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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.


October 05, 2021

B.C. Gov announces vaccine mandate for public service workers BCGEU

The head of B.C.'s public service announced today that all B.C. public service workers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination beginning November 22, 2021. The current flexible work arrangement has also been deferred to November 22. We haven't seen the full policy as it has not yet been released, and we are waiting to understand what exemptions and accommodations will be in place....

October 04, 2021

Local 1704 - Opening of steward elections - BCGEU

The BCGEU Constitution & Bylaws calls for Stewards to be elected every three years following the union's triennial convention. Steward nominations are now considered open.  The attached package has historically gone to worksite stewards and mail contacts only, however, given the number of members that may be working from home due to COVID-19, home support workers who do not have an office t...

October 01, 2021

BC Pavilion Corporation - News on bargaining Oct 1, 2021 - BCGEU

As you have heard, on September 18, 2021, a tentative deal has been reached for BC Place Stadium. The Bargaining committee is excited to share the many improvements for the full time and event-time employees. We put a priority on making improvements to the Collective Agreement that would address concerns that affect you.  Your bargaining committee wants to meet with you and walk through the cha...

September 29, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - a day for education and action - ...

Tomorrow is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and our union encourages all members to take the day to reflect and take steps toward reconciliation in our communities. For several years, September 30 has been recognized as Orange Shirt Day -- a day to bring attention to the legacy and ongoing impacts of the residential school system on Indigenous communities. It commemorated t...

September 23, 2021

Lake City Casinos - Ratification Results - BCGEU

Congratulations! Lake City Casino workers have voted 83% in favour of accepting the tentative agreement with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd (Lake City Casinos Ltd.). The terms and conditions of the agreement are now in full force and effect. The result of the vote have been communicated to the employer. Once a draft collective agreement is produced and proofed by the employer and BCGEU...