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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

July 12, 2023

BC Housing Management Commission – Administrative and Clerical - Bargaining C...

The nominations have closed and there will be an election for the Bargaining Committee Member vacancy beginning later today. The candidates are:Bargaining Committee Member (one position) (in random order) · Dan Wood – candidate bio · Lisa Gerstendorfer – candidate bio · Darren Koshlay – candidate bio · Sunny Yu – candidate bio The bios will be available through the electronic ballot process as ...

July 11, 2023

BC Housing Management Commission – Administrative and Clerical - Bargaining ...

The nominations have closed and there will be an election for the one Bargaining Committee Member vacancy. The candidates are (in random order): Sunny Yu Lisa Gerstendorfer Dan Wood Darren Koshlay The deadline to submit bios has not yet passed so no bios are yet posted. The bios will be available through the electronic ballot process and announced with another bulletin tomorrow when voting op...

July 05, 2023

Elements Casino Victoria - Shop Steward Election - UPDATE - BC General Employ...

The voting period has been EXTENDED and now closes Thursday, July 13, 2023, at 4 p.m. We've extended the deadline to ensure everyone has the opportunity to cast their vote.*********************The Union received three (3) nominations for Shop Stewards in Local 1701 at Elements Casino Victoria over the course of the nomination period which ended on June 13, 2023. Online voting will now proceed t...

July 04, 2023

BC Housing Management Commission (Admin and Maintenance) - Joint Bargaining U...

Last week, we had our most recent bargaining session with the Employer, and we won't be reconvening until the week of Jul 24. During our previous sessions, both the Adm and Mtc tables began by presenting non-monetary proposals that affect the processes outlined in our collective agreement. We've so far dedicated a combined total of 21 days to bargaining with the Employer (10 days for Adm, 11 da...

June 30, 2023

District of Hudson’s Hope - Bargaining Committee - BC General Employees' Uni...

Nominations for your Bargaining Committee closed on June 27, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Please join us in congratulating your newly acclaimed Bargaining Committee for the District of Hudson's Hope: Bargaining Committee Chair:          John VandenbergBargaining Committee Member:     Cindy EdgarBargaining Committee Member:      Meghan Heiberg Thank you. Angie PanouliasStaff Representative Download PDF of ...

June 30, 2023

Canadian Diabetes Association - Tentative Collective Agreement Voting Results...

The results of the ratification vote on the tentative collective agreement are as follows: Three members voting in favour; Five members voting against That being the case, the members at CDA have turned down the tentative agreement. We will be discussing the next steps and then updating you as soon as possible. If you know of a co-worker who did not receive this bulletin, please forward to th...

June 30, 2023

Best Western Plus Burnaby & Crest Hotel - Call for Nominations for Bargaining...

Nominations are now open for your bargaining committee as follows: Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel – Two (2) members The Crest Hotel – Two (2) members You may nominate, or accept nomination, only for the bargaining committee position specific to your worksite.If only two candidates per worksite are nominated, then they will be declared elected by acclamation without a vote being held. If mor...

June 29, 2023

Seniors’ care workers in Chilliwack ratify new agreement - BC General Employ...

Seniors' care workers in Chilliwack ratify new agreement  Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Lynnwood Retirement Residence have ratified their new collective agreement by a vote of 100%.  Over months of negotiations, these workers fought for a living wage that would address the soaring cost of living and put an end to high staff turnover at their facility.  The new ...

June 28, 2023

BC Housing Management Commission - Admin and Clerical - Nominations for Bar...

The current Bargaining Committee Chair Geoff Stedman is beginning a parental leave in July returning in February 2024. We wish Geoff all the best for his time away from work to spend with his family. Geoff’s absence means that we’re opening nominations for a replacement bargaining committee member to attend bargaining while Geoff is away. Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for a barg...

June 27, 2023

1701 members at Elements Casino - shop steward election - BC General Employee...

The union received three (3) nominations for shop stewards in Local 1701 at Elements Casino Victoria over the course of the nomination period which ended on June 13, 2023. Online voting will now proceed to elect two (2) new Shop Stewards from the list of three (3) members nominated:  Barbara Van Kerkoerle Nicole Becker Misha McDiarmid  All members should receive an electronic ballot starting ...

June 23, 2023

Compass Group members at Surrey Pre-Trial; Surrey School Board; Nanaimo; Ford...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that the ratification vote is now completed, and you have voted 73.7% in favour of the collective agreement.Thank you for your strong support during the bargaining process. Member PortalPlease remind your coworkers to sign up to get important updates by email and ensure that your contact information is current. If you know a co-worker who is not ge...

June 20, 2023

National Indigenous Peoples Day: 21 Things you can do on June 21st

Photo description: Members of the BCGEU Indigenous Advisory Committee in front of the Tlúu Xaadaa Naay Longhouse, Old Masset, Haida Gwaii   National Indigenous Peoples Day: 21 Things you can do on June 21st Activities marking National Indigenous Peoples Day are held from coast to coast to coast on and around June 21st to commemorate and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples...