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.


October 17, 2017

Update On Bargaining for Corp. City of Fort St. John members - BCGEU

Your committee met with your Employer yesterday. It was a productive and respectful first day of bargaining. We will keep you posted as our talks progress.     In solidarity,   Your Bargaining Committee Kurt Langdon Charlene Jackson Darrel Chorney Keith Mckinley Bob Corbitt         Local 467/MoveUp Download as pdf

October 17, 2017

Collective Agreement Bargaining for members working at Destination Cinemas (I...

On behalf of your Bargaining Committee, I am pleased to advise that the Union and your Employer will begin negotiations on a new collective agreement this week. Bargaining will commence on October 17th – 19th. Three days have been set aside to begin negotiations and we commit to keeping members informed as talks progress. In the meantime, please rest assured that the terms and conditions of you...

October 13, 2017

Lake City/Cascades Casinos - Bargaining Unit Chair Election Result - BCGEU

The Union wishes to advise that Mike Schmidt has been elected as the BCGEU Bargaining Unit Chair for Lake City/ Cascade Casino's. As chair, Mike will represent all casino members, as well as well as fellow workers from his Cascades Casino Kamloops worksite. Please join us in congratulating Mike as he takes on this important responsibility. The next and final step in the election process is to e...

October 12, 2017

BCGEU Worksite Visits on October 19, 2017 - BCGEU

The BCGEU will be making a series of worksite visits to River Rock Casino on October 19, 2017.   We have scheduled the visits to see as many workers as possible between shift changes. We will be there from 6:00 am to 8:00 am, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and 10:00 pm to midnight.   We will be meeting in the River Rock BCGEU Union office, which is across the skywalk on the left on the way to the Skytrain...

October 06, 2017

River Rock Casino - New Wage Rates/ Retro Pay - BCGEU

Your new River Rock collective agreement is now in full force and effect and you may be wondering, when will I receive my wage increase? Effective October 15th, all members at River Rock will be placed on the new wage grid, according to their seniority, and begin receiving the new wage rates and premium increases that were achieved at the bargaining table. Retroactive pay will be back-dated to ...

October 04, 2017

Starlight Casino - Bargaining Questionnaires - BCGEU

The current collective agreement ends on March 31, 2018. Members are encouraged to complete bargaining surveys and submit them so that we have your input on bargaining priorities. Surveys will be available at the worksite. Please complete them and submit them to a steward, bargaining committee member or by mail as indicated on the form. Please ensure that the BCGEU has your current mailing and ...

October 03, 2017

Local 1703 Enhanced Stewards Training - BCGEU

You are invited to attend Local 1703's enhanced steward training on November 9, 2017 at the Lower Mainland Area Office.   Date: November 9, 2017 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Place: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room 130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4   If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at the link below:

October 03, 2017

Bargaining Update for members at Grand Villa Casino - BCGEU

The bargaining committee met for 4 days in September and have another 4 days scheduled between October and November for pre-bargaining. The committee has been reviewing the bargaining surveys, reviewing resource materials and meeting with department representatives prior to beginning to prepare proposals. We are committed to keeping the membership actively engaged in the pre-bargaining process ...

September 25, 2017

Vernon casino workers win in labour decision - BCGEU

A handful of unionized workers at a Vernon casino have scored a victory with the B.C. Labour Relations Board. The labour board has dismissed objections and opposition from the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPEU) Local 378 over an application made by certain employees at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. – which operates Lake City Casino on Anderson Way – to vary the ba...