B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

Save the date - Convention 2020 - BCGEU

The 51st Constitutional Convention of the BCGEU will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020. The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St, Vancouver. If you are interested in attending convention as a delegate representing your components or submitting a resolution to convention, please contact your local chair - if you do not know who this person ...

2020 BCGEU scholarships

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 BCGEU scholarships. Our annual scholarship programme of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members. Download the poster here.  Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and ...

February 21, 2020

BC Housing - Administrative/Clerical Division bargaining update - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee met with the Employer again on February 20th and we are pleased to report further progress at the table. We have successfully agreed to a number of substantive language changes and we are now mostly concentrating on our monetary proposals. As a result of scheduling limitations, the Union and the Employer are unable to meet again until early March. In the meantime, the ...

February 20, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE PRINCE GEORGE AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

  STAFF REPRESENTATIVE PRINCE GEORGE AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGFebruary 20, 2020    The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Prince George Area office, effective date to be determined.  DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union ele...

February 20, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) VICTORIA AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGFebruary 20, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area office for up to 12 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union ...

February 20, 2020

Lateral Transfers to Cannabis, deadline extended to August 1 - BCGEU

Your union has successfully appealed to the employer to extend the deadline for lateral transfers to cannabis, as per the Memorandum of Understanding explained below. The new deadline is July 31, 2020. There will be no further extensions to the process beyond this date. The Cannabis Implementation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as agreed to as part of negotiations for the 18th Main Collecti...

February 18, 2020

BCGEU applauds increased tax fairness and investments in programs, infrastruc...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding the government's continued and new investments in core programs, infrastructure and improving affordability for British Columbians. But the union representing tens of thousands of workers in direct government and the broader public service is highlighting the critical role of staff in the province's success moving forward. "After 16 years of devastating ...

February 14, 2020

Vancity Stewards *Revised* - BCGEU

Below is a list of all of your BCGEU stewards. Stewards are available to answer questions about your collective agreement, and to join you in meetings with management that could lead to discipline. As a BCGEU member, you are able to choose any Vancity steward to assist you, even if they are at a different worksite. Name Branch / Worksite Name Branch / Worksite Stephanie Lin #1 –...

February 14, 2020

Members at BC Housing – Administration/Clerical Division Re: Bargaining Updat...

In late March of 2019, your Bargaining Committee began meeting in union caucus to make bargaining preparations.    In those preparatory meetings of the Bargaining Committee, we: Reviewed your submitted bargaining survey results so that we could better understand your priorities and guide our work; Evaluated the entire existing collective agreement and identified sections to propose improvements...

February 14, 2020

Wet’suwet’en protests at worksites – information for members - BCGEU

Over the last week we have seen protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en people take place around the province, across the country, and around the world. These protests continue to escalate around the province.While we support the rights of protest guaranteed by the Charter, we are not affiliated with these protests. The safety and well-being of our members is of paramount importance.Here's what...

February 12, 2020

Remedies achieved for Grand Villa members! - BCGEU

Retro Pay on Stat Holidays   In May 2019, a grievance was filed when the union was made aware that retro pay had not been applied to stat holidays. This grievance was successful and the union has reached a settlement with the Employer to pay retro on eight stat holidays in 2018. January 1, 2018 is not applicable because the rate of pay is determined based on the 30 days prior. The amounts will ...

February 11, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)- NORTHWEST AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)NORTHWEST AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGFebruary 11, 2020 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Northwest Area office for up to 3 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined. DUTIES:   Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by...

February 09, 2020

BCGEU statement on Wet’suwet’en events - February 9 - BCGEU

The BCGEU continues to call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the BCGEU is deeply troubled by the current and ongoing events on Wet’suwe...

February 07, 2020

Hospitality Industrial Relations (Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel and Crest ...

In late-December the Employers applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to force members to vote on its latest offer that had already been rejected by the bargaining committee. The Union disputed this application, and also filed unfair labour practice complaints against the Crest Hotel for certain threatening statements made at the worksite and the bargaining table. Just before Christmas the...

February 05, 2020

Independent advocate re-affirms our union's call to bring seniors’ care back ...

This week B.C.'s independent Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the first ever provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia, A Billion Reasons to Care.Overall, the OSA confirms what our union has been saying for years: the contracted long-term care sector lacks accountability and transparency in funding and monitoring and fails to...