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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.


July 20, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort - Election of Bargaining Committee Members

Elections are now complete for the final two positions on the Bargaining Committee.  Elected by acclamation: Culinary and Shippers/Receivers – Hua Hsun (Watson) Tseng Security and Security Supervisors – Eric Escobar As we reported earlier, we have been unable to schedule bargaining over the summer months due to pre-scheduled annual vacations. Negotiations with your employer will re-com...

July 20, 2016

Members at Compass Food Services (Cavell Gardens) - Nominations for 2 Bargai...

Nominations are now open for the positions of 2 Bargaining Committee Members for the upcoming bargaining at Cavell Gardens. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be the 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 expected to: •    L...

July 20, 2016

BCGEU member James Swank 'soars' into retirement

Component 17 proudly recognizes local 1703 member James Swank and his nearly 33 years working at BC Place. Swank retired on March 31, 2016 from a variety of positions. While hired in 1983 as part of BC Place’s maintenance crew, Swank served in many roles over the years. He handled telecommunications services, video and audio services with the public address system, maintenance and repairs on t...

July 14, 2016

St Eugene Mission bargaining committee nominations

Nominations are now open for 3 positions on the Bargaining Committee plus 1 alternate. The committee would preferably consist of at least 1 representative from the casino and 1 representative from housekeeping to ensure representation in all departments. If you wish to run for the above-noted position, please complete the attached nomination form and return to the East Kootenay Cranbrook Area ...

July 13, 2016

BC Milk Marketing Board Steward nominations – One position

Please be advised that there is a vacancy for one steward to represent members at BC Milk Marketing Board. Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2016. New stewards are trained by the union. If more than one member is interested in becoming a steward, the union will conduct an election. If ...

July 13, 2016

BC Milk Marketing Board tentative agreement ratifies

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the BC Milk Marketing Board tentative collective agreement has been ratified by the membership. Your bargaining committee thanks all of you for your support and assistance throughout the bargaining process including ratification. In solidarity On behalf of the bargaining committee Sarah Georgetti Staff Representative Download PDF of no...

July 11, 2016

BC Pavilion Corporation (BC Place) tentative agreement ratified

The tentative agreement between the BCGEU and BC Pavilion Corporation (BC Place) was ratified by a margin of 66% with a record number of votes cast. Your bargaining committee thanks all those who took the time to come out and have your say on the tentative settlement. Work has already begun on the draft collective agreement and we expect to have a proofing copy to the employer in the next week...

July 08, 2016

Region 4 Women's Conference

                                                                Register now for the BCGEU Region 4 Women’s Conference, September 23-24, 2016 in Prince George. The Conference is open to all BCGEU women in Areas 06, 10, 11 & 12. The Conference commences on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Hotel, 444 George St., Prince George with a panel session which will include a dynamic group of...

July 06, 2016

BC Pavilion Corporation ratification balloting location

Your bargaining committee will be setting-up voting on the following dates and time: Date:  July 7, 2016 Time:  3:30 pm – 1 hour after end of game Location:  447   Date:  July 8, 2016 Time:  11:00 am – 3:00 pm Location:  To be announced on Thursday   Date:  July 9, 2016 Time:  4:00 pm – 1 hour after end of game Location:  447   Please drop by before your shift, after the game or du...

July 05, 2016

The BCGEU stands with Canada Post workers

Canada Post’s announcement that they will lock out Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members as soon as Friday is an attack on collective bargaining, its workers and its customers. Canada Post is refusing to do the work of collective bargaining with CUPW by demanding massive rollbacks on the union’s hard fought gains. Those rollbacks include moving all new hires from a defined benefit...

June 30, 2016

BCGEU presses Canadian Prime Minister on Mexican teacher repression

Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...

June 30, 2016

Addition to ratification for BC PavCo

Please see below the addition made in the attached ratification.  Download PDF of ratification here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

June 30, 2016

North Peace Cultural Centre ratification of collective agreement

We are pleased to announce the members of Local 1710, North Peace Cultural Centre ratified their tentative agreement on Wednesday June 29th, 2016. Congratulations to the Bargaining committee for all your hard work! In solidarity Susanne Currie, Bargaining Chair Gabrielle Beauchemin, Bargaining Committee Member Angie Panoulias, Staff Representative UNIFOR467/MoveUP

June 29, 2016

City of Fort St. John - Sick bank

Dear Brothers and Sisters The union is sending out this information to ensure all of the members who work for the City of Fort St. John are aware of the procedure for applying to the sick bank, if it is required. We are also looking for new members to join the sick bank committee. The procedure to apply for time out of the Union Sick Bank is as follows: 1)      If an employee is sick, he or...

June 29, 2016

BC Milk Marketing Board tentative agreement

The parties have reached a tentative agreement and the bargaining committee is recommending acceptance on the deal. The committee bargained over a three-day period (June 6, 7 and 21). Details of the ratification are: Date: Tuesday, July 12 Time: 4:30 p.m. Venue: BC Milk Marketing Board – Minter Street boardroom Details of the tentative agreement will be discussed at the meeting. If you are...

June 29, 2016

North Peace Cultural Centre ratification meeting

We send this bulletin to update the membership about the Collective Bargaining process between the union and the North Peace Cultural Centre. We are pleased to announce we have reached a tentative settlement. Details of the proposed settlement will be released at a ratification meeting, being held at the Cultural Centre on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Members will vote on the tentat...