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.
Nominations closed for 1 steward position on April 21, 2021.We are pleased to announce that Olivia Alexis has been acclaimed as the new steward at Pacifica Treatment Centre.Please join us in wishing Olivia well in her new position.In solidarityNicki PearsonStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP
Check out the latest issue of The Provincial
This issue has convention candidate statements, updates on the Fight for Essential Pay for BC Liquor Distribution Branch workers, COVID and Women a call for a just recovery, and a big win for the members in the Community Living Sector.
The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is appalled to learn that Chartwell Retirement Residences, where the union represents 125 members at two of its long-term care facilities in B.C., provided executive bonuses for "100% customer satisfaction during the pandemic" while at the same time rejecting a proposal to provide frontline workers a living wage despite their tireless e...
The union has been made aware of the critical incident that occurred at Lookout's Grouse Hotel Wednesday, April 14. We are currently working with your elected leaders and stewards to ensure a proper investigation, risk assessment and follow up happens from Lookout Housing and Health Society.
While that process is ongoing, our immediate concern is the health, safety and wellbeing of any members ...
Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding Budget 2021's support for the critical public services needed to get B.C. through the pandemic. But the union representing tens of thousands of members direct government and throughout the province's broader public sector is highlighting that more needs to be done to support workers as we move towards recovery.
"Our members' top priority for Budget 2021 ...
Joint Labour Management Committee Election Results
Elections have closed for one (1) additional Joint Labour Management representative on Thursday April 15, 2021. We are pleased to announce that Paz Mazaredo is the new Joint Labour Management representative for Burnaby Home Support Workers.Please join us in wishing Paz well in their new position.In solidarityNicki Pearson Staff RepresentativeD...
Please be advised that the following member has been acclaimed as a Steward at Fraser Health Authority, Maple Ridge Public Health.
Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact the above noted Steward. If a Steward is unsure of the answer to your question or concern, they will call the Union on your behalf and speak to the Staff Representative for ...
Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates.
The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021.
These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...
Nominations for Steward in Local 0810 closed on March 26, 2021.
Renata Ambrosi has been elected as Steward in Local 0810.
Please join us in wishing Renata well in this position!
Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2021B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister's offices
BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After more than a year of serving the public safely and peacefully at publicly-owned liquor and cannabis stores and warehouses without financial acknowledgement of their pandemic working conditions, B.C. Government and Service Employees'...
Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward positions at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, May 12, 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 ...
The Health Services and Support - Community Subsector Association of Bargaining Agents (CBA), the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC), and the BC Ministry of Health have reached an agreement in regards to the Health Career Access Program.
It has been identified that there is a significant shortage of registered care aides in British Columbia and it is expected to grow as a ...
COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...
Lookout had a past practice of the full-time hours of work being 36.25 per week, and they breached the collective agreement by offering some employees 37.5 hours per week without the Union's agreement.
The Union and the Employer recently reached a mediated resolution to grievances filed on this issue, with the assistance of Arbitrator Ken Saunders. As a result the Employer is required to allow ...
Good news! We received two nominations for the one additional Joint Labour Management representative position for Burnaby Home Support Workers. As we have one (1) vacant position and two candidates, we will be holding an election.Members will be able to vote for one (1) of the following candidates for the one additional Joint Labour Management representative position:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...