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

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...

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...

July 15, 2019

BCGEU statement opposing Quebec Bill 21 – religious symbol ban - BCGEU

On behalf of 79,000 members, including over 33,000 public service workers in B.C., the BCGEU condemns the decision of the Coalition Avenir Quebec Government to pass Bill 21 in Quebec which bans the wearing of religious symbols by public service workers in a position of authority. Any public employee should have the freedom to express their religious and spiritual beliefs in a safe and secure en...

July 12, 2019

Bargaining Committee Election - Deadline Extended - BCGEU

Deadline Extended to July 23, 2019 at 5:00 pmPlease make sure you vote!    Nominations have now closed for the Bargaining Committee:Cage and Count Team – one positionLeonard Ng was nominated and has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee (no election necessary as only one person was nominated), Congratulations Leonard.Guest Services and Slots – One positionAnthony Panganiban was nominated...

July 11, 2019

Join us to commemorate 100 years of standing up for our rights at work – cele...

On July 26, 1919, a group of provincial government employees gathered in Vancouver to form an organization dedicated to fighting for their rights at work. Included in their stated goals were: a fair policy for promotions, equal pay for equal work for women, the abolition of patronage, and a civil service commission with employee representation. Through many changes in our union and the world ar...

July 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the biannual BCGEU/Compensation Employees' Union...

Due to the overwhelming response, we are currently taking registrations for a waitlist at this time. Thank you.   BCGEU/CEU Health & Safety ConferenceFriday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5Pacific Gateway Hotel, RichmondClick here to register  The focus of this conference will be on psychological health and safety. Promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work is an emer...

July 09, 2019

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith writes to Premier Ford in support of the Onta...

BURNABY, July 9, 2019 - BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, writes to Premier Ford in support of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and their stance against the government's movement towards breaking The Beer Store contract and privatizing provincial agencies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.  The letter addresses the negative impact of privatization for workers and communities, p...

July 09, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - VICTORIA AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) VICTORIA AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING July 9, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area office for up to 6 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by a...

July 09, 2019

Staff Representative (2 Positions) Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (2 Positions) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING July 9, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires two staff representatives to work in the Negotiations Department, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES:   Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargaining ...

July 08, 2019

BCGEU Wins Important Grievance For Members At Gateway Casinos - BCGEU

It was a hard-fought grievance and YOU won. BCGEU members at Gateway casinos are now entitled to be paid the statutory holiday premium of time and one-half for hours worked on a statutory holiday and an additional time and one-half for hours worked if you are in an overtime situation. Everyone working a statutory holiday gets time and one-half for the hours you work. Now, if you're also in an o...

July 03, 2019

Elements Casino bargaining committee election – Deadline July 15, 2019 at 5:0...

Nominations have now closed for the Bargaining Committee: Cage and Count Team – one positionLeonard Ng was nominated and has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee (no election necessary as only one person was nominated), Congratulations Leonard. Guest Services and Slots – One positionAnthony Panganiban was nominated and has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee (no election necessary ...

July 02, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU recommendations to the provincial Budget 2020 pro...

Each year, our union makes budget recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This usually happens in the Fall and it's our chance to offer our input into next year's budget. This year, the process has been moved up several months. Late last week, we submitted our written report to the committee. It reflects the feedback of your senior elected leadership...

June 27, 2019

District of Hudson's Hope - notice of bargaining committee elections - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the District of Hudson's Hope for the following positions. One Bargaining Chairperson One Bargaining Committee Member One Alternate Bargaining Committee Member  Nominations will close on Monday, July 29, 2019, and are to be faxed, mailed, emailed or hand delivered to BCGEU Peace River Area Office 10147 100 Street Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y7 Fax: (250)785-0048 or 1-800...

June 27, 2019

IDEXX Laboratories Canada- Call for nominations for bargaining committee - BCGEU

Nominations are open for three positions on the bargaining committee. Nominations are open June 27, 2019 and close July 25, 2019. We anticipate proposal development and training to occur the first week of August and negotiations to commence mid-September.** Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 25, 2019** In solidarity Richard TonesStaff Representative Download PD...