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.


December 17, 2019

Joint Labour Management News - Hard Rock Casino - BCGEU

Safety and Security Concerns  There was a lengthy discussion of security concerns related to theft at the casino. The Joint Safety Committee is reviewing the Violence Prevention policy. If you are present during a theft or any other type of critical incident you have the right to support. Sometimes we need support right away and at other times the effect is delayed. If you need to go home to ta...

December 09, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care w...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 9, 2019BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care workers The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's commitment of $8.5 million over three years to build an independent provincial occupational health and safety agency to address the high rate of injury in the health care sector. "The BCGEU represents thous...

December 09, 2019

Election of Bargaining Committee Members - Interior Savings Credit Union - BCGEU

The call for nominations for three bargaining committee members closed on November 9, 2019, which resulted in voting by the members. Your elected bargaining committee members are: STEPHANIE RINK SUSAN ALARIC CARLY HARACKA CONGRATULATIONS, Stephanie, Susan and Carly! Download PDF of Notice HereUWU/MoveUP

December 06, 2019

Remembering l’Ecole Polytechnique - 30 years later - BCGEU

December 6, 1989 was a Wednesday like any other: I spent the day at the childcare centre I worked at surrounded by kids and my colleagues. I found out about the massacre at l'Ecole Polytechnique on the radio while I was driving home that evening. I was shocked and devastated at the news. Having been raised in a strongly feminist family, the idea that 14 women had been singled out and killed by ...

December 04, 2019

Nominations for Workplace Stewards – Playtime Casino, Kelowna

Nominations are now open for shop stewards at your worksite. Shop stewards are the workers' representatives in the workplace. They act as a liaison between the worksite and the union. A steward's role is to enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights. If you are interested or know of anyone who may be interested, please complete the attached Nomination form and return it to the BCG...

December 03, 2019

BCGEU met with Health Minister Dix - Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - BCGEU

Yesterday your worksite Union representatives, along BCGEU president Stephanie Smith met with provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix.  We discussed a number of issues with Minister Dix regarding BCGEU members working at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, including the number of serious injuries to our members, staffing levels, program closures, heavy workload, forensic pay and wage issues, parti...

December 03, 2019

The Provincial – Fall 2019 - BCGEU

Check out the latest, redesigned issue of The Provincial.   This issue has updates on how our union's work on investing ethically, a number of recent conferences and workshops to strengthen our union, and the guidelines on electoral campaigns for our upcoming Convention 2020.   UWU/MoveUP

December 02, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Western Pacific Marine for inland ferr...

The communities of Kootenay Lake are no longer facing disruptions to their ferry service due to the labour dispute between BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) ferry workers and their employer, Western Pacific Marine. On November 26, after 13 days of intensive bargaining and more than five months after the negotiations reached an impasse, the two parties reached a tentative agreem...

December 02, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Western Pacific Marine - BCGEU

A strong majority of the 80 inland ferry workers represented by the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Western Pacific Marine (WPM).    The agreement, which was reached on November 26 and ratified by members on November 30, achieved wage parity with BC Ferries within the term of the agreement and a...

November 29, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Community Living BC - BCGEU

Nearly 600 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) who work in communities across the province have voted to accept a renewed collective agreement with Community Living BC (CLBC) – the provincial crown agency that provides supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities.  The parties reached a tentative agreement on October 17. The workers, who had been...

November 26, 2019

Safety Concerns and Joint Labour Management Report - Grand Villa - BCGEU

How To Deal with Safety Concerns Every worker has a responsibility to report a safety hazard if they see one. A hazard is a thing or condition that may expose a person to injury or occupational disease.DO report the hazard immediately to your manager. The Employer has a responsibility to eliminate the hazard or take every reasonable measure to minimize it. DO NOT wait for Safety Committee meeti...

November 25, 2019

Volunteer opportunity: BC Fed free community Christmas Dinners - BCGEU

This dinner is for those in the community who are less fortunate. They are served a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, music, carol sing-a-longs, gifts from Santa for every child and teenager, a visit to the boutique, and a food hamper. To volunteer please call Marisha Zuckerman at 604-306-4156 or email at labourxmasdinner@hotmail.ca.  Surrey - December 23, 2019 5:00pm – 8:00pm Kwantl...

November 22, 2019

BC Housing – Administrative/Clerical Division - bargaining update - BCGEU

We have recently shifted gears at the bargaining table and are now focusing on our monetary proposals. We provided the employer with a healthy monetary package based on the input from all of you. Wages were a common theme in your feedback. While we are under a 2%-2%-2% mandate, we have been creative in our approach. For example, we have conducted extensive market research and worked to compare ...

November 21, 2019

Members at Renew Crew Foundation – Big Brothers - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the employer on November 19, 2019 and presented them with the union's non-monetary proposals. Monetary will be given at a later date. We will be back at the bargaining table on November 29, 2019 with the employer to hear their response on the non-monetary issues and will keep you up on things as they develop. In solidarity   Vanessa Ilao – Bargaining committee...