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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

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...

COVID-19: BCGEU office closure details - BCGEU

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...

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 ...

July 28, 2021

Town of Gibsons - Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

The BCGEU Town of Gibson's Bargaining Committee nominations have closed and I am pleased to introduce you to your Bargaining Committee: Anna Agnew – Public WorksJohn Hardt  - Administration Rick Raymond - Parks The committee will be convening meeting in the next few weeks and we will report back to you with next steps which will include bargaining surveys, membership meetings and one-on-one me...

July 23, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Victoria area office - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJuly 23, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary 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 to return of incumbent. DUTIES:   Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their...

July 23, 2021

River Rock Casino Resort - Bargaining Committee Election Results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the following members have been acclaimed to your bargaining committee. Bargaining Committee Members Hayman Sung - Guest Services RepresentativeCherry Huang - Table Games Dealer-SupervisorHua Hsun (Watson) Tseng - Shop Steward/Cook Congratulations to the successful candidates and thanks to all the nominees for letting their names stand for election in this important p...

July 22, 2021

Atira - Critical Incident and Mental Health Supports - BCGEU

Hello BCGEU Members, The union has been made aware of the police incident that occurred at Atira's London Hotel, July 20. We are currently working with your elected leaders, OHS reps and stewards to ensure a proper investigation, risk assessment and follow up happens from Atira. While that process is ongoing, our immediate concern is the health, safety and wellbeing of any members who have been...

July 20, 2021

Tips to avoid email fraud - BCGEU

In the past couple of years, the BCGEU has seen an increase in the number of fraudulent, or phishing, emails being sent to BCGEU members.Often, these emails look like they come from someone at the BCGEU. In other circumstances, the scammers have taken information off the BCGEU website and have attempted to impersonate component or local executive members.In many of these cases, the scammers are...

July 19, 2021

Lake City Casinos (Gateway Casinos) Re: Bargaining Update - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce we met with the employer to discuss a protocol on July 18 and hope it will be finalized later this week. A protocol sets out the rules of bargaining and is typically done before any exchange of proposals.  Your Bargaining committee will continue meeting frequently amongst ourselves to prepare for an exchange of proposals on August 4-5. We are currently reviewing and c...

July 19, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGREVISEDJuly 19, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 5 months. The effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargai...

July 19, 2021

Events Coordinator/Planner - Conventions, Conferences and Travel Department -...

EVENTS COORDINATOR/PLANNERCONVENTIONS, CONFERENCES and TRAVEL DEPARTMENTINTERNAL REVISEDJuly 19, 2021 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires an administrative representative to work in the Conventions, Conferences and Travel Department. The position reports directly to the Facilities Coordinator. Effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Organizes and coordinates the physical and administrat...

July 16, 2021

Lake City Casinos - Alternate Bargaining Committee Members required - BCGEU

We are seeking nominations for Alternate Bargaining Committee members at the Vernon, Kelowna and Kamloops worksite locations. If you are interested in helping and would like to participate in this process, please email [email protected] to forward your name as an Alternate. Please identify your interest as soon as possible and no later than July 30th. There is a full Bargaining co...

July 12, 2021

Lake City Penticton - Bargaining Committee member results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the following Penticton Lake City Casino member has been elected to your bargaining committee. 1707 - Penticton Candie Diffin Alternate Bargaining Committee Members are: Al Trek Dennis Wardle Now that a full committee is in place, the Bargaining Committee will meet to develop bargaining proposals. In solidarity, Gary Bennett,Senior Staff Representative - Negotiati...

July 06, 2021

Casinos re-opening announcement - BCGEU

As you know, our province moved to Step 3 of a 4-step restart plan last week and casinos were permitted to re-open on July 1 at a reduced capacity and with safety measures. While this is most welcome news, your safety as you transition back to work is our top priority. Our union is confident that the safety plan in place for your worksite is thorough. All those returning to the worksite are ent...

July 06, 2021

Town of Gibsons - Bargaining Committee – Call for Nominations - BCGEU

Your collective agreement is set to expire on December 31, 2021. It is now time to elect a bargaining committee to represent you in negotiations with your employer.  A call for nominations is now open for: Three (3) Bargaining Committee Members (one of which shall be the Bargaining Unit Chair). Pursuant to the language in the CA, one bargaining committee representative shall be from each of t...

July 02, 2021

BC Restart Phase 3 – union offices opening and changes at work - BCGEU

BCGEU offices re-opening on July 12With the shift to Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, BCGEU offices will re-open, by appointment only, on July 12.Members can visit offices for meetings and to drop off or pick up materials.For the safety of BCGEU members and staff, masks are required in common spaces and visitors must register upon arrival. Additional occupational health and safety protocols will...