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

January 24, 2018

Hard Rock Casino Bulletin - BCGEU

To: BCGEU Members at Hard Rock CasinoRe: EMPLOYER WALKS AWAY FROM BARGAINING TABLE! · December 8th - The union tabled its monetary proposal package · January 19th - Employer tabled their very insulting monetary counter proposal · January 22nd - The union responds with another monetary counter proposal · January 23rd - Employer refuses to show up for bargaining, and advises Union that talks are ...

January 22, 2018

Hard Rock Casino Employer Tables Monetary Package - BCGEU

After a long wait, your employer finally responded to the union's monetary package on January 19th. We were hoping for a respectful response - instead, what they tabled was thoroughly insulting and completely inadequate. Talk about CHEAP! You perform the same work, and work for the same company as your brothers and sisters at River Rock, but your employer is saying that you deserve less!  Bar...

January 22, 2018

Local 1703 Members at River Rock Casino - Shift Pick and Schedules - BCGEU

To: All Local 1703 BCGEU Members at River Rock CasinoRe: Shift Pick and Schedules Due to ongoing issues with the shift pick and schedule, the BCGEU staff representative will be holding office hours at River Rock Casino on Friday, January 26th, 2018, from 1pm to 4pm. This will be an opportunity to talk about any of your workplace issues, to ask questions and to let the Union know about your conc...

January 19, 2018

Update on Grand Villa Casino Bargaining - BCGEU

The bargaining committee will be meeting on January 29 to prepare for a preliminary bargaining meeting with the Employer on February 19. The parties have scheduled bargaining dates between March 5 to 29, 2018 and will add more dates, if needed, in April.  In the December 12, 2017 News on Bargaining, the bargaining committee made a commitment to meet with the membership to review priorities and ...

January 19, 2018

Update on Starlight Casino Bargaining - BCGEU

The bargaining committee is meeting January 16 to 19, 2018 to review bargaining surveys and begin setting bargaining priorities. If you have not completed a bargaining survey yet, please do so and give it to one of the bargaining committee members. There will be more dates in February and March scheduled. Dates for bargaining have not been agreed to with the Employer; however, the Employer has ...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...

January 12, 2018

Local 1708 Members Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:   Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (2) Youth Member   The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.   The deadline for nominations is: February 12, 2018   If there is an ...

January 12, 2018

Local 1703 Members Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:   Chairperson First Vice-Chairperson Second Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (4 positions) Member at Large – Young Worker The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached.   The deadline for nominations is: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 ...

January 11, 2018

Local 1705 Nomination For Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary 2 Members-at-Large: one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available fr...