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

July 09, 2019

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith writes to Premier Ford in support of the Onta...

BURNABY, July 9, 2019 - BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, writes to Premier Ford in support of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and their stance against the government's movement towards breaking The Beer Store contract and privatizing provincial agencies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.  The letter addresses the negative impact of privatization for workers and communities, p...

July 08, 2019

BCGEU Wins Important Grievance For Members At Gateway Casinos - BCGEU

It was a hard-fought grievance and YOU won. BCGEU members at Gateway casinos are now entitled to be paid the statutory holiday premium of time and one-half for hours worked on a statutory holiday and an additional time and one-half for hours worked if you are in an overtime situation. Everyone working a statutory holiday gets time and one-half for the hours you work. Now, if you're also in an o...

July 03, 2019

Elements Casino bargaining committee election – Deadline July 15, 2019 at 5:0...

Nominations have now closed for the Bargaining Committee: Cage and Count Team – one positionLeonard Ng was nominated and has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee (no election necessary as only one person was nominated), Congratulations Leonard. Guest Services and Slots – One positionAnthony Panganiban was nominated and has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee (no election necessary ...

July 02, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU recommendations to the provincial Budget 2020 pro...

Each year, our union makes budget recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This usually happens in the Fall and it's our chance to offer our input into next year's budget. This year, the process has been moved up several months. Late last week, we submitted our written report to the committee. It reflects the feedback of your senior elected leadership...

June 27, 2019

District of Hudson's Hope - notice of bargaining committee elections - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the District of Hudson's Hope for the following positions. One Bargaining Chairperson One Bargaining Committee Member One Alternate Bargaining Committee Member  Nominations will close on Monday, July 29, 2019, and are to be faxed, mailed, emailed or hand delivered to BCGEU Peace River Area Office 10147 100 Street Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y7 Fax: (250)785-0048 or 1-800...

June 27, 2019

IDEXX Laboratories Canada- Call for nominations for bargaining committee - BCGEU

Nominations are open for three positions on the bargaining committee. Nominations are open June 27, 2019 and close July 25, 2019. We anticipate proposal development and training to occur the first week of August and negotiations to commence mid-September.** Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 25, 2019** In solidarity Richard TonesStaff Representative Download PD...

June 20, 2019

Election of Supervisory Representatives to the Labour Management Committee - ...

There will be an election to fill two vacancies for supervisory positions on the Labour Management Committee. These vacancies were created when Bargaining Committee members stepped down from their positions.There are a total of three supervisory positions.One of the supervisory representatives is Alex-Lee Young, Slot Supervisor.You will vote for two from the following list: Mae Mallari – Drop ...

June 19, 2019

BCGEU welcomes Auditor General’s recommendations to address MCFD’s ineffectiv...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia's report released today: Oversight of Contracted Residential Services for Children and Youth in Care. The BCGEU has for decades called on the provincial government to address chronic and significant challenges within the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and s...

June 19, 2019

WSI Bargaining Questionnaire – Input Needed! - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee will soon be preparing to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with your employer and is seeking your input. The bargaining questionnaire lets you identify issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the collective agreement. Your input will inform and assist your committee in setting bargaining priorities. Note: In respect to the future of the contra...

June 14, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU presentations regarding workers’ compensation sys...

Participating in public consultations is a valuable way to make sure our voices are heard before government makes important decisions. Two public consultation processes are currently underway that will directly impact working people in B.C. – the Worker's Compensation Review and the provincial government's Budget 2020 Consultation. Today I had the honour of presenting at public hearings for bot...