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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 24, 2024

Great Canadian Casinos Inc. (Elements Casino Victoria) - Security - Election ...

With your collective agreement about to expire, nominations are now open for the positions on the Union's bargaining committee. Three (3) committee member positions are open (Chair, plus two bargaining committee members). No previous experience in negotiations is required to be a member of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union i...

January 18, 2024

Area 04 Education Opportunity - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The Area 04 Cross Component Committee wishes you a very Happy and Prosperous 2024. We appreciate that we all have busy lives, but we are asking for your input by filling out this survey https://form.123formbuilder.com/6595892/area-04-cross-component. One of the purposes of the committee is to provide education and events for BCGEU members in our area. We have a number of events planned for this...

January 16, 2024

All BCGEU local 1704 members - Nomination for Local Executive - BC General Em...

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson First Vice-Chairperson Second Vice-Chairperson Recording Secretary Member at Large Young Worker   The term ends January 2025.Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.   The deadline for nominations is: Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 5:00pm   If there...

January 15, 2024

VANCITY BARGAINING SURVEY IS LIVE - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Friends, Embedded in this bulletin is the link for the bargaining survey designed to identify your key priorities. The deadline for completion is 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2024. Survey Link here The survey is the start of identifying your, the members, priorities in your renewed collective agreement. Please take the time to tell us what those are by completing the survey. If you know a BCG...

January 12, 2024

BC Housing members - Sick Pay - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

  On January 9,2024, an FYI was sent out to you regarding BC Housing following the Employment Standards Act (ESA) regulation that requires employers in British Columbia to provide up to five 100% paid sick days. This prompted a Step 1 Grievance meeting with the Employer on January 10, 2024. At the Step 1 meeting, your Union was informed that the Employer is committed to and is currently working...

January 09, 2024

BC Housing Management Commission – Administrative/Clerical (Adm) and Maintena...

On April 1, 2022, the Employment Standards Act was amended, mandating that all employers in British Columbia provide up to five 100% paid sick days, each calendar year, to employees who have been employed for more than 90 consecutive days and working fulltime hours. Despite this, BC Housing continued to pay only 75% of wages for the first five days of absence, neglecting their statutory obligat...

January 08, 2024

BCGEU calls for Vacancy Control, not more unaffordable rent hikes  - BC Gener...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 8, 2024  BCGEU calls for Vacancy Control, not more unaffordable rent hikes  (Burnaby, B.C.)   While some B.C. renters are bracing themselves for another 3.5-per-cent rent-hike in 2024, those looking for a new home will be paying much more to stay in their communities, says the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU), calling again for vacancy control measures.  Accord...

December 19, 2023

TD Bank's Racial Equity Audit: Commendable Yet Incomplete Asserts Labour Unio...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burnaby, BC, December 19, 2023 - In a landmark move, The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX: TD) unveiled the findings of its much-anticipated racial equity audit report which examines the bank's employment practices across its US and Canadian operations. A response to a shareholder proposal by the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU), this audit is a significant step for North Ame...