Who are BCGEU members?

The BCGEU is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia. We represent over 80,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. We trace our beginnings back to the early 1900s when provincial government employees formed an association to address their working conditions.

Can I retire at 55 in BC?

When can I retire? The normal retirement age for all Public Service Pension Plan members is 65, and the earliest retirement age is 55.

What does the BCGEU do?

The BCGEU is now the leading union organizing casino workers in the province, negotiating strong collective agreements.

How much are BCGEU union dues?

Article 2.1 – Union dues – 1.85% of gross pay.

What is the largest union in BC?

CUPE National
In addition to CUPE BC’s status as the largest union in British Columbia—public or private sector—the membership numbers also confirm that CUPE National remains the largest union in the country, with 680,000 members across Canada.

How many government employees are in BC?

The BC Public Service is the largest corporate workforce in B.C. with close to 30,000 employees throughout the province. Our workforce covers a broad spectrum of occupations that require a diverse range of skills.

What party is the government of British Columbia?

The incumbent New Democratic Party of British Columbia won a majority government, making John Horgan the first leader in the history of the British Columbia New Democratic Party to win a second consecutive term as Premier.

Does OAS start at 65 or 67?

What will this mean for you? Starting on April 1, 2023, the age of eligibility for OAS and GIS benefits will be gradually increased from 65 to 67, with full implementation by January 2029.

What is the 85 rule for retirement?

The rule of 85 says that workers can retire with full pension benefits if their age and years of service add up to 85 or more. So if you’re 60 years old and you’ve been working at the same company for 25 years then technically, you could be eligible for full pension benefits if you choose to retire early.

What is my HEU local?

Your HEU local is where coworkers come together to solve problems, coordinate activities, communicate and advance members’ interests. By participating with your local, you can help and support your coworkers, connect with others across the province and country and build your skills and knowledge.

How many employees does the BC government have?