Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members.
Applicants must be:
A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and
A student or prospective post-se...
http://www.bcgeu.ca/updateYour bargaining committee resumed collective agreement negotiations with your Employer last week.
Talks were spirited to say the least, but we saw some movement by the Employer, and a number of language proposals were agreed to. Quite a change from our first go-round in January.
Bargaining is scheduled to resume during the week of March 19th. Outstanding language matt...
VANCOUVER – A five-person panel will discuss Greater Vancouver's housing crisis and hear stories and ideas for solutions from the public. The panel includes: Adriane Carr – Vancouver City Council MemberTesicca Truong – Generation SqueezeHarpinder Sandhu – Co-author of the report Building an Affordable B.C.; CUPE 1767 memberKari Michaels – BCGEU Executive Vice PresidentPaul Finch – BCGEU Treas...
The BCGEU wants to take this opportunity to review Article 23 – OVERTIME found in your Collective Agreement.
23.6 Refusal of Overtime
All employees shall have the right to refuse to work overtime without being subject to disciplinary action, except when required to work such overtime in emergency situations.
The Union wants you to know that you have the right to refuse overtime without being di...
February 21, 2018BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to see the B.C. NDP government's newly released 30-point housing plan which proposes significant steps towards addressing the province's housing affordability crisis. This plan includes measures, many of which the BCGEU has been calling for, like introducing a progressive property transfer tax surcharge...
Your Bargaining Committee continues to work toward a collective agreement that it can recommend to members. The issues that have not been resolved after more than eight months of bargaining directly with First Credit Union are important. In an effort to achieve an agreement, the BCGEU applied to the Labour Relations Board to have a mediator appointed.First Credit Union has agreed to participate...
Starlight Casino Steward Nominations – 1 Position
We have an opening for 1 position for Shop Steward. The nomination period will open on February 21, 2018 and close at 1:00 pm on March 23, 2018.
Kim HowseStaff Representative
Download PDF of notice hereDownload PDF of nomination form here
Fixing 16 years of neglect in public services, childcare and housing will take time, but BC Budget 2018 signals a bold path forward on these important public issues, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union.
"We have consistently called upon government for greater investment to restore quality public services," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Today's budget begins that renew...
To: All Local 1703 BCGEU Stewards at Vancity Savings Credit Union
Re: Local 1703 Elections
Just a heads up that there will be local 1703 elections coming up. Each member, who has an address on file with the BCGEU will be mailed a voting package. Members, whose mailing addresses are not current or on file or are new hires (and not yet added as members), will not receive a voting package in the m...
Workers at the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Downtown Vancouver Branch (#10) have voted by majority to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU). The 26 financial services workers at this branch join over 700 of their Vancity colleagues who benefit from access to fair wages and improved working conditions under their collective agreement. "We are thrilled to welcome wor...
The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission recently published its initial report exploring decongestion charging as part of a 10-year plan for transportation development in the Metro Vancouver region. They have proposed two main policy approaches for consideration: tolling congestion points and charging drivers for each kilometre they drive.
Congestion point pricing charges drivers when they p...
To: All BCGEU Local 1703 Members Re: Elections for Local 1703 Executive
Nominations closed for the Local 1703 elections. The results are that the following positions have been filled: Chairperson – Dave MacDonald from BC PlaceFirst Vice-Chairperson – Megan Washington from Starlight CasinoSecond Vice-Chairperson – Herman Hui from BC PlaceRecording Secretary – Trevor Bodill from BC PlaceMember-A...
To: All BCGEU Members of Hospitality Industrial Relations (Best Western Kings Inn and the Crest Hotel)
Re: Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee
In the next upcoming months, your collective agreement will expire. With that in mind, it is now time for members working at the Best Western Kings Inn and the Crest Hotel to nominate candidates to represent your respective worksites as part ...
To: All BCGEU Local 1702 Members
Re: Local Executive Announcement
The call for nominations for Local 1702 Executives closed on February 12, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed for their positions in this three year term:
Jennifer Keenan, Chairperson
Alexis Royer, 1st Vice Chairperson
Glennys MacDonald, Tresurer
Kathy Warriner, Recording Secretary...
The committee has meeting dates scheduled for February and early March. We have done an extensive review of bargaining questionnaires and met with representatives from the various departments. We are working on writing monetary and non-monetary proposals in preparation for bargaining dates in mid to late March with the Employer.
We thank you for your patience and support.
To: All BCGEU Local 1710 Members
Re: Elections for Local 1710 Executive
The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 1710 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:
Jocelyn MailmanMeagan Babkirk
Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (1014...