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  • Political action training session

    Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 09:30 AM
    ONLINE in Burnaby, BC, Canada

    BCGEU's Political Action committee would like to invite you to take part in a political action training session as municipal elections will be taking place this year.

  • Area 03 Vancouver Canadians Baseball Game Ticket Raffle

    Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 07:05 PM
    Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    The Area 03 Cross Component Committee has purchased a limited number of tickets for an upcoming Vancouver Canadians Baseball Game, and you're invited to enter into a raffle to attend for free. Tickets are to see the Vancouver Canadians against the Hillsboro Hops at 7:05 p.m. on August 27, 2022 at Nat Bailey Stadium. This game includes a Fireworks Extravaganza!

     

    PLACE: Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver, V5V 3H4

     DATE: Saturday, August 27, 2022 RAIN OR SHINE

     TIME: 7:05 p.m.

     

    Click on the link for a chance to win up to three tickets! Once you click on the link you will be entered into the draw. Registration for the raffle will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15th. We will be doing the draw on the morning of August 16th and only winners will be contacted! Each individual winner may request up to three tickets each, one for yourself plus two guests.

     

    The BCGEU Code of Conduct is in effect at all Cross Component events. Any participant engaging in unacceptable behavior may be asked to leave and not invited to future events.

  • Area 02 STEP UP Sept 13 2022

    Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    North Island Area Office in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    STEP UP, our new introductory, one-day course for new and returning stewards, will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture, and our diverse community of members. Through stories of solidarity and courage, you will gain the strength and support you need to begin your journey as a new or returning steward. Along the way, you will learn about your fundamental union rights and useful union tools and strategies for getting started in your role. You will leave feeling more informed, confident and ready to support a member through a Step 1 grievance. This course is the first step on our new learning pathway for stewards.

     

    · A union-paid leave-of-absence is provided for this course.

    · Travel, meals and accommodation, if required, are also provided

    · Reasonable child and/or other dependent care expenses may be reimbursed.

     

    Please note that BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination at BCGEU OHS courses. Staff will scan your vaccine passport and confirm your identification upon arrival.

    The use of high quality masks also continues to be required in all BCGEU buildings, and at BCGEU courses hosted in other venues. Upon arrival, BCGEU members will be provided with KN95 masks for use during the course. Employer representatives or members of other unions will need to bring their own KN95, N95 or equivalent mask.

    Participants will also need to follow other measures in our Covid-19 safety plan for our BCGEU OHS courses, which includes health screening and physical distancing.

    As you know, Covid-19 public health measures are regularly updated, so more changes to the requirements for our courses may occur in the weeks and months to come. We will do our best to keep you informed and up to date.

  • Area 02 Steward Fundamentals Sept 14 -15

    Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 09:00 AM through September 15, 2022
    North Island Area Office in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    Steward Fundamentals: Steward Fundamentals is a two-day foundation–level course for all stewards. It focuses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through discussion and interactive group activities, you will be introduced to the key roles and responsibilities of a steward as advocate, educator, organizer and communicator. Stewards will leave feeling more confident and effective in their role and skillful in their interactions with members and the employer.

    This course is for elected stewards and local officers who have not previously taken the Basic Steward Training in the past five years.

    · A union-paid leave-of-absence is provided for this course.

     

    Please note that BCGEU Covid-19 protocols remain in place. Participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination at BCGEU OHS courses. Staff will scan your vaccine passport and confirm your identification upon arrival.

    The use of high quality masks also continues to be required in all BCGEU buildings, and at BCGEU courses hosted in other venues. Upon arrival, BCGEU members will be provided with KN95 masks for use during the course. Employer representatives or members of other unions will need to bring their own KN95, N95 or equivalent mask.

    Participants will also need to follow other measures in our Covid-19 safety plan for our BCGEU OHS courses, which includes health screening and physical distancing.

    As you know, Covid-19 public health measures are regularly updated, so more changes to the requirements for our courses may occur in the weeks and months to come. We will do our best to keep you informed and up to date.

  • Political action training session

    Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 01:00 PM
    ONLINE in Burnaby, BC, Canada

    BCGEU's Political Action committee would like to invite you to take part in a political action training session as municipal elections will be taking place this year.

  • [REGISTRATION CLOSED] Area 07 Activist Appreciation Event

    Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 05:00 PM through September 25, 2022

    The Area 07 Cross Component Committee is hosting an appreciation banquet for BCGEU stewards, local executives and OHS worker representatives in Area 07 to honour and recognize their hard work on behalf of the BCGEU members in Area 07. This will be an evening of food, entertainment with a live band and dancing!

    Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

    Time: Doors open at 5:00 PM, Dinner at 6 PM.

    Place: Prestige Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre: 3914 32nd Street, Vernon, BC

    Registration Instructions

    · Complete online registration: see below

    · You must register online if you wish to attend!

     

    · The deadline to register is 5 PM on Sunday, August 7, 2022.

     

    Please note: The BCGEU will reimburse attendees for the cost of a taxi to return home at the end of the night if you are not eligible for overnight accommodation. Please note the use of ride share programs (e.g. Uber), are not a reimbursable expense.

     

    BCGEU Covid-19 Protocols

    Please note protocols for Covid-19 will be provided to all registrants closer to the event date.

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  • Local 802 Enhanced Steward Training

    Monday, October 17, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    North Island Area Office in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    The union will be providing all local 802 stewards and local executive a day of training to enhance your knowledge and skills.

    Build your local network! Bring your questions! Build your skills! Have fun!

    · You deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU steward.

    · Did you know that you have an entire group of people with union experience and expertise who want to help and mentor you in your steward role?

    · We would like you to build more skills and knowledge to help you become an even more empowered and effective steward.

     

    Learn more about:

    · Grievance and Complaint procedure

    · Respectful Workplace, Bullying, Harassment and Misuse of Management Authority –Recognizing the difference

    · Investigation Meetings – the role of the Steward

  • Area 02 Local Officer Training 2022

    Friday, October 21, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    Area 02 Executive Member

     

    We are very excited to announce that your Local Executive Training & Strategic Planning Session has been confirmed for Friday, October 21, 2022. This is a very important session and we hope that you will make every effort to attend.

     

    By joining us, you will enjoy a full day dedicated to your role as a local executive member that will include some fun, education/training and dedicated time to work on strategic planning for your local. This will be a perfect opportunity for you to connect with executive members from other locals, discuss common issues and build your activist network.

     

    Please RSVP, no later than September 20, 2022 by clicking the link below and ensure you complete the form in its entirety.