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.


February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...

February 13, 2018

Local 1705 Election Results - BCGEU

The nomination period for the local 1705 executive closed on February 12, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed: Chairperson:Mike Schmidt Treasurer:Vacant – No nominations received 1st Vice Chairperson:Ed LaLonde Recording Secretary:Vacant – No nominations received 2nd Vice Chairperson:Teri Walch 1 Members-at-Large:Vacant – No nominations received 1 Member-at-Large - Young Worker:Va...

February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

February 09, 2018

Local 1702 First Credit Union - Union Meeting - BCGEU

DATE:    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 TIME:    5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PLACE:  Town Centre Hotel             4660 Joyce Ave, Powell River There will be an important meeting for all BCGEU members employed by First Credit Union. The topic of the meeting will be important developments regarding collective bargaining. Please make an effort to attend. Can't attend in person, please join us by phone at 1...

February 08, 2018

Local 1710 Your New Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Monday, February 5, 2018 for the Local 1710 Executive. Please join us in congratulating the following members in their position for this three year term of office! Local 1710 Chairperson                 Kurt Langdon Local 1710 1st Vice Chair              Darrel Chorney Local 1710 Recording Secretary     Selena Yates Local 1710 Member-at-Large         Yana Pliassova-Bakouni...

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...

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...