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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

March 04, 2022

March 8 International Women’s Day 2022 #BreakTheBias - BC General Employees' ...

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD). It’s an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of women throughout history and around the world. An opportunity to recommit ourselves to stand together and work together to continue breaking down the barriers that still hold women back in far too many families, communities and workplaces. An opportunity to dream with our eyes open a...

March 04, 2022

Pickets at VIRL branches Wednesday if no offer made, says BCGEU librarians - ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will begin escalated job action starting Wednesday, March 9 should they not receive a serious offer from the employer. On March 1, after the union had issued 72-hour strike notice, the employer made a new offer to librarians. Howeve...

March 04, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. - Notice of Ratificatio...

  On Monday, March 14, a meeting will be held to review the tentative agreement. A Comprehensive Ratification document showing the changes has been mailed to your homes. There will be an information meeting via Zoom conference call, a link will be emailed at a later date. We look forward to meeting you and explaining the various aspects of the tentative agreement. You will be able to vote by ma...

March 04, 2022

Letter: BCGEU librarians call on VIRL Board of Trustees to #respectVIRLlibrar...

On Thursday March 3, 2022, all 48 BCGEU members working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) submitted a group letter to the library's Board Trustees. Read their letter here.The letter called on all 38 trustees to ensure that librarians' next collective agreement provides them with fundamental support – including a psychologically safe and respectful workplace, and wag...

March 04, 2022

All BCGEU Members at BC Housing Management Commission - Maintenance - Bargain...

The election for the two bargaining committee members is complete. Congratulations to all the candidates. Your willingness to stand for election to represent your co-workers is appreciated.  Your Bargaining Committee is: Ludwig Steenmaier Bargaining Committee Chairperson Geoff Harder Bargaining Committee member Jeevn Atwal Bargaining Committee member Doreen Aquino Alternate   Make sure that ...

March 03, 2022

Results and Upcoming Elections for Local 1703 Executive - BC General Employee...

Nominations for positions on Local 1703 closed on February 24, 2022 and a number of position were acclaimed while others will require an election.  The following positions have been acclaimed:  Worksite Representative: Atira – vacant BC Housing - Doreen Aquino – acclaimed Best Western – Aruna Singh – acclaimed Grand Villa – Alex Lee-Young - acclaimed HardRock casino – Mark Chun – acclaimed ...

March 02, 2022

Seventy-two hour strike notice filed: librarians on Vancouver Island urge ele...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) served the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) board with 72-hour strike notice on Monday, February 28. The union's move means libraries in many communities on Vancouver Island and neighbouring islands could be behind picket lines as early as 8 a.m. Thursday, March 3. The BCGEU is calling on elected represen...

March 01, 2022

All BCGEU Local 1707 Members - Local Executive Election Results - BC General ...

We are pleased to announce the results of the Elections for the Local 1707 Executive: GAYLE FUGALA – LOCAL 1707 CHAIRPERSON The following positions remain vacant: 1st Vice-Chairperson 2nd Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (2 positions one can be a young worker representative) If you wish to be nominated for any of the above positions, please have the attached nomi...

February 24, 2022

Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. - Tentative agreement reached - BC General E...

We are pleased to advise you that a tentative agreement was reached with the employer yesterday. We will develop a ratification document for your review and schedule an information session shortly. Stay tuned for this information. Thank you for your support and patience throughout the bargaining process. In solidarity, Randy Loberg, Bargaining Committee ChairpersonJeffrey Sykes, Bargaining Comm...

February 24, 2022

Bargaining Committee Member Election for BC Housing Management Commission – ...

The nominations have closed and there will be an election for both the Chair and Bargaining Committee Member positions. Ludwig Steenmaier was the successful candidate for the Chair election. The candidates for the Bargaining Member Election are the following: Bargaining Committee Member (in random order)  Jeevn Atwal – candidate bio Geoff Harder Doreen Aquino - candidate bio   Where there i...

February 23, 2022

All BCGEU Members at BC Housing Management Commission - Administrative and C...

The nominations have closed and there will be an election for both the Chair and Bargaining Committee Member positions. Both elections will run concurrently. The candidates are: Bargaining Committee Chair (one position) (in random order) Genevieve Moise – candidate bio  Geoff Stedman – candidate bio   Bargaining Committee Member (two positions) (in random order) Matthew Camellato Lisa Julien...

February 23, 2022

BCGEU welcomes progressive vision, new spending, and strong economic outlook ...

A progressive vision for inclusive and clean growth, continued support for critical public services like healthcare and childcare, and the announcement of a new year-round B.C. Wildfire Service are just some of the highlights in what the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling a "bargaining budget". "The devil is always in the details but on first glance there's a lot for our members a...

February 18, 2022

Official statement from the BCGEU on unauthorized use of logo for protest eve...

The BCGEU has recently learned that our logo is being used without authorization on promotional material for a "protest" event planned for next week.  We want to be clear that our union is not associated with, nor do we support, the event or its organizers in any way. This is an unlawful action on the part of the organizers. We are considering all legal options before us to hold the responsibl...

February 17, 2022

Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. (AFSI) Back at the Table, Important Day Tomo...

Bargaining resumed last week on Feb 9, 10, 11 after a period of not meeting since early December. Please note, the recent delay is due to lack of availability of the parties which has added to the total time of bargaining. There has been no intended delay by either party. Now that we are back at the bargaining table we are highly focused and intent on bring bargaining to a conclusion, the emplo...

February 17, 2022

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Grand Villa Casino) Bargaining Sched...

Bargaining is scheduled to Begin on March 8, your input is still required! Our Bargaining committee met for two days this week to begin the process of proposal development. We will meet again next week for an additional 3 days. Please note, a bulletin was sent last week along with a link for you to fill out a survey. This is an important part of the input we receive from the membership so pleas...

February 17, 2022

Local 1704 Members - Local 1704 Executive Election Results - BC General Emplo...

We are pleased to announce the results of the elections for the Local 1704 Executive. The following members were acclaimed: Chairperson                    Gurmeet Singh1st Vice Chair                  Vacant2nd Vice Chair                 VacantTreasurer                        Vacant Recording Secr               VacantMember-at-large             Nathaniel PrakashMember-at-large             Vacant...