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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

Convention 2021 wrap-up – a new executive and a new name. - BCGEU

Our union’s 2021 Constitution Convention has come to a close. Over the course of convention, members passed resolutions determining the direction of our union over the next three years and elected our union’s executive officers for the same period. Be on the lookout for a more thorough wrap up of convention in the next issue of The Provincial magazine. ElectionsCongratulations to our new BCGEU ...

CLC Winter School 2022 - BCGEU

Winter School 2022 will be taking place in-person! We are so excited that our communities will be able to come together, to learn and discuss with peers and colleagues at the upcoming Winter School. As we continue to work with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) on updating you with further details, please complete your registration application form to express your interest in attending. Please ...

Public Service Main and Component Bargaining Proposals for the 19th Public Se...

Preparations for the 19th Public Service negotiations are already commencing. Therefore, we are calling for locals to meet and prepare draft proposals and resolutions for submission to their respective components. They are to be forwarded to the Component Executives in order for proposals and resolutions to be vetted and allocated to either the Public Service Main or Component tables. The deadl...

December 01, 2021

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - Information Security Officer (ISO) - BC Ge...

Information Security Officer (ISO)(Excluded Position) CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST November, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia. We represent over 83,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU seeks an experienced information security professional who wants to join a...

November 29, 2021

Election results for the 1st Vice Chairperson on the Local 1701 Executive - B...

As we had advised in a previous communication, the BCGEU had received a nomination for Deanne Terpenning for the position of 1st Vice Chairperson on the Local 1701 Executive.  We sent out a notice to you advising we were going to keep the nomination period open a further three days and it has now closed. No further nominations were received. We are now able to acclaim the only nominee to the po...

November 26, 2021

Project Manager - Administrative Representative - Administration Department -...

PROJECT MANAGERADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTINGNovember 26, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a project manager to work in the Administration Department, effective date to be determined. In this role, you will be working with senior management to manage a large records management system implementation as well as other smaller projects as ...

November 26, 2021

Secretary - Negotiations (Level 3) - Regular/2 positions - BC General Employe...

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICENEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTING November 26, 2021     POSITION: SECRETARY (2 positions) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Negotiations Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 3 duties as assigned. Duties to...

November 26, 2021

Secretary - Organizing - Level 3 (Regular) - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU – HEADQUARTERS OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING  November 26, 2021   POSITION: SECRETARY – ORGANIZING  GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Organizing department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Duties will include: processing a variety of documents such as LRB submissions, minutes, meeting no...

November 24, 2021

Servomation - Tip Line in Concessions - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Hello Everyone, It has been brought to the Union's attention that there are concerns regarding the tip line being added to the point of sales system within the Concessions department. The Union and Employer met to discuss how the tips would be divided between members and were unable to come to an agreement, therefore it was agreed to, by both parties, that the topic will need to be discussed fu...

November 22, 2021

Secretary (Purchasing Assistant) LEVEL 5 - Facilities Department - BC Genera...

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGNovember 22, 2021   POSITION: SECRETARY (PURCHASING ASSISTANT) GRADE: LEVEL 5 - MoveUP AGREEMENT The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a Purchasing Assistant to work with the Procurement Officer. This position will report to the Coordinator of Finance. Effective date: As soon as possible. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction ...

November 22, 2021

Junior Internal Auditor - Excluded Position - BC General Employees' Union (...

JUNIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR(Excluded Position) Call for Expressions of Interest November 22, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia. We represent over 80,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU requires a highly motivated, results oriented individual to fill the position of j...

November 22, 2021

Public Service Pension members - Your pension plan: good news to share - BC G...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan announced a decision to use surplus funds in the plan to improve the value of your pension. We wanted to write to you in full support of the decision, and to explain it in clear terms. This decision comes from years of advocacy by your union to improve the value of your pension. In 2018, the pension plan moved to a flat rate of accrual at 1.85% of annual sa...

November 19, 2021

BCGEU phone outage - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU phones are out of service or have limited service Last updated - Nov 19, 12:19 p.m. The phone system serving BCGEU offices around the province has been damaged by a power-related incident that occurred last night. Other than the reception desk, phones at our headquarters – including our negotiations, advocacy, organizing, membership, travel, mail centre, and communications departments – a...

November 05, 2021

Atira Property Management - Moving, celebrating your birthday? Take a paid da...

Did you know that you are entitled to five days paid leave a year as a union member?Those days are covered under "Special Leave" in your collective agreement. Here is an excerpt from the article that outlines your special leave entitlement:(b) Where leave from work is required, you are entitled for the following reasons:(1) wedding of the employee; (2) attend wedding of the employee's child; (3...

November 05, 2021

District of Hudson’s Hope - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Nominations closed November 4, 2021 for election of Steward at the District of Hudson's Hope. The following are your elected Stewards: Cindy Edgar John Vandenberg Meghan Heiberg Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward!   In Solidarity, Kathy WeaverStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

November 05, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with LifeLabs

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – A majority of the 1,550 LifeLabs workers represented by the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) voted on Thursday November 4, 2021 in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer after reaching a tentative agreement on October 24, 2021. The new three-year agreement is effective April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2024."After so many month...

November 02, 2021

New poll shows British Columbians support investing in B.C. wildfire fighters...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 2, 2021 New poll shows British Columbians support investing in B.C. wildfire fightersBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – A new Research Co. poll on wildfires in B.C. commissioned by the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) reveals that half of British Columbians have been personally impacted by wildfires, 85% believe more should be done to prepare for and pre...