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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 22, 2022

BC Pavilion Corporation - News on bargaining - Collective Agreement Status U...

The bargaining committee would like to provide an update on the status of the new collective agreement. The Union completed its proofing of the document and are waiting for the Employer to finalize theirs. We have asked the Employer to complete their proofing by the end of April so that the document can be processed through formalized formatting and printing. In the interim, the ratification do...

April 22, 2022

BCGEU librarians ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island Regional L...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Seven months after starting bargaining and almost seven weeks after starting job action, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have voted almost 90% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. “This has been a challenging round of bargaining, but these members st...

April 21, 2022

River Rock Update on Bargaining - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The bargaining committee met April 12, 13, 19 & 20. We have now presented both the monetary and non-monetary packages. We are having open and active dialogue on your bargaining priorities. We will be scheduling additional dates in April and May.  We understand that you have interest in achieving improvement such as scheduling and discipline. Wages and improvements to benefits are also a pri...

April 19, 2022

Town of Gibsons - Ratification Meetings and Voting - BC General Employees' Un...

As you are aware, a tentative deal has been reached for the Town of Gibsons. The next step is for the Bargaining Committee to meet with you at ratification meetings to review the settlement document and answer all your questions before you are asked to cast a vote. Details on when and where are below.Ratification MeetingsWe will be holding one virtual and one in-person ratification meeting. The...

April 12, 2022

Vancouver Island library job action paused as BCGEU librarians consider wage ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and, as a result, are pausing job action. The offer comes after a month of rotating pickets at various VIRL branches. Following meetings to discuss the terms of the tentative ag...

April 08, 2022

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Grand Villa Casino) - BC General Emp...

Bargaining takes a break; back at the table for a significant date(s) later this month.  Our 4th week of negotiations wrapped up last week, and while progress was made, we could not find a settlement yet, as we remain apart on critical issues. While both parties are working hard to find a solution, the union remains unable to close the gap without a significant change in the employer's wage pro...

April 07, 2022

Town of Gibsons - News on bargaining – Tentative Agreement Reached - BC Gener...

A tentative deal has been reached for the Town of Gibsons. The next step is for the Bargaining Committee to meet with you at ratification meetings to review the settlement document and answer all your questions before you are asked to cast a vote.  Details on where and when voting will occur will be coming out soon. Ratification Meeting We will be holding ratification meetings in Gibsons (detai...

April 07, 2022

22% of RBC Shareholders Back Resolution on Financialization of Housing - BC G...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Today, RBC (TSX: RY) shareholders voted 22% in favour of a proposal asking for the company to assess and mitigate the human rights and reputational risks involved in the financialization of housing. The proposal was presented by the B.C. General Employees’ Union, an institutional investor in RBC. In response to the AGM results, BCGEU President Stephani...

April 06, 2022

Day of Mourning on April 28 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, our coming together this year will once again be in-person. It is critical that we all remember those workers and reiterate our commitment to fight for the ...

April 01, 2022

All BCGEU members – Local 1710, Lake View Credit Union - Bargaining Committee...

  Nominations for a member for your Bargaining Committee closed on March 31, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee: Kaitlin Fritz – Bargaining Committee Member Carolyn Reeves – Bargaining Committee Member Danika Boyer – Bargaining Committee Chair Please join me in congratulating your new Bargaining Committee for Lake View Credit Union.   In solidarity   Ang...

March 30, 2022

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (Starlight Casino) - Call for Barga...

We are calling for nominations to sit on the Bargaining Committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with your Employer. The current agreement expires on March 31, 2022, however all rights continue while bargaining is ongoing. There are Four (4) positions available: one member from Table Games one member from Food and Beverage (Restaurant and Kitchen classifications) one member from the Sl...