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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

February 28, 2020

Elements Casino Victoria Workers Vote to Ratify First Agreement - BCGEU

Congratulations! Elements Casino Victoria workers have voted 89 per cent in favour of accepting a tentative agreement with Great Canadian Casino. All of the terms and conditions of the agreement are now in full force and effect. The result of the vote has been communicated to the employer. Once a draft collective agreement is produced and proofed by the employer and BCGEU, we will distribute it...

February 28, 2020

Members at Vancity Savings Credit Union re: ratification vote - BCGEU

The union Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement was reached with Vancity Savings Credit Union.  Ratification meetings will be taking place over the following dates: March 3, 2020 at the SFU Harbour Centre (515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC) from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. March 4, 2020 at the Sheraton Guildford (15269 104 Ave, Surrey, BC) from...

February 27, 2020

BCGEU analysis of provincial Budget 2020 - BCGEU

The BCGEU has prepared a detailed analysis of Budget 2020 to help members understand how the targeted investments in programs, infrastructure and affordability will impact members: Budget analysis 2020/21  Although prudent and perhaps cautious in tone, Budget 2020 is progressive – which is much needed at a time when other provincial governments in Canada are implementing harsh austerity progr...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU seniors’ care workers reach deal to improve working conditions at long-...

Following six months of negotiations, over 500 BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at Broadmead Care Society in Victoria ratified a tentative deal this week that will improve conditions for both workers and seniors at the non-profit organization. Members secured wage increases, weekend shift premiums and the continuation of their Short-Term Illness and Injury Pl...

February 26, 2020

Coronavirus information for BCGEU members - BCGEU

As you are all likely aware, a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is causing respiratory infections mostly in Hubei Province, China. As of today there is one confirmed case of the virus in B.C.; however, according to the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer, the risk to British Columbians is considered extremely low. I want you to know that your union has been closely monitoring this s...

February 26, 2020

The public inquiry into money laundering has begun – your union’s opening st...

Just over fourteen months ago, your union launched the Public Inquiry Now campaign-making the BCGEU one of the first voices demanding that the provincial government call a public inquiry into the links between the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering in casinos. As you know, our campaign succeeded. And Monday I was honoured to take the stand in front o...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU brings the voice of working people to Cullen Commission - BCGEU

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) was one of the first voices in the province to call for a public inquiry into money laundering in B.C. Monday, the BCGEU's president delivered the union's opening statement to the inquiry it helped create."We pushed for this inquiry because the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering were ma...

February 24, 2020

Members under Hospitality Industrial Relations (Best Western Plus Burnaby H...

The parties met in bargaining on February 20, 2020. While we made progress on a number of relatively minor matters, major monetary issues remain outstanding. The parties have not yet reached agreement on wage rates and timing of wage increases, signing bonuses and term (expiry date) of the agreement. The union has asked the employers to schedule an additional bargaining session for ASAP to cont...

February 21, 2020

BC Housing - Administrative/Clerical Division bargaining update - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee met with the Employer again on February 20th and we are pleased to report further progress at the table. We have successfully agreed to a number of substantive language changes and we are now mostly concentrating on our monetary proposals. As a result of scheduling limitations, the Union and the Employer are unable to meet again until early March. In the meantime, the ...

February 20, 2020

Lateral Transfers to Cannabis, deadline extended to August 1 - BCGEU

Your union has successfully appealed to the employer to extend the deadline for lateral transfers to cannabis, as per the Memorandum of Understanding explained below. The new deadline is July 31, 2020. There will be no further extensions to the process beyond this date. The Cannabis Implementation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as agreed to as part of negotiations for the 18th Main Collecti...

February 18, 2020

BCGEU applauds increased tax fairness and investments in programs, infrastruc...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding the government's continued and new investments in core programs, infrastructure and improving affordability for British Columbians. But the union representing tens of thousands of workers in direct government and the broader public service is highlighting the critical role of staff in the province's success moving forward. "After 16 years of devastating ...

February 14, 2020

Vancity Stewards *Revised* - BCGEU

Below is a list of all of your BCGEU stewards. Stewards are available to answer questions about your collective agreement, and to join you in meetings with management that could lead to discipline. As a BCGEU member, you are able to choose any Vancity steward to assist you, even if they are at a different worksite. Name Branch / Worksite Name Branch / Worksite Stephanie Lin #1 –...

February 14, 2020

Members at BC Housing – Administration/Clerical Division Re: Bargaining Updat...

In late March of 2019, your Bargaining Committee began meeting in union caucus to make bargaining preparations.    In those preparatory meetings of the Bargaining Committee, we: Reviewed your submitted bargaining survey results so that we could better understand your priorities and guide our work; Evaluated the entire existing collective agreement and identified sections to propose improvements...

February 14, 2020

Wet’suwet’en protests at worksites – information for members - BCGEU

Over the last week we have seen protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en people take place around the province, across the country, and around the world. These protests continue to escalate around the province.While we support the rights of protest guaranteed by the Charter, we are not affiliated with these protests. The safety and well-being of our members is of paramount importance.Here's what...

February 12, 2020

Remedies achieved for Grand Villa members! - BCGEU

Retro Pay on Stat Holidays   In May 2019, a grievance was filed when the union was made aware that retro pay had not been applied to stat holidays. This grievance was successful and the union has reached a settlement with the Employer to pay retro on eight stat holidays in 2018. January 1, 2018 is not applicable because the rate of pay is determined based on the 30 days prior. The amounts will ...