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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

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 ...

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...

June 18, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Kelowna area office - BCGEU

  STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)KELOWNA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJune 18, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Kelowna Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 16 months or to return of incumbent. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their...

June 18, 2021

BC Pavilion Corporation - News on bargaining BCGEU BCGEU - BCGEU

Members at BC Place Stadium: Despite the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of events at BC Place, the bargaining committee has been working on bargain priorities that you identified as we continue to negotiation with the Employer The bargaining committee met with the Employer on June 14th and June 15th. On June 15th, we presented our monetary package and walked the Employ...

June 17, 2021

Passing of BCGEU member in component 20- - BCGEU

It is with deep sadness we have to inform you of the sudden passing of a member of the BCGEU family. Tristan Montjoy was a valued member of the Conservation Officer Service, part of the BCGEU component 20, and stationed in Fort St. John. Tristan has been a BCGEU member since 2015. In addition to his work in the COS, he also worked in the BC Wildfire Service and was passionate about protecting o...

June 17, 2021

Secretary level 3 – RIS Department (Temporary) - BCGEU

SECRETARY – RESEARCH AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES (Temporary)BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING June 15, 2021   POSITION: SECRETARY – RESEARCH AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT (Temporary) A full-time support staff is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for Staff Representatives in Research and Interactive Services. Term of assignment is u...

June 17, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Prince George area office - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)PRINCE GEORGE AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJune 17, 2021 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Prince George Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is to return of incumbent. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of t...

June 14, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Alliance Facility Solutions, Inc. - Bargaining Begins - ...

Our BCGEU Bargaining Committee and the Employer met via video conference for four days, from late May into June. On Friday, June 10th, we tabled our non-monetary proposal package. Our BCGEU Bargaining Committee and the Employer met via video conference for four days, from late May into June. On Friday, June 10th, we tabled our non-monetary proposal package. We are scheduled to return to the tab...

June 14, 2021

All BCGEU Local 1703 Members - Elections Results for Local 1703 Executive - B...

The election for 2nd Vice Chair Person (1) and the Member-at-large (1) positions has now closed and the ballots have been counted. The results are:     2nd Vice Chair Person                                                                Member-at-Large Doug Worden                                                                               Nigel Keenan   Local 1703:   Chairperson             ...

June 13, 2021

Stephanie Smith re-elected to third term at BCGEU’s first virtual convention ...

Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories)-The BCGEU emerged from its 51st triennial constitutional convention on Saturday, June 12th with a new name, an ambitious agenda for the next three years, and Stephanie Smith acclaimed to lead the union's 82,000 members as president for a third term. In addition to president, delegates elected five other members of the 2021-2024 executive committee. Treas...

June 11, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship Winners.

Congratulations to the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2021 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2021 Scholarship Winners List  (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of four topics: The coronavirus pandemic has deemed frontline workers ...

June 09, 2021

BCGEU to honour Dr. Cindy Blackstock with Spirit of Leadership award at 51st ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 9, 2021BCGEU to honour Dr. Cindy Blackstock with Spirit of Leadership award at 51st conventionBURNABY, B.C. COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – on Thursday, June 10, at the 51st convention of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), Dr. Cindy Blackstock will be honoured with the Spirit of Leadership award, a triennial honour which the union bestows upon an indi...

June 09, 2021

More than 20 per cent of Dollarama shareholders demand human rights risk over...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE One in five shareholders call for human rights probe of outsourcing practices at warehouse and distribution centres Vancouver - Today, 21 per cent of Dollarama (TSX: DOL) shareholders voted in favour of a proposal asking the company to investigate and report on potential human rights abuses enabled by the use of third-party staffing agencies supplying temporary workers. Th...

June 09, 2021

70%+ of Independent Thomson Reuters Shareholders Demand Action on Human Right...

70%+ of Independent Thomson Reuters Shareholders Demand Action on Human Rights Risks Related to ICE Contracts The majority of independent shareholders demand human rights due diligence related to contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Burnaby - At the Thomson Reuters (NYSE, TSX: TRI) annual general meeting of shareholders held today, 19% of all shareholder...

June 07, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Lake City Casinos (Penticton Location only) - Lake City ...

We are pleased to announce the following members have been nominated to your bargaining committee.As there are three nominees, there will be an election for this one (1) position which will close on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm.1707 – Penticton: Candie Diffin Al Trek Dennis Wardle Balloting instructions are included in each balloting package. Ballots will be cast using a two-envelope priv...

June 07, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Lake City Casinos (Gateway Casinos) - Majority of Lake C...

Questionnaire        We are pleased to announce the following members have been acclaimed to your bargaining committee.1707 - Vernon: Erwin Ruf – Bargaining Committee Member 1705 - Kamloops: Mike Schmidt – Bargaining Committee Member 1705 - Kelowna: Michael Kay – Bargaining Committee Member 1707 - Penticton: As there were three nominees, there will be an election for this position whic...

June 04, 2021

All Local 1702 Members at First Credit Union and Union Bay Credit Union - Rol...

We are happy to announce that the rollover agreement, which was recommended by your bargaining committees, has been approved by the membership. This means that you should be getting retro pay shortly, and that we will be moving forward with a merged collective agreement for all members at Union Bay Credit Union and First Credit Union. We are looking forward to working with you all to negotiate ...

June 04, 2021

All BCGEU Local 1703 members - Voting for vacancies on the local - BCGEU

Voting will be open for 2nd Vice Chair person and the Member-at-Large starting June 4 and ending June 11th and it will be by electronic voting. You will be sent the ballot and voting credentials by a separate communication from Simply Voting. The vacancies for Equity, Youth Worker, and BIPOC positions (one position for each) remain vacant and will be filled following the elections process for 2...

June 01, 2021

BCGEU Indigenous Advisory Committee statement on discovery at Kamloops Indian...

On behalf of the BCGEU Provincial Executive Indigenous Advisory Committee and all Indigenous members of the BCGEU, we express our deepest condolences to the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, the survivors of the Kamloops Indian Residential School and the kin of those who never came home. The BCGEU's Indigenous members across the province, including members of the committee, have shared thei...

June 01, 2021

All BCGEU Local 1703 members - Results of Local 1703 Call for Nominations - B...

Please be advised that Floria Bol has been acclaimed to the position of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color). The following members have been nominated to fill the 2nd Vice Chairperson position and an election will be required: Rick Raymond Mark Pak Keung Chun Nigel Keenan Doug Worden The following members have been nominated to fill the Member-at-Large position and an election will...

May 28, 2021

All Members of Canadian Diabetes Association - Bargaining Town Hall - BCGEU

Hello Everyone, We will be hosting a town hall on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 5:30pm. This will give members the opportunity to have a meet and greet with the committee, as well as provide any information that would be beneficial for the committee to have and ask any questions. It will be held over zoom and we will send out the zoom link a few days prior to the meeting to the folks who have RSVP...