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

April 04, 2018

REVISED Call For Nominations For Bargaining Committee for Hospitality Industr...

In the next upcoming months, your collective agreement will expire, because no nominations were received last month, a new call for nominations is now necessary. With that in mind, it is now time for members working at the Best Western Kings Inn and the Crest Hotel to nominate candidates to represent your respective worksites as part of your new BCGEU bargaining committee. Bargaining Committee...

April 04, 2018

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes 75 new members following a merger between two seniors' care facilities in Greater Victoria. On April 1, 2018 Rest Haven Lodge, which will continue to operate 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, merged with Broadmead Care Society where the BCGEU already represents over 400 workers.  "Broadmead Care Society is a n...

April 04, 2018

BCGEU Shop Stewards at Starlight Casinos - BCGEU

The following are your stewards:  Renante Baladhay – Count Team Cindy Brown – Tables Wei Chen – Tables Deepmala Grover – Security Jason Jones – F&B Catherine Li – Slots Manuela Mihaljevic – Slots Gail Maloy – Match Shirley McMillan – Count Team Yelena Natanov – Tables Lea Oliver-Cross – Cash Cage Kim Rufh – Racebook AJ Stansfield – Tables Linda Wang – Slots Megan Washington – F&B Josep...

April 03, 2018

Steward Nominations at Vancity - MSC/Visa Service Centre - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 3 positions for stewards at your worksite and, will close May 2nd, 2018.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers about their is...

March 29, 2018

Local 1704 Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the following results of the Local 1704 executive elections:  Chair                           Trever Garrett (acclaimed)1st vice chair              vacant2nd vice chair             vacantTreasurer                    vacantRecording secretary   vacantMember-at-large        Daryl Arlitt (acclaimed)                                     vacantYoung worker             vacant  Mem...

March 29, 2018

BCGEU brings 15 recommendations to labour code review panel, calls for fairne...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith meets today in Surrey with a special government panel reviewing B.C.'s labour laws to call for changes that reflect the needs and interests of B.C. workers. Representing over 75,000 workers from nearly every economic sector in B.C., the recommendations in the union's submission to the panel are based on three theme...

March 26, 2018

Elections Results For Local 1703 Executive - BCGEU

The election for the Treasurer (one) and the Member-at-Large (four) positions has now closed and the ballots have been counted. The results are:   TreasurerJason Jones – Starlight CasinoMember-At-LargeWei Chen – Starlight CasinoHayman Sung – River Rock CasinoRick Raymond – Town of GibsonsBrent Amano – BC PlaceThe following 1703 positions were acclaimed:Chairperson: Dave MacDonald – BC PlaceFirs...

March 23, 2018

Local 1703 CBC Business Services Society - Election for 2 Bargaining Committe...

Your collective agreement is due to expire on March 31, 2018. In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process. • Call for nominations for two (2) Bargaining Committee Members In order to be nominated a member and nominator must complete the nomination form and send it to the Lower Mainland Area Office by 5:00pm, Friday, April ...

March 23, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Vancity Savings Credit Union-Branch 10 - Steward Nomin...

Welcome to the BCGEU and congratulations on becoming a unionized Vancity branch! We are so happy that you've joined us. Your first step is nominating a steward or two to help represent you in the worksite. We very much look forward to working with all of you, and can't wait to meet your new steward. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being tre...

March 23, 2018

Grand Villa Casino Update on Bargaining - BCGEU

The committee has confirmed bargaining dates in April with the Employer. The dates may be subject to change; however, we have a good stretch of back to back dates to accomplish our objective of a new collective agreement. The bargaining committee has worked very hard to prepare for bargaining. We conducted an extensive review of the bargaining questionnaires, met with representatives from each ...

March 23, 2018

Starlight Casino Update on Bargaining - BCGEU

The bargaining committee has worked very hard to prepare for bargaining. We conducted an extensive review of the bargaining questionnaires, reviewed the current collective agreement cover to cover and and we even reviewed other casino collective agreements. We are now busy writing monetary and non-monetary proposals in preparation for bargaining with the Employer. Dates have not been set but we...

March 23, 2018

Compass Group Steward Elections Result - BCGEU

  Further to the Steward Elections for Compass Group, 200 Enterprise Way, Oliver, BC, we are pleased to announce the successful candidate:   Stacy Simpson PLEASE WELCOME STACY INTO HER ROLE!   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

March 22, 2018

Public Service Pension Plan Update - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU Public Sector Pension Plan Member, We understand that the recently announced changes to the Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP) design have generated a lot of concerns. Many have indicated to us the communication from the Pension Corporation left them wondering how the plan impacted them, which has created anxiety and confusion. In this environment, serious misinformation has circulate...

March 22, 2018

BCGEU calls for labour code amendments to ensure balance and fairness for wor...

  The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has submitted multiple recommendations to a panel of special advisors currently reviewing British Columbia's Labour Relations Code. The submission calls for changes that properly reflect the needs and interests of workers in B.C.'s modern economy. The BCGEU's submission is based on three themes: 1. That workers be entitled to make their o...

March 21, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Servomation - Election for Concession Representative on...

The previous call for nomination to sit on the Bargaining Committee for the upcoming round of negotiations has resulted in the acclimation of a member who is no longer able to serve on the committee. As such the Union is declaring nominations open for a total of one (1) bargaining committee position as follows: Concession Department(1) In order to be duly nominated you must fill out the attache...

March 21, 2018

Local 1703 CDA Members - Reminder – Bargaining Meeting on March 22, 2018 - BCGEU

We are preparing to bargain a new collective agreement for members at the Canadian Diabetes Association and National Diabetes Trust, and we want to hear from you! Your bargaining committee will be hosting a bargaining meeting at our Vancouver office. It has been booked from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 22. This will be an opportunity for BCGEU members to discuss their issues and priori...

March 21, 2018

BCGEU recognizes International Day of Forests - March 21 - BCGEU

Our natural forests are an important part of British Columbia's environment, economy and social fabric. More than a third of our planet's land mass is covered by forests, which absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into our atmosphere.  According to the United Nations, "forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80 per cent of the terrestrial species of a...

March 20, 2018

Election of Bargaining Committee and Bargaining Survey for members at Precisi...

Notice to BargainThe BCGEU recently gave formal notice to the employer to commence the bargaining process as the current collective agreement term ends on June 11, 2018. Of course your collective agreement remains in full force and effect until a new agreement is negotiated and brought to all of you to vote on and ratify.Elect your Bargaining CommitteeThere are three positions for the BCGEU Bar...