 organizations.
Read more about the petition and sign as an individual
China Kidnappings in Spotlight as Canada Mulls New Trade Deal - The Tyee...
The BCGEU is welcoming news the federal government has introduced legislation to reverse anti-union laws introduced by the Stephen Harper government last year. In the House of Commons today, the Liberals introduced legislation that would reverse changes to laws under Bill-377, which placed vastly expanded requirements on unions to disclose how members’ dues are spent.
“This legislation had not...
The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) welcomes the first exhaustive examination of the state of seniors' care in our province by the Seniors' Advocate of B.C. - Monitoring Seniors' Services. The report paints a picture of a system that is headed in the wrong direction.
In general, the report shows that for our province's many seniors, services are barely keeping pace with th...
Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive:
Local Youth Member-at-Large (1 position)
The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office.
The deadline for nominations is: February 24, 2015 by 5:00 pm
If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information ...
The creation of the OHS Networking team comes from the BCGEU 2014 convention. Convention delegates were loud and clear with their OHS resolutions: they wanted an expansion in the OHS department. They wanted BCGEU OHS activists to play a larger role, and to see the creation of an OHS Task Force. The OHS Task Force, released their report in April of 2015, with strong and practical recommendations...
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: BCGEU Kelowna Area Office, 1064 Borden Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6A8
Come out and meet your new Staff Representative, Debra Critchley;
Member issues, including vacation choices;
Risk and use of home computer for Employer work;
Any other member issues.
There will be door prizes!
Please make every effort to attend this meeting.
Download PDF of notice here.
A message from Unite Here! Local 40
Thanks to all of you from BCFED Staff, CUPE, FPSE, GEU, HEU, HSA, MoveUp, TWU/SWA and Unifor who came out to support our members at the Hilton Metrotown on January 20. Management took notice of your support.
Many of you have asked for updates on the status of bargaining at both the Hilton and with Coast Hotels in Kelowna, Victoria, Nanaimo and Prince George...
The BCGEU enthusiastically supports the January 13 B.C. Supreme Court decision in favour of the Gitga’at First Nation and Coastal First Nations. This decision ruled that the B.C. government has completely failed in its duty to consult with First Nations on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project.
The court said it was not “reasonable or correct” for the province to sign over the enviro...
To all Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Kelowna Area
"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, February 24 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, February 25. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 1064 Borden Ave, Kelowna from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn:
Worker OHS rights, including the re...
To all Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Lower Mainland
"Ergonomics" will be held on Tueday, February 16 and "Joint OHS Committee Course" will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb 23-24. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
In the Ergonomics course you will learn:
Requirements of the ergonomics regulation
TIME: 6:00 p.m. – Executive Meeting
7:00 p.m. – General Meeting
PLACE: Holiday Inn Express & Suites – The Great Room, 2200 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2L4
Educational Training Session for Local Members
Download PDF of notice here.
On January 20 and 21, the provincial and territorial health ministers will be meeting in Vancouver, and for the first time in several years, the federal minister of health with be there. This is a great opportunity for us to get a message to them about our priorities for our public health system. Along with our partner, the BC Health Coalition, we urge you to help us Put the Heart Back in Hea...
Nominations are now open for the following vacant positions on the Local 803 Executive:
Member-at-Large – Lower Mainland
Member-at-Large – Young Worker
The deadline for nominations is: 4:00 p.m. on February 17, 2016.
If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution...
The Just Film Festival features social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the planet. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action by spotlighting issues both local and global. It will also include a Social Justice Bazaar, on Saturday February 13th.
Visit the festival website for more information about ...
TO: All Local 803 OH&S Committee Members and Shop Stewards
DATE: Thursday, January 28, 2016
TIME: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
PLACE: Lower Mainland Area Office – Auditorium B 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver
• Educational session for OH&S Committee Members and Shop Stewards
A light dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by phone at 604-215-1499 or by email at [email protected]
COURSE: Stewards' Training
WHEN: February 16-18, 2016
WHERE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office, 8555 198A Street, Langley
TIME: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Please note: our gate and office do not open until 8:30 am
REGISTRATION: Please call our office at 604-882-0111 or toll free at 1-888-991-6062 or respond by email to [email protected] as soon as possible to register for t...
Nominations are open for 30 days and will close at midnight on Sunday, February 7, 2016.
There are 3 vacant positions for shop steward.
Please complete the shop steward nomination form and forward to the Lower Mainland Area Office.
Download PDF of notice here.