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 06, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike An astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike action Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from February 1-4, over 90% of Hard Rock staff came out and voted 99.5% in favour of taking...

February 05, 2018

B.C.’s liquor stores well positioned under new cannabis retail regulations - ...

The new retail cannabis regulations announced by the B.C. government leaves B.C.'s liquor stores well-positioned to provide safe, secure, reliable access to non-medical cannabis products, the Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC (RMRABC) said today. While the government chose not to allow the sale of alcohol and cannabis in the same store, because of federal recommendations against co-lo...

February 02, 2018

BCGEU presses budget priorities in letter to B.C. Finance Minister - BCGEU

As the new NDP government prepares to introduce their first full budget on February 20, the BCGEU used the opportunity to restate our union's budget priorities in a letter to B.C.   Finance Minister Carole James:   Dear Minister, Re Priorities for the upcoming B.C. Budget 2018/2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our members' observations and priorities in the lead-up to B.C. Budget 2018...

February 02, 2018

Members at Hard Rock - Three more days left to vote - BCGEU

Despite heavy rain, over 50% of Hard Rock staff came out on the first day of the strike vote yesterday! We've heard you loud and clear…you want a fair contract NOW! Now it's time for those who haven't voted to come out and tell the employer that they have to do better at the bargaining table. Let's tell them that we won't back down until they offer us a deal that is comparable to what other cas...

February 01, 2018

Area 07 2018 Free Skate - BCGEU

FREE PUBLIC SKATE Every year, the Cross Component Committee (CCC) of the BCGEU is pleased to celebrate the BC Family Day with free public skates throughout the Okanagan. Here are the locations, dates and times for this year: Sunday, Feb. 11thHassen Memorial Arena3315 Pleasant Valley RdArmstrong3:45pm - 5:45pm Sunday, Feb. 11thJim Lind Arena2760 Cameron RdWest Kelowna1:30pm – 4:00pm Monday, Feb....

February 01, 2018

BCGEU remembers Lorraine Logan - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorraine Logan who passed away on January 23, 2018. An activist through and through, and right up until the end, she was a champion of workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights and seniors' rights. Lorraine Logan grew up in Vancouver. Her family was smal...

January 31, 2018

Read the Winter 2018 issue of The Steward - BCGEU

In this issue, we look at a variety of topics to keep you up-to-date on issues that could affect your workplace, and the members you represent. Topics include the duty to accommodate and how it may arise through discrimination based on disability or family status; the employer's legal duty to protect members from harassment on the employer's social media platforms; the employee's duty to mitiga...

January 30, 2018

Local 1701 Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive as follows: Local Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large Youth Member at Large The term is for three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The nomination period is for January 29, 2018 – ...

January 29, 2018

Notice of Poll - Strike Vote for Hard Rock members - BCGEU

NOTICE OF POLL S T R I K E V O T E A Strike Vote will be conducted on:DATE:          Thursday, February 1st thru Sunday, February 4th, 2018 TIME:           7:00 AM to 10:00 PM every day LOCATION:   BCGEU RV: Motion Canada Parking Lot                    (Next door to Hard Rock Casino)                   2001 Hartley Ave, Coquitlam, BC  For the employees of: Great Canadian Casinos Inc. (D.B.A. Har...

January 26, 2018

BCGEU Submission to Review of Professional Reliance - BCGEU

The government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. The day-to-day work of thousands of BCGEU members is shaped by this regulatory model, and many of our members have raised the alarm about its shortcomings.  In its present form, the professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading in some cases to the misman...

January 25, 2018

Sticks and Stones... - BCGEU

"Sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you"… This old children's rhyme from the 1800's was meant to persuade victims of name-calling to ignore the taunts of their peers. But since then, we've learned that name-calling can cause great damage to our psychological and physical health and safety. Name-calling, bullying, harassment and pranks can hurt us psychologically, w...

January 25, 2018

Lake City/Cascades Casinos Bargaining Update - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members at Lake City/Cascades Casinos Re: Bargaining Update! Your bargaining committee began collective agreement renewal negotiations with your Employer on January 16th, 17th and 18th. Talks were respectful and friendly, but as a bargaining committee, we left the negotiating table frustrated by a lack of movement by the Employer on important language proposals that had been prese...

January 25, 2018

Meeting for Area 07 Casino Members - BCGEU

  DATE: Thursday, March 1, 2018  TIME: 2:00pm or 7:00pm PLACE: BCGEU Area Office 1064 Borden Ave, Kelowna AGENDA • What is going on with individual departments • What is going on with the Union • Support for your Bargaining Committee  • Casino talk and what is being talked about   Please call the Area Office to RSVP 250-763-6405 / 1-800-667-1132 A conference call-in option is available for thos...