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  • Local 1204 Meeting - Election of Delegates & Alternates

    Monday, February 26, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley, BC, Canada

    The BCGEU's 52nd Triennial Constitutional Convention will be taking place from Wednesday, May 29 to June 1, 2024. BCGEU members will elect the President, Treasurer, and five Executive Vice Presidents and will determine the mandate of YOUR union over the next three years.

  • Local 304 Delegate Selection Meeting

    Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 06:30 PM
    Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley, BC, Canada

    The BCGEU's 52nd Triennial Constitutional Convention will be taking place from Wednesday, May 29 to June 1, 2024. BCGEU members will elect the President, Treasurer, and five Executive Vice Presidents and will determine the mandate of YOUR union over the next three years.

    To attend Convention, you must be elected as a delegate (or alternate) of your Local.

    ELECTION OF DELEGATES & ALTERNATES TO CONVENTION

    Nomination:

    If you are interested in being a delegate to convention, please complete a nomination form and return it to the Fraser Valley Area Office no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Nomination forms will also be accepted at the meeting. If there are more nominations received than positions available, an election will be conducted by an electronic vote.

    Along with your nomination form, you may submit a biography (max. 350 words) plus one photo (optional), however they must be submitted at the same time. No late bios or photos will be accepted. 

    Nominations are now open and will CLOSE at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2024

    Nomination forms will also be accepted at the meeting.

    Please note: only one nomination form is required per person.

    Registration to Vote for Delegates and to attend Local Meeting:

    If you are interested in participating in the election of the delegates for your local, you must register. By registering you will receive an electronic ballot should an election be required.

    A non-work email address is required to ensure you receive your ballot (many employer email systems have firewalls which prevent electronic ballots from reaching your inbox).

    CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS 

    Did you know that you did not have to attend Convention as a delegate in order to be part of the process? You can do so by submitting a resolution that may be put forward to Convention for consideration by delegates. Resolutions may ask that the Union take a position on an important issue, implement a new policy or change the Constitution or structure of the BCGEU. 

    If you are interested in submitting a resolution, please complete the attached form and return it to the Fraser Valley Area Office No later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2024

    Resolution forms will also be accepted at the meeting. 

    LOCAL MEETING

    If you would like to attend the local meeting and cannot attend in person you must pre register. You will receive the Zoom link three days prior to the local meeting and again the day of the meeting.

  • 2 Day Organizing Fundamentals Training

    Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 09:00 AM through February 29, 2024
    Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley, BC, Canada

    This two-day introduction to organizing provides members with knowledge and support to help build collective power at work. The training will introduce participants to core organizing skills that can help build the kind of union engagement needed to tackle issues at work. No previous training or experience necessary to attend. A union-paid leave-of-absence is provided for this training. Travel, meals and accommodation (if required) are also provided. Reasonable child and/or other dependent care expenses may be reimbursed.

     

    If you wish to register, but the course is full, please email [email protected] to be added to the waiting list.

  • Local 2003 General Meeting - Convention Delegate Nominations and Resolutions

    Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    BCGEU - Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    *Revised Time* Local 2003 meeting – February 28, 6-8pm

    The BCGEU's 52nd Triennial Constitutional Convention will be taking place from Wednesday, May 29 to June 1, 2024. BCGEU members will elect the President, Treasurer, and five Executive Vice Presidents and will determine the mandate of YOUR union over the next three years.

    To attend Convention, you must be elected as a delegate (or alternate) of your Local, BCGEU Local 2003.

    Nominations for delegates to convention are now open and will close when the chair announces the close of nominations at the Local 2003 General meeting on Wednesday February 28, starting at 6pm. If an election is required, ballots will only be emailed to members who have registered here before the end of the local meeting.

    Resolutions will also be discussed and put forward for approval by the Component. Resolutions may ask that the Union take a position on an important issue, implement a new policy, or change the Constitution or structure of the BCGEU. Note that Convention resolutions are not the avenue to put forward Component bargaining proposals.

    If you would like to attend the local meeting and cannot attend in person, you must register below to receive the Zoom link.

  • Local 502 Call for Nominations and Resolutions

    Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 04:00 PM
    North Island Area Office in Nanaimo, BC, Canada

    COMPONENT: 5 – Retail Stores and Warehouse

    LOCAL: Area 02

    DATE: Thursday, February 29, 2024

    TIME: General Meeting – 4:00 pm
    Executive Meeting – 5:00 pm

    PLACE: North Island Area Office –

    106-1650 Terminal Ave North, Nanaimo

     

     

    AGENDA

    *CALL FOR NOMINATIONS AND RESOLUTIONS FOR THE 52nd BCGEU TRIENNIAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION - MAY 29 – JUNE 1, 2024*

    The BCGEU's 52nd Triennial Constitutional Convention will be taking place from Wednesday, May 29 to June 1, 2024. BCGEU members will elect the President, Treasurer, and five Executive Vice Presidents and will determine the mandate of YOUR union over the next three years.

     

    To attend Convention, you must be elected as a delegate (or alternate) of your Local. Local 502 is entitled to 2 delegates, and 2 alternates. The Local Chairperson goes by default with the remaining delegates being elected.

     

    Nominations will open on January 23, 2024, and close at 5:00 p.m. on February 29, 2024, or at the local meeting when the chair announces the close of nominations.

     

    ELECTION OF DELEGATES & ALTERNATES TO CONVENTION (nomination form attached)

    Nomination:

     

    If you are interested in being a delegate to convention, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to the North Island Area Office or email to [email protected] no later than 5:00 p.m. February 29, 2024. Nomination forms will also be accepted at the meeting. If there are more nominations received than positions available, an election will be conducted by an electronic vote.

     

    Along with your nomination form, you may submit a biography (max. 350 words) plus one photo (optional), however they must be submitted at the same time. No late bios or photos will be accepted. Please note, only one nomination form is required per person.

     

    Registration to Vote for Delegates and to Attend Local Meeting:

     

    If you are interested in participating in the election of the delegates for your local, you must register by clicking on this link http://events.bcgeu.ca/local_502_call_for_nominations_and_resolutions. By registering you will receive an electronic ballot should an election be required.

     

    A non-work email address is required to ensure you receive your ballot (many employer email systems have firewalls which prevent electronic ballots from reaching your inbox).

     

    CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS (form attached)

    Did you know that you do not have to attend Convention as a delegate in order to be part of the process? You can do so by submitting a resolution that may be put forward to Convention for consideration by delegates. Resolutions may ask that the Union take a position on an important issue, implement a new policy, or change the Constitution or structure of the BCGEU.

     

    If you are interested in submitting a resolution, please complete the attached form and return it to the North Island Area Office or email to:

    [email protected], no later than 5:00 p.m. February 29, 2024.

    Resolution forms will also be accepted at the meeting.

     

    LOCAL MEETING

    If you would like to attend the local meeting and cannot attend in person, you must preregister via the link above (under the Registration heading). You will receive the Zoom link once you register prior to the Local Meeting and again the day of the meeting.

     

     

    In solidarity

    Ken Gourlay

    Local 502 Chair

    Doreen Smith

    Staff Representative

  • Area 03 Municipal Pension Plan Pension Seminar

    Saturday, March 02, 2024 at 10:00 AM
    BCGEU Burnaby Headquarters - TKEC Rooms in Burnaby BC, BC, Canada

    The Area 03 Cross Component Committee would like to invite BCGEU members participating in the Municipal Pension Plan to join a free in-person Pension Seminar. This seminar will be instructed by BCGEU staff and will be useful our members who are within 5 years of retirement.

    WHERE: BCGEU Headquarters – TKEC Rooms – 4911 Canada Way, Burnaby

    WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2024 – 10:00 am to 12:00pm

    Once you have registered you will receive additional details. About four days prior to the seminar, you will receive a copy of the presentation for review and be able to submit questions up to two days prior to the seminar.

    Pension Information Session: understanding the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). A BCGEU staff pension specialist will cover the following pension topics:

    · Basics of the pension plan

    · Details of the Municipal Pension Plan

    · Non-Pension related items

    · Increasing service in the pension plan

    · Options for pension payments

    · Government retirement support

    · Transition into retirement

    · Resources for pension planning

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

    If the seminar is sold out please email [email protected] to be put on a waitlist

    If you have any questions please email [email protected]

    In solidarity - On behalf of the Area 03 Cross Component Committee

  • SOLD OUT Area 03 Public Service Pension Plan Pension Seminar

    Saturday, March 02, 2024 at 01:00 PM
    BCGEU Burnaby Headquarters - TKEC Rooms in Burnaby BC, BC, Canada

    Please email [email protected] if you wish to be put on a waitlist and you will be contacted only if space is available.

    The Area 03 Cross Component Committee would like to invite BCGEU members participating in the Public Service Pension Plan to join a free in-person Pension Seminar. This seminar will be instructed by BCGEU staff and will be useful to our members who are within 5 years of retirement.

    WHERE: BCGEU Headquarters – TKEC Rooms – 4911 Canada Way, Burnaby

     WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2024 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Once you have registered, you will receive additional details and confirmation of registration. About four days prior to the seminar, you will receive a copy of the presentation for review and be able to submit questions up to two days prior to the seminar.

    Pension Information Session: Understanding the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

     A BCGEU staff pension specialist will cover the following pension topics:

    · Basics of the pension plan

    · Details of the Public Service Pension Plan

    · Non-Pension related items

    · Increasing service in the pension plan

    · Options for pension payments

    · Government retirement support

    · Transition into retirement

    · Resources for pension planning

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

    If the event sells out you can email [email protected] to be put on a waitlist.

    If you have any questions please email [email protected]

    In solidarity - On behalf of the Area 03 Cross Component Committee

    Sold out
  • Step UP! Local 304

    Tuesday, March 05, 2024 at 09:00 AM

    Whether you're a brand new BCGEU member or you've been a member for a while, this STEP UP! Workshop is for those members of Local 304. We will introduce you to our union and help you develop your skills and knowledge around your rights as a worker and the role the union plays in supporting workers, their families, and our communities. Through stories of courage and strength, you will gain the clarity and support you need along with some useful union tools and strategies to get started with the BCGEU. You will leave feeling more informed, confident, and ready to connect with your co-workers. A union-paid leave-of-absence is provided for this course. Reasonable child and/or other dependent care expenses may be reimbursed.

    MUST REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 19th, 2024

    Sold out
  • Area 03 Sunshine Coast Public Service Pension Plan Pension Seminar

    Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 11:00 AM
    Gibsons Garden Hotel in Gibsons BC, BC, Canada

     

    The Area 03 Cross Component Committee would like to invite BCGEU Sunshine Coast members participating in the Public Service Pension Plan to join a free in-person Pension Seminar. This seminar will be instructed by BCGEU staff and will be useful our members who are within 5 years of retirement.

    WHERE: Gibsons Garden Hotel, 963 Gibsons Way, Gibsons BC

     WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 2024 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Once you have registered, you will receive additional details. About four days prior to the seminar, you will receive a copy of the presentation for review and be able to submit questions up to two days prior to the seminar.

     

    Pension Information Session: Understanding the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

     

    A BCGEU staff pension specialist will cover the following pension topics:

    · Basics of the pension plan

    · Details of the Public Service Pension Plan

    · Non-Pension related items

    · Increasing service in the pension plan

    · Options for pension payments

    · Government retirement support

    · Transition into retirement

    · Resources for pension planning

     

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

     

    If you have any questions please email [email protected]

     

     

    In solidarity - On behalf of the Area 03 Cross Component Committee

     

  • Area 03 Sunshine Coast Municipal Pension Plan Pension Seminar

    Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 02:00 PM
    Gibsons Garden Hotel in Gibsons BC, BC, Canada

    The Area 03 Cross Component Committee would like to invite BCGEU Sunshine Coast members participating in the Municipal Pension Plan to join a free in-person Pension Seminar. This seminar will be instructed by BCGEU staff and will be useful our members who are within 5 years of retirement.

     

    WHERE: Gibsons Garden Hotel, 963 Gibsons Way, Gibsons BC

     

    WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 2024 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Once you have registered, you will receive additional details. About four days prior to the seminar, you will receive a copy of the presentation for review and be able to submit questions up to two days prior to the seminar.

     

    Pension Information Session: understanding the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

    A BCGEU staff pension specialist will cover the following pension topics:

    · Basics of the pension plan

    · Details of the Municipal Pension Plan

    · Non-Pension related items

    · Increasing service in the pension plan

    · Options for pension payments

    · Government retirement support

    · Transition into retirement

    · Resources for pension planning

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

    If you have any questions please email [email protected]

    In solidarity - On behalf of the Area 03 Cross Component Committee