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...

REGISTER NOW FOR 2020 CLC WINTER SCHOOL - BCGEU

Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 12 to February 14, 2020) at Harrison Hot Springs is now available. Active union members are encouraged to apply online. Applications will be forwarded to your Component executive to make their selections on who will attend the school. Not all courses are pre-approved by your Component. For example, courses ...

October 16, 2019

Town of Gibsons - new steward - BCGEU

Please be advised that an election is no longer required for the alternate steward position. We are pleased to announce that Laurie Mosimann has been acclaimed as the new alternate steward at the Town of Gibsons. Please join us in wishing Laurie well in her new position. Your shop stewards at Town of Gibsons are: Laurie Mosimann Chris Quinn-Young Rick Raymond If you have any questions regardi...

October 15, 2019

Steward Election - 1 Alternate Steward - Town of Gibsons - BCGEU

The Union has received more nomination forms than positions available so an election will be held to elect One (1) alternate steward to represent BCGEU members at Town of Gibsons - Administration. The successful candidate will act as the alternate until such time that the steward in administration returns or for the remainder of the current term. Here are your nominees in random order: Laurie ...

October 11, 2019

Progress made in bargaining at Elements Casino Victoria - BCGEU

We've concluded another few days of bargaining with the employer and had productive discussions on a number of issues including regulatory requirements for working in the casino and how jobs will be posted.  We have additional bargaining dates in November where we will discuss priority issues. In the meantime, please come talk to any one of us if you have any questions or feedback.   In Solidar...

October 11, 2019

Records Manager - administrative representative (temporary) - BCGEU

RECORDS MANAGER ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING October 11, 2019 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary administrative representative to work in the File Registry Department section of the Administration Department. Term of the assignment is up to 16 months or to return of incumbent. Effective date to be the week of November 11,...

October 09, 2019

BC Federation of Labour calls for boycott on four Vancouver hotels in support...

On Tuesday, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith announced a $3-million interest-free loan to support striking hotel workers Read the full article here UWU/MoveUP

October 08, 2019

Tip Committee Election Results - River Rock Casino Resort - BCGEU

The results have been counted for the recent tip committee elections at River Rock Casino Resort.  The successful candidates for the tip committee positions, by department, are:Table Games Dili Ma Stephen Ng Roswaldo Paez Michael Wong Guest Services Rosa Lombardi Slots Ray Misa (acclaimed) Cage Christina Lim (acclaimed) In solidarity,Kim HowseStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of no...

October 08, 2019

BCGEU supports historic UNITE HERE Local 40 strike with $3 million loan - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-Today Stephanie Smith, president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), and a group of BCGEU members, joined UNITE HERE Local 40 members on the picket line at the Westin Bayshore to announce that the BCGEU-one of BC's largest and fastest growing unions-is supporting the strike with a $3 million interest-free loan.In September more than 1,200 UNITE HERE Local 40 m...

October 07, 2019

Ferry workers of Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake invited back to neg...

On Tuesday, October 8, members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake ferries will resume bargaining with the ferries' operators-WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment. The entity that owns both WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment has invited the union back to the bargaining table to present a proposal o...

October 07, 2019

BCGEU announces financial support for UNITE HERE Local 40 members’ historic s...

  VANCOUVER-In September UNITE HERE Local 40 members initiated their first strike at downtown Vancouver hotels in 20 years as part of their ongoing fight with their employers-the Hyatt, the Westin Bayshore, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and the Pinnacle-for collective agreements that would provide safety, stability and fair compensation. Since the beginning of the strike UNITE HERE Local 40's pic...

October 04, 2019

Elements Casino Victoria Bargaining Progressing - BCGEU

We met the employer again this week and continued to work through the needs of workers at Elements Casino. Our bargaining committee is working hard to achieve new language that can benefit the membership at Elements well into the future. These discussions centre around language that's fundamental to a union collective agreement such as grievance procedure, harassment/bullying, arbitration proce...

October 03, 2019

Ferry workers support Kootenay Lake community rally to save inland ferry serv...

October 3, 2019 BCGEU members working on the Kootenay Lake ferry will support a community rally to raise awareness for the unsustainability of the inland ferry service. The "Unity Sailing & Rally" will take place on Friday, October 4 at 3 p.m. at the Kootenay Bay ferry landing. The organizers' goal, according to a media release posted on Facebook, is to "take a stand for a safe, reliable, s...

October 03, 2019

Local 1703 Members at Hard Rock Casino - Joint Labour Management and Other Ne...

Culinary Tip Committee There were no nominations submitted for the Culinary Tip Committee, therefore, Ewa Kordon and Kulwinder Khabra will continue to administer Culinary Tips. We thank them for their hard work on behalf of the members. ATMs At a recent Joint Labour Management meeting, the issue of ATMs and safety was raised. Some workers have expressed safety concerns with the ATMs - especiall...

October 03, 2019

Local 1703 Members at Town of Gibsons - Steward Election - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for one (1) alternate steward from Administration. The successful nominee will act as the alternate until such time that the steward in Administration returns or for the remainder of the current term.  Nominations close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019.  What do stewards do?Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. ...

October 02, 2019

Starlight Interim Bargaining Committee Election - BCGEU

Thank you to all the members who ran for the vacant F&B, Table Games and Alternate positions on the Bargaining Committee, and congratulations to the following successful candidates.   F&B                   Megan Washington   Table Games       Alexander Stansfield   Alternate             Lea Oliver-Cross   In solidarity, Oliver DemuthStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/M...

October 02, 2019

Barkerville Heritage Trust Employees - Ratification of Collective Agreement -...

Congratulations to BCGEU Members at Barkerville Heritage Trust. On September 27, 2019 the count was conducted for the ratification agreement and members voted 97% in favour of accepting the Barkerville Heritage Trust collective agreement. The Barkerville Heritage Trust Board of Directors voted 100% in favour of accepting the Barkerville Heritage Trust collective agreement. Your new collective a...

October 02, 2019

Vancity – Surrey – MSC / Visa - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 2 positions for steward at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers ...

October 01, 2019

Component 1 members grieve the loss of longtime friend, fellow officer and un...

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the sudden loss of one of our members and good friends, CJ Conroy, to cancer this week. CJ was a long-time workplace union activist. He served the membership at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) as a shop steward for 20 years and as the first vice-chairperson of Local 101 for 15 years. CJ was dedicated to supporting, represen...