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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.


September 07, 2016

Local 1708 Picnic in the Park

The BCGEU Component 17 Executive invites all Area 1708 members and their family to join us for a picnic in the park.       Date:   Friday, September 16, 2016     Time:   4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location:  Rotary Park, City of Cranbrook   Please join us for a BBQ hamburger or hot dog and the fixings. Component 17 Executive will be attending and would like the opportunity to meet with you. ...

September 04, 2016

Celebrating Labour Day 2016

As long, sunny days shorten and cooler weather begins , Labour Day offers us time to reflect on the summer that is drawing to a close. For those of us in the labour movement it’s also a time to reflect on the state of working people in our union community. Looking back on the last year, it’s amazing to see the progress BCGEU members have made since last year’s celebrations.  We’ve grown tre...

September 01, 2016

1712 Members at the Crest Hotel, Prince Rupert BC - Worksite Steward

We are pleased to announce that Alexandre Chavanne-Wallace has been acclaimed as the new steward for the Crest Hotel, Prince Rupert. If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free to contact your steward. In solidarity Michele Freethy Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP  

August 29, 2016

Idexx Steward & Joint Labour Management Information 

To:            BCGEU Members at Idexx Reference Laboratories Re:            Steward & Joint Labour Management/Contact Information   Please be advised that following the recent nomination process, the following members have been acclaimed:   Stewards Danielle Gates                    phone:  604.444.3472             email:  [email protected] Trever Garrett                    phone:  ...

August 23, 2016

Members At Hard Rock Casino - Bargaining Committee Election Results!

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent our membership at Hard Rock Casino: Bargaining Committee Chairperson Darko Petrovski Bargaining Committee members Tony Kashani - Culinary and Shipper/Receiver Kevin Da Silva - Security and Security Supervisors Jen Stebbing - Guest Services Representatives Mike Dove - Dealers/Supervisors/Boxmen Brian Middleton ...

August 23, 2016

Members at Town of Gibsons - Update on Bargaining

Meet with your bargaining committee The Union bargaining committee has started pre-bargaining. We have already met for 3 days and have another 2 days scheduled for the week of August 22.   We would like the opportunity to meet with the members and are therefore hosting a drop in on August 24 from 11:30 am to 1:45 pm in the Town Council Chambers.   Please take your lunch break and come in and...

August 22, 2016

Cariboo Regional District Bargaining Survey

To:          All Cariboo Regional District Re:          Bargaining Survey   Your newly elected bargaining committee would like your feedback in preparation for bargaining.  The committee has developed an online survey to receive your feedback.   Please visit the following link to assist your committee in gathering information to prepare for their first round of bargaining.

August 19, 2016

Compass Food Services (Cavell Gardens) Nominations Extended for Bargaining Co...

Nominations have been extended by two weeks for the two positions of Bargaining Committee Member for the upcoming bargaining at Cavell Gardens. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be on the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in order to run or vote in an election. As a Bargaining Committee Member you will be expe...

August 18, 2016

Firefighter's Public House Bargaining Committee Election

To:        All BCGEU Members at the Firefighter's Public House Re:        Bargaining Committee Election   The results of the Firefighter's Bargaining Committee nominations process are in. As there were four nominees for three available positions, an election will be held. The candidates for representatives for the Bargaining Committee are:   Debbie Welch Nancie Rutledge Amanda Cobham ...

August 18, 2016

Cariboo Regional District Employees election results - bargaining committee

The results of the election for the two remaining positions for the Bargaining Committee for this round have been determined.  The complete committee is as follows: Arnold Jenner – Bargaining Committee Chairperson Genny Hilliard – Bargaining Committee Member Tracy Bartsch – Bargaining Committee Member Jody Stratton – Alternate Bargaining Committee Member Christine Peters – Staff Representative...

August 18, 2016

Checking In – Facts About Your Union

With September fast approaching, the Union thought it would be a good time to check in with our members at River Rock Casino, and update you all on some recent goings on. Recently it has been brought to the attention of the Union that some Employer representatives may have been making comments to members about the Union that are simply not true. Misinformation leads to the spreading of rumors,...

August 18, 2016

Public Service Pension Plan - Fall 2016 Member Seminars

An update from the BC Pension Corporation: The fall schedule for the Public Service Pension Plan free member seminars is now posted on the website with seminars offered across BC.   Seminars Your Pension, Your Future It is important for new and mid-career employees to know how decisions made today can affect your retirement pension in the years to come. In this seminar, Y...

August 17, 2016

Local 1708 Members elections for bargaining committee/labour management commi...

The BCGEU is holding elections for 3 Bargaining Committee members and 1 alternate. Those elected to the Bargaining Committee will also become the members on the Labour Management Committee. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them. Please vote for a maximum of 4 members. The 3 members with the most votes will become elected, the 4th member will become the alterna...

August 16, 2016

OH&S Committee Changes

Improving the Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Committees   Public hearings have been scheduled by Worksafe BC on proposed regulatory changes, including proposed changes to joint health and safety committees.   New sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation related to joint committees are: 3.26, Rights and Responsibilities, evaluation for joint committees 3.2...

August 16, 2016

Vancity Branch 30 Steward Nominations

To:                   All BCGEU Members at Vancity Branch 30 (Guildford) Re:                   Steward Nominations (1 position & 1 alternate)   Please be advised that nominations are being opened for two stewards at your worksite.   Should we receive more nominations than positions available, an election will occur.   Nomination forms must be received at the Fraser Valley Area Office b...