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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

April 19, 2023

National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21, 2023 - BC General Employees' Union ...

Component 17 Executive and Reconciliation Committee invite our members to participate in an Indigenous-focused event to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21, 2023National Indigenous Peoples Day recognizes the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis.As we open our minds toward taking steps to reconciliation, we as a collective need ...

April 18, 2023

2023 Day of Mourning - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

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April 18, 2023

2023 National Union scholarships - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program. There are nine scholarsh...

April 17, 2023

Kiara Agnew-In Remembrance - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

On behalf of our union's 85,000 members, we would like to offer our most sincere condolences on the tragic death of one of our members, 23-year-old Kiara Agnew. Kiara's life was cut short in a senseless act of violence while she was on vacation in Mexico last month to celebrate her upcoming birthday.  Kiara worked at Lakeview Credit Union in Dawson Creek and was a BCGEU member for just over a y...

April 14, 2023

Starlight Casino - Employer and Union Return to the Bargaining Table - BC Gen...

We are pleased to advise that negotiations are back on track. Your Employer requested we return to the bargaining table yesterday with the understanding that a significantly improved proposal would be tabled. As you know, the Employer's last proposal was unacceptable to your Union Bargaining Committee. While we still have more to bargain, and are apart, the gap has been significantly narrowed. ...

April 12, 2023

Jacob Noseworthy Scholarship 2023 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

I'm writing to you today to let you know that the application process for the Jacob Noseworthy Memorial Scholarship is now open.  Jacob was the son of Tracy Noseworthy, a Component 17 member who works at the Grand Forks Credit Union.In 2020 our component decided to establish a scholarship fund to honour the life of Jacob. It is our hope that through this scholarship Jacob's passion will be carr...

April 11, 2023

BCGEU statement on the ongoing decampment of unhoused people on Vancouver’s D...

The City of Vancouver's ongoing forced, mass decampment of unhoused people in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) without alternative supportive housing in place is unnecessary and a violation of human rights.    Since last week, Vancouver police and city staff have been actively dismantling tents, throwing out belongings and forcibly removing unhoused people from structures along Hastings Street in V...

April 05, 2023

"This is an important day” - shareholder vote at RBC a “turning point” for sy...

TORONTO and SASKATOON - April 5, 2023 "This is an important day" - shareholder vote at RBC a "turning point" for systemic racism in Canadian financial institutionsMore than 44% of RBC shareholders voted in favour of a proposal filed by SHARE on behalf of the Atkinson Foundation and the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU). The proposal asks Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to commission a third-part...

April 05, 2023

Rest in Peace Robert Keddie - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of former cross component treasurer and long time Local 311 executive Robert Keddie on April 1.  Keddie was very active in the B.C. labour movement and his connection with the BCGEU goes back decades. He was a member of local 203 and served on the Component 2 executive. Later, he served as the chair of 311 and on Component 3's executive as th...

March 31, 2023

Starlight Casino Bargaining Update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The Union and Employer met on March 29th and 31st to continue our monetary negotiations. While some progress was made early on the 29th, the 31st was disappointing for the union bargaining committee. At this point, no further movement was available to the Union while an unacceptable proposal remained on the table. There are no further bargaining dates scheduled.While we are prepared to meet aga...

March 30, 2023

BC Housing Management Commission – Administrative/Clerical and Maintenance/Se...

We are very pleased to report that the complaints at the Labour Relations Board (LRB) have all been resolved in the Union's favour. The LRB has ruled that the Employer's refusal to bargain with the full BC Housing Bargaining Team consisting of both elected bargaining committees is a breach of the Labour Code and is a failure to bargain in good faith. The Employer's complaint against the Union h...

March 29, 2023

BCGEU community social services workers ratify three-year deal - BC General ...

March 29, 2023For immediate release  BCGEU community social services workers ratify three-year deal     BURNABY – The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) announced today that the 19,000 members of the community social services bargaining unit employed by the Community Social Services Employer's Association (CSSEA) voted 95 per cent to accept the tentative agreement. The B.C...

March 23, 2023

Starlight Casino - Bargaining Continued Last Week, Additional Key Dates Sched...

To: To All BCGEU Members at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (Starlight Casino)Re: Bargaining Continued Last Week, Additional Key Dates Scheduled Bargaining resumed the week of March 13th to 15th. We continued to negotiate monetary and some remaining non-monetary iteStarlms and managed to gain agreement on many issues. While we are apart on the monetary items, we are hopeful the employ...