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.
To: RainCity members at below worksitesRe: Steward Elections
The BCGEU is looking for a union steward at the following RainCity locations, and nominations are now are open.
1. Alderbridge – Richmond Modular – 6999 Alderbridge Way, Richmond
2. Biltmore House – 395 Kingsway, Vancouver
3. Budzey Building – 220 Princess Avenue, Vancouver – two positions
4. Concurrent Disorders – 5616 Frase...
On February 27th, your Employer, The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox, was granted membership into HEABC (Health Employers Association of British Columbia) by virtue of an Order in Council (OIC) of the Provincial Government. What does this mean for you?This means that all BCGEU members working at Harbour Light Detox will soon be covered by the terms and conditions of the Health Services &...
As you may know, new language has been introduced to your collective agreement regarding your period of availability in your weekly posted hours: Article 15.3(a)(2) Period of Availability states that “(e)mployees shall be paid no less than their weekly posted hours”. What this means to all Regular Full-Time and Regular Part-Time employees:
If you are a Regular CHW, you no longer need to monit...
Your Union has had numerous inquiries from members regarding the monetary changes to your agreement and when members will see the actual changes on your pay cheque.
There are three different stages to the changes and some members have already seen some or all of them. These changes take time due to the complexity of some of the changes when taking into consideration the vast number of different...
Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward positions at your worksite and will close on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the union.
Some of the roles of a shop steward are:
Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.
Supporting co-workers in meetings with management.
Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program. There are nine scholarsh...