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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

COVID-19: BCGEU office closure details - BCGEU

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...

October 23, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers- BCGEU

October 23, 2020 Via email: chiefsack@sipeknekatik.ca Sipekne'katik First NationChief Michael P. Sack522 Church StreetIndian Brook 14, NSB0N 1H0  Dear Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation, Re:  Solidarity with Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in solidarity with Mi'kmaq fishers. We wish to amplify your call...

October 22, 2020

Surrey Pre-Trial; Surrey School Board; Nanaimo, Ford Mountain and Fraser Regi...

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a settlement agreement.  Full details of the deal will be provided early next week, along with the date and time of a Town Hall membership meeting and the ratification vote to follow immediately thereafter. Both the meeting and the balloting will be conducted online. Your Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance of th...

October 22, 2020

BCGEU Headquarters office negotiations department

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICENEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTING  October 22, 2020     POSITION: SECRETARY 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 include: pro...

October 21, 2020

New union office will reflect union values - BCGEU

New union office will reflect union valuesWe have some big news! Our union is building a new Lower Mainland Area Office (LMAO) that will provide BCGEU members and staff with the space and amenities they need, but it will also include much needed affordable housing and childcare spaces as well. We are excited to share this news with members and this bulletin will be the first of many updates as ...

October 16, 2020

BCGEU concerned about proposed redesign of the Municipal Pension Plan

You're receiving this as a BCGEU member of the Municipal Pension Plan.As you may be aware, the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) has announced potential changes to the plan and is currently seeking stakeholder feedback on a proposed redesign, by October 23. Despite being the fourth largest union in the MPP and representing thousands of pension-contributing members, the BCGEU is not one of the "Plan ...

October 16, 2020

All BCGEU Members at Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel and Crest Hotel (Hospita...

Your union recently sent a proofing copy of the renewed collective agreement to Hospitality Industrial Relations (HIR) for review. Once HIR identifies errors or omissions, if any, and approves the final text, the collective agreement will be sent for signing and subsequently distributed to members. We acknowledge that this process is taking longer than usual and thank you for your patience.  In...

October 15, 2020

SECRETARY LEVEL 3 (Temporary 12 month) - Advocacy *REVISED* - BCGEU

  BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING *REVISED* October 15, 2020     POSITION: SECRETARY – ADVOCACY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives as required in Advocacy. Term of assignment is up to 12 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Will include processing a variety of documen...

October 09, 2020

Union elections postponed - BCGEU

We hope you are safe and well as we move into the cooler months. COVID-19 has brought adjustments to the way our union operates. For instance, provincial health regulations caused us to have to postpone our June 2020 triennial convention until June 2021. This is to let you know we're also postponing our steward elections until 2021. Local elections are postponed until early 2022.  In the meanti...

October 09, 2020

Members with Compass Group - Bargaining update -  Union tables full package o...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report a productive three days at the bargaining table, with plenty of discussion between the parties concerning our proposals. The union tabled an extensive package of non-monetary proposals, based on your input and addressing a number of workplace issues, such as: Anti-Harassment and Bullying; vacation and shift scheduling; payroll, sick leave and time ...

October 07, 2020

Atira- Payment of Temporary Pandemic Pay - BCGEU

Your union has confirmed updated information about the Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program with your employer. In a shift from what was originally announced, the TPP will now be applied to all overtime hours worked by eligible employees in addition to regular hours worked. Your employer had an October 31st deadline to submit a detailed invoice to the ministry outlining TPP-eligible hours. We h...

October 05, 2020

Elements Casino - Steward election results - BCGEU

On August 31, 2020, the union sent an email to all BCGEU members working at Elements Casino Victoria, looking for five members to take on the role of a steward. We are pleased to announce that three members have stepped forward to become stewards for your worksite. As there were less members that submitted their names than positions available, we are able to acclaim these nominees, therefore a ...

October 05, 2020

Members with District of Sechelt - Bargaining update - BCGEU

The parties met for 5 days of bargaining and we tabled both non-monetary and monetary proposals. Bargaining has been collaborative and productive and we shifted to interest based bargaining where we outline the 'interest' to achieve changes to the collective agreement. We are bargaining via Zoom and this has provided us with some unique challenges as we embrace the technology of virtual bargain...

October 02, 2020

Temporary employment opportunity at LifeLabs - BCGEU

To BCGEU members impacted by workplace closure or disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the union would like to let you know about a temporary employment opportunity to work with fellow BCGEU members at LifeLabs, a Canadian laboratory services provider.   LifeLabs is currently hiring temporary Packaging Clerk positions in Surrey, BC, to support the increase in COVID-19 testing across the pro...

October 01, 2020

All BCGEU members Compass Group (All worksites) - Bargaining Update #1 - BCGEU

Over the past two weeks, your Bargaining Committee met four days in caucus to prepare for negotiations with the employer. We considered all the information you submitted in the surveys and we reviewed the current collective agreement from cover to cover. We are ready to meet with the employer on October 6th. During the initial stages of bargaining, the parties will focus on all the non-monetary...

September 29, 2020

Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2020 Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long-term care The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the deficiencies of for-profit seniors' care and this issue will be top of mind for voters deciding who to support in the provincial election(Burnaby, B.C.) - A new Research Co. poll has found that a significant majority of British Columb...

September 23, 2020

District of Sechelt - bargaining update - BCGEU

Bargaining dates with the Employer during the week of September 14 to 18, 2020 unfortunately were postponed. We rescheduled the bargaining dates to September 23, 24, 25, 28 and 29. We will provide you an update during the week of September 28th on our progress.We are prepared and ready to negotiate a comprehensive package that includes updated language and it reflects how we do things different...