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

July 26, 2019

Bargaining update #2 - BCGEU

Since negotiations first commenced on May 31st, your Bargaining Committee has attended a regular schedule of meetings with the Employer. At these sessions, both sides tabled and discussed non-monetary proposals only. Headway was made in a number of areas while some items still require further negotiation. Summer schedules can be difficult to coordinate and the parties have scheduled additional ...

July 25, 2019

Vancity - Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Elect Your Bargaining Committee Nominations are now closed for your bargaining committee. There will be four positions up for election, with two representatives selected from each of the following (see attached bios): 1. CMS - Ria Webster - Angela Kulis - Jannette Nugent - Samantha Hollander 2. MSC/VISA - Jennifer Hilland - Bruce Hill - Melissa Maan - Gurmeet Singh - Janet Cruz - Nathaniel Prak...

July 25, 2019

Your new member ID card is almost in the mail - BCGEU

We are excited to announce that BCGEU Member ID cards are about to get smarter! Just like your transit pass or credit card, your new ID will now have computer chip technology which will enable us keep moving forward as a union with the ability to use contactless "tap" technology to sign into BCGEU meetings and events. We're excited about all the projects we'll be rolling out in the coming years...

July 25, 2019

BC Housing (Administrative/Clerical Division): Bargaining Update #2 - BCGEU

Since negotiations first commenced on May 15th, your Bargaining Committee has attended a regular schedule of meetings with the Employer. At these sessions, both sides tabled and discussed non-monetary proposals only. Headway was made in a number of areas while some items still require further negotiation. Summer schedules can be difficult to coordinate and the parties have scheduled additional ...

July 24, 2019

Elements Casino (Victoria) Bargaining Committee Election Results - BCGEU

The following people have been elected to the bargaining committee from the table games department. Deanne Terpenning Shaylin Welwood Congratulations to both Deanne and Shaylin. We now have a full bargaining committee in place and will begin developing bargaining proposals as well as seeking bargaining dates with your employer.Your Bargaining Committee is: Shaylin Welwood  Leonard Ng  Deanne...

July 24, 2019

Local 1710 – City of Fort St. John steward election results - BCGEU

Nominations closed July 23, 2019 for election of Stewards at the North Peace Arena, RCMP Office, and Public Works. Meagan Babkirk has been elected Steward at the North Peace Arena. Please join us in wishing her well in her new position!   In solidarity Brittany LequiereStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2019

Renew Crew Bargaining Committee Election Results - BCGEU

 The nomination period for your bargaining committee elections has closed.  Your bargaining committee will be:   Vanessa Ilao & Haidee Slett  You will receive a bargaining committee survey that seeks your input. We need to hear from you to know what the major issues are at work. Based on your input, we will be drafting proposals for our negotiations with your Employer.   In Solidarity,   ...

July 19, 2019

‘Restore balance to the system’ BCGEU tells workers’ compensation review - BCGEU

BURNABY, July 19, 2019 – Today the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) provided its written submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review. The provincial government initiated the review in response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions to make the system more worker-centered. "The workers' compensation system was created as a compromise between the inter...

July 17, 2019

Grand Villa Casino - Labour management meeting and other news - BCGEU

More Stewards Needed at Grand Villa There is a serious shortage of stewards at Grand Villa. We especially need stewards that are scheduled to work during the day so they can represent members at meetings called by the Employer. You have a right to a steward when called to a meeting by your Employer. However – these rights are only possible when workers step up to the role of steward to support ...

July 16, 2019

City of Fort St. John steward elections - BCGEU

Steward Elections are open as of Tuesday, July 16, 2019.To be elected are:   1 Steward at the North Peace Arena 1 Steward at the RCMP office 1 Steward at Public Works    Please ensure a copy of this notice, and the attached nomination form and information sheet are posted on the Union bulletin board at your workplace. Nominations will close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Please email, ...

July 15, 2019

BCGEU statement opposing Quebec Bill 21 – religious symbol ban - BCGEU

On behalf of 79,000 members, including over 33,000 public service workers in B.C., the BCGEU condemns the decision of the Coalition Avenir Quebec Government to pass Bill 21 in Quebec which bans the wearing of religious symbols by public service workers in a position of authority. Any public employee should have the freedom to express their religious and spiritual beliefs in a safe and secure en...

July 12, 2019

Bargaining Committee Election - Deadline Extended - BCGEU

Deadline Extended to July 23, 2019 at 5:00 pmPlease make sure you vote!    Nominations have now closed for the Bargaining Committee:Cage and Count Team – one positionLeonard Ng was nominated and has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee (no election necessary as only one person was nominated), Congratulations Leonard.Guest Services and Slots – One positionAnthony Panganiban was nominated...

July 11, 2019

Join us to commemorate 100 years of standing up for our rights at work – cele...

On July 26, 1919, a group of provincial government employees gathered in Vancouver to form an organization dedicated to fighting for their rights at work. Included in their stated goals were: a fair policy for promotions, equal pay for equal work for women, the abolition of patronage, and a civil service commission with employee representation. Through many changes in our union and the world ar...

July 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the biannual BCGEU/Compensation Employees' Union...

Due to the overwhelming response, we are currently taking registrations for a waitlist at this time. Thank you.   BCGEU/CEU Health & Safety ConferenceFriday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5Pacific Gateway Hotel, RichmondClick here to register  The focus of this conference will be on psychological health and safety. Promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work is an emer...

July 09, 2019

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith writes to Premier Ford in support of the Onta...

BURNABY, July 9, 2019 - BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, writes to Premier Ford in support of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and their stance against the government's movement towards breaking The Beer Store contract and privatizing provincial agencies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.  The letter addresses the negative impact of privatization for workers and communities, p...

July 08, 2019

BCGEU Wins Important Grievance For Members At Gateway Casinos - BCGEU

It was a hard-fought grievance and YOU won. BCGEU members at Gateway casinos are now entitled to be paid the statutory holiday premium of time and one-half for hours worked on a statutory holiday and an additional time and one-half for hours worked if you are in an overtime situation. Everyone working a statutory holiday gets time and one-half for the hours you work. Now, if you're also in an o...