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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

December 18, 2020

All Members of Atira Property Management Inc. - Occupational Health and Safe...

Hello Everyone, Your Employer and the Union are looking for members to step up and become Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives. Once appointed by the Union, you will receive 8 hours of training. We are hoping to find one representative for each Atira location/worksite. We have not been able to have meetings for a few months now due to various challenges and, without representati...

December 17, 2020

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers wear button on the job in demand for essenti...

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – As the second wave of the pandemic intensifies and British Columbians head into the holiday season, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) are ramping up their campaign to be recognized and compensated as essential workers. BCLDB workers will be wearing Essential Pay for Essential Wor...

December 17, 2020

All BCGEU Members of the City of Fort St. John - Ratification Meetings - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative settlement with your Employer, details of which will be announced at the ratification meetings scheduled via Zoom on December 22. We will hold one meeting at 11:00 am and another at 7:00 pm. Please ensure we have your correct personal email address on file as the ratification vote will also be held online. For the 11:0...

December 17, 2020

All Local 1703 BCGEU Members at Canada/British Columbia Business Services Soc...

Your collective agreement is expiring on March 31, 2021, and I am the BCGEU Staff Representative that will be working with your bargaining committee to negotiate a new one. Beginning in the New Year, I will be sending out a notice to elect your bargaining committee. Your bargaining committee is normally comprised of two members and will sit at the table with the Employer to negotiate a new coll...

December 15, 2020

All BCGEU members of the Cariboo Regional District - Collective Agreement Rat...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement. Details have been shared at the recent ratification meetings, and are included here for your review prior to voting: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/bcgeu/pages/9488/attachments/original/1608053402/CRD_Ratification_Document_Dec_14_2020.pdf?1608053402 There will be a ratification vote held via electroni...

December 14, 2020

BCGEU stands in solidarity with farmers in India

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union expresses solidarity with farmers, labour activists and other workers in India who are protesting dangerous new agricultural legislation that threatens the livelihoods of millions of families. In September, the Indian government quietly passed or amended three Farm Bills designed to deregulate agricultural markets and open them up to takeover by ...

December 09, 2020

Steward Elections - City of Fort St. John – PUBLIC WORKS - BCGEU

Steward Elections are open as of Wednesday, December 9th, 2020. To be elected are: 1 Steward at Public Works at the City of Fort St. John 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 Wednesday, December 16th, 2020. Please email, fax or hand deliver (in ...

December 01, 2020

Ford Mountain and Fraser Regional Correctional Centres and Okanagan Correctio...

The ballot is counted and your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that the collective agreement has ratified by 68% in favour. We would like to thank all members for your participation in the process and for your support. We have heard from a number of you about local issues at the worksites and we encourage you to contact your steward or local area office in order to address these conce...

November 30, 2020

New Book Recounts Worker-led Occupation at Tranquille - BCGEU

  UPDATE - It is with heavy hearts we have to tell you about the passing of our dear friend Gary Steeves, a true champion of working people, human rights and social justice.  The devastating news comes as we and Gary were celebrating another great achievement of his, the recent printing of his book, Tranquility Lost: The Occupation of Tranquille & Battle for Community Care. We are feeli...

November 26, 2020

City of Fort St. John - News on bargaining - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with your employer for 5 full days of bargaining last week and are pleased with the considerable progress which has been made. We continue to work hard on your behalf and are scheduling further dates early in January. Please support your committee as they return to their worksites. We will keep you posted as we move through the process of negotiations.   In solidar...

November 23, 2020

All BCGEU Members at Ford Mountain, FRCC and OCC (Compass Group) - RATIFICATI...

Your Bargaining Committee has carefully considered your recent rejection of the settlement offer of the Fraser Valley collective agreement. We have contacted your employer, Compass Canada, and they will not improve the offer. A copy of the settlement offer is here. Over the past week, we have talked with as many of you as possible and scheduled a telephone or a Zoom call with the Bargaining Com...