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Public Service ratification bulletin now available, member education forums start next week, voting details to follow - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)


It’s here — the comprehensive ratification bulletin we promised. It contains the information you need to understand the tentative agreements (for both the main agreement and your component agreement) with your employer with confidence.
These tentative agreements come after nearly eight months of bargaining and historic job action that lasted over two weeks.
Click here to download a copy. 
In addition to the ratification bulletin, visit for a number of supporting materials on ratification, including:

  • an online wage calculator to see how your wages would change over the duration of the  agreement
    • Note: We are aware that at least one other wage calculator has been circulating. We encourage members to use this wage calculator as it accounts for the full range of wage increases, not just the GWI.
  • the full text of changes to the main agreement
  • the full text of changes to your component agreement
  • a form to request a printed copy of the ratification bulletin. You can also pick up a copy at your area office 

Over the next two weeks leading up to the vote, your Public Service Bargaining Committee will be conducting a series of online education sessions to ensure that members will have the opportunity to ask questions and get the information they need to cast an informed vote. Please plan to attend one of these sessions. Dates and formats of these sessions are listed below.
Details on the vote, which will be conducted electronically, can be found in the ratification bulletin.
Please vote. This agreement is yours. Have your say.



Save these dates – online information sessions

Questions about the tentative agreement? Plan to attend a member education forum and encourage your co-workers to do so as well.
We want to ensure that members’ questions about the new tentative agreement are answered. That’s why our bargaining committee will be hosting a series of member education events to review key elements and answer questions about the tentative agreements – both the main agreement and your component agreement.
Main agreement – Zoom
We expect much of the same information to be covered in the meetings. Feel free to attend one, some or all.

Tuesday, September 20 - 06:30 AM (Pacific)
Zoom link to the webinar
Wednesday, September 21 – 12:00 PM (Pacific)
Zoom link to the webinar
Thursday, September 22 – 7:30 PM (Pacific)
Zoom link to the webinar

Component agreement – Telephone townhalls
Plan to attend one of our telephone town halls to discuss your component agreement

  • Component 1 – Sept 27 at 7:30am; Sept 29 at 7pm
  • Component 5 – Sept 27 at 7pm; Sept 29 at noon
  • Component 6 – Sept 26 at noon; Sept 28 at 7pm
  • Component 12 – Sept 26 at 7pm, Sept 28 at noon
  • Component 20 – Sept 27 at 7pm, Sept 29 at 7:30am

You will be called when the telephone town hall starts.


Be sure your contact information is up to date. This is crucial
To ensure that your voting credentials go to the right place, our union must have your current contact information – both email and mailing address. You can review and update this information on the BCGEU Member Portal – – or by contacting your area office
This is your agreement and your vote. Make it count. Review the ratification bulletin here.
In solidarity,

Your BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee
Stephanie Smith, President and Committee Chair
Paul Finch, Treasurer
Judy Phipps, Executive Vice President
Dean Purdy, Vice President - Component 1
Kusam Doal, Vice President - Component 5
Judy Fox-McGuire, Vice President - Component 6
Kayla Woodruff, Member at Large - Component 6
Maria Middlemiss, Vice President - Component 12
Matt Damario, Component 12
Robert Davis, Vice President - Component 20
Michael Eso, Secretary and Lead Negotiator
Lisa Lane, Support Staff