COMPONENT 17 - GENERAL SERVICES

Component 17 includes members in a variety of sectors in B.C.

They are employed by casinos, hotels, banks, credit unions, B.C. Place, B.C. Housing Management, some Royal Canadian Legion operations, B.C. Milk Marketing Board, Compass Foods, regional districts plus private businesses.

NEWS & UPDATES

August 16, 2018

Local 1701, 1703 & 1704 Vancity Letters of Expectation - BCGEU

Your Union has recently observed Vancity issuing so-called "letters of expectation" to members (employees) that are in fact disciplinary. In the event that you may not be aware of the term "letters of expectation", here are a number of key features of such a letter: The tone of a letter of expectation should be positive and constructive. A letter of expectation should not include a finding of ...

August 13, 2018

Three-year agreement for thousands of B.C. government workers - BCGEU

VICTORIA - Thousands of British Columbia public service workers have ratified a three-year contract agreement giving them an annual 2 per cent wage increase. The agreement covers workers who provide social, environmental and pubic safety services, as well as Liquor Distribution Branch employees and some of those who work at the BC Pension Corp.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

August 13, 2018

Vancity – Local 1701, 1703 & 1704 Re: Workload Concerns - BCGEU

Your Union has received numerous reports from members (employees) at Vancity struggling with unmanageable workloads. In some cases, members have reported working through their breaks and performing unpaid overtime to compensate. Recently, a manager celebrated an individual employee for taking a shorter lunch to get more work done. In order to address workload concerns, BCGEU members must stop w...

August 10, 2018

BCGEU public service members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

BURNABY – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union announced today that its members in the B.C. public service sector have voted to ratify the tentative agreement reached with the B.C. government in June. The final vote was 62.7 per cent in favour. "After 16 years of staff cuts and wage restraint, there was a lot of pent-up demand for positive change from our membership," said BCGEU pre...

August 10, 2018

The Provincial - Summer 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Summer 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: MMIWG Inquiry Professional reliance Labour review Bargaining update Affordable BC campaign Events and more…   Download the Summer 2018 issue  UWU/MoveUP

August 08, 2018

Bargaining Committee Nominations for St Eugene Mission - BCGEU

Nominations are open for 1 position on the bargaining committee plus 1 alternate. Nominations will be open for 10 days. If you wish to run for the above-noted position, please complete the attached nomination form and return to the East Kootenay Cranbrook area office by facsimile (250) 489-4700 / 1-800-946-0253, by email area08@bcgeu.ca or by mail/drop off to: 46 7th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC...

August 08, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Starlight Casino - Delivered monetary package - BCGEU

We delivered a full monetary package to the employer last week and we're expecting a response next week. We have confirmed bargaining dates for August 21, 22, 24 and additional dates in the first week of September. We've reached agreement on a large number of non-monetary proposals but were unable to agree on others and are at impasse on those.  Now that the employer is looking over our monetar...

August 08, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Grand Villa Casino - Delivered monetary package - BCGEU

We delivered a full monetary package to the employer and we're expecting a response next week. We have confirmed bargaining dates for August 14, 15, 16, 31 and additional dates in the first week of September. We've reached agreement on a large number of non-monetary proposals but were unable to agree on others and are at impasse on those.  Now that the employer is looking over our monetary prop...

August 03, 2018

Gateway Starlight Bargaining Update – Delivered Monetary Package - BCGEU

We delivered a full monetary package to the employer earlier this week and we're expecting a response at our next scheduled bargaining dates. We have confirmed dates at the beginning of September, but we've asked to meet earlier. We'll let you know what we hear from the employer.  We've reached agreement on a large number of non-monetary proposals but were unable to agree on others and are at i...

August 03, 2018

Gateway Grand Villa Bargaining Update – Delivered Monetary Package - BCGEU

We delivered a full monetary package to the employer last week and we're expecting a response at our next scheduled bargaining dates. We have confirmed dates at the end of August, but we've asked to meet earlier. We'll let you know what we hear from the employer.  We've reached agreement on a large number of non-monetary proposals but were unable to agree on others and are at impasse on those. ...

August 03, 2018

President's message on 40 years of Vancouver Pride - BCGEU

Forty years ago, Vancouver Pride started with a handful of people struggling against homophobia and transphobia coming together in solidarity. In the beginning, it was a small group of activists that wanted to be proud of who they were and who they love, and has now grown into a vibrant celebration enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people.  Today, there are Pride parades in communities large ...

August 03, 2018

An Open Letter from Gateway Casino Workers in the Thompson-Okanagan – OUR COM...

Friday, August 3, 2018  An Open Letter from Gateway Casino Workers in the Thompson-Okanagan – OUR COMMUNITIES DESERVE BETTER!  Dear Community Members,For over five weeks, almost 700 community members in the Thompson-Okanagan have been on strike. We are Gateway Casino workers fighting for respect and the ability to live in the communities we serve. We are parents, students, long-time employees –...

August 02, 2018

BCGEU offers policy ideas for local governments to address affordable housing...

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a list of policy proposals titled "What Can Local Governments Do?", directed at municipalities who want to take bold action on issues of housing affordability. As property prices across B.C. continue to escalate, access to affordable housing has become a central concern for BCGEU members. By focusing on measures that ...

