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Tentative agreement for the Public Service - BCGEU

After five weeks of negotiations, the BCGEU has reached a tentative three-year agreement with the B.C. Government for members working in direct government service. The Public Service Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the agreement.

On ratification, all changes to the tentative 18th Public Service Agreement will take effect after the expiry of the current agreement. At that time, the 18th Public Service Agreement and the 5 individual component agreements will replace the current agreements.

To help prepare for the ratification vote, the union has put together a ratification newsletter, which should be arriving in the mail, and via email to all members.

You can download the ratification newsletter by clicking here

To download an audio version of the ratification document click here. (You must be logged into the member portal)

This newsletter includes important information about the ratification process. It also contains detailed information about the 18th Public Service Agreement as well as individual component agreements.

In addition to negotiations at the main table, component negotiating committees worked hard to get sector-specific agreements for members, and all five of them are recommending acceptance and ratification of the component agreements. 

Click on your component to view more information, as well as download your tentative agreement:

Component 1 

Component 5

Component 6

Component 12

Component 20

Telephone Town Hall Meetings:

Two telephone town hall meetings for public service workers have been scheduled, for Tuesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 12. Members will receive email and telephone notices so you can register for these calls.

Regional Meetings:
Information and voting meetings are being scheduled to take place at all 12 area offices around the province in July. A meeting schedule has been emailed to members, and is also included in the ratification newsletter above.

Meeting Schedule

  • Area 01 – Victoria
    • July 26 Noon & 6:00 pm: Victoria Area Office, 2994 Douglas St, Auditorium

  • Area 02 – North Island
    • July 25 6:00 pm: Nanaimo Area Office, 106 – 1650 Terminal Ave N

  • Area 03 – Lower Mainland
    • July 17 & 18 6:00 pm: LMAO, 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver

  • Area 04 – Fraser Valley
    • July 19 6:00: Langley, Fraser Valley Area Office, 8555 - 198A St, Langley, BC

  • Area 05 – Kamloops
    • July 18 6:00 pm: Coast Kamloops Hotel, 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops

  • Area 06 – Cariboo
    • July 19 6:00 pm: Ramada Williams Lake, 1118 Lakeview Crescent

  • Area 07 – Okanagan
    • July 25 6:00 pm: Kelowna Area Office, 1064 Borden Ave

  • Area 08 – East Kootenay
    • July 18 6:00 pm: St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino 7777 Mission Rd., Cranbrook

  • Area 09 – West Kootenay
    • July 26 6:00 pm: Super 8, 651 18 St., Castlegar

  • Area 10 – Peace River
    • July 11 6:00 pm: Fort St. John Area Office, 10147 - 100 Ave

  • Area 11 – Prince George
    • July 16 6:00 pm: Prince George Area Office, 500 Quebec St

  • Area 12 – Northwest
    • July 9 6:00 pm: Holiday Inn Express, 3059 Hwy. 16 East, Terrace

Ballot packages are being printed and distributed to stewards. Shop stewards and mail contact members will be conducting votes on the tentative agreement at work sites across the province. Clause 2.6 of the collective agreement entitles stewards to undertake ratification vote duties on work time and without loss of pay.

When casting your vote, you will be asked to vote on two agreements – the Public Service Agreement (the main agreement), as well as your individual component agreement. Details on the component agreements are available by clicking on your component link above, signing on to the BCGEU member portal, as well as at area offices.

Vote Count:
The ballot counting of all public service members' votes will take place on August 8, 2018 at BCGEU HQ in Burnaby. All ballots must be submitted to HQ or any Area Office by the close of business (5:00 pm) Tuesday, August 7th.