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

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 21, 2018

Government must take bolder action on speculation tax - BCGEU

February 21, 2018BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to see the B.C. NDP government's newly released 30-point housing plan which proposes significant steps towards addressing the province's housing affordability crisis. This plan includes measures, many of which the BCGEU has been calling for, like introducing a progressive property transfer tax surcharge...

February 21, 2018

First Credit Union Agrees to Mediation - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee continues to work toward a collective agreement that it can recommend to members. The issues that have not been resolved after more than eight months of bargaining directly with First Credit Union are important. In an effort to achieve an agreement, the BCGEU applied to the Labour Relations Board to have a mediator appointed.First Credit Union has agreed to participate...

February 21, 2018

Local 1703 Starlight Casino Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Starlight Casino Steward Nominations – 1 Position We have an opening for 1 position for Shop Steward. The nomination period will open on February 21, 2018 and close at 1:00 pm on March 23, 2018. In solidarity, Kim HowseStaff Representative Download PDF of notice hereDownload PDF of nomination form here UWU/MoveUP

February 20, 2018

BC Budget provides path to affordability and quality public services - BCGEU

Fixing 16 years of neglect in public services, childcare and housing will take time, but BC Budget 2018 signals a bold path forward on these important public issues, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union. "We have consistently called upon government for greater investment to restore quality public services," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Today's budget begins that renew...

February 20, 2018

Local 1703 Elections - BCGEU

To: All Local 1703 BCGEU Stewards at Vancity Savings Credit Union Re: Local 1703 Elections Just a heads up that there will be local 1703 elections coming up. Each member, who has an address on file with the BCGEU will be mailed a voting package. Members, whose mailing addresses are not current or on file or are new hires (and not yet added as members), will not receive a voting package in the m...

February 19, 2018

Shop Stewards at Starlight Casino - BCGEU

  The following are your stewards:   · Renante Baladhay – Count Team · Cindy Brown – Tables · Wei Chen – Tables · Deepmala Grover – Security · Catherine Li – Slots · Manuela Mihaljevic – Slots · Gail Maloy – Match · Shirley McMillan – Count Team · Yelena Natanov – Tables · Lea Oliver-Cross – Cash Cage · Kim Rufh – Racebook · AJ Stansfield – Tables · Linda Wang – Slots · Megan Washington – F&...

February 19, 2018

Vancity workers at Downtown Vancouver branch join BCGEU - BCGEU

Workers at the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Downtown Vancouver Branch (#10) have voted by majority to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU).  The 26 financial services workers at this branch join over 700 of their Vancity colleagues who benefit from access to fair wages and improved working conditions under their collective agreement. "We are thrilled to welcome wor...

February 19, 2018

Caring Professionals should be exempt from mobility pricing - BCGEU

The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission recently published its initial report exploring decongestion charging as part of a 10-year plan for transportation development in the Metro Vancouver region. They have proposed two main policy approaches for consideration: tolling congestion points and charging drivers for each kilometre they drive. Congestion point pricing charges drivers when they p...

February 16, 2018

Elections for Local 1703 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 1703 Members Re: Elections for Local 1703 Executive  Nominations closed for the Local 1703 elections. The results are that the following positions have been filled: Chairperson – Dave MacDonald from BC PlaceFirst Vice-Chairperson – Megan Washington from Starlight CasinoSecond Vice-Chairperson – Herman Hui from BC PlaceRecording Secretary – Trevor Bodill from BC PlaceMember-A...

February 15, 2018

Hospitality Industrial Relations - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Commit...

To: All BCGEU Members of Hospitality Industrial Relations (Best Western Kings Inn and the Crest Hotel) Re: Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee   In the next upcoming months, your collective agreement will expire. With that in mind, it is now time for members working at the Best Western Kings Inn and the Crest Hotel to nominate candidates to represent your respective worksites as part ...

February 15, 2018

Local 1702 Executive Announcement - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 1702 Members Re: Local Executive Announcement   The call for nominations for Local 1702 Executives closed on February 12, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed for their positions in this three year term:   Jennifer Keenan, Chairperson Alexis Royer, 1st Vice Chairperson Glennys MacDonald, Tresurer Kathy Warriner, Recording Secretary...

February 14, 2018

Members at Grand Villa Casino - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

The committee has meeting dates scheduled for February and early March. We have done an extensive review of bargaining questionnaires and met with representatives from the various departments. We are working on writing monetary and non-monetary proposals in preparation for bargaining dates in mid to late March with the Employer. We thank you for your patience and support. In solidarity Alex Lee...

February 14, 2018

Elections for Local 1710 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 1710 Members Re: Elections for Local 1710 Executive   The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 1710 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Young Worker: Jocelyn MailmanMeagan Babkirk   Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (1014...

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...

February 13, 2018

Local 1705 Election Results - BCGEU

The nomination period for the local 1705 executive closed on February 12, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed: Chairperson:Mike Schmidt Treasurer:Vacant – No nominations received 1st Vice Chairperson:Ed LaLonde Recording Secretary:Vacant – No nominations received 2nd Vice Chairperson:Teri Walch 1 Members-at-Large:Vacant – No nominations received 1 Member-at-Large - Young Worker:Va...