BCGEU COVID-19 Information Hub

Your union has heard from a number of members concerned about the COVID-19 virus and its implications in our workplaces, and in response we've developed this website to keep all of the most up-to-date information at your fingertips. Please check back frequently as we're updating as the situation changes.

As part of our COVID-19 response plan:

  • The BCGEU senior elected and staff team are meeting daily (remotely) to triage member concerns and manage the union’s operations.
  • We are in regular contact with labour leaders and the provincial government to support a coordinated response that protects working people.
  • We are monitoring announcements from governments and public health officials for potential impacts on BCGEU members.
  • We are making every effort to maintain non-COVID member services and supports.

Latest updates

Have a COVID-related question?

Email health@bcgeu.ca – Responses are confidential. To help us answer your question quickly, please tell us your employer and city of work.

Are you a BCGEU steward?

If you run out of carbon copy Grievance Forms, please download & fill it out, copying it for grievors, employer representatives, and the Union.

Not receiving updates?

Job specific COVID-19 information & news

BCGEU members work under 550 different collective agreements so situations vary, but for many of our members in sectoral agreements or particular fields we have specific information and/or recommendations. Click on your sector below to find the latest updates:

General COVID-19 resources & information

It's important to rely on credible, official sources on COVID-19 and how to prevent its spread in our communities and workplaces. Below you can find information and resources that we recommend.

As new information becomes available, recommendations may change. We recommend checking these resources frequently


Workplace Health & Safety

COVID-19 has introduced new concerns in many worksites. Learn about our recommendations and your rights.


EI Benefits

We've created a fact sheet to answer questions about elibigility of EI (Employment Insurance) benefits and how you can access it in B.C.

Supporting working people

Find out what BCGEU and the labour movement are doing publicly to support working people during the pandemic.

General COVID-19 news

Click on the button below to read articles or bulletins we've published related to COVID-19: