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  • Area 01 Cross Component Committee Activist Event

    Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Royal BC Museum in Victoria, BC, Canada

    To All BCGEU Stewards

    Executive Members

    Union Appointed Occupational Health & Safety Representatives


    You're Invited



    In appreciation of your efforts and commitments on behalf of BCGEU members, please accept this invitation to attend the Activists' Appreciation Event, November 17th, 2018, hosted by the Area 01 Cross Component Committee.


    The honour of your presence is requested. You and a guest are invited to attend an "Evening at the Museum". We will be having appetizers (there will be a number of appetizer stations) a cash bar, and you are welcome to visit the exhibits.


    Royal BC Museum

    675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC
    Saturday, November 17, 2018

    6:00 pm start time


    Accommodation will be arranged and a confirmation sent to you prior to the banquet (overnight accommodation will be billed directly to the Union) if required/eligible. For those members living in the greater Victoria area, taxis will be reimbursed as noted below.

    The Union will reimburse other eligible expenses once your expense claim is received and approved.

    Please register by Thursday, November 8th through the following link:

    If you have any questions/difficulties registering, kindly contact the Victoria Area Office at 1-800-667-1033 or 250-388-9948 and speak with Susanne Francoeur, Earl Moloney or Debbie Craig.

    Taxi's & Child Care Attendees are entitled to expense taxi fare to and from the event, as well as child care expenses, by submitting an expense claim form with appropriate receipts (forms will be available at the event)

    Parking There is a small parking lot behind the museum as well as street parking. Please submit your receipt on an expense claim form for reimbursement .


    In Solidarity,

    Susanne Francoeur

    Cross Component Chairperson


  • Area 11 and Area 10 - Local 411/410 members

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 09:30 AM
    Prince George Area office in Prince George, BC, Canada


    Local 411 and 410 Members only


    The Component 4 executive invites all 411/10 members to the BCGEU's Step Up Course which will be held at:

    LOCATION: Diane L. Wood Union Centre

    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU

    500 Quebec Street, Prince George

    DATE: Monday, November 19, 2018

    TIME: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm


    We invite all 411/10 members to STEP UP, the BCGEU's new introductory, one-day course, to introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture, and our diverse community of members. This training will also provide you with the opportunity to network in an environment of others within your local only and to connect with your fellow members and some of your component. 

    Through stories of solidarity and courage, you will gain the strength and support in your journey as a member of the BCGEU. Along the way, you will learn about fundamental union rights and useful union tools and strategies. 


    We look forward to seeing you. 


    Expenses & Leave of Absences

    The BCGEU will reimburse your Employer for any time you are away from work to attend this course. The normal union expense policy will apply (including mileage, parking, hotel accommodation and meal allowances).

    REMEMBER: Please request your UNION PAID leave of absence immediately with your employer as EMPLOYERS MAY REQUIRE TWO (2) WEEKS NOTICE FOR YOUR LEAVE!

    Please register no later than Monday, November 5, 2018

    Register online at:

     For more information, please contact the area office at:

    Diane L. Wood Union Centre

    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU

    500 Quebec Street, Prince George BC V2L 0C6

    Telephone: (250) 563-1116 or Toll Free: 1-800-667-8772

    Facsimile: (250)-562-9012 or Toll Free: 1-800-946-0257


  • Area 06 Family Bowling Night

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 04:30 PM
    Big Country Lanes in 100 Mile House, BC, Canada

    BCGEU members, bring your family out for a fun night of bowling! Pizza and beverages will be provided, along with the cost of bowling.

  • Area 10 - Steward Fundamentals Course

    Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 08:30 AM through November 23, 2018
    BCGEU Peace River Area Office in Fort St. John, BC, Canada

    Date: October 15, 2018

    To: All New Stewards

    Re: Stewards Fundamentals

     Date: November 22 & 23, 2018

    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Location: Peace River Area Office

    10147 100 Ave

    Fort St. John BC V1J 1Y7

     Steward Fundamentals, our new introductory 2-day course, focuses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through interactive group activities, role-plays, and skills development, stewards are 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.


    Lunch will be provided. To ensure enough food is ordered, please RSVP to the Peace River Area Office as soon as possible, but before Wednesday, November 7th, 2018.


  • Area 05 - Local Chair + 1

    Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU – Kamloops Area Office in Kamloops, BC, Canada

    It is that time of year again...each Local Chair – along with one (1) delegate per local – is asked to attend the upcoming Local Chair + 1 Session for 2018. Conducting and facilitating the session will be Rob Wotherspoon, Regional Coordinator.

    IMPORTANT: Please appoint a second delegate to represent your Local. This delegate must be from your Executive. Please provide the name of your delegate in your response. 

    Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the Kamloops Office no later than Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2018. When registering, please advise if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements. If you require hotel accomodations, please RSVP as soon as possible.

    If you require a Union-Paid Leave of Absence and/or accommodations, please indicate this when you RSVP.

  • Local 104 Enhanced Steward Training

    Friday, November 23, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Fraser Valley Union Office in Langley , BC, Canada

    Local 104 Enhanced Steward Training

  • Local 1004 Enhanced Steward Training

    Friday, November 23, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Fraser Valley Union Office in Langley , BC, Canada

    Local 1004 Enhanced Steward Training

  • Local 703 Enhanced Steward Training Day

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    To: All BCGEU Local 703 Stewards

    Re: Enhanced Steward Training Day

    Date/Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 (9:00am – 4:30pm)

    Location: Lower Mainland Area Office – Squamish Meeting Room
    #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver


    The Union will be hosting an Enhanced Steward Training Day for all BCGEU Local 703 Stewards on Tuesday November 27, 2016, at the Lower Mainland Area Office.

    We will be using this day to inform, discuss and connect. The enhanced stewards course is an annual refresher course. All Stewards are encouraged to attend this one day training to update the skills that you have learned in previous courses.

    The topics covered in this course will include:

    Grievance 101

    Effective step 1 meetings

    Investigation of the facts of a grievance

    Filling out grievance forms and providing supporting documentation

    Forwarding grievances to the Union – best practices

    The role of the steward and the staff representative

    The role of the steward

    Duty of fair representation


    Union orientation

    Attending local meetings and provide a worksite report

    Building a stronger worksite steward

    Best practices for:

    representing a member in a discipline meeting

    representing a member in an investigation meeting

    Steward resources

    Joint training

    Please RSVP (including employer-paid hours needed for Leave of Absence and/or travel requirements) by no later than November 19, 2018 by clicking on the link below:

    Registration is limited, so please RSVP soon!

    Lunch will be provided so also please advise if you have any dietary restrictions.

    Parking information is available upon request.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    In solidarity,


    Oliver Rohlfs
    Staff Representative


  • Local 707 Enhanced Steward Training

    Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 09:00 AM through November 30, 2018
    BCGEU Okanagan Area Office in Kelowna, BC, Canada

    In preparation for upcoming bargaining, the BCGEU is providing a two-day Enhanced Stewards training course which focuses on Internal Organizing.

    Activists will leave the course with a clear understanding on the importance of internal organizing, the steps to achieve a more active and responsive membership, and a plan of action that will allow for better participation and communication with your membership.

  • Area 04 Breakfast with Santa and Craft Fair

    Saturday, December 01, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office in Langley TWP, BC, Canada

    The Area 04 Cross Component Committee is hosting "Breakfast with Santa" together with a craft fair. Come and enjoy breakfast, get your picture taken with Santa and explore handmade crafts.

    Please register for one time slot only!

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