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LifeLabs nominations for bargaining committee - Extended

The nomination period for the Bargaining Committee has been re-opened and extended by 14 days to ensure all members have an opportunity to participate in the election process.  The Union received calls from members advising they did not receive the original bulletin:

Nominations are now re-opened for the following positions:

Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position

Any BCGEU member can be nominated.  If more than one candidate is nominated, there will be a ballot of the entire membership. Each member will vote for one candidate.  The candidate with the most votes will be elected.

Bargaining Committee member, four positions – one from each occupational grouping or area:

  • Laboratory Group - cardiac techs, technologists, equipment specialists, team leads, technical resource techs, lab tech assistants – one position
  • Patient Service Centre Group - clinical technical assistants, site leads, mobile lab services coordinators and mobile lab services – one position
  • Client Information Centre and Courier Group - client information specialists, logistics leads and couriers – one position
  • Cam Coady Building (CCB) - one position

Only a BCGEU member in a grouping can nominate another member in the same grouping. If more than one candidate in a grouping is nominated, there will be an election in that group. Only members working in that group can vote for their representative on the Bargaining Committee. The candidate with the most votes will be elected.

  • Yes, you can be nominated for more than one position. The election for Chairperson will be conducted first. If you are elected Chairperson, your nomination for Committee member would be unnecessary and withdrawn. If you’re nominated for Chairperson and you want the option to run for Committee member if you don’t win the Chairperson election, you will have to be nominated from your occupational grouping, before the close of nominations. 

In order to be nominated, a member and nominator must complete the attached nomination form and that form must be returned by: 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

Each candidate who is nominated may complete, and send back with their nomination form, a campaign bulletin or biography of 250 words or less which the Union will distribute to the membership. Any other campaign material used by any candidate is their responsibility. Please note that the biography must accompany the nomination form and the nomination forms must be signed. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.

Please fax or email your completed nomination forms to:

Email: [email protected]

Download PDF of notice here.

Download PDF of nomination form here.

Please ensure you receive a copy of bargaining updates by providing 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:

Thank you for your participation in this important process.  Details of the election procedure will be distributed after the nomination period closes on May 10th.

In solidarity

Linsay Buss, Staff Representative - Negotiations


Sherry Ogasawara, Vice President, Health Services

Emet Davis, Staff Rep Responsible for Comp 4

Susanne Francoeur, Local 401 Chair

Fateh Born, Lower Main Area Office

Salli Rye, Local 402 Chair

Jenny Ewing, Victoria Area Office

Wayne Chee, Local 403 Chair

Doreen Smith, North Island Area Office

Binny Sivia, Local 404 Chair

Brenda Beckmann, Kamloops Area Office

Laura Leadbetter-Fuoco, Local 405 Chair

Henny Hanegraaf, West Kootenay Area Office

Stuart Gatrell, Local 409 Chair