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

January 16, 2019

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

Project Manager ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING January 16, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary project manager to work in the Administration Department. The successful applicant will work with senior management to establish a Project Management Office, define project templates and act as a b...

January 15, 2019

Vancity - Branch 9 Steward Nominations - BCGEU

As you may know, Branch 9 steward Edmelynne Vendiola has accepted a position at another branch. We are very sorry to see her go, and heartily thank her for her work representing members at Branch 9. We wish her all the best in her new position! Her departure means there is a vacancy for a new steward at Branch 9. We are accepting nominations for one (1) steward position at your worksite. Nomina...

January 14, 2019

Steward Nominations for Vancity – Branch 10 - BCGEU

As you may know, Branch 10 steward Rose Archie has taken a temporary contract in another department. We are very sorry to see her go, even if only temporarily, and wish her all the best in her new opportunity.  In the meantime, we will need a new alternate steward at Branch 10, so we will be accepting nominations for the position. Nominations are now open for 1 (one) alternate steward position ...

January 14, 2019

Steward Nominations for Vancity - Branch 3 - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 2 steward positions at your worksite and will close on Monday, January 28, 2019. 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 co-workers about...

January 14, 2019

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATION - BCGEU

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVEADMINISTRATION INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGJanuary 3, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a full stack developer and test automation developer to work in the IT Services section of the Administration Department. The successful applicant would be a part of a project team that develops new tools and applications for both members and staff of ...

January 10, 2019

BCGEU Statement on RCMP raid at Unist'ot'en Camp and Gidimt’en Access Point -...

BURNABY - The BCGEU has been closely monitoring the developing situation at the Unist'ot'en camp. 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, we are concerned that police action has been used to suppress the rights ...

January 10, 2019

Food and Beverage Working Group Nominations - Grand Villa Casino - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the Food and Beverage Working Group. Background: Under the Collective Agreement, a Food and Beverage Working Group will be convened to discuss tip industry standards for the tip out of Food and Beverage Classifications.The current policies and procedures for gratuity distribution will only change based on the agreement of the Food and Beverage Working Group. Nominat...

January 07, 2019

Local 1704 - Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the following results of the Local 1704 executive elections: • Chair                                 Trever Garrett (acclaimed)  • 1st vice chair                    Ria Webster (acclaimed) • 2nd vice chair                   Gurmeet Singh (acclaimed) • Treasurer                          vacant • Recording secretary         vacant • Member-at-large              Silvia Spacek ...

January 07, 2019

Election Of BC Housing Maintenance Bargaining Committee Chairperson - BCGEU

Balloting is now underway for the position of Chairperson, Bargaining Committee. Three candidates are nominated: Liam Phipps Doreen Aquino Kevin Asher  **Biographies submitted by each candidate are enclosed.Balloting packages are being mailed to all members for whom the Union has current mailing addresses. The Chairperson is elected by referendum ballot and every member is entitled to vote. M...

January 07, 2019

Members at BC Housing- Administrative/Clerical Division - Election of Bargain...

Balloting is now underway for the position of Chairperson, Bargaining Committee. Three candidates are nominated: • Ken Woollard • Mike Kim • Karim Ladha **Biographies submitted by each candidate are enclosed.   Balloting packages are being mailed to all members for whom the Union has current mailing addresses. The Chairperson is elected by referendum ballot and every member is entitled to vote....

December 24, 2018

Local 1703 - Steward Elections MSC/Visa Vancouver - Correction - BCGEU

CORRECTION Great news! There was so much interest in becoming a steward at the MSC and Visa - Vancouver that we will be running an election. The nominees are below. Member Service Centre (MSC) Vancouver – Two (2) Stewards needed.  The nominees are:  Jennifer Hilland Eric Stevens Jason Lin At Visa Service Centre Vancouver one (1) steward will be appointed by acclamation.  Susan Adams Congrat...

December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 77,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed from end of business December 24, 2018 and will reopen on January 2, 2019 at 8:30am. If you are a...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU disappointed by defeat of electoral reform referendum - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed by Election BC's announcement today that the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform was defeated. Despite this result, over half a million British Columbians voted for change due to a deep dissatisfaction with First Past the Post (FPTP), and the conversation about a more representative voting system must continue. Under FPTP ...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU HQ closed – Dec 21st - BCGEU

Due to a power failure, the BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby will continue to be closed for the remainder of the day on December 21, 2018.   We expect that the office will re-open on Monday, December 24. If power has not been restored by then, a subsequent notice will be posted here.   UWU/MoveUP

December 20, 2018

Steward Elections MSC/Visa Vancouver - BCGEU

Great news! There was so much interest in becoming a steward at the MSC and Visa - Vancouver that we will be running an election. The nominees are below. Member Service Centre (MSC) Vancouver – Two (2) Stewards needed. The nominees are: Jennifer Hilland Eric Stevens Jason Lin Visa Service Centre Vancouver – One (1) Steward needed. The nominees are: Susan Adams Laurie Lenoir Elections will c...