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 15, 2017

Employer ends Profit Sharing Plan (PSP) for Hard Rock Casino BCGEU Members...

You may have noticed that the PSP is now missing from your biweekly pay. Some managers have been telling members that the Union was supposed to make an announcement the Employer was terminating the Profit Sharing Plan in August. Why would the Union announce that? Your employer made the decision to take away this employee benefit and it is their responsibility to tell you. Bargaining is schedule...

August 15, 2017

Employer ends Profit Sharing Plan (PSP) at Hard Rock Casino - BCGEU

You may have noticed that the PSP is now missing from your biweekly pay. Some managers have been telling members that the Union was supposed to make an announcement the Employer was terminating the Profit Sharing Plan in August. Why would the Union announce that? Your employer made the decision to take away this employee benefit and it is their responsibility to tell you. Bargaining is schedule...

August 11, 2017

Casino workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of job action against Great Cana...

August 11, 2017   Casino workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of job action against Great Canadian Casinos   Workers at River Rock Casino this week voted 99.4 per cent in favour of a strike if necessary to back their contract proposals. In nearly a year of negotiations between the BCGEU and the employer, Great Canadian Casinos, the two sides have failed to achieve a first collective agreement....

August 10, 2017

RIVER ROCK 99.4% VOTE FOR STRIKE ACTION!

You have spoken with one clear voice – "We are ALL willing to fight for a fair collective agreement". You can be proud of this accomplishment of solidarity. Almost every one of you who was not on vacation came out to vote. The result speaks for itself. What happens now?  We go back to the bargaining table to see if we can win a fair collective agreement. We have meetings scheduled for August 17...

August 09, 2017

Local 1702 Union Meeting - BCGEU

DATE:     Wednesday, October 4, 2017 TIME:      4:00 p.m. – General Meeting                 5:00 p.m. – Executive Meeting PLACE:    BCGEU North Island Area Office                 106-1650 Terminal Ave N., Nanaimo    AGENDA General Business  We look forward to seeing you there!   To join by phone: Call 1-866-562-0090 Conference ID: 431572   In solidarity Jennifer Keenan Local 1702 Chairperson ...

August 08, 2017

Reminder - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee at Lake City Casinos...

With summer now in high gear, and your collective agreement soon to expire, it's time for our members working at Lake City Casinos in Penticton, Vernon, Kelowna and Kamloops to nominate candidates to become your new BCGEU bargaining committee. There are four spots available, and each casino will be represented by one member. The committee will be made up of a Chairperson and three Bargaining Co...

August 03, 2017

Strike Vote/Employer Memo for River Rock Members - BCGEU

Yesterday, hundreds of you came out to vote "YES" at the strike ballot box. Your Employer also sent out a memo to try to crush your spirit in your fight for a fair collective agreement. You can expect to see a lot more of that as the fight heats up.   Here is what's happening. The Union has suspended bargaining to take a strike vote. The lack of progress at the bargaining table on key issues t...

August 01, 2017

Trial Shift Selection/ Table Games at River Rock Casino Resort - BCGEU

With everyone's attention focused on this week's River Rock Strike Vote, we thought it best to update you on a recent development that has been brought to the Union's attention. There is a lot happening for our members at River Rock these days, so we strongly advise all of you to keep checking in for updates from your Union.  Trial Shift Selection/Table Games: Your Employer intends to proceed w...

July 28, 2017

Notice of Poll - Strike Vote for River Rock members - BCGEU

NOTICE OF POLL   S T R I K E V O T E   A Strike Vote will be conducted on:   DATE:            Wednesday, August 2nd thru Sunday, August 6th, 2017TIME:            7:00 AM to 10:00 PM every dayLOCATION:    President Ballroom, Radisson Hotel,                     8181 Cambie Rd, Richmond, BC   For the employees of: Great Canadian Casinos Inc. (d.b.a. River Rock Casino Resort)   In the bargaining un...