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.


February 15, 2018

Hospitality Industrial Relations - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Commit...

To: All BCGEU Members of Hospitality Industrial Relations (Best Western Kings Inn and the Crest Hotel) Re: Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee   In the next upcoming months, your collective agreement will expire. With that in mind, it is now time for members working at the Best Western Kings Inn and the Crest Hotel to nominate candidates to represent your respective worksites as part ...

February 15, 2018

Local 1702 Executive Announcement - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 1702 Members Re: Local Executive Announcement   The call for nominations for Local 1702 Executives closed on February 12, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed for their positions in this three year term:   Jennifer Keenan, Chairperson Alexis Royer, 1st Vice Chairperson Glennys MacDonald, Tresurer Kathy Warriner, Recording Secretary...

February 14, 2018

Members at Grand Villa Casino - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

The committee has meeting dates scheduled for February and early March. We have done an extensive review of bargaining questionnaires and met with representatives from the various departments. We are working on writing monetary and non-monetary proposals in preparation for bargaining dates in mid to late March with the Employer. We thank you for your patience and support. In solidarity Alex Lee...

February 14, 2018

Elections for Local 1710 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 1710 Members Re: Elections for Local 1710 Executive   The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 1710 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Young Worker: Jocelyn MailmanMeagan Babkirk   Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (1014...

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...

February 13, 2018

Local 1705 Election Results - BCGEU

The nomination period for the local 1705 executive closed on February 12, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed: Chairperson:Mike Schmidt Treasurer:Vacant – No nominations received 1st Vice Chairperson:Ed LaLonde Recording Secretary:Vacant – No nominations received 2nd Vice Chairperson:Teri Walch 1 Members-at-Large:Vacant – No nominations received 1 Member-at-Large - Young Worker:Va...

February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

February 09, 2018

Local 1702 First Credit Union - Union Meeting - BCGEU

DATE:    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 TIME:    5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PLACE:  Town Centre Hotel             4660 Joyce Ave, Powell River There will be an important meeting for all BCGEU members employed by First Credit Union. The topic of the meeting will be important developments regarding collective bargaining. Please make an effort to attend. Can't attend in person, please join us by phone at 1...

February 08, 2018

Local 1710 Your New Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Monday, February 5, 2018 for the Local 1710 Executive. Please join us in congratulating the following members in their position for this three year term of office! Local 1710 Chairperson                 Kurt Langdon Local 1710 1st Vice Chair              Darrel Chorney Local 1710 Recording Secretary     Selena Yates Local 1710 Member-at-Large         Yana Pliassova-Bakouni...

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...

February 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...