B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

September 24, 2019

Update on Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Colum...

This morning, the Cullen Commission announced its ruling on applications for Participant Standing. I'm very pleased to let you know that, out of 20 applicants, your union is one of 16 granted standing. This means that our members can continue to support the critical work of the Commission as it fulfills its mandate to look at the full scope of money laundering in B.C. While the BCGEU has suppor...

September 19, 2019

President’s message – Global Climate Strike - BCGEU

Like many of you I'm inspired by the passion and perseverance of Greta Thunberg and student activists across the world who have worked so hard and so fast to put the climate crisis at the forefront of the public agenda and hold politicians accountable for their lack of action to prevent or mitigate it.  I want you to know your union recognizes the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for ...

September 16, 2019

Members at River Rock Casino - Nominations for Tip Committee - BCGEU

Per MOA #2 of your Collective Agreement, we are calling for Tip Committee member nominations for the following departments: Table Games – four (4) members needed Slots – one (1) member needed Guest Services – one (1) member needed Cage – one (1) member needed Nominations will open on September 16, 2019 and close on September 23, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  Both nominators and their nominees must belon...

September 13, 2019

Members at Grand Villa - Stewards, Labour Management and Other News - BCGEU

Welcome New Stewards We would like to welcome Terry Wang (Table Games), Madalina Nedelcu (Cage) and Millier Wang as new stewards. Gathaiya Njoora will be serving as a steward for the Food and Beverage workers only. We thank you for stepping up to make the Union strong at Grand Villa. Being a steward offers many opportunities for training and professional development. It can make your work much ...

September 13, 2019

Members at Servomation - Tentative Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

This is to advise you that the members at Servomation Inc. have ratified the tentative agreement.  The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the Stewards at Servomation Inc.  I would like to acknowledge the very valuable input, contributions, and a...

September 13, 2019

Vancity Savings Credit Union - Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

  Samantha Hollander (CMS) has been elected as your Bargaining Committee Chair.   The Bargaining Committee is:· Samantha Hollander (CMS), Bargaining Chair· Angela Kulis (CMS)· Jennifer Hilland (MCS/VISA)· Melissa Maan (MCS/VISA)· Jasdeep (Jas) Sangha (CAPS) The Bargaining Committee will be developing proposals and seeking your input over the coming weeks. We will keep you updated with bulletins...

September 11, 2019

BGIS Workplace Solutions Inc. - Two year collective agreement ratifies - BCGEU

On behalf of your bargaining committee, we are pleased to announce the BCGEU membership at BGIS voted 96% in favour of accepting the terms and conditions of the tentative agreement. This collective agreement duration is 2 years expiring on March 31, 2021. We will now start finalizing the collective agreement for distribution to the membership. Thank you for your patience and support. Reminder: ...

September 09, 2019

Members of Vancity Savings Credit Union - Bargaining Committee Election Resul...

Balloting closed on August 29 and the ballots were counted Friday, September 6.  Your 2019 Vancity Bargaining Committee is:  Angela Kulis (CMS) Samantha Hollander (CMS) Jennifer Hilland (MCS/VISA) Melissa Maan (MCS/VISA) Jasdeep (Jas) Sangha (CAPS) Congratulations to all those who allowed their names to stand for nomination to represent your interests in our negotiations for a renewal collect...

September 09, 2019

Members at BC Housing in Prince George - Visit from your BCGEU Bargaining Com...

Your Bargaining Committee will be traveling to Prince George on Wednesday to meet with members. Come join us for a coffee, donuts and ice cream on Thursday, in front of the BCGEU office just five minute walk from the BC Housing Office: When: Thursday, September 12th, 2019  Where: 500 Quebec St. Prince George  When: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Your Bargaining Committee will be available to discuss recen...

September 09, 2019

Local 1703 Members at River Rock Casino Re: Tip Committee - Call for Nominati...

The nomination period for Tip Committee members for Casino Operations will be from September 16 to 23, 2019. Nominations are by department, meaning that you can only nominate a member of your own department to be a Tip Committee member (i.e. table games for table games, guest services for guest services).  The following departments will be accepting nominations: • Table Games – four (4) members...

September 06, 2019

Servomation Inc - Ratification Voting BCGEU - BCGEU

REVISED MEETING TIME MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 The Union Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement has been reached with Servomation Inc. There will be two days wherein you will be able to vote on the tentative agreement. Features of the new collective agreement include: three year agreement - wage increases of 1.5%, 3% and 4% vacatio...

September 05, 2019

Starlight Casino - Election for Vacant Bargaining Committee Positions - BCGEU

The election for the vacant F&B, Table Games and Alternate Bargaining Committee positions will be held electronically. Ballots with instructions will be sent to you by email on September 17, 2019. Voting will remain open until 5:00 pm on October 1, 2019. If you have not provided the BCGEU your email address, or if your email address needs to be updated, please contact area03elections@bcgeu....

September 04, 2019

Tip Committees and Other News - Hard Rock Casino - BCGEU

Culinary Tip Committee Nominations are now open for the Culinary Tip Committee for the year 2019-2020. There are two positions to be filled. Nomination forms can be found on the union board. Completed nomination forms must be submitted by Friday, September 20th.Casino Tip Committee Please be advised the result of the Tip Committee election for the year 2019 – 2020 as follows:TABLE GAMES: Charit...

August 30, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers to kick off Labour Day weekend strike - BCGEU

WHAT: BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) inland ferry workers employed by Western Pacific Marine will kick off a three-day strike on Saturday August 31st. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages, benefits and training that have created a staffing crisis for the f...

August 30, 2019

Vancity Members at Newton Branch 27 - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Please be advised that Steward Nominations are open at Vancity – Newton Branch 27. Please find the nomination form attached. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5 p.m. on September 30, 2019. New stewards are trained by the union. In solidarity Richard TonesStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice hereDownload PDF of nomination form here UWU/MoveUP