BCGEU Constitution and bylaws

BCGEU Financial Manual

Constitutional Convention

The BCGEU Convention is the union’s policy-making body. The union holds a convention every three years. Delegates are elected by their locals and from affiliates. They decide the union’s policies, which are presented and discussed in the form of resolutions submitted by the components, locals and provincial executive. These policies, once adopted by convention, become part of the overall mandate of the union.

Recent conventions:

2014 Constitutional Convention May 28 – 31, 2014 

Provincial Executive

The Provincial Executive is the governing body of the union between conventions. There are two full-time officers, the president and the treasurer, and four executive vice-presidents.


The union's component structure was established when bargaining rights in the public service were finally granted by legislation in 1974.

Regions and Areas

Each BCGEU component is divided into locals. The local is the fundamental unit of union structure.


The union has committees of activists working on human rights, environment, health and safety and many other issues.


The union employs more than 150 servicing and clerical staff in 12 area offices across the province and at the Burnaby headquarters.