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

January 23, 2019

New Stewards at Vancity Visa Service Centre & Member Service Centre (Vancouve...

Thank you to all the members who put their names forward for election as stewards at MSC and Visa (Vancouver). Ultimately, a couple of nominees removed their names from the running, and your new stewards have been acclaimed as follows: Visa Service Centre - Susan Adams MSC - Jennifer Hilland and Jason Lin Congratulations to the new stewards, and please join me in wishing them all well in the...

January 23, 2019

Members at BC Housing- Maintenance/Service Division - Election Results and Ne...

Election Results for Bargaining Committee Chairperson The ballots have now been counted and elected as Bargaining Committee Chairperson is: Doreen Aquino Thank you to the other candidates for their participation in this important election. The election for the remaining members of the Bargaining Committee will commence immediately.   Election for Bargaining Committee Members  Balloting is now u...

January 23, 2019

Members at BC Housing- Administrative/Clerical Division - Election Results an...

Election Results for Bargaining Committee Chairperson The ballots have now been counted and elected as Bargaining Committee Chairperson is: Ken Woollard Thank you to the other candidates for their participation in this important election. The election for the remaining members of the Bargaining Committee will commence immediately. Election for Bargaining Committee Members  Balloting is now unde...

January 22, 2019

Province’s largest union calls for full inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The BCGEU wants the government to provide answers, saying a full inquiry is needed into money laundering in this province. John Hua has more.   See video here... UWU/MoveUP

January 22, 2019

B.C.'s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs...

The union representing thousands of workers in B.C. says the provincial government must hold a public inquiry to examine organized crime, the opioid crisis, money-laundering and its connection to real estate. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union says in a news release that an inquiry is the best way to learn the truth about a crisis that has claimed thousands of lives, and made B.C. ...

January 21, 2019

BCGEU calls for public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money launde...

BCGEU calls for public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money laundering in B.C. January 21, 2019 BURNABY – Today the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) launched a campaign calling on the provincial government to launch a public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money laundering in B.C. The campaign follows the union's call for an inquiry and subsequent letter t...

January 15, 2019

Vancity - Branch 9 Steward Nominations - BCGEU

As you may know, Branch 9 steward Edmelynne Vendiola has accepted a position at another branch. We are very sorry to see her go, and heartily thank her for her work representing members at Branch 9. We wish her all the best in her new position! Her departure means there is a vacancy for a new steward at Branch 9. We are accepting nominations for one (1) steward position at your worksite. Nomina...

January 14, 2019

Steward Nominations for Vancity – Branch 10 - BCGEU

As you may know, Branch 10 steward Rose Archie has taken a temporary contract in another department. We are very sorry to see her go, even if only temporarily, and wish her all the best in her new opportunity.  In the meantime, we will need a new alternate steward at Branch 10, so we will be accepting nominations for the position. Nominations are now open for 1 (one) alternate steward position ...

January 14, 2019

Steward Nominations for Vancity - Branch 3 - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 2 steward positions at your worksite and will close on Monday, January 28, 2019. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers about...

January 10, 2019

BCGEU Statement on RCMP raid at Unist'ot'en Camp and Gidimt’en Access Point -...

BURNABY - The BCGEU has been closely monitoring the developing situation at the Unist'ot'en camp. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we are concerned that police action has been used to suppress the rights ...

January 10, 2019

Food and Beverage Working Group Nominations - Grand Villa Casino - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the Food and Beverage Working Group. Background: Under the Collective Agreement, a Food and Beverage Working Group will be convened to discuss tip industry standards for the tip out of Food and Beverage Classifications.The current policies and procedures for gratuity distribution will only change based on the agreement of the Food and Beverage Working Group. Nominat...

January 07, 2019

Local 1704 - Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the following results of the Local 1704 executive elections: • Chair                                 Trever Garrett (acclaimed)  • 1st vice chair                    Ria Webster (acclaimed) • 2nd vice chair                   Gurmeet Singh (acclaimed) • Treasurer                          vacant • Recording secretary         vacant • Member-at-large              Silvia Spacek ...

January 07, 2019

Election Of BC Housing Maintenance Bargaining Committee Chairperson - BCGEU

Balloting is now underway for the position of Chairperson, Bargaining Committee. Three candidates are nominated: Liam Phipps Doreen Aquino Kevin Asher  **Biographies submitted by each candidate are enclosed.Balloting packages are being mailed to all members for whom the Union has current mailing addresses. The Chairperson is elected by referendum ballot and every member is entitled to vote. M...

January 07, 2019

Members at BC Housing- Administrative/Clerical Division - Election of Bargain...

Balloting is now underway for the position of Chairperson, Bargaining Committee. Three candidates are nominated: • Ken Woollard • Mike Kim • Karim Ladha **Biographies submitted by each candidate are enclosed.   Balloting packages are being mailed to all members for whom the Union has current mailing addresses. The Chairperson is elected by referendum ballot and every member is entitled to vote....