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

October 23, 2017

Ratification Vote Meeting for Members of the City of Fort St. John - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that after 5 productive and respectful days of negotiations with your Employer, we were able to reach a tentative agreement. The Bargaining Committee is pleased with the results and are recommending acceptance of the terms. The ratification meeting will be held at:   BCGEU Peace River Area Office10147 100 Ave.Fort St. John  Thursday, October 26th from:  10:00 a.m. – 1...

October 23, 2017

Executive Vice President Tour - Revised - BCGEU

  Hello Everyone!   Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate):   Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 1. 8:00 - 10:00 am Crest Motor Hotel 2. 11:15 - 11:35 am BC Liquor Store   Old Hazelton, Monday October 23rd...

October 20, 2017

President's statement on death of correctional officer Kellie Shand - BCGEU

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kellie Shand, a long-time BCGEU member, who tragically died while on shift as a correctional officer at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC). This is a terrible tragedy for not only our Corrections and Sheriffs component, but for our entire union. In his 22-year career as a correctional officer, Kellie was a committed and experienced profes...

October 20, 2017

Update! - Bargaining Dates for Hard Rock BCGEU Members - BCGEU

Negotiating a first collective agreement is never an easy task, and this is particularly true when it comes to bargaining with your Employer. Let us fill you in. Talks resumed on October 12th, and although some progress was made, your committee left this latest round disappointed by the Employer's continued determination to maintain the status quo, and unwillingness to schedule consecutive, wee...

October 20, 2017

Election of Bargaining Committee Members (2 positions) for Lake City/Cascades...

With the election of Mike Schmidt as BCGEU Lake City/Cascades Casinos bargaining unit chair, it is now time for the Union to conduct an election for those nominated for the two available bargaining committee member seats. Members employed at Cascades Casino Kamloops and Lake City Casino Vernon will not be participating in this vote. Mike Schmidt by right as chair will represent his fellow worke...

October 18, 2017

Executive Vice President, James Coccola Worksite tour - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers (at the below listed worksites) Hello Everyone! Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate): Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 8:00...

October 17, 2017

BCGEU submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government S...

Yesterday, the BCGEU entered our submission to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services yesterday, outlining the union's priorities for the upcoming provincial budget for 2018/19. This budget marks an important moment. It will take the next steps toward a fiscal plan for the province that truly puts families and communities first. "We support the new government in i...

October 17, 2017

Update On Bargaining for Corp. City of Fort St. John members - BCGEU

Your committee met with your Employer yesterday. It was a productive and respectful first day of bargaining. We will keep you posted as our talks progress.     In solidarity,   Your Bargaining Committee Kurt Langdon Charlene Jackson Darrel Chorney Keith Mckinley Bob Corbitt         Local 467/MoveUp Download as pdf

October 17, 2017

Collective Agreement Bargaining for members working at Destination Cinemas (I...

On behalf of your Bargaining Committee, I am pleased to advise that the Union and your Employer will begin negotiations on a new collective agreement this week. Bargaining will commence on October 17th – 19th. Three days have been set aside to begin negotiations and we commit to keeping members informed as talks progress. In the meantime, please rest assured that the terms and conditions of you...

October 13, 2017

Lake City/Cascades Casinos - Bargaining Unit Chair Election Result - BCGEU

The Union wishes to advise that Mike Schmidt has been elected as the BCGEU Bargaining Unit Chair for Lake City/ Cascade Casino's. As chair, Mike will represent all casino members, as well as well as fellow workers from his Cascades Casino Kamloops worksite. Please join us in congratulating Mike as he takes on this important responsibility. The next and final step in the election process is to e...

October 12, 2017

BCGEU Worksite Visits on October 19, 2017 - BCGEU

The BCGEU will be making a series of worksite visits to River Rock Casino on October 19, 2017.   We have scheduled the visits to see as many workers as possible between shift changes. We will be there from 6:00 am to 8:00 am, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and 10:00 pm to midnight.   We will be meeting in the River Rock BCGEU Union office, which is across the skywalk on the left on the way to the Skytrain...

October 11, 2017

Provincial magazine - Fall 2017 - BCGEU - BCGEU

Download the PDF file of the 2017 Fall issue of The Provincial magazine. In this issue: Electing workplace stewards Dangerous work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital BCGEU’s sound financial management Mental health first aid and more...    

October 10, 2017

Rally for Youth from Care - BCGEU

Show support for youth in and from foster care, group homes, and other types of government care in B.C. Rally: B.C. LegislatureTuesday October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm

October 06, 2017

River Rock Casino - New Wage Rates/ Retro Pay - BCGEU

Your new River Rock collective agreement is now in full force and effect and you may be wondering, when will I receive my wage increase? Effective October 15th, all members at River Rock will be placed on the new wage grid, according to their seniority, and begin receiving the new wage rates and premium increases that were achieved at the bargaining table. Retroactive pay will be back-dated to ...

October 04, 2017

Starlight Casino - Bargaining Questionnaires - BCGEU

The current collective agreement ends on March 31, 2018. Members are encouraged to complete bargaining surveys and submit them so that we have your input on bargaining priorities. Surveys will be available at the worksite. Please complete them and submit them to a steward, bargaining committee member or by mail as indicated on the form. Please ensure that the BCGEU has your current mailing and ...

October 03, 2017

Local 1703 Enhanced Stewards Training - BCGEU

You are invited to attend Local 1703's enhanced steward training on November 9, 2017 at the Lower Mainland Area Office.   Date: November 9, 2017 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Place: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room 130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4   If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at the link below: https://events.bcgeu.ca/local_1703_enhanced_stewards_tra...

October 03, 2017

October is Community Living Month - BCGEU

19 years ago, the province of BC declared October Community Living Month. The BCGEU is proud to represent thousands of members across the province who have dedicated their careers to helping those who are not able, or need the assistance of others, to bring a level of independence and quality of life that benefits not only those with developmental disabilities, but also the communities that we ...

October 03, 2017

Bargaining Update for members at Grand Villa Casino - BCGEU

The bargaining committee met for 4 days in September and have another 4 days scheduled between October and November for pre-bargaining. The committee has been reviewing the bargaining surveys, reviewing resource materials and meeting with department representatives prior to beginning to prepare proposals. We are committed to keeping the membership actively engaged in the pre-bargaining process ...

October 03, 2017

Sister in Spirit Vigils - BCGEU

October 4th is a day where we honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls in Canada is a national tragedy. We must take the time to give thanks to the families who are our reason for demanding continued action. The BCGEU believes that the October 4th Sisters In Spirit Vigils are a movement for social change....