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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

April 18, 2024

All BC Housing members - Joint Bargaining Update #17 - BC General Employees' ...

Three weeks ago, we updated you on our ongoing efforts to secure a full response from the Employer on our outstanding proposals. Since then, your collective actions have notably intensified the pressure. A delegation of BC Housing workers, representing us all, successfully delivered a letter signed by 551 of our colleagues to CEO Vincent Tong, urging him to spearhead necessary changes. Furtherm...

April 18, 2024

Major investors with $1.7 trillion AUM demand action from Canada’s largest co...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 18, 2024 Major investors with $1.7 trillion AUM demand action from Canada's largest companies on shareholder rights   (Burnaby, British Columbia) An international coalition of institutional investors and service providers, representing over $1.7 trillion CAD in assets under management and advisory, have signed on to an investor statement calling on Canada's largest co...

April 16, 2024

BCGEU FRASER VALLEY UNION CENTER INTERNAL POSTING - SENIOR DEPARTMENTAL CLERK...

BCGEU FRASER VALLEY UNION CENTER INTERNAL POSTING April 16, 2024     POSITION: SENIOR DEPARTMENTAL CLERK GRADE: LEVEL 7 – MoveUP AGREEMENT WAGE RATE: $41.80 - $44.81 per hour A Senior Departmental Clerk is required for the Fraser Valley Union Center, located in Langley, BC. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Senior Departmental Clerk duties will include assigning non-routine work; monitoring and re...

April 15, 2024

Vancity Savings Credit Union Branch 28 - Steward Nominations - BC General Emp...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward position at Vancity – Branch 28 and will close at 4:30pm on Monday, April 29, 2024.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 ...

April 09, 2024

Best Western Plus Burnaby - Bargaining Update #1 – Pre-Bargaining has begun -...

On April 5, your bargaining committee met to review your surveys and to start drafting proposals based on what is important to you. The committee will meet again in a couple of weeks to finalize our proposals ahead of meeting with the employer. If you have not yet submitted your bargaining questionnaire, please complete the attached form and return it directly to a member of your committee or s...

April 08, 2024

Petition to improve the safety and quality of BC’s highways - BC General Empl...

BCGEU,Will you sign this petition calling on the provincial government to make changes to B.C.'s highways maintenance program that will improve the quality and safety of our highways? For decades, highways workers maintained the roads as direct provincial government employees. Then in 1987, sweeping changes were made to restructure government and privatize many public services – this included a...

April 04, 2024

Day of Mourning is April 28 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. It is critical that we all remember those workers and reiterate our commitment to fight for the living to prevent further tragedies. Here are a few ways you can acknowledge Day of Mourning ...

April 03, 2024

Joint Statement: Canada must suspend arms trade with Israel (NUPGE) - BC Gene...

In the wake of recent civilian deaths, today the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) -- our national union -- joined with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) to call on the Canadian government to suspend the trade of arms and military equipment with Israel.  Click here to ...

April 02, 2024

2024 BCGEU Scholarship Winners - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Congratulations to the 2024 BCGEU Scholarship Winners.   The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2024 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2024 BCGEU Scholarship Winners Scholarship of $2000 for full-time students and $1000 for part-time students were awarded to members and their families across the province with a total of $90,000 awarded in the total. Winners will be mailed a let...

April 02, 2024

Servomation Inc. - Bargaining Committee Election Results - BC General Employe...

The results of the election for the Servomation Bargaining Committee are set out below. Congratulations to you all! Thank you to everyone who put their name forward. Bargaining Committee Members:  Jason Blackmore Mary Chew Michelle DuCharme Adam Scott Cheri Trewin To ensure you receive bargaining updates, please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at https://members.bcgeu.ca/signup....

March 27, 2024

BC Housing Management Commission – Administrative/Clerical (Admin) and Mainte...

During and after the town hall of March 7 many of you have reached out to us to express your frustration with the pace of bargaining. We heard you, are hearing you and couldn't agree more.We tabled monetary for Admin on Jan 4 and for Maintenance on Feb 27. We have yet to receive a response on any of the substantial items. We've told the Employer that we expect a complete response on all outstan...

March 22, 2024

VANCITY BARGAINING UPDATE - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Friends,Please join us in welcoming our newest members from the Chinatown Community Branch. We are now at approximately 837 workers giving us a loud and powerful collective voice.We now have CAT members at almost every branch and department including, the Chinatown Community Branch. The members of CAT will be reaching out to workers at their assigned departments or branches with updates, asks a...

March 21, 2024

BC Housing Management Commission Joint Bargaining Update #15 – FAQ Updated - ...

We've now updated the FAQ with answers to questions from the town hall meeting of March 7. You can find the FAQ at https://www.bcgeu.ca/bchousing and find the "additions" section by scrolling down. A small housekeeping item – the last bulletin was incorrectly numbered as "#17" and it should be "#14". The online version is being corrected.  It is critical for us to be able to contact you. As we ...

March 15, 2024

Alliance Facility Solutions, Inc. - Bargaining Committee Elected - BC General...

We are pleased to advise that Tyler Puhl and Aaron Creighton have been elected to the bargaining committee from Vancouver Island (BCGEU Region 1 Area 01 & 02). Congratulations to you both. We now have a full committee in place. Your Bargaining committee Mark Campbell (1704)Russell Johnson (1704)Ryan Keith (1705)Todd Gunderson (1706)Tyler Puhl (1702)Aaron Creighton (1702) Bargaining Survey r...

March 14, 2024

IDEXX Reference Laboratories LTD - Ratification Update - BC General Employees...

We are pleased to announce that your Employer ratified your new Collective Agreement on March 11th, 2024. We have been advised that the retroactivity from your wage increase and your signing bonus will be reflected on your March 29th, 2024, pay. Please reach out to our area office at [email protected] if there are any concerns or issues that arise. Thank you for your support and soli...

March 14, 2024

BC Housing Management Commission – Administrative/Clerical (Adm) and Maintena...

We were surprised to learn that many of you didn't receive this bulletin which we thought was sent to everyone on March 7, two days after the town hall. There was an error in pulling the email addresses and we're sorry that this is just getting to many of you now. The FAQ amendments noted below aren't complete yet but will be soon. The rest of the information remains accurate. We'll be sending ...

March 11, 2024

All BCGEU Component 17 Members at Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. (AFSI) - B...

We are updating you on the bargaining committee's nomination and election process. The Bargaining committee election results are in for Regions 2 & 3, Congratulations to Mark Campbell and Russell Johnson from Region 2 and Ryan Keith from Region 3, all three will join Todd Gunderson from Region 4 who was previously acclaimed. We now await the results of the Region 1 election on March 14th, a...