BCGEU - B.C.'s Union since 1919 B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

April 16, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Vancity Savings Credit Union - MOA's - BCGEU

The BCGEU and Vancity recently came to an agreement on two new memoranda. The first is a trial agreement that allows short-term vacancies (less than 90 days) to be filled by the Employer without conducting a formal interview, though still according to the selection criteria in the Collective Agreement. We heard loud and clear from members that they were concerned that short-term vacancies were ...

April 13, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Hard Rock Casino - Meeting Notice - BCGEU

We are at a crucial time in our fight for a strong collective agreement. The employer is looking for ways to weaken us by dividing us, and that's why it's more crucial than ever that we stay together to the end. On Tuesday, April 17 we are calling for a general membership meeting to discuss the most recent bargaining updates and next steps for the strike.  Hard Rock General Membership MeetingTu...

April 13, 2018

Government to Recognize PTSD & Mental Health Claims for First Responders: Cor...

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement that first responders including Sheriffs and Correctional Officers will receive greater access to mental health support.  On Wednesday, BC Labour Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to the Workers Compensation Act. These amendments -- called a presumptive clause -- will be introduced this week and, if approved by the legislature,...

April 13, 2018

Government action for renters and tenants a welcome relief in middle of housi...

VANCOUVER – This week the government of British Columbia announced new initiatives to strengthen protections for renters. BCGEU welcomes these long overdue changes, and applauds the government for continuing to take initiative on the housing file. "Increasing protections for those facing eviction is an important step in making B.C. more affordable for renters," noted BCGEU president Stephanie S...

April 12, 2018

BCGEU and B.C. Government to begin bargaining new contract for members in the...

The BCGEU has accepted an offer from the B.C. Government to begin negotiations aimed at concluding a new collective agreement with members in the B.C. public service. The existing contract between the BCGEU and the B.C. Government expires on March 31, 2019. It covers roughly 27,000 employees in the public service around the province. "We're pleased to begin the bargaining process now," said BCG...

April 11, 2018

Local 1702 First Credit Union Members - Ratification Results - BCGEU

On behalf of your Bargaining Committee, I am pleased to advise you that the majority of members voted in favor of the new contract. It is a 5 year contract that expires in 2021. It sees an increase in wages in each year, as well as other gains.  The Bargaining Committee thanks you for your confidence while the new contract was being negotiated with the Employer. A new copy of the collective agr...

April 10, 2018

April 12th Jersey Day - BCGEU

Staff and the Senior Leadership at the BCGEU will be wearing their jerseys to show support and respect for the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12 2018. We hope you do too!   UWU/MoveUP

April 09, 2018

‘Honeymoon phase is over’ at Okanagan Correctional Centre - BCGEU

"The honeymoon phase is over." That's the sentiment of Dean Purdy, head of the B.C. Government Employees Union's corrections division, but it appears to apply beyond staff at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. Official complaints filed by inmates against the jail nearly doubles that of any other jail in the province.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 05, 2018

Bargaining Committee Results and Questionnaire - BCGEU

The following members have been acclaimed as your Bargaining Committee: Nicole HulbertAngie HanlonTracy Noseworthy Prior to beginning bargaining, we need to hear your priorities for this round. Please identify your top five issues on the enclosed questionnaire and return by fax or email to the number/address below no later than Friday, April 20, 2018. Fax: 250.365.9971/ 1.800.946.0254 or Email:...

April 04, 2018

REVISED Call For Nominations For Bargaining Committee for Hospitality Industr...

In the next upcoming months, your collective agreement will expire, because no nominations were received last month, a new call for nominations is now necessary. With that in mind, it is now time for members working at the Best Western Kings Inn and the Crest Hotel to nominate candidates to represent your respective worksites as part of your new BCGEU bargaining committee. Bargaining Committee...

April 04, 2018

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes 75 new members following a merger between two seniors' care facilities in Greater Victoria. On April 1, 2018 Rest Haven Lodge, which will continue to operate 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, merged with Broadmead Care Society where the BCGEU already represents over 400 workers.  "Broadmead Care Society is a n...

April 04, 2018

BCGEU Shop Stewards at Starlight Casinos - BCGEU

The following are your stewards:  Renante Baladhay – Count Team Cindy Brown – Tables Deepmala Grover – Security Catherine Li – Slots Manuela Mihaljevic – Slots Gail Maloy – Match Shirley McMillan – Count Team Yelena Natanov – Tables Lea Oliver-Cross – Cash Cage Kim Rufh – Racebook AJ Stansfield – Tables Linda Wang – Slots Megan Washington – F&B Joseph Wong – Tables William Wu – Tables  Pl...

April 03, 2018

Steward Nominations at Vancity - MSC/Visa Service Centre - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 3 positions for stewards at your worksite and, will close May 2nd, 2018.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers about their is...

March 29, 2018

Local 1704 Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the following results of the Local 1704 executive elections:  Chair                           Trever Garrett (acclaimed)1st vice chair              vacant2nd vice chair             vacantTreasurer                    vacantRecording secretary   vacantMember-at-large        Daryl Arlitt (acclaimed)                                     vacantYoung worker             vacant  Mem...

March 29, 2018

BCGEU brings 15 recommendations to labour code review panel, calls for fairne...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith meets today in Surrey with a special government panel reviewing B.C.'s labour laws to call for changes that reflect the needs and interests of B.C. workers. Representing over 75,000 workers from nearly every economic sector in B.C., the recommendations in the union's submission to the panel are based on three theme...