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 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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 12, 2021
BCGEU encourages vaccination, re-issuing of single-site and mask orders
BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) - Following today's provincial government announcement regarding vaccines for health care workers, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) encourages all British Columbians to get vaccinated.
"Vaccinations are an essential tool in combatting the...
Our union, in partnership with a research team from University College Dublin, wants to know more about the safety measures used in your workplace to protect against COVID-19 and future infectious diseases.
Research shows that some workplaces are common settings for infectious disease outbreaks due to transmission between employees, their households, and communities. Because employees have a l...
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
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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...
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...