Mask usage in BCGEU buildings
(Updated Apr 27, 2023)
Effective immediately, we are making a change to our building protocols regarding mask usage in our buildings.
Mask use is now optional in our buildings, including in common areas and meeting rooms.
Staff and visitors to BCGEU buildings may, of course, continue to use masks and other layers of protection based on their own comfort and risk factors. We ask that we respect others and wear masks if requested in groups.
Please be reminded that no one should attend BCGEU buildings if they have active cold or flu-like symptoms.
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.
Photo description: Members of the BCGEU Indigenous Advisory Committee in front of the Tlúu Xaadaa Naay Longhouse, Old Masset, Haida Gwaii
National Indigenous Peoples Day: 21 Things you can do on June 21st
Activities marking National Indigenous Peoples Day are held from coast to coast to coast on and around June 21st to commemorate and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples...
The local 812 local election nomination period opened on June 9, 2023. Nominations closed at 5:00pm on June 15, 2023. We are pleased to announce the following positions have been acclaimed. Please Take the time to congratulate the elected members. Second Vice Chairperson:Leona RegehrYoung Worker:Joannah Anderson As we have received three (3) nominations for the Local Chairperson position, we w...
The BCGEU is looking for a union steward at the following Lookout locations, and nominations are now open. Al Mitchell Place – 346 Alexander Street, Vancouver (x2 spots) Powell Street Getaway – 450 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Rhoda Kaelis Residence – 1105 Royal Avenue, New Westminster Russell Residence and Housing Shelter – 740 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster Tamura House – 225 Dunlevy ...
The nomination period for Local 808 Chairperson closed on June 5, 2023. The Union is pleased to announce that Fiona Davidson has been acclaimed as Local 808 Chairperson. Congratulations Fiona Davidson! Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP
We are pleased to announce that Mory Hashemi and Melissa Goodwin have been acclaimed to the positions of Steward for your worksite. Please join us in welcoming Melissa and Mory in their roles as worksite Stewards. Thank you to all of those that participated in the process. In solidarity Jason SinghStaff Representative UWU/MoveUP
The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2023 scholarship recipients in their continuing education.
Click here for the 2023 scholarship winners
(Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).
This year, applicants were asked to write an essay or submit a video on one of five topics:
1. Workplace health and safety is a core value of the labour movement. What r...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2023
Atira workers unionize, join BCGEU
BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Today over 500 workers at Atira Women's Resource Society (AWRS) have officially joined the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU). This incredible win is the result of workers organizing and making connections across over 35 worksites and a significant majority of workers signing ca...
Hello, The BCGEU is looking for a union steward at the following Lookout locations, and nominations are now are open. 1. Al Mitchell Place – 346 Alexander Street, Vancouver2. Powell Street Getaway – 450 East Hastings Street, Vancouver3. Rhoda Kaelis Residence – 1105 Royal Avenue, New Westminster4. Russell Residence and Housing Shelter – 740 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster5. Tamura House – 225...