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  • Local 1207 Membership Meeting

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    BCGEU Okanagan Area Office in Kelowna, BC, Canada




    Young Worker report

    Cross Component Committee report

    Upcoming events

    Old business

    Activist dinner – September 22, 2018

    Posting local component executive positions

    New business

    This is an opportunity for all BCGEU local 1207 members to meet their local 1207 executive and to ask questions about their worksite and upcoming events.


    A conference call-in option is available for those unable to attend. For the call-in information, please contact the Area Office 250-763-6405/1-800-667-1132


  • Area 06 Activist Appreciation Banquet

    Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Signal Point Gaming in Williams Lake, BC, Canada

    Please join us at the 2018 Activist Appreciation Banquet.

  • Area 07 Activist Appreciation Banquet

    Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Penticton Lakeside Resort in Penticton, BC, Canada


    The Area 07 Cross Component Committee is hosting an appreciation banquet to honour and recognize your hard work on behalf of the BCGEU members in Area 07. You and one guest are invited to attend the Activist Appreciation Banquet. Join us for great food, entertainment, a few speeches and fun!


    Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018


    Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. There will be a no host bar, dinner and entertainment.


    Place: Penticton Lakeside Resort


    21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton


    Space is limited, so please register at the link attached:




    You will also need to return the registration form with your payment by the deadline of September 14, 2018 to confirm registration. Payment must be included with the Registration Form to reserve a space. 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.


    Activists Appreciation Banquet Registration Form

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    Name: ______________________________________ BCGEU Local _________________

    I am bringing a guest (limit of one): Yes □ ($40) No □ ($20)

    Guest's name (if applicable) ___________________________


    Payment submitted: Cash □ Cheque □ *Please make cheque payable to

    "BCGEU Area 07 Cross Component Committee"

    Contact Information: Phone: _________________ Email: ____________________________




    Please return this form with your $20.00 per person payment to the Kelowna Area Office, 1064 Borden Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6A8. You must pre-register for this event. Please submit your registration early! Deadline to register is September 14, 2018. All registered guests will receive a written confirmation by email. The $20.00 registration fee (per person) will be returned when you check in at the event. Cancellation deadline is September 14, 2018. No refunds will be given if you do not attend and check in. Please direct any enquiries to 250-763-6405.


  • Local 1702 Enhanced Steward Training

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Best Western Hotel in Courtenay, BC, Canada

    Date: August 27, 2018

    To: All Local 1702 Members

    Re: Local 1702 Enhanced Steward Training Day – September 26, 2018 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)


    The Enhanced Steward Training will be provided in Courtenay this year. The Union encourages all Local 1702 stewards to attend. The day will start at 10A.M. so that stewards from Powell River can take a morning ferry with a plan to end by 5P.M. This day is designed with you in mind!


    The topics to be covered will be based on the interests of stewards and may include:


    · Common Grievances

    · Demystifying Arbitration

    · Labour Management Committee Training

    · Strategies for Member Engagement

    · The Duty to Accommodate Workers


    Accommodation, meals and travel costs as necessary are provided to ensure that stewards who cannot travel in a single day can attend.


    If there is a topic you would like to have included, please contact Local 1702 Chairperson, Jennifer Keenan at


    Members/Representatives of the Union are entitled to reimbursement of reasonable receipted costs of dependent/family care provided by someone other than their partner/spouse as a result of absences from home arising from the conduct of union business. (Such allowance is not intended to reimburse the claimant for dependent/family expenses they would have normally incurred as a result of employment except where the absence exceeds the normal work day or week.)


    In Solidarity


    Ernie Gorrie
    Staff Representative


  • What's the deal with the referendum?

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Your computer, phone, or tablet! in All over BC, BC, Canada

    Since the BC government announced plans for a referendum on changing our electoral system many members have reached out to the union asking for more information about what we will be voting on.

    We heard you loud and clear. So we the union is hosting an interactive webcast on September 27th for you to take part in, ask questions, and get informed about the referendum.

    WHAT: What's the deal with the referendum? An interactive webcast for BCGEU members.

    WHERE: Your computer, phone, or tablet

    WHEN: September 27th, at 10AM Pacific

    Can't make that time? Don't worry, we'll let you submit questions ahead of time, and provide a full recap video online for you to watch and share with your friends and family after the fact.

    This referendum is a massive opportunity for British Columbians to take back control of our democracy, and that starts with making an informed decision about how to vote. We hope you'll join us!

    Back in 2017 we asked you to tell us about how you felt about electoral reform, and 90% of you responded that you wanted to see a system of proportional representation. We took your thoughts, and suggestions, put them into a report and submitted it to the BC government's official consultation. Check it out by clicking here.

  • Local 604 General/Executive Meeting

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    BCGEU - Fraser Valley Office in Langley, BC, Canada


    COMPONENT: Social, Information & Health


    LOCAL: Local 604 General and Executive Members


    DATE: Thursday, September 27, 2018


    TIME: 6:00 p.m. General Meeting, followed by the Executive Meeting at 7:00 p.m.


    PLACE: BCGEU, Fraser Valley Office – Fraser Room


    8555 198A Avenue, Langley BC


  • Area 08 - Activist Appreciation Banquet

    Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 05:00 PM through September 30, 2018
    Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Fairmont, BC, Canada

    Please RSVP by September 7th.

    Please advise the area office of any dietary restrictions. 

    At the request of the cross component committee, members are welcome to bring 1 guest, no children please.

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  • Area 04 Local Executive Training & Strategic Planning Session

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 08:30 AM through October 12, 2018
    Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey, BC, BC, Canada

    Area 04 Local Executive Training & Strategic Planning Session

    please note: hotel accommodation will only be provided for some attendees based on geographical location*


    Registration for this event is now closed.


  • Area 12 Activist Appreciation Banquet

    Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Coast Mountain College in Terrace, BC, Canada


    WITH US!



    Coast Mountain College (Cafeteria)

     5331 McConnell Avenue Terrace

    Cocktails at 6:00pm – Dinner at 7:00pm


    Shuttle Service: Pick up from hotel only: 5:30, 5:50 & 6:15

    Rides home are provided for all attendees


     *Please note that this event is for adults only



  • Area 05 STEP UP: An intro to the BCGEU for newly elected and returning stewards

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Area 05 Office in Kamloops, BC, Canada

    STEP UP, our new introductory, one-day course, 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. Newly elected and returning stewards 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.

    Your Union leave of absence for this course will be sent to you shortly. Please ensure you have presented it to your Supervisor/Employer for approval as soon as possible. The Union does not do this for you.