Area 04 - Union Observer Course – Expressions of Interest Wanted

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 3:00pm to Friday, June 6, 2014 - 5:00pm

BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office, 8555 - 198A Street, Langley V2Y 0A9 | View Map
Phone: 604-882-0111 | Phone toll free: 1-800-667-1103

The BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office is looking to hold a Union Observer Course. Should we receive enough "expressions of interest", we will schedule this course as soon as possible thereafter.

Most BCGEU collective agreements allow you to have a union-appointed observer when you are interviewed on posted positions (within the Public Service as well as within non-government employers).

Step 1

When you apply on a position, contact the BCGEU Area Office (1.888.991.6062) and advise them you want a union observer in attendance at the interviews.  This should be done immediately after applying on the posting.

Step 2

The BCGEU Area Office will ask you to fax a written request along with a copy of the posting that includes the posting number and applicable employer contact name(s) and number(s).

THIS PROCESS IS CONFIDENTIAL. The only people who know that a union observer has been requested are the person who made the request and the BCGEU Area Office staff who handle it.

The Union Observer will be a disinterested party and will attend at every interview conducted for that particular position.  At completion of the interviews, the observer will file a report with the BCGEU Area Office. Should there be a complaint or grievance filed, the BCGEU will have documentation to rely on to determine if the process was fair or flawed.

The most important part of this process is to contact the Area Office immediately after applying for the position to allow lead time to find someone to sit as an Observer.

To add your name to the "expressions of interest" list, please contact us no later than June 6, 2014 by calling 1-888-991-6062 or by emailing area04@bcgeu.ca – subject line: Expressions of Interest – Union Observer Course.

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