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 scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

September 13, 2019

Members at Grand Villa - Stewards, Labour Management and Other News - BCGEU

Welcome New Stewards We would like to welcome Terry Wang (Table Games), Madalina Nedelcu (Cage) and Millier Wang as new stewards. Gathaiya Njoora will be serving as a steward for the Food and Beverage workers only. We thank you for stepping up to make the Union strong at Grand Villa. Being a steward offers many opportunities for training and professional development. It can make your work much ...

September 13, 2019

Members at Servomation - Tentative Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

This is to advise you that the members at Servomation Inc. have ratified the tentative agreement.  The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the Stewards at Servomation Inc.  I would like to acknowledge the very valuable input, contributions, and a...

September 13, 2019

Vancity Savings Credit Union - Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

  Samantha Hollander (CMS) has been elected as your Bargaining Committee Chair.   The Bargaining Committee is:· Samantha Hollander (CMS), Bargaining Chair· Angela Kulis (CMS)· Jennifer Hilland (MCS/VISA)· Melissa Maan (MCS/VISA)· Jasdeep (Jas) Sangha (CAPS) The Bargaining Committee will be developing proposals and seeking your input over the coming weeks. We will keep you updated with bulletins...

September 12, 2019

Staff Representative Advocacy department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVEADVOCACY DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 12, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing a wide range of advocacy services to the union and its members. Duties will include, but may not b...

September 11, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Researcher) (Temporary) - NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) (Researcher)  NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING September 11, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to conduct research, in the Negotiations Department for up to 12 months, or to return of incumbent. The effective date is to be determined.   DUTIES:   This staff representative will: an...

September 11, 2019

Secretary Level 3 - Benefits Department (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS   INTERNAL POSTING   September 11, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY – BENEFITS DEPARTMENT (Temporary)   GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT   A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Benefits Department. Term of assignment is up to 5 months or return of incumbent.     DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:   The successful ...

September 11, 2019

Staff Representative (Temporary) Negotiations department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 11, 2019 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 12 months or to return of incumbent. The effective date is to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop c...

September 11, 2019

BGIS Workplace Solutions Inc. - Two year collective agreement ratifies - BCGEU

On behalf of your bargaining committee, we are pleased to announce the BCGEU membership at BGIS voted 96% in favour of accepting the terms and conditions of the tentative agreement. This collective agreement duration is 2 years expiring on March 31, 2021. We will now start finalizing the collective agreement for distribution to the membership. Thank you for your patience and support. Reminder: ...

September 09, 2019

Members of Vancity Savings Credit Union - Bargaining Committee Election Resul...

Balloting closed on August 29 and the ballots were counted Friday, September 6.  Your 2019 Vancity Bargaining Committee is:  Angela Kulis (CMS) Samantha Hollander (CMS) Jennifer Hilland (MCS/VISA) Melissa Maan (MCS/VISA) Jasdeep (Jas) Sangha (CAPS) Congratulations to all those who allowed their names to stand for nomination to represent your interests in our negotiations for a renewal collect...

September 09, 2019

Members at BC Housing in Prince George - Visit from your BCGEU Bargaining Com...

Your Bargaining Committee will be traveling to Prince George on Wednesday to meet with members. Come join us for a coffee, donuts and ice cream on Thursday, in front of the BCGEU office just five minute walk from the BC Housing Office: When: Thursday, September 12th, 2019  Where: 500 Quebec St. Prince George  When: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Your Bargaining Committee will be available to discuss recen...

September 09, 2019

Local 1703 Members at River Rock Casino Re: Tip Committee - Call for Nominati...

The nomination period for Tip Committee members for Casino Operations will be from September 16 to 23, 2019. Nominations are by department, meaning that you can only nominate a member of your own department to be a Tip Committee member (i.e. table games for table games, guest services for guest services).  The following departments will be accepting nominations: • Table Games – four (4) members...

September 09, 2019

Finance Support Staff (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING September 9, 2019     POSITION: FINANCE SUPPORT STAFF (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 6 - MoveUP AGREEMENT   The BCGEU (Union) requires a full-time temporary support staff to work in the Finance Department. Term of assignment will be up to 12 months or return of incumbent.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will be required to perform a variety of duties withi...

September 06, 2019

Servomation Inc - Ratification Voting BCGEU - BCGEU

REVISED MEETING TIME MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 The Union Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement has been reached with Servomation Inc. There will be two days wherein you will be able to vote on the tentative agreement. Features of the new collective agreement include: three year agreement - wage increases of 1.5%, 3% and 4% vacatio...

September 05, 2019

Starlight Casino - Election for Vacant Bargaining Committee Positions - BCGEU

The election for the vacant F&B, Table Games and Alternate Bargaining Committee positions will be held electronically. Ballots with instructions will be sent to you by email on September 17, 2019. Voting will remain open until 5:00 pm on October 1, 2019. If you have not provided the BCGEU your email address, or if your email address needs to be updated, please contact area03elections@bcgeu....

September 04, 2019

Tip Committees and Other News - Hard Rock Casino - BCGEU

Culinary Tip Committee Nominations are now open for the Culinary Tip Committee for the year 2019-2020. There are two positions to be filled. Nomination forms can be found on the union board. Completed nomination forms must be submitted by Friday, September 20th.Casino Tip Committee Please be advised the result of the Tip Committee election for the year 2019 – 2020 as follows:TABLE GAMES: Charit...

August 30, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers to kick off Labour Day weekend strike - BCGEU

WHAT: BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) inland ferry workers employed by Western Pacific Marine will kick off a three-day strike on Saturday August 31st. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages, benefits and training that have created a staffing crisis for the f...

August 30, 2019

Vancity Members at Newton Branch 27 - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Please be advised that Steward Nominations are open at Vancity – Newton Branch 27. Please find the nomination form attached. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5 p.m. on September 30, 2019. New stewards are trained by the union. In solidarity Richard TonesStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice hereDownload PDF of nomination form here UWU/MoveUP

August 30, 2019

Paid leave for people who experience domestic violence – B.C. should become a...

Earlier this month, the BCGEU wrote to Minister of Labour Harry Bains calling on the B.C. government to amend the Employment Standards Act in order to support those who experience domestic violence. Today we are pleased to learn that government has launched consultations on the matter, and we reiterate our call for B.C. to adopt New Zealand's standard which allows all workers affected 10 days o...

August 29, 2019

Servomation Inc - Ratification Voting - BCGEU

The Union Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement has been reached with Servomation Inc. There will be two days wherein you will be able to vote on the tentative agreement. Features of the new collective agreement include: three year agreement - wage increases of 1.5%, 3% and 4% vacation improvements at 15 and 20 years increase from...

August 29, 2019

A message for Labour Day from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

Like thousands of labour activists, I’ll spend the first Monday in September surrounded by my family—my labour family. It’s a family I’ve been a part of since I first joined a union as a childcare worker more than 30 years ago. It’s a family I cherish.Labour Day 2019 is special for me and every member of the BCGEU because this is our centennial year. The Provincial Civil Service Association o...

August 29, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers serve 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

On Wednesday, the 80 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Western Pacific Marine issued a 72-hour strike notice, making it all but certain that the Kootenay Lake ferry will be shut down to routine travel over the Labour Day long weekend. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that the ferry worke...

August 28, 2019

Starlight Casino - F&B Tip Working Group/Vacant Bargaining Committee Position...

Congratulations to the following members who were acclaimed to their positions on the F&B Tip Working Group. Back of House: Jasbir Aujla Front of House: Pankish Goswami Lounge: Katherine Bec-Wilson Bussers/Porters Harjit Sidhu The following members were nominated for the F&B, Table Games and Alternate positions on the Bargaining Committee, and an election will be held. F&B Adam Olso...

August 28, 2019

Visit from your BCGEU Bargaining Committee - BC Housing in Victoria - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee will be traveling to Victoria on Thursday to meet with members. Come join us for a coffee, donuts and ice cream on Friday, in front of the BCHM office:When: Friday, August 30, 2019 Where: 3440 Douglas Street, VictoriaTime: 12:00- 1:30pmYour Bargaining Committee will be available to discuss recent events in bargaining. Don't miss your chance to ask questions and provide...

August 27, 2019

BCGEU calls on BC government to scrap detrimental pension rules

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the BC government to scrap outdated rules that compromise private sector defined benefit pension plans by inaccurately measuring their value and creating unnecessary volatility. The union's call to action on this issue follows the release of "A Review of the Solvency Funding Framework under the Pension Benefits Standards Act: ...

August 26, 2019

Self-Checkouts in our Libraries - BCGEU

  More and more nowadays, we encounter machines where once we would have encountered a person. Have you ever stopped and wondered how often you interact with a machine in your daily life? We're talking about self-checkouts and self-check ins. They are in many large retailers and grocery stores, at the airport, fast food chains, and even one of our most community orientated spaces: libraries.On...