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

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

The 2019 Scholarship Programs has now closed and winners will be posted to the website in mid-June. Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU me...

June 19, 2019

BCGEU welcomes Auditor General’s recommendations to address MCFD’s ineffectiv...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia's report released today: Oversight of Contracted Residential Services for Children and Youth in Care. The BCGEU has for decades called on the provincial government to address chronic and significant challenges within the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and s...

June 19, 2019

WSI Bargaining Questionnaire – Input Needed! - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee will soon be preparing to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with your employer and is seeking your input. The bargaining questionnaire lets you identify issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the collective agreement. Your input will inform and assist your committee in setting bargaining priorities. Note: In respect to the future of the contra...

June 18, 2019

Secretary Level 3 - Victoria Area Office - BCGEU

BCGEU VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING June 18, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY   GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT   A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person may also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:   Will include processing a variety of documents such a...

June 17, 2019

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...

June 14, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU presentations regarding workers’ compensation sys...

Participating in public consultations is a valuable way to make sure our voices are heard before government makes important decisions. Two public consultation processes are currently underway that will directly impact working people in B.C. – the Worker's Compensation Review and the provincial government's Budget 2020 Consultation. Today I had the honour of presenting at public hearings for bot...

June 14, 2019

1 out of 10 Independent Shareholders of Brookfield Asset Management Agree tha...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and SumOfUs are encouraged that 10% of independent shareholders voted for the company to tie executive pay to preventing sexual misconduct at the firm Today, BCGEU and SumOfUs presented a proposal that called on Brookfield Asset Management to address sexual misconduct in the financial services industry by penalizing executive compensation p...

June 13, 2019

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith first presenter at workers’ compensation syst...

BURNABY, June 13, 2019 – The workers' compensation system has been seriously undermined by policy and legislative changes introduced by the BC Liberals in 2002. The system shifted to focus on the financial impact to employers which has resulted in an overall reduction in compensation benefits to workers both in the short and the long term, a more limited ability to appeal decisions, and a reduc...

June 13, 2019

Lake View Credit Union news on bargaining - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the ratification of the tentative collective agreement. The Committee would like to thank you for your support and assistance during this set of negotiations. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact any member of the Committee.   In Solidarity, Angie PanouliasStaff RepresentativeOn behalf of your Bargaining Committee:Jen Sipma, Barga...

June 12, 2019

Local 1701 Members at Elements Casino - Call for Nominations for Bargaining C...

Nominations are now open for the Bargaining Committee, four positions as per below: • Table Games – two positions • Cage and Count Team – one position • Guest Services/Slots – one position • Only a BCGEU member in a department can nominate another member in the same department. If more than one candidate in a department is nominated, there will be an election in that department. Only members wo...

June 07, 2019

British Columbians need a break: the BCGEU submission to the Fair Wages Commi...

BURNABY- The British Columbia Government and Service Employees' union, representing more than 79,000 workers in various sectors and occupations in the province has submitted its report to the provincial government's Fair Wages Commission. The Fair wages commission was set up by the provincial government to advise government on how to raise minimum wages with increases that are regular, measured...

June 07, 2019

Lakeview Credit Union ratification bullet - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement.Details to be shared at a ratification meeting:When:          Wednesday, June 12, 2019                    5:15 pm – 7:00 pmWhere:         George Dawson Inn,                    11705 8th Street, Dawson Creek                     (Tumbler Ridge members will be joined into the meeting via phone)In solidarity,Angi...

June 07, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Review Underway - BCGEU

In response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions, the provincial government has initiated an independent and comprehensive review of BC's workers' compensation system.  This is a tremendously important opportunity for BCGEU members to tell their stories about the injustices within the current system, and to influence legislative and policy changes that will restore fairness to the w...

June 06, 2019

Members at PC Helpline - Ratification Results - BCGEU

On behalf of the bargaining committee, we are happy to report that the membership has ratified the agreement. The vote result is 89 per cent in favour of acceptance of the deal, with 90 per cent of the membership registering their vote. Our next steps will be to proof and finalize the agreement. Once that is done we will provide you with copies at the worksite. Thank you to all for your support...

June 05, 2019

BGIS Workplace Solutions Inc. ("WSI") - Election of Bargaining Committee Memb...

The successful candidates in the election for members of your bargaining committee, in alphabetic order by region, are: - Vancouver Island – two (2) members: Dan Bombardir Michael Burton - Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley – two (2) members: Jereme Collette Randy Loberg - Northern Interior – one (1) member: Todd Gunderson These members join Leigha Bonthoux (Southern Interior) who was previousl...

June 05, 2019

Final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous W...

On Monday, June 3rd, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report and recommendations in a ceremony at the National Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on Algonquin Territory. The release was the culmination of a three-year process in which the Inquiry heard testimony, submissions and stories from more than 2,000 people including the fami...

June 04, 2019

Hard Rock Casino BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Information Sessions - BCGEU

The BCGEU will hold another information session about the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan at the worksite in the Red Room (located on the lower level of the Theatre). June 10th at 12 pm Members who have questions about their RRSP/Pension Plan option but are not able attend a meeting can contact Laura O'Neill at 604.473.5416 for assistance. As noted in other FYI notices, the Union recently maile...

June 04, 2019

Collective Agreement Bargaining - Lake View Credit Union - BCGEU

Over the last week, we met with your Employer to begin negotiations for the renewal of your collective agreement.Both parties tabled their proposals and worked diligently to get through them. We have successfully proceeded through a number of housekeeping and non-monetary items.There are a number of items still outstanding.We have scheduled further dates on June 5th & 6th. We ask you to ign...

June 04, 2019

What Vancity staff need to know about their pension and retirement matters - ...

Your union is putting out a series of short emails about pensions. We want to deliver you information about your retirement options as a Vancity staff member. We have a preference when it comes to retirement income. We want BCGEU members like you to enjoy the best retirement possible after a lifetime of hard work. You deserve it. For most retirees, a pension offers the most retirement security....

June 03, 2019

Victoria Area Office hours – Thursday, June 6 - BCGEU

Please be advised that the hours of operation at the Victoria Area Office for Thursday, June 6, 2019 will be from Noon – 5:00 pm. UWU/MoveUP