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

Save the date - Convention 2020 - BCGEU

The 51st Constitutional Convention of the BCGEU will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020. The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St, Vancouver. If you are interested in attending convention as a delegate representing your components or submitting a resolution to convention, please contact your local chair - if you do not know who this person ...

January 24, 2020

Compass Group - Notice of election of bargaining committee (6 positions, incl...

The current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2020 and plans are now underway to return to the bargaining table. First of all, a new Bargaining Committee must be elected. Pursuant to the language in the collective agreement: "A union bargaining committee shall be elected and consist of one representative for each work location from the Surrey Pre-Trial, Surrey School Board, Nanaimo, For...

January 20, 2020

BCGEU Office Closures – Jan 20th - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Terrace Area office will be closed on Monday, January 20. The office plans to reopen Tuesday, January 21, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in area 12 and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies in Terrace can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877.

January 17, 2020

Members of the District of Hudson's Hope Re: Collective Agreement Ratificatio...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that after 3 days of respectful negotiations, we have reached a tentative settlement with your employer. Details of the settlement will be presented at the ratification meeting to be held: When:       Monday, February 3, 2020                 Arena staff: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.                 All other staff: 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Where:     City Hall meet...

January 17, 2020

New Prince Rupert labour history walking tour available - BCGEU

The BC Labour Heritage Centre is pleased to inform BCGEU members that a new Prince Rupert Labour History Walking Tour has recently been added to our BC Labour History Walking Tours mobile app.  This tour explores over a century of union organizing, struggles and victories for fishermen, shoreworkers, longshore, the IWW, the Battle of Kelly's Cut, civic politics and colourful labour characters o...

January 17, 2020

SECRETARY LEVEL 5 - NORTH ISLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

BCGEU NORTH ISLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING January 17, 2020   POSITION: SECRETARY  GRADE: Level 5 – MoveUP Agreement A secretary is required to provide secretarial support to staff representatives in the North Island Area Office.  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 5 duties as assigned. Duties to include: processing a variety of documents on a person...

January 16, 2020

ICBC fleet-insured vehicles policy change - BCGEU

ICBC agrees to change potentially devastating policy on personal insurance impacts of accidents in fleet-insured vehicles In Fall 2019, ICBC announced a policy change that would have meant that commercial drivers found at fault for accidents in work vehicles would potentially pay more for their personal insurance. "Our union immediately understood that the original policy was completely unfair ...

December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed at 1:00pm on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU m...

December 19, 2019

Members under Hospitality Industrial Relations (Best Western Plus Burnaby Hot...

On behalf of your employers, Hospitality Industrial Relations (HIR) recently applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) for what is known as a "last offer" or "final offer" vote under Section 78 of the Labour Relations Code. If HIR's application is in order, the LRB must direct a vote of employees to accept or reject the employers' latest offer. Forcing a last offer vote is a strong-arm tactic...

December 19, 2019

Winter maintenance and public safety a top priority for BCGEU highway workers...

On behalf of members employed by Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc., the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the company to ensure they meet the highway maintenance standards agreed to in their 10-year contract with the provincial government. This follows an incident last week in Cherryville B.C. where a school bus became stuck in a ditch due to snowy road co...

December 19, 2019

Members under Hospitality Industrial Relations at Best Western Plus Burnaby...

The bargaining committee met with Hospitality Industrial Relations (HIR) and the employers on December 12 and 13, 2019. Despite our best efforts we have not been able to reach an agreement to deliver what members have said they need to see in a renewed collective agreement. On the morning of December 13, 2019, the bargaining committee told HIR that the parties were not making enough progress at...