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...

August 20, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - BENEFITS DEPARTMENT (2 Positions) - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE BENEFITS DEPARTMENT (2 Positions)   INTERNAL POSTING August 20, 2019     The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires two (2) staff representatives to work in the Benefits Department, effective date to be determined. The staff representatives in benefits are currently located at the Fraser Valley Area Office and report to the Coordinator of Advocacy. DUTIES: ...

August 20, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE (2 Positions) - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE (2 Positions)   INTERNAL POSTING AUGUST 19, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires two (2) staff representatives to work in the Lower Mainland area office, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES:   Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meeting...

August 19, 2019

SECRETARY (Temporary) - Lower Mainland Area Office - BCGEU

BCGEU LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGAugust 19, 2019     POSITION: SECRETARY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT  A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. The term of assignment is up to 6 months or return of incumbent. DUTIE...

August 15, 2019

Atira Property Management Inc. - Your Bargaining Committee Members - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected as your Bargaining Committee:   · Steve Bouchard· Stella Gladue· Robert Surette Your Committee will be convening shortly to develop proposals prior to meeting with the Employer. We will continue to communicate with you as developments arise. Please feel free to direct any comments or questions to any member of the Bargainin...

August 15, 2019

2019 PAC Survey - BCGEU

The federal election is fast approaching and union members will be voting based on key issues. We are asking you to fill out the below survey to identify what is most important to members.  The results will be shared mid September and resources relevant to these issues will be provided to members.  To ensure only one submission per person, please enter your name and email. UWU/MoveUP

August 13, 2019

BCGEU Centennial BBQ Celebration - BCGEU

Cariboo Area 06 MembersSunday, September 1, 201911:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.BCGEU Centennial BBQ CelebrationBoitanio Park, Williams Lake     Come celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU with a Centennial BBQ in the Park!Bring the family; we will have a bouncy castle, face painting and bungee run. Download Centennial BBQ Sept 1 invite.pdf UWU/MoveUP

August 13, 2019

Vancity Stewards - BCGEU

Below is a list of all of your BCGEU stewards. Stewards are available to answer questions about your collective agreement, and to join you in meetings with management that could lead to discipline. As a BCGEU member, you are able to choose any Vancity steward to assist you, even if they are at a different worksite.     Name Branch / Worksite Name Branch / Worksite Karim (Ely) Haou...

August 13, 2019

North Peace Cultural Centre - Bargaining committee - BCGEU

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Chair closed on Friday, August 9th at 5pm. Please join me in welcoming the following members as your new Bargaining Committee! Michael LeighAshley Henderson   Thank you. Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

August 09, 2019

District Of Hudson's Hope - Bargaining committee elections - BCGEU

The re-opened elections for your Bargaining Committee closed on August 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chair:                       Cindy Edgar Bargaining Committee Member:                  John Vandenberg Bargaining Committee Member Alternate:  Kim Trask Bargaining Committee Member Alternate:  Meghan Cryderman Please join us ...

August 09, 2019

Government includes BCGEU recommendations in Budget 2020 report

Last month our union participated in the public consultation to offer input into next year's budget by submitting recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (more on this here). The Committee has now reported out on the results of this process and we are pleased to let you know that government listened to many of our positions and put a number of them in...

August 08, 2019

Affordability experts respond to announcement to build 1,100 housing units in...

MEDIA ADVISORYFor Immediate Release   Affordability experts respond to announcement to build 1,100 housing units in Vancouver WHAT: The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) will hold a press conference at its Vancouver Area Office Friday at 10:00AM in response to the federal government's announcement of $180M in loans and funding for affordable housing in Vancouver. The federal mo...

August 07, 2019

BGIS Workplace Solutions Inc. - WSI Tentative Agreement Info Meetings & Ratif...

Tentative Agreement Information Meetings The bargaining committee is hosting an information meeting in each of the four provincial regions as defined by the BCGEU. The meetings are being held at a location in each region close to where a majority of members work. As participation in person will not be possible for some members due to geography, a call-in option is provided for each meeting. Mem...

August 07, 2019

Hard Rock Casino -Tip committee and other news - BCGEU

Tip Committee Nominations Nominations are now open until August 22nd for the Casino Tip Committee. The nomination forms can be found on the Union Board. You can only nominate someone from your own department. Put the completed nomination forms in the mailbox on the door to the Union Office at Hard Rock. Multiple nominations are not needed – one is enough. An election will be held after August 2...

August 07, 2019

Servomation Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce a tentative agreement for Servomation has been reached with the Employer. Highlights of this tentative agreement include: 1) 3 year contract; · 1.5% increase effective February 1, 2018 – retro pay · 3% increase effective February 1, 2019 – retro pay to present · 4% increase effective February 1, 2020 2) 1% increase in vacation entitlement for 15 years of employment, 2...

August 07, 2019

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...

August 06, 2019

Tentative Agreement Reached Between BGIS and the BCGEU with full Support of C...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce we have come to a tentative agreement with BGIS with full support from CBRE. As you know, there is a transition occurring in early 2020 wherein the future employer (CBRE) will take over the contract from BGIS. The Union and your bargaining committee have agreed to a rollover collective agreement. This is intended to give wage increases to all emp...

August 02, 2019

North Peace Cultural Centre Notice of Bargaining Committee Elections - ReOpen...

Nominations were open from June 25th to July 25th, 2019. Two names were put forward: Michael Leigh – Bargaining Committee MemberAshley Henderson – Bargaining Committee Alternate   Nominations are now reopened for the North Peace Cultural Centre for the following position:   One Bargaining Committee Chairperson   Nominations will close Friday, August 9, 2019 at 5pm. Nominations are to be faxed, ...

August 02, 2019

North Peace Cultural Centre Notice of Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Nominations for your Bargaining Committee closed on Thursday, July 25th at 5pm.  By acclamation, please welcome: Bargaining Committee Member: Michael Leigh Bargaining Committee Alternate: Ashley Henderson  As there were no nominations for Bargaining Chair, the position, is still vacant. The Committee election for that position will be reopened. Please watch for future bulletins!  Thank you. Do...

August 01, 2019

Elements Casino Victoria - Notice to bargain officially served today - BCGEU

Now the bargaining committee has been elected we move closer to bargaining a first agreement with your employer. Today the BCGEU served official notice to bargain with your employer. We are completing all preparations during August. Your bargaining committee and staff representative will meet later this month to discuss, prepare and finalize our bargaining proposals. We intend to begin bargaini...

August 01, 2019

District of Hudson's Hope - NOB bargaining committee elections reopened - BCGEU

Nominations were open from June 27 to July 29, 2019 and no nominations were received. Nominations are now reopened for the District of Hudson's Hope for the following positions.   One Bargaining ChairpersonOne Bargaining Committee MemberOne Alternate Bargaining Committee Member  Nominations will close on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., and are to be faxed, mailed, emailed or hand deliver...

July 31, 2019

Housing activists hail Burnaby's 'robust' tenant relocation plan - BCGEU

Proposed policy would guarantee temporary accommodation to renters displaced by renovictions and demovictions. Their signs and T-shirts read "tenant power" and "end demovictions." There were speeches, cheers and chants. It was a familiar scene outside Burnaby City Hall – the battlefield between housing activists and local politicians in recent years – but Monday was different.  Read full articl...