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

November 24, 2017

Bargaining Update for Hard Rock Casino Members - BCGEU

Collective agreement negotiations resumed with your Employer on November 20th. How did the talks go? Not well at all. Not only was the Employer at times disrespectful, they continued to ignore a substantial number of proposals that were presented to them almost a year ago. Your Employer keeps saying they want to get to a deal. If that's the case, it's time for them to start responding!   Your c...

November 24, 2017

Bargaining Committee Election Results/ Bargaining Preparations for Lake City/...

The Union recently conducted bargaining committee elections at Lake City Casino Kelowna, and Cascades Casino Penticton. On November 24th the ballots were counted, and the following nominees were elected. · Gayle Furgala/ Lake City Casino Kelowna · Bryan Woodard/ Cascades Casino Penticton Gayle and Bryan will join bargaining unit chair Mike Schmidt (Cascades Casino Kamloops) and committee membe...

November 23, 2017

Election for Bargaining Committee Members at Starlight Casino - BCGEU

The call for nominations to sit on the Bargaining Committee for the upcoming round of negotiations has resulted in the need to conduct an election for: one (1) member from Tables Games one (1) member from F&B (including Match and Kitchen) We received multiple nominations for both positions, and this means we will be conducting an election to fill these two (2) spots. We do not need to run...

November 23, 2017

District of Sechelt Steward Election Update - BCGEU

Nominations closed recently and there were more nominations received than positions available, therefore there will be an election at the worksite for:   · 1 position in Public Works · 1 position in Admin   An election will be conducted at the worksite for both these positions.     The good news is that a new steward has been acclaimed from Parks. Congratulations to Michelle MacMorland. Kim Wha...

November 23, 2017

Starlight Casino Steward Nominations - BCGEU

The recent steward nomination process will be redone on direction from the local 1703 Chair. The new nomination period will open November 23 at 1 pm and close at 12 noon on December 22. Nomination forms will be posted at the worksite in the staff break room. The current list of worksite stewards remains active during this period. In solidarity, Kim Howse Staff Representative Download as pdf

November 21, 2017

On the National Inquiry into into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and G...

On November 1, 2017 the commissioners for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls released their interim report, Our Women and Girls are Sacred. As an organization with standing in the Inquiry, the BCGEU has carefully reviewed the 118-page report which clearly demonstrates the enormous scope of the Inquiry. The report includes some very startling statistics – I...

November 20, 2017

­­B.C.’s fastest growing union launches housing affordability plan - BCGEU

­­B.C.'s fastest growing union launches housing affordability plan     Following the launch of a campaign on housing affordability earlier this month, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a report detailing recommendations on how the province can solve the housing affordability crisis.   The Building an Affordable B.C. report provides recommendations aimed at ta...

November 18, 2017

Human Rights Commission - BCGEU

As you may be aware, the province has been undertaking steps to reinstate the BC Human Rights Commission. The BCGEU is pleased to hear that the provincial government is taking this step and that the province has called on all British Columbians to engage in the process by sharing their thoughts and opinions on what the commission should look like. The BCGEU has developed a submission that bring...

November 16, 2017

Steward Election Results - Local 1710 - BCGEU

The Steward Nominations for Local 1710 closed on October 11th, while two worksites had Elections that closed on November 13th. The following are the updated results for each worksite in General Services:   City of Fort St. John City Hall – Erin McCluskey & Tara Snow Grounds – Kurt Langdon North Peace Arena – Troy Nichol North Peace Leisure Pool – Amy-Beth Priore, Naomi Gallant & Suzanne...

November 09, 2017

BCGEU out of gate early with public service bargaining conferences - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is ramping up pre-bargaining efforts by conducting bargaining conferences this week, even though most collective agreements aren't set to expire until 2019. Delegates from across the province gathered in Vancouver to hammer out bargaining priorities for upcoming negotiations, which are expected to take place in the new year. "...

November 08, 2017

Aboriginal Veterans Day - BCGEU

On November 8th we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist in higher proportion than any other group in Canada.  The BCGEU is honored this year to sponsor the luncheon for veterans at the Vancouver A...

November 02, 2017

North Peace Cultural Centre Elections for Stewards - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for 2 Stewards at the North Peace Cultural Centre Stewards: PATEL, Hardik DIRKS, Trinity THOMSON, Jennifer Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (10147 100th Avenue, Fort St. John). Ballots are due back to the BCGEU Peace River Area office no later than 5:00 p.m. November 13th, 2017. Once the...

November 02, 2017

Local 1710 Steward Election Results - BCGEU

The Steward Elections for Local 1710 closed on October 11th. The following are the results for each worksite in General Services: City of Fort St. John City Hall – Erin McCluskey & Tara Snow Grounds – Kurt Langdon North Peace Arena – Troy Nichol North Peace Leisure Pool – Amy-Beth Priore, Naomi Gallant & Suzanne Langdon Pomeroy Sports Centre – Naomi Gallant, Suzanne Langdon & Yana ...

October 31, 2017

Nominations for Bargaining Committee at Union Bay Credit Union - BCGEU

A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for two positions on the Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chairperson, plus one bargaining committee member. An Alternate to the Bargaining Committee will also be elected from this nomination process. A member may be nominated for either position or for both positions. If elected as Chairpers...

October 30, 2017

More Bargaining Dates Please, Hard Rock Casino!! - BCGEU

ITS TAKING TOO LONG EMPLOYER!! WE NEED MORE DATES FROM YOU!!   BCGEU HARD ROCK CASINO INFORMATION LEAFLET, SATURDAY OCTOBER 28th   Your Bargaining Committee: Mike Dove, Tony Kashani, Kevin Da Silva, Lorea Pleshka, Brian Middleton, Mark Fletcher, Laura Dimal, Sean Tieu   Linsay Buss, Staff Representative - Negotiations Chad McQuarrie, Staff Representative - Negotiations    Download as pdf Down...

October 27, 2017

You're Invited - Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Afr...

BCGEU members are invited to join the Stephen Lewis Foundation for this event at Langara College in November:   The Stephen Lewis Foundation is proud to announce the publication of: Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  A SECOND BOOK LAUNCH FOR VANCOUVER – JOIN US! Thursday, November 9, 2017 Event is from 7-9:00 pm Langara College (100 West 4...