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 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...

February 07, 2018

Local 1706 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

Please consider this formal notification of the results of the Local 1706 Executive election. Arnold Jenner – ChairpersonJody Stratton –1st Vice ChairpersonCarrie Johnston – 2nd Vice ChairpersonVACANT– TreasurerVACANT– SecretaryVACANT – Member-at-Large (1)VACANT – Member-at-Large (2) Note: The term for these positions is 3 years and will close in 2021 Download FYI Local 1706 Election Results ...

February 07, 2018

Local 1707 Election Results - BCGEU

The call for nominations for the Local 1707 Executive closed on February 4, 2018.   We confirm the following have been acclaimed:   Gayle Furgala - Chairperson vacant – 1st Vice Chairperson vacant – 2nd Vice Chairperson vacant - Treasurer vacant – Recording Secretary Kelly Hutchinson - Member-at-Large (Young Worker Representative)           CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW LOCAL 1707 EXECUTIVE! Down...

February 06, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strikeAn astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike actionMembers 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 strik...

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 – ...