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

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

The 2019 Scholarship Programs has now closed and winners will be posted to the website in mid-June. Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU me...

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

May 17, 2019

Organizer (Temporary) - Organizing Department - BCGEU

  ORGANIZER (Temporary) ORGANIZING DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL POSTING May 17, 2019       The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary organizer to work in the Organizing Department. Term of assignment is up to 12 months. Effective date to be determined. DUTIES: To perform a wide range of duties associated with organizing in the public and/or private sectors. To respond to ca...

May 17, 2019

BC Housing – Administration/Clerical Division Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Thanks very much to all the members who were able to join us on May 13th on the BCGEU motorhome, as we travelled to a number of BCHM worksites in the Lower Mainland.  It was a really great turnout!  We appreciated talking with so many members and getting your input for our bargaining preparation. Bargaining with the Employer and the Union commenced on May 15th in Burnaby.  There was first a ful...

May 17, 2019

BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government voted overwhelmingly to approve strike action to support their contract negotiations with Telus Employer Solutions (formerly Telus Sourcing Solutions), the BCGEU announced today. Members voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action at a strike vote held on Thursday.   The main issues in bar...

May 16, 2019

BC government applauded for launching inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government's decision Wednesday to launch a public inquiry into money laundering is being applauded by politicians and other advocates. Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 16, 2019

Local 1703 BCGEU Members at Grand Villa - Labour Management Meeting News - B...

The Labour Management Committee meeting was held on May 8, 2019. It was attended by Craig Proctor, Alex Lee-Young, Larissa Karpa, Kevin Johnson and Doug Worden.    If you have a problem in your department that you think could be resolved at this meeting – talk to one of your worker Reps about it. If you believe the Employer has violated the Collective Agreement, contact a steward to have a Step...

May 16, 2019

Hospitality Industrial Relations- Bargaining Mini-Survey – Extended Health Be...

Following discussion of the issue at a recent membership meeting at The Crest Hotel, your bargaining committee is seeking additional input from you on the subject of extended health benefits to help inform upcoming contract negotiations with your employers. You may complete the mini-survey in either of the following formats: Online The questionnaire is available online via SurveyMonkey here Har...

May 15, 2019

Nominations OPEN for Barkerville Heritage Trust Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Barkerville Heritage Trust Bargaining Committee. Bargaining Committee Chairperson Bargaining Committee Member Bargaining Committee Alternate Nomination Forms attached. Deadline for Nominations is: June 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm. If an election is required for any of the above-mentioned positions, candidates may submit a one-page bio of inf...

May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...

May 13, 2019

Members at Vancity - Hours of Work - BCGEU

Hello VanCity BCGEU members, It has come to our attention that the employer has been approaching some employees to ask them to consider a reduction from full-time to 4 days a week or part-time hours, seemingly circumventing the layoff language of the CA. If you are approached, please contact your shop steward or staff representative so that we can inform you of the implications of reducing your...

May 10, 2019

Component 17 Members at BC Housing - RV visit to Lower Mainland Directly Mana...

Join us for a coffee, donuts and ice cream on the BCGEU motorhome:   When: Monday, May 13th  Where:  1. Lower Mainland Directly Managed Office, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 2. Home Office, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. 3. Riverview, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Your bargaining committee will be available to discuss recent events in our preparation for bargaining. Don't miss your chance to ask questions and p...

May 10, 2019

Members at River Rock Casino Working in Culinary - Election of Shop Steward -...

The election period closed for a steward position at your work site on Monday, May 6th, 2019. We are pleased to announce that Marc Hu was elected as a steward for your worksite. Please contact Marc or any of your worksite stewards if you have any questions or concerns regarding the terms and conditions of your collective agreement. Please join us in wishing them well in their new position.   In...

May 10, 2019

Members under Hospitality Industrial Relations (Best Western Plus Burnaby Hot...

Call for Nominations for Expanded Bargaining Committee Nominations are now open to add two additional members to your bargaining committee as follows: Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel – One (1) member The Crest Hotel – One (1) member You may nominate, or accept nomination, only for the bargaining committee position specific to your worksite. If only one candidate per worksite is nominated, the...

May 07, 2019

BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Information Sessions for Hard Rock Casino Memb...

The union recently mailed out information about your option to join the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan.  Members now contributing to the Group RRSP will be enrolled in the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan unless they sign a Waiver of Participation Form and return it to the Union by July 15, 2019. The Waiver of Participation form was sent to members as part of a pension information package by regu...

May 06, 2019

BCGEU remembers Bobbi Pettett - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bobbi Pettett, who passed away on May 5, 2019. Bobbi was a dedicated activist and beginning in 1989, she held many positions in the union from steward, local chair, and bargaining committee member to component chair and member of the provincial executive. She ...

May 03, 2019

Updated Draft Lake City Collective Agreement Now Online - BCGEU

We would like to apologize. An older draft of the new Lake City collective agreement was inadvertently put on the BCGEU website due to an internal error. A correct draft (subject to finalization) has now been posted in its place. This draft of the collective agreement will remain online until a finalized and signed version takes its place.   Once again, our apologies for this unfortunate error....

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...

May 01, 2019

Full Stack Developer Administrative Representative - Administration departmen...

Full Stack Developer (ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE – ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT (IT Services)) INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING May 1, 2019 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary administrative representative to work in the IT Services section of the Administration Department, for up to one (1) year or until return of the incumbent. Effective date to be determined DUTI...

April 29, 2019

BCGEU Defends Two-Tier Wages in Community Services Sector - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith draws on her experience as an early childhood educator to explain her frustration with the debate over a pay increase that's only going to unionized workers in the community social services sector.  Smith said the complaints about the selective raises reminded her of the children's story about the Little Red Hen.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2019

Election Of BGIS Workplace Solutions Inc. Bargaining Committee Members - BCGEU

At the close of nominations for your bargaining committee, nominees were as follows. Note that the order of names is random. - Vancouver Island – two (2) positionso Paul MacKayo Michael Burtono Dan Bombardir- Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley – two (2) positionso Patrick Fortiero Jereme Colletteo Mike Callao Randy Loberg- Southern Interior – one (1) positiono Leigha Bonthoux- Northern – one (1) posi...

April 26, 2019

Join us at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. - BCGEU

BCGEU members from communities around our province will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28th. Some will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Some will attend to show solidarity with those who have been affected by the death of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincial government buildings to honour the day.  In 2018...