BCGEU - B.C.'s Union since 1919 B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

LifeLabs Members election of bargaining committee members (4 positions) *UPDATE*

*** Voting Period Extended ***

Due to the volume of balloting packages being mailed out, the Union has extended the period for members to cast ballots throughout the province.

Ballots must now be received no later than Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.
Ballots will be counted no later than Friday, July 8, 2016.

With the election of Patricia Dossett as BCGEU LifeLabs Bargaining Unit Chair, it is now time for the Union to conduct an election for those nominated for the four available LifeLabs Bargaining Committee Member seats.

Members are strongly urged to participate in this important vote.

To cast a ballot, look for the candidates running for election in the occupational group or groups in which you work. 

When Cam Coady Building (CCB) became a new worksite in the bargaining unit, the BCGEU promised that the structure of the bargaining committee would allow for direct representation of those members at CCB to ensure that any issues unique to this newly added work location were included in the renewal collective agreement. 

All members can vote for one candidate from their occupational group. Members working at CCB can also vote for one of the candidate from the CCB. 

Cam Coady Building (CCB)
- one position
Marilyn McLean
Bonita Miller
Teresa Christon
Rosario Viray

Client Information Center and Courier Group (client information specialists, logistic leads and couriers) - one position
Roberto Rous
Brad Petruic
Marilyn McLean

Patient Service Centre Group (clinical technical assistants, site leads, mobile lab services coordinators and mobile lab services) - one position
Gina De Guzman
Maria Buneta
Arlie Nesbitt
Chantal Black
Cathy Suttill

Laboratory Group (cardiac techs, technologists, equipment specialists, team leads, technical resource techs, lab tech assistants) - one position
Teresa Christon
Bonita Miller
Janice Morton
Barbara Lintag
Rosario Viray
Balloting packages including detailed instructions for casting your ballot are being mailed to all members for whom the Union has current mailing addresses. As per BCGEU Constitution & Bylaws, names on ballots will be in random, not alphabetical order.

If you do not receive a ballot(s) through the mail, this likely means that we do not have your mailing address on file. In situations like this, you will need to contact your BCGEU area office to obtain a ballot


To help ensure you receive a copy of bargaining updates please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at: If we already have an email address on file for you and you wish to edit or update any of your existing contact information, please send an email to:

In solidarity

Chad McQuarrie, Staff Representative
Linsay Buss, Staff Representative

Download PDF of notice here.

Download PDF of member election bios.

Download PDF of an additional election bio here.