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.


January 29, 2018

Notice of Poll - Strike Vote for Hard Rock members - BCGEU

NOTICE OF POLL S T R I K E V O T E A Strike Vote will be conducted on:DATE:          Thursday, February 1st thru Sunday, February 4th, 2018 TIME:           7:00 AM to 10:00 PM every day LOCATION:   BCGEU RV: Motion Canada Parking Lot                    (Next door to Hard Rock Casino)                   2001 Hartley Ave, Coquitlam, BC  For the employees of: Great Canadian Casinos Inc. (D.B.A. Har...

January 26, 2018

BCGEU Submission to Review of Professional Reliance - BCGEU

The government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. The day-to-day work of thousands of BCGEU members is shaped by this regulatory model, and many of our members have raised the alarm about its shortcomings.  In its present form, the professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading in some cases to the misman...

January 25, 2018

Sticks and Stones... - BCGEU

"Sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you"… This old children's rhyme from the 1800's was meant to persuade victims of name-calling to ignore the taunts of their peers. But since then, we've learned that name-calling can cause great damage to our psychological and physical health and safety. Name-calling, bullying, harassment and pranks can hurt us psychologically, w...

January 25, 2018

Lake City/Cascades Casinos Bargaining Update - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members at Lake City/Cascades Casinos Re: Bargaining Update! Your bargaining committee began collective agreement renewal negotiations with your Employer on January 16th, 17th and 18th. Talks were respectful and friendly, but as a bargaining committee, we left the negotiating table frustrated by a lack of movement by the Employer on important language proposals that had been prese...

January 25, 2018

Meeting for Area 07 Casino Members - BCGEU

  DATE: Thursday, March 1, 2018  TIME: 2:00pm or 7:00pm PLACE: BCGEU Area Office 1064 Borden Ave, Kelowna AGENDA • What is going on with individual departments • What is going on with the Union • Support for your Bargaining Committee  • Casino talk and what is being talked about   Please call the Area Office to RSVP 250-763-6405 / 1-800-667-1132 A conference call-in option is available for thos...

January 24, 2018

Hard Rock Casino Bulletin - BCGEU

To: BCGEU Members at Hard Rock CasinoRe: EMPLOYER WALKS AWAY FROM BARGAINING TABLE! · December 8th - The union tabled its monetary proposal package · January 19th - Employer tabled their very insulting monetary counter proposal · January 22nd - The union responds with another monetary counter proposal · January 23rd - Employer refuses to show up for bargaining, and advises Union that talks are ...

January 22, 2018

Hard Rock Casino Employer Tables Monetary Package - BCGEU

After a long wait, your employer finally responded to the union's monetary package on January 19th. We were hoping for a respectful response - instead, what they tabled was thoroughly insulting and completely inadequate. Talk about CHEAP! You perform the same work, and work for the same company as your brothers and sisters at River Rock, but your employer is saying that you deserve less!  Bar...

January 22, 2018

Local 1703 Members at River Rock Casino - Shift Pick and Schedules - BCGEU

To: All Local 1703 BCGEU Members at River Rock CasinoRe: Shift Pick and Schedules Due to ongoing issues with the shift pick and schedule, the BCGEU staff representative will be holding office hours at River Rock Casino on Friday, January 26th, 2018, from 1pm to 4pm. This will be an opportunity to talk about any of your workplace issues, to ask questions and to let the Union know about your conc...

January 19, 2018

Update on Grand Villa Casino Bargaining - BCGEU

The bargaining committee will be meeting on January 29 to prepare for a preliminary bargaining meeting with the Employer on February 19. The parties have scheduled bargaining dates between March 5 to 29, 2018 and will add more dates, if needed, in April.  In the December 12, 2017 News on Bargaining, the bargaining committee made a commitment to meet with the membership to review priorities and ...

January 19, 2018

Update on Starlight Casino Bargaining - BCGEU

The bargaining committee is meeting January 16 to 19, 2018 to review bargaining surveys and begin setting bargaining priorities. If you have not completed a bargaining survey yet, please do so and give it to one of the bargaining committee members. There will be more dates in February and March scheduled. Dates for bargaining have not been agreed to with the Employer; however, the Employer has ...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...