Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan. Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan.
BCGEU OFFICE RE-OPENING PLANS:
Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan.
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Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan. The updated Safety Plan will be posted here once it is available.
CASTLEGAR OFFICE RE-OPENING (Aug 16):
The safety issue impacting the Castlegar Area Office has been resolved and the office will re-open Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
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.
We are pleased to advise that on August 4th and 5th your bargaining committee met with the employer in Kamloops for two days of Collective Agreement renewal negotiations. Both parties tabled their non-monetary proposals and discussed them. We will continue the negotiations in Kamloops next week for an additional two days. We have a full bargaining committee with representation from each casino ...
A bulletin was sent seeking alternate nominations and the results for Alternate Bargaining Committee Member for Lake City Casinos Kamloops is:1707 - Kamloops:
Eddie LaLonde – Alternate Bargaining Committee Member
In solidarity,Mike Schmidt, Bargaining Committee MemberCandie Diffin, Bargaining Committee MemberErwin Ruf, Bargaining Committee MemberEric Materi, Bargaining Committee MemberGary B...
Please note that Michael Kay has stepped down from being your Bargaining Committee Member for Lake City Casinos Kelowna. A bulletin was sent seeking alternate nominations and the results for Bargaining Committee Member for Lake City Casinos Kelowna is:1707 - Kelowna:
Eric Materi – Bargaining Committee Member
Eric has been involved with the Bargaining process including the most recent caucus ...
Our union, in partnership with a research team from University College Dublin, wants to know more about the safety measures used in your workplace to protect against COVID-19 and future infectious diseases.
Research shows that some workplaces are common settings for infectious disease outbreaks due to transmission between employees, their households, and communities. Because employees have a l...
The BCGEU Town of Gibson's Bargaining Committee nominations have closed and I am pleased to introduce you to your Bargaining Committee:
Anna Agnew – Public WorksJohn Hardt - Administration Rick Raymond - Parks
The committee will be convening meeting in the next few weeks and we will report back to you with next steps which will include bargaining surveys, membership meetings and one-on-one me...
We are pleased to announce the following members have been acclaimed to your bargaining committee.
Bargaining Committee Members
Hayman Sung - Guest Services RepresentativeCherry Huang - Table Games Dealer-SupervisorHua Hsun (Watson) Tseng - Shop Steward/Cook
Congratulations to the successful candidates and thanks to all the nominees for letting their names stand for election in this important p...
Hello BCGEU Members, The union has been made aware of the police incident that occurred at Atira's London Hotel, July 20. We are currently working with your elected leaders, OHS reps and stewards to ensure a proper investigation, risk assessment and follow up happens from Atira. While that process is ongoing, our immediate concern is the health, safety and wellbeing of any members who have been...
In the past couple of years, the BCGEU has seen an increase in the number of fraudulent, or phishing, emails being sent to BCGEU members.Often, these emails look like they come from someone at the BCGEU. In other circumstances, the scammers have taken information off the BCGEU website and have attempted to impersonate component or local executive members.In many of these cases, the scammers are...
We are pleased to announce we met with the employer to discuss a protocol on July 18 and hope it will be finalized later this week. A protocol sets out the rules of bargaining and is typically done before any exchange of proposals.
Your Bargaining committee will continue meeting frequently amongst ourselves to prepare for an exchange of proposals on August 4-5. We are currently reviewing and c...
We are seeking nominations for Alternate Bargaining Committee members at the Vernon, Kelowna and Kamloops worksite locations. If you are interested in helping and would like to participate in this process, please email [email protected] to forward your name as an Alternate. Please identify your interest as soon as possible and no later than July 30th. There is a full Bargaining co...
We are pleased to announce the following Penticton Lake City Casino member has been elected to your bargaining committee.
1707 - Penticton
Alternate Bargaining Committee Members are:
Now that a full committee is in place, the Bargaining Committee will meet to develop bargaining proposals. In solidarity, Gary Bennett,Senior Staff Representative - Negotiati...