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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 ...

Public Service Main and Component Bargaining Proposals for the 19th Public Se...

Preparations for the 19th Public Service negotiations are already commencing. Therefore, we are calling for locals to meet and prepare draft proposals and resolutions for submission to their respective components. They are to be forwarded to the Component Executives in order for proposals and resolutions to be vetted and allocated to either the Public Service Main or Component tables. The deadl...

CLC Winter School 2022 - BCGEU

Winter School 2022 will be taking place in-person! We are so excited that our communities will be able to come together, to learn and discuss with peers and colleagues at the upcoming Winter School. As we continue to work with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) on updating you with further details, please complete your registration application form to express your interest in attending. Please ...

October 20, 2021

LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 20, 2021 LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) have issued 72-hour strike notice to LifeLabs as of 7:00 p.m., October 19, 2021. This action follows several months of negotiations, 30 days at the bargaining table and eight days of mediation. The main outstanding iss...

October 20, 2021

BC Housing Management Commission – Maintenance - REMINDER - Nominations Close...

Your current collective agreement expires on 31 Mar 2022.  A new bargaining committee is therefore required to represent members for negotiating the renewal collective agreement.  Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for a bargaining committee to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union staff representa...

October 20, 2021

BC Housing Management Commission –Administrative and Clerical - REMINDER - No...

Your current collective agreement expires on 31 Mar 2022.  A new bargaining committee is therefore required to represent members for negotiating the renewal collective agreement.  Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for a bargaining committee to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union staff representa...

October 19, 2021

Bargaining update for Alliance Facility Solutions, Inc. - BCGEU

Bargaining resumed in Vancouver on October 5-7, 2021 and will continue on October 19-21, 2021. We hope to move past our Non-Monetary items soon and table monetary proposals. We will let you know when that occurs. We appreciate your patience and continued support as the bargaining process unfolds. Please stay tuned for additional updates as the bargaining process unfolds.  To help ensure that yo...

October 19, 2021

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Grand Villa Casino) - Bargaining Com...

We are calling for nominations to sit on the Bargaining Committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with your Employer. The current agreement expires on December 31, 2021, however all rights continue while bargaining is ongoing, we anticipate Negotiations will begin in the New Year. There are six (6) positions available: Three (3) positions available to represent the Supervisors; and  T...

October 15, 2021

Elements Casino Victoria (Security) - Tentative Agreement Reached - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that Elements Casino Victoria (Security) and your BCGEU Bargaining committee have reached a tentative agreement. We will be recommending acceptance of the settlement.We will send a subsequent bulletin later identifying the dates for information sessions and voting.In solidarity, Deanne TerpenningGary Bennett, Senior Staff Representative - NegotiationsDownload PDF of n...

October 14, 2021

BC Parks OHS Reps, September 22 meeting follow-up - BCGEU

You’re receiving this email as an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) member representative within BC Parks. Please forward this email to other BC Parks worker OHS reps that did not receive it, and let them know they can update their contact information with the BCGEU here.A big thanks to all who joined our September 22 meeting of BC Parks OHS worker reps. We had a very good turnout, and there...

October 13, 2021

Finance Support Staff (Regular) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICEINTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGOctober 13, 2021 POSITION: FINANCE SUPPORT STAFF (Regular) GRADE: LEVEL 6 - MoveUP AGREEMENT The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) requires a full-time regular support staff to work in the Finance Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will be required to perform a variety of duties within the Finance Department. Such duties may include...

October 12, 2021

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2022 - BCGEU

Each year, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) offers input into next year's provincial budget by making recommendations in a written submission to the B.C. government's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. These recommendations reflect the voice of our union's 80,000 members, based on direct input from the BCGEU's senior elected leadership.Last week, our union pr...

October 08, 2021

BC Housing Management Commission (Maintenance) - Re-opening of steward elect...

Hello BCGEU Members,I want to start by taking a moment to thank all stewards for your exceptional work over the past 18 months. Your support of fellow union members, through what has truly been an unprecedented time, has been noticed and appreciated.Triennial steward electionsAs you may be aware, in accordance with BCGEU's Bylaws (Section 1(f)(i)) it is time to hold our Triennial Steward Electi...

October 08, 2021

BC Housing Management Commission (Administrative) - Re-opening of steward ele...

Hello BCGEU Members,  I want to start by taking a moment to thank all stewards for your exceptional work over the past 18 months. Your support of fellow union members, through what has truly been an unprecedented time, has been noticed and appreciated. Triennial steward electionsAs you may be aware, in accordance with BCGEU's Bylaws (Section 1(f)(i)) it is time to hold our Triennial Steward Ele...

October 06, 2021

All Component 17 BCGEU Members - Vaccine mandates at work - BCGEU

In August, the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) announced an order requiring that all workers in long term care and assisted living provide proof of full vaccination by Tuesday, October 26th. On October 4th, the PHO posted amendments to the order including information about the process for accommodations and exemptions as well as consequences for workers who remain unvaccinated by the deadline. ...

October 05, 2021

B.C. Gov announces vaccine mandate for public service workers BCGEU

The head of B.C.'s public service announced today that all B.C. public service workers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination beginning November 22, 2021. The current flexible work arrangement has also been deferred to November 22. We haven't seen the full policy as it has not yet been released, and we are waiting to understand what exemptions and accommodations will be in place....

October 04, 2021

Local 1704 - Opening of steward elections - BCGEU

The BCGEU Constitution & Bylaws calls for Stewards to be elected every three years following the union's triennial convention. Steward nominations are now considered open.  The attached package has historically gone to worksite stewards and mail contacts only, however, given the number of members that may be working from home due to COVID-19, home support workers who do not have an office t...

October 01, 2021

BC Pavilion Corporation - News on bargaining Oct 1, 2021 - BCGEU

As you have heard, on September 18, 2021, a tentative deal has been reached for BC Place Stadium. The Bargaining committee is excited to share the many improvements for the full time and event-time employees. We put a priority on making improvements to the Collective Agreement that would address concerns that affect you.  Your bargaining committee wants to meet with you and walk through the cha...

September 29, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - a day for education and action - ...

Tomorrow is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and our union encourages all members to take the day to reflect and take steps toward reconciliation in our communities. For several years, September 30 has been recognized as Orange Shirt Day -- a day to bring attention to the legacy and ongoing impacts of the residential school system on Indigenous communities. It commemorated t...