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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

May 24, 2024

BC Pavilion Corporation (BC Place) - Bargaining Update - BC General Employees...

We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and BC Pavilion Corporation. More details will be sent out early next week.A copy of the Ratification Document is being prepared and will be sent to members.Ratification meetings will be scheduled to discuss and review the tentative agreement. We will provide an overview of negotiations, highlight key impro...

May 24, 2024

District of Sechelt - Tentative Agreement Reached! - BC General Employees' Un...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached for the District of Sechelt!We will hold a ratification meeting at the District on Monday, May 27th, to be followed by the ratification vote immediately after the meeting. At the ratification meeting, the bargaining committee will review the negotiated changes with the members, and you will have an oppo...

May 24, 2024

Vancity Savings Credit Union - BARGAINING UPDATE - BC General Employees' Unio...

Friends,We are scheduled to commence negotiations on July 29th. As part of our continued preparations, we are writing to advise that we will be conducting a follow-up survey asking each of you to rank the key priorities that have been identified through member input. We need to know the level of importance that you place on the key priorities of wages, job security, stable pension, benefits, an...

May 24, 2024

CLERK – MEMBERSHIP RECORDS (Temporary) - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING May 24, 2024  POSITION: CLERK – MEMBERSHIP RECORDS (Temporary)GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENTWAGE RATE: $35.72 - $38.51 per hourA Clerk is required to work in the Membership Records Department, located at the BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby, BC. Term of assignment is 3 months or return of incumbent.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:Will including input of ...

May 23, 2024

Security at Elements Casino Victoria - Bargaining Committee Acclaimed - BC Ge...

The Union is pleased to advise that the following members working in Security at Elements Casino Victoria have been acclaimed as members of the Unions Security collective agreement bargaining committee. Peter Woods - Bargaining Chair Colin Holsey - Bargaining Committee Member. Ronald Sandico - Bargaining Committee Member In the coming weeks, your new bargaining committee will begin preparing ...

May 23, 2024

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Fraser Valley Area Office (Temporary) - BC General...

BCGEU FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING May 23, 2024   POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Fraser Valley Area Office (Temporary)   GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT   WAGE RATE: $35.72 - $38.51 per hourAn Administrative Assistant is required to perform administrative and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard ...

May 22, 2024

FINANCE CLERK (Temporary) - BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE - BC General Employees'...

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICEINTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGMay 22, 2024    POSITION: FINANCE CLERK (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 6 - MoveUP AGREEMENT WAGE RATE: $39.20 - $42.22 per hour A Finance Clerk is required to work in the Finance Department, located at the BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby, BC. Term of assignment is 6 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:   Will include, but are no...

May 22, 2024

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Lower Mainland Area Office (Regular) - BC General ...

BCGEU LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING May 22, 2024     POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Lower Mainland Area Office GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT WAGE RATE: $35.72 - $38.51 per hour   An Administrative Assistant is required to perform administrative and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and recept...

May 22, 2024

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Lower Mainland Area Office (Temporary) - BC Genera...

BCGEU LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING May 22, 2024     POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Lower Mainland Area Office (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT  WAGE RATE: $35.72 - $38.51 per hour   An Administrative Assistant is required to perform administrative and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboa...

May 21, 2024

BCGEU expands Cariboo Region strike, calls on the Regional District to bargai...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 21, 2024BCGEU expands Cariboo Region strike, calls on the Regional District to bargain in good faith WILLIAMS LAKE - Cariboo Regional District workers, who have been fighting for a fair contract for months, expanded their strike action this morning. Forced by the Regional District's inaction, they are now picketing the library in Williams Lake and Quesnel's City Hall.Th...

May 16, 2024

BCGEU Emergency Relief Fund - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As we learn more details of the fast-moving wildfire threatening Fort Nelson, officials have placed almost 5,000 people under an evacuation order due to the wildfire affecting the Town of Fort Nelson and the Fort Nelson First Nation.We have hundreds of members like you living and working in the area, and our thoughts are with you and your families at this uncertain time.As one of B.C.'s largest...

May 14, 2024

Survey: Workplace Violence & Harassment - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Violence and harassment at work is a major problem in Canada, and a major concern for BCGEU members. To prevent and respond to this problem, we need to develop effective strategies based on data from workers like you. With the help of researchers at Western University, our union is surveying all 90,000+ members about experiences of violence and harassment in our workplaces. Will you complete th...

May 13, 2024

BC Housing Management Commission – Administrative/Clerical (Admin) and Mainte...

Two weeks ago, you delivered a decisive strike vote result to the employer. We have been in bargaining almost continuously since.We welcome the return of Admin Bargaining Chair Geoff Stedman from his parental leave and wish interim Chair Mike Kim well on his departure to parental leave. An Improved Response But Not Done Yet  We've concluded a number of long outstanding proposals. However, we ca...

May 13, 2024

Cariboo Region District workers form picket line in Williams Lake - BC Genera...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 13, 2024Cariboo Regional District workers form picket line in Williams LakeWILLIAMS LAKE – Today (May 13), just under 50 BCGEU members who work at the Cariboo Regional District's (CRD's) main office in Williams Lake have decided to escalate their job action, moving from an overtime ban to a full strike in the fight for a fair deal.Starting at 8:00 am, only staff whose r...

May 10, 2024

Cariboo Regional District Workers Reject Employer’s Unfair Final Offer - BC ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2024Cariboo Regional District Workers Reject Employer's Unfair Final Offer   WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Yesterday, local government workers, who have been bargaining with the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) since January, blocked the Regional District's attempts to ram through a deal that would have threatened the workers' financial security and risked exacerbating recr...

May 10, 2024

Lake View Credit Union - Membership Meeting - Upcoming Bargaining - BC Gener...

*REMINDER* Your current Collective Agreement expires June 30, 2024 and a new agreement will be negotiated. Your bargaining committee would like to meet with you all and discuss the upcoming negotiations. They will also provide you with a survey to take home. This questionnaire is your opportunity to have a voice in how proposals will be drafted and will assist the Bargaining Committee in settin...

May 08, 2024

BC Polling shows that the housing crisis has worsened, and a majority of resi...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 8, 2024 BC Polling shows that the housing crisis has worsened, and a majority of residents confirm that all levels of government need to enact further measures to fix it   Support for regulation and public investment in housing remains strong BURNABY – An updated Research Co. poll shows that as the housing crisis worsened over the last two years, support for progressive...

May 02, 2024

Canada BC Business Services Society - Bargaining Committee Nominations – Two ...

We are now in full preparation for the upcoming round of collective bargaining as the collective agreement with your employer expired March 2024. The Union will need your help and your complete participation in the preparation for the bargaining process. The first step is to elect a Union Bargaining Committee which will negotiate the new collective agreement with the Employer's Bargaining Commi...

May 01, 2024

BC Housing- 🎉 Strike Vote Results Are In! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

After an overwhelming number of you cast your strike ballots, the results from our vote are in!  100% of Maintenance voted YES  96.6% of Admin voted YES  Next Steps  This week, we have bargaining meetings scheduled with the employer to discuss the Admin collective agreement, and next week we are discussing the Maintenance agreement. Thanks to you, we are going into these meetings with good le...

April 26, 2024

Day of Mourning: Joint statement from Shannon Salter (PSA) and Stephanie Smit...

This message was distributed to all employees of the BC Public Service Agency, including those who are BCGEU members. Every year on April 28, we recognize the National Day of Mourning to remember those who have been injured, become ill or have tragically died in workplace incidents. Not only is this day an important opportunity to honour these individuals, it's also a means of reinforcing the c...