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 the following positions on the local executive:
1st Vice Chairperson
2nd Vice Chairperson
The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.
The deadline for nominations is: January...
Our union is once again seeing an increase in COVID-19 numbers throughout the province, with 80% of the reported cases being attributed to the Omicron variant . On January 7, the PHO announced an order requiring businesses to return to COVID-19 Safety Plans. The situation is evolving daily and the BCGEU will be updating you as we get more information.The BCGEU will continue to advocate for meas...
Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksites and will close on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. 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...
Sectoral Negotiations for the CBA are scheduled to commence on February 3, 2022.
Your BCGEU Delegates to the multi-union bargaining committee have been working with delegates from the other constituent unions to develop our initial bargaining proposals to present to the Employer.
An initial draft will be discussed by delegates on January 14th and we anticipate it will require an additional meet...