August 01, 2018

Vancity - Visa Service Centre - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 position of steward at your worksite and will close on August 24th, 2018. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.  Some of the roles of a steward are: • Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  • Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. • Listening to co-workers abou...

August 01, 2018

2 New Stewards at Vancity – Branch 9 - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 2 steward positions on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following people were acclaimed as stewards for your worksite: Edmelynne Vendiola Rodrigo Laia Manentti  Please join us in wishing them well in their new position.In Solidarity,Megan McKinneyStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

August 01, 2018

New Alternate Steward - Vancity Branch 10 - BCGEU

Nominations closed for an alternate steward at your branch on Monday, July 23, 2018. We are pleased to announce that Samantha Hollander has been acclaimed your new alternate steward. Please join us in wishing her well in her new position.In Solidarity,Megan McKinneyStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

August 01, 2018

Union sees no value in highrise, urges city to reject proposal - BCGEU

Unionized provincial government workers have registered their opposition to a 25-storey highrise in central Kelowna. The Brooklyn project should be rejected by city council, the BCGEU says, because it will do nothing to promote affordable housing in Kelowna.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 31, 2018

BCGEU health care members ratify three-year deal - BCGEU

Members of a multi-union group working in B.C. community living homes and services have voted to accept a new three-year employment contract, eight months before the existing contract expires. The contract covers 16,000 people and was recommended to members in June by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union and others in the community health bargaining group.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 30, 2018

BCGEU community health workers vote to accept new agreement - BCGEU

Burnaby- Community health sector workers, represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted strongly in favour of a tentative agreement reached with health employers. This agreement firms up a new three-year collective agreement for 16,000 union workers, which will take effect April 1, 2019 and expire March 31, 2022. The new collective agreement brings in yearly...

July 30, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Vancity - Branch 6 - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Exciting news! We have received two nominations for your second shop steward at Branch 6. They are:  Magda Duszynska Jenessa De Young As there is only one steward vacancy, we will require a vote at the Branch. Ballots will be collected by your shop steward Carmela Busto until 5PM August 9th, and the successful nominee will be announced after the vote. In Solidarity,   Megan McKinneyStaff Repr...

July 26, 2018

BCGEU celebrates 99 years in union movement - BCGEU

Can you believe we're almost a century old? Today, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union celebrates our 99th birthday. Of course, we weren't known as the BCGEU back in 1919, but July 26 marks the anniversary of the first annual convention of the Provincial Civil Service Association of BC which, over the decades, grew to become the BCGEU.  "At 77,000 members strong, the BCGEU is one of ...

July 24, 2018

Casino workers vote yes on new agreement ending Hard Rock strike - BCGEU

BCGEU members thank customers for their support.  (Coquitlam) - After being on strike for more than 10 weeks, over 400 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam have voted in favour of a new agreement with their employer. "BCGEU members at the Hard Rock casino stuck together through a long, tough fight and thanks to thei...

July 24, 2018

Vancity Branch Worksite Visits From Executive Vice-President Sussanne Skidmor...

Sussanne Skidmore, BCGEU Executive Vice-President, will be doing worksite visits at the following Vancity Branches on the following dates and times: Branch 6 – Monday, July 30th at 9:30AM Branch 10 – Tuesday, July 31st at 8:30AM Branch 9 – Tuesday, July 31st at 11:00AM  The purpose of the visit is to meet with Vancity BCGEU members where they work, to answer any questions you may have about y...

July 23, 2018

Wages Vancity – Branch 10 - BCGEU

As you know, the Employer and the Union continue to dispute what wages should be paid to the newly certified BCGEU members who became unionized earlier this year. The Union continues to argue that the Collective Agreement wage grid and Letter of Intent #2 apply to you. Specifically, that all your hours in your role (including hours prior to unionization) are used to find your place on the wage ...

July 23, 2018

Call For Nominations For Crest Motor Inn Hotel Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

With your collective agreement recently expired, we are still looking for members working at the Crest Motor Inn to nominate candidates to represent your worksite as part of the BCGEU Hospitality Industrial Relations bargaining committee.  Bargaining Committee MemberCrest Hotel – one position You can nominate, or accept nomination, only for the bargaining committee position available at your w...

July 23, 2018

Talks break off between Gateway Casinos and union - BCGEU

KAMLOOPS - Mediation has been cut short between BCGEU and Gateway Casinos.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Support for striking BCGEU brothers and sisters - BCGEU

The BC labour movement staged a show of support Saturday for striking BCGEU members   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Mediation talks break off in casino strike - BCGEU

Mediation between Gateway Casinos and over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike officially broke off on Saturday, July 21 – the same day that saw hundreds of supporters flock to the picket lines across all four sites in the Thompson Okanagan.   Read more..... UWU/MoveUP

July 20, 2018

Local 1712 Steward Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Nick Salyn has been acclaimed as a steward for your worksite. If you have any questions regarding workplace issues, or your Collective Agreement, please contact Nick. We congratulate Nick and thank him for stepping up! We look forward to working with you.  Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP