The BCGEU continues to plan for a full re-opening of all its offices beginning Monday, March 28, 2022. Members will be able to access the offices without an appointment but will be subject to BCGEU Safety Protocols which currently include providing proof of full vaccination (your QR code will need to be scanned) and wearing a mask in all common areas of the office (hallways, washrooms, lunchrooms, meeting rooms, etc.).
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 are now open for (1) one shop steward in Powell River.
What do stewards do?
Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGEU information....
Your Community Bargaining Association (CBA) tabled our proposals last week as we began talks with the Health Employers' Association of BC (HEABC). At this point in time, we are pushing to achieve non-monetary priorities that you identified as important measures to address the recruitment and retention crisis in the sector.The employer has recognized that we share some common goals. They are awa...
For the past two weeks we have shared a number of events taking place in celebration of Black History Month. This week we have more exciting events taking place! All the events we are sharing are free events or little cost for upcoming concerts. All are great opportunities to hear speakers and learn about ways we can fight against racism, learn about black history and enjoy great entertainment....
The spring legislative session started Tuesday, February 8th with the government's Speech from the Throne. Throne speeches are government's opportunity to establish priorities for the legislative session. This was the Horgan government's third throne speech since the last election in the fall of 2020 and it provided some insight into what to watch for in government's Economic Plan -- expected s...
We are pleased to announce the following members have been acclaimed to their positions:
1st Vice Chairperson
2nd Vice Chairperson
Member at Large (Equity and Diversity)
Member at Large (Yong Worker)
Member at Large
Member at Lar...
Negotiations for the 19th Main Public Service Agreement, which covers you and 31,500 other BCGEU members employed by the provincial government, officially kicked off yesterday morning.Before your bargaining committee and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) exchanged proposals, Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee, provided the...
Due to technical difficulties with our online voting system over the weekend, we will be extending the Local 802 Executive elections until Tuesday, February 8th at 5p.m. If you were unable to vote or get credentials, please contact [email protected] and we will ensure they are provided to you so you can vote. Any questions should be referred to the area office at 1-800-667-1997 or [email protected]
As we begin the second week of Black History Month we want to bring your attention to a few free events that begin this week. We encourage you take advantage of these events and learn about Black history in B.C., learn about anti-racism from honored guest speakers and continue celebrating not just this month but every day!
B.C. Black History Awareness Society sponsored free events:
Feb 11th – ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 4, 2022
Starting the last week of January, the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is bargaining six separate collective agreements that cover a total of approximately 64,000 of the union’s members.
Negotiations for three agreements have already started:
The Health Services and Support—Community Subsector (Community Health) agreement is a multi-union agree...
Your Community Bargaining Association (CBA) Negotiating Committee held our bargaining conference this week and we will begin negotiations on your behalf with the employers in the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) on February 3, 2022.Over 21,000 workers in the community health sector from eight different unions across the province brought forward ideas and proposals for bargaining....
Many of you likely received the email below on January 31, 2022 from Scytl Credential Delivery System:
"From: Scytl Credential Delivery SystemDate: January 31, 2022 at 9:05:01 AM PSTSubject: Credential DeliveryReply-To: [email protected]
We are pleased to invite you to vote electronically in the elections to XXXX that will be held from DD, MM DD(#) YYYY, starting at HH:MM, until...
The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 802 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:Chairperson:Charmaine FinesMichelle Whyte 1st Vice-Chairperson:Charmaine FinesMichelle WhyteJoe Sippel Please click on the following link to see the candidate statements on the BCGEU website: https://www.bcgeu.ca/local_802_ele...