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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

July 23, 2024

REGULAR STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (SR3) - MEMBER BENEFITS (WCB) - BC General Emplo...

REGULAR STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (SR3) MEMBER BENEFITS (WCB) EXTERNAL POSTING July 23, 2024   The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia. We represent over 83,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU operates 12 offices throughout the province, and three buildings in Burnaby which house ...

July 16, 2024

Discipline process updated (Article 7) - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Our union’s Constitution and Bylaws describe the rights and responsibilities of union membership and how we govern ourselves. At the BCGEU’s 2024 Convention in May, delegates adopted changes to Article 7 of the Constitution which lays out the process of discipline for members found to have violated our union’s constitution. These updates affect the role of local chairs under the Complaint Proce...

July 12, 2024

Local 1710 Members at the City of Fort St John - Mediation Talks Fail – Strik...

Your bargaining committee and the City’s bargaining committee met on June 20th in mediation. We reminded the Employer of your strong strike mandate and insisted they table a better proposal for the fair wages and some other monetary conditions of employment that we say you deserve. The City’s bargaining committee returned to City Council to seek a new mandate. The Council decided not to improv...

July 02, 2024

Members at IDEXX Reference Laboratories - Steward Nominations - BC General Em...

Nominations are now open for 3 (three) stewards and one (1) alternate at IDEXX Reference Laboratories.   New stewards are trained by the union.   If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact your Local Area Office.   The deadline for nominations is July 9, 2024 by 5:00 pm   The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission i...

July 02, 2024

BCGEU Members at Interior Savings Credit Union (Okanagan and Thompson) and Gr...

BCGEU MEMBER INFORMATION MEETINGS APPLICATION TO CONSOLIDATE THE BEEM CERTIFICATIONS(Interior Savings Okanagan, Interior Savings Thompson and Grand Forks Credit Union)THURSDAY, JULY 4, 20246:00 p.m. Virtual meeting via Zoom  ----Monday, July 8, 20246:00 p.m. Virtual meeting via Zoom  For the Zoom meeting link, please email Zoe Towle at [email protected].  If a member at your worksite didn't...

June 28, 2024

Sodexo at BC Place - Bargaining preparations underway - BC General Employees'...

Your bargaining committee met for three full days last week to go over your questionnaires, develop proposals, and begin our strategic planning. We are ecstatic with the number of questionnaires we received from all of you. Your input was incredibly helpful as we prepare to meet with the employer at the bargaining table. We will begin bargaining with Sodexo Live in August. We're waiting to conf...

June 28, 2024

0142 : BC Housing Management Commission - Administration - BC General Employe...

The results of your ratification vote are in, with the majority of you voting in favour of the tentative settlement. The tentative settlement, which runs from April 2022 to April 2025, will now form our new collective agreement. The new provisions are in effect immediately.  The maintenance bargaining unity also ratified their collective agreement this week which means that this round of bargai...

June 26, 2024

BC Housing Management Commission –Administrative/Clerical (Admin) Division - ...

Your ratification vote closes on Friday June 28th at 4pm PST – cast your ballot as soon as possible.  Read about improvements we've achieved on our June 21st bulletin.  Looking for your ratification ballot? BCGEU sent ballots to all members on June 24th around 8pm (be sure to check your junk and spam folders if you don't see it) and email [email protected] if you still can't locat...

June 24, 2024

BC Housing Management Commission –Maintenance/Service (Maintenance) Division ...

Your ratification vote closes on Wednesday June 26th at 4pm PST - cast your ballot as soon as possible.  Read about improvements we've achieved in our June 17 bulletin.  Looking for your ratification ballot? BCGEU sent ballots to all members on June 20th around 8pm (be sure to check your junk and spam folders if you don't see it) and email [email protected] if you still can't loca...

June 24, 2024

BC Housing Management Commission –Administrative/Clerical (Admin) Division - ...

Tonight, June 24th is our Ratification (Virtual) Townhall! The meeting starts at 7pm, and you can access it through this zoom link: meeting link in email version. Join your bargaining team and fellow members tonight to hear about both monetary and non-monetary improvements made to our agreement as well as information about the following ratification vote, which will open shortly after the townh...

June 24, 2024

BC Housing Management Commission –Administrative/Clerical (Admin) Division - ...

A ratification vote will be conducted for the Administrative/Clerical Division starting at approximately 8pm PST on Monday June 24th.  The vote will be conducted online, i.e. via the internet, through an independent third-party voting company contracted by the BCGEU. An electronic ballot will be sent to you at the email address you or the Employer provided to the BCGEU. This email will include ...

June 21, 2024

All BCGEU Members at BC Housing Management Commission –Administrative/Clerica...

Last week, we sent you some highlights of the Administrative/Clerical tentative settlement that you achieved through your extraordinary mobilizing efforts and steadfast solidarity. These included: Wage Increases, a Retention Recognition Initiative, Third-party review of all jobs to their closest comparator jobs in Public Service, and the Joint Development of a BC Housing Job Evaluation Plan. Th...

June 21, 2024

BC PAVCO members - Tentative Agreement is ratified by members - BC General Em...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by our members – 91.6% in favour. We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to the members for their participation and support during this process. The Union will now work on updating the Collective Agreement with all of the negotiated changes. Once this is finalized it will be circulated to mem...