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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

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...

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 ...

September 15, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) - Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 15, 2021 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 14 months or return of incumbent. The effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement p...

September 13, 2021

Staff Representative - Nanaimo Area Office (2 Positions) - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE NANAIMO AREA OFFICE(2 Positions)  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 13, 2021 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Nanaimo Area Office, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union elections, preparing...

September 10, 2021

BCGEU provides submission to BC Gov’t to help build a long-term economic plan...

BCGEU provides submission to BC Gov't to help build a long-term economic plan for B.C. This past June, the B.C. government requested input from business, labour, Indigenous and other stakeholders for the development of our province's long-term, post-pandemic economic plan. Your union represented the voices of our 82,000 members in the consultative process, which involved Ravi Kahlon, Minister o...

September 07, 2021

River Rock Casino Resort - Bargaining Committee Election Results for Security...

We are pleased to announce the following member from the Security department has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee. Eric Escobar - Security Congratulations Eric for joining the Bargaining Committee and thanks to all the nominees for letting their names stand for election in this important process. The Bargaining Committee will soon be meeting to prepare proposals to present to the empl...

September 02, 2021

Solidarity in Post-Secondary Labour Movement - BCGEU

Solidarity in Post-Secondary Labour Movement (British Columbia, September 2, 2021) – With last week's ever-changing landscape in COVID-related announcements affecting BC's post-secondary sector we saw what's possible amidst chaos. Union leaders jumped to action to represent their members in a variety of ways and one of those ways was that we, the undersigned unions, came together as a collectiv...

September 01, 2021

Lake City Casinos (Gateway Casinos) - Negotiations are in late stages; your s...

Negotiations progressed slowly last week on Aug 25, 26, and 27th. This week we are meeting again in Burnaby and working late into the night to find a fair settlement we can recommend to you.We have not finalized an agreement and are still apart on some monetary items; however, we are closing the gap. While we bargain towards a settlement, there is no reason to do anything except be patient and ...

August 30, 2021

B.C. government liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay outside e...

B.C. government liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay outside employer's head office, September 1 BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After five months without response from the Minister of Finance, B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) will rally outside the BCLDB's head office to call for their employer's support in r...

August 26, 2021

BCGEU welcomes the return of provincial mask mandate, calls for employers to ...

BCGEU welcomes the return of provincial mask mandate, calls for employers to ensure safe worksitesBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) are pleased by the reissuing of a provincial mask mandate for indoor, public spaces, and calling it an important layer of protection for front-line workers."Vaccines are an amazing tool in stopping the s...

August 25, 2021

UPDATE: Public Service remote work and mask mandate - BCGEU

UPDATE - Remote work and mask mandateWe are pleased to report that the BC Public Service has agreed to our request -- see Monday's bulletin and letter here -- to allow employees who are working from home to continue to do so beyond the September 7 deadline without an approved telework agreement until at least October 12.Our union will continue to advocate for health and safety precautions that ...

August 23, 2021

BCGEU calls for delay of telework requirement, reinstatement of masks in publ...

In today's COVID update, the B.C. government announced that the province would not be moving to Step 4 of the provincial restart plan as anticipated on September 7, 2021. September 7 had been set as the date that members continuing to work from home would be required to have an "approved telework agreement", as per a July 20 communication from the BC Public Service: "those who wish to continue ...

August 20, 2021

Alliance Facility Solutions, Inc. - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee and the Employer returned to the table via video conference on July 22nd & 23rd and continued Non-Monetary discussions. Talks are progressing, with more work yet to be done. We are scheduled to meet again on September 15th & 16th. Please stay tuned for additional updates as the Bargaining process progresses. Your support and patience are appreciated. In S...

August 17, 2021

Servomation - Welcome Back and Changes to Your Collective Agreement - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee would like to wish you a safe and smooth return to work. We have already begun preparations for the next round of bargaining for Servomation members. The Collective Agreement that came into effect just before the closure remains in effect until a new agreement is finalized. The Agreement has some new language that all members should be aware of: Event Definitions – we ...

August 17, 2021

Local 1710, City of Fort St. John - Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

There has been an update to your Bargaining Committee. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee.Charlene Jackson – Bargaining Committee Chair Bob Corbett – Bargaining Committee Member Selena Yates – Bargaining Committee Member Naomi Gallant – Bargaining Committee Member Michael Irwin – Bargaining Committee Member Please join us in welcoming Charlene Jackson as Bargaining Committ...

August 16, 2021

Members at River Rock Casino Resort - Bargaining Questionnaire – We need your...

Once a full committee is in place, the Bargaining Committee will meet to develop bargaining proposals. We are asking all members to participate in a membership questionnaire to provide us with your input.  Click here to complete the questionnaire and submit your answers by Survey Monkey, or you can fill in the attached questionnaire here and return via fax to 604-294-5092 or toll-free to 1-800-...

August 16, 2021

Lake City Casinos - Bargaining Continues - BCGEU

Negotiations between your employer and our Bargaining committee continued on August 11th and 12th at the Kamloops BCGEU office. These Non-monetary discussions built on where we left off the previous week. While we still believe more work is to be done, the talks were productive, and we hope to gain additional agreement on outstanding items when we meet later this week on August 17th, 18th, 19th...

August 12, 2021

Workplaces re-opening – get vaccinated - BCGEU

Step 4 of B.C.'s Restart plan could start as early as September 7 – though this date could vary by region. Step 4 includes a return to fully re-opened offices and workplaces. Whether your worksite is returning to full capacity or you're returning to in-person work after working from home, our union can help address any health and safety concerns that may arise. And remember: the best way to ens...

August 12, 2021

BC Pavilion Corporation - News on bargaining - BCGEU

Members at BC Place Stadium:   The Parties have presented both our non-monetary and our monetary packages. We have had good dialogue on improvements to the collective agreement, and in particular to the recognition of event-time employees. We have signed off on a large number of improvements to the collective agreement and we have a small number of outstanding proposals to come to agreement on....

August 12, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: BCGEU encourages vaccination, re-issuing of single-site and ma...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 12, 2021 BCGEU encourages vaccination, re-issuing of single-site and mask orders BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) - Following today's provincial government announcement regarding vaccines for health care workers, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) encourages all British Columbians to get vaccinated. "Vaccinations are an essential tool in combatting the...

August 11, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Vancity Pitt Meadows - Critical Incident and Mental Heal...

Hello BCGEU Members, The union has been made aware of the critical incident that occurred at the Pitt Meadows Vancity location, August 9. We are currently working with your elected leaders and stewards to ensure a proper investigation, risk assessment and follow up happens from Vancity While that process is ongoing, our immediate concern is the health, safety and wellbeing of any members who ha...