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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

August 06, 2021

Lake City Casinos (Gateway Casinos) Re: Bargaining Begins - Proposals Exchang...

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 ...

August 04, 2021

Lake City Casinos Kamloops - Bargaining Committee Member Acclaimed - BCGEU

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...

August 04, 2021

Lake City Casinos Kelowna -Bargaining Committee Member Acclaimed - BCGEU

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 ...

July 30, 2021

Your input is needed: Working with COVID - BCGEU

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...

July 28, 2021

Town of Gibsons - Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

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...

July 23, 2021

River Rock Casino Resort - Bargaining Committee Election Results - BCGEU

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...

July 22, 2021

Atira - Critical Incident and Mental Health Supports - BCGEU

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...

July 20, 2021

Tips to avoid email fraud - BCGEU

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...

July 19, 2021

Lake City Casinos (Gateway Casinos) Re: Bargaining Update - BCGEU

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...

July 16, 2021

Lake City Casinos - Alternate Bargaining Committee Members required - BCGEU

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...

July 12, 2021

Lake City Penticton - Bargaining Committee member results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the following Penticton Lake City Casino member has been elected to your bargaining committee. 1707 - Penticton Candie Diffin Alternate Bargaining Committee Members are: Al Trek Dennis Wardle 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...