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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

Local Elections 2022 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU Local Elections are beginning early 2022.  Please find more information for your Local here UWU/MoveUP

May 13, 2022

All BCGEU Food and Beverage Members at Elements Casino Victoria - Nomination...

Please talk amongst yourselves and nominate co-workers for these important positions. Nominations are now open for the F&B Bargaining Committee, as per below: Food & Beverage (F&B) – two positions are open  Only a BCGEU member in the F&B department can nominate a candidate for the bargaining committee and the candidate must be from the F&B department. If more than two candi...

May 12, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT (Temporary) - BC General Employees...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTINGMay 12, 2022     The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department for up to 13 months or to return of incumbent. The effective date is to be determined. DUTIES: The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing a wide range of advocacy services to the un...

May 12, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - MEMBER BENEFITS DEPARTMENT (Temporary) - BC General Em...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)MEMBER BENEFITS DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTING May 12, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representatives to work in the Member Benefits Department, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 4 months. The staff representative in benefits are currently located at the Fraser Valley Area Office and report to t...

May 09, 2022

BCGEU sues Vancity over pension dispute - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

(Burnaby) - On April 27, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) filed a Notice of Civil Claim in B.C. Supreme Court against Vancity Credit Union over the financial institution's unilateral decision to deny BCGEU members a jointly-trusteed, defined benefit pension plan that they had agreed to establish. "Filing a lawsuit against an employer is an extraordinary step for any union to take, and ...

May 06, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (Starlight Cas...

Nominations closed at 5:00pm on Friday, April 29, 2022. There was at least one nomination missed in the earlier bulletin and this bulletin should be considered to be a preliminary report only with a final report on nominations coming out next week. The four (4) positions available received nominations as follows:one member from Table Games Kong William Wu one member from Food and Beverage (R...

May 06, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (Starlight Cas...

  Nominations closed at 5:00pm on Friday, April 29, 2022. The four (4) positions available received nominations as follows: one member from Table Games Kong William Wu - acclaimed to committee one member from Food and Beverage (Restaurant and Kitchen classifications)   Jasbir Aujla - acclaimed to committee one member from the Slot department, or Cash Cage Shannon Kyne Davinder Yadeta one ...

May 06, 2022

BCGEU conducts strike vote for 33K members of the provincial public service -...

VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is conducting a provincewide strike vote to give 33,000 members of their public service bargaining unit a voice in how to move forward in bargaining with their employer, the Public Service Agency. Negotiations between the parties reached impasse in early April primarily due to a significant gap in wage proposals. “We’ve been clear from da...

May 05, 2022

Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparenc...

  Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparency  Union-filed shareholder motion earns significant support   Burnaby — Today, at the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual general meeting of shareholders, independent shareholders voted 72% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking for the company to release more information on supplier audits (34% overall). The shareholder prop...

May 04, 2022

Red Dress Day 2022 Events - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Today the BCGEU recognizes Red Dress Day  Red Dress day is a day to honour our missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people. This day first began on May 5, 2010 and has taken place annually every year since. It's a day to raise awareness and give voice to those whose stories have not been heard. We hang red dresses in public and private spaces and also wear red on this d...

May 04, 2022

Bargaining Committee Election for Hard Rock Casino - BC General Employees' U...

At the close of nominations, eight members were nominated to fill three positions for the Hard Rock Casino bargaining committee. This means voting is required. The nominated members are:Germaine Bourasaw                 Geoff KayJim Davies                               Katherine WiebeMatty Ruston                           Mark ChunUmesh Kumar                          Steven ChumIn addition, fou...

May 04, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - VICTORIA AREA OFFICE - BC General Employees' Union (BC...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGMay 4, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Victoria 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 meetings; assisting in union elections, preparing and conducting...

May 04, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - VICTORIA AREA OFFICE (Temporary) - BC General Employee...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGMay 4, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attend...

May 01, 2022

2022 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Applications for the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. Our annual scholarship program of up to $85,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our members. Apply online here Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A ...

April 30, 2022

Happy May Day – we’re now 85,000 members strong - BC General Employees' Union...

May Day – or International Workers' Day – is a day in which the labour movement around the world comes together to recognize working people's collective power. Only by organizing to protect our collective interests as a class can we shift the balance of power under capitalism. As we celebrate working people, we're also proud to announce that our union is now 85,000 members strong! Our union has...

April 29, 2022

Union investor successfully pushes Toronto’s Thomson Reuters to prioritize hu...

  Union investor successfully pushes Toronto's Thomson Reuters to prioritize human rights and re-evaluate ICE contracts Canadian media and data giant to adopt United Nations human rights framework and publish a human rights report after 3-year investor battle (Burnaby, Canada) Thomson Reuters' enabling of U.S. immigration surveillance prompted the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)-a minor sha...

April 28, 2022

Our union has filed a lawsuit against Vancity - BC General Employees' Union (...

In the last round of bargaining, you won a jointly trusteed defined benefit plan. But, after our union worked diligently with your employer to develop your plan, Vancity unilaterally broke its commitment.We attempted to resolve this matter through labour arbitration, but Vancity argued that this is not a matter of labour law.After months of getting nowhere with Vancity, our union fi...

April 27, 2022

Public service bargaining hits impasse over wage proposals - BC General Emplo...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022   VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) reached an impasse this week over an unresolved gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 33,000 union members, expired on March 31, 2022.  "Our members have been clear from d...

April 26, 2022

City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project - BC General Emp...

Press contact:[email protected] For Immediate Release   City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project  Replicable model could be a gamechanger for tackling housing affordability    Burnaby - Yesterday, Burnaby councillors voted seven to two in favour of a rezoning application brought forward by the BCGEU that had the potential to offer a new model for tackling housing affo...