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

March 29, 2019

Election of Non-Supervisory Representatives to the Grand Villa Labour Managem...

There will be an election to fill two vacancies for non-supervisory positions on the Labour Management Committee. These vacancies were created when Bargaining Committee members stepped down from their positions.There are a total of three non-supervisory positions.One of the non-supervisory representatives is Larissa Karpa, Slot Attendant.You will vote for two from the following list: Kevin Joh...

March 28, 2019

Vancity Savings Credit Union Stewards. - BCGEU

Below is a list of all of your BCGEU stewards. Stewards are available to answer questions about your collective agreement, and to join you in meetings with management that could lead to discipline. As a BCGEU member, you are able to choose any Vancity steward to assist you, even if they are at a different worksite. Name Branch / Worksite Name Branch / Worksite Ricky Lam #3 - Has...

March 27, 2019

Grand Villa -Labour Management Meeting News - BCGEU

The Labour Management Committee meeting was held on March 13, 2019. It was attended by Alex-Lee Young and Larissa Karpa from the Bargaining Committee along with Staff Representative Fateh Born. **An election for the two vacant non-Supervisory positions will be held soon. There are five candidates for two positions. There were no nominations for the Supervisory positions. The positions will be f...

March 22, 2019

Gateway Casinos (Thompson-Okanagan) BCGEU filed a policy grievance today

This morning, the BCGEU filed a policy grievance regarding the application of the Return to Work agreement recall provisions and April 2019 shift selection process. In the grievance, your union alleges that the Employer is incorrectly applying these processes as laid out in your collective agreement. Your employer has asserted that recall to any work assignment (regardless of the number of hour...

March 21, 2019

Basic Income submission - BCGEU

As you may be aware, in July 2018 the Province announced the creation of an expert committee to study the potential for using a basic income approach in its efforts to reduce poverty and prepare for the emerging economy. Organizations and individuals with an interest in basic income were invited to share their input with the committee, and the BCGEU developed a submission that brings the voice ...

March 20, 2019

Slots Department Representative to the Labour Management Committee - BCGEU

Congratulations to Geoff Kaye, your new representative to the Labour Management Committee for the Slots Department. The first meeting of the Labour Management Committee will be Tuesday, March 26th. The representatives for other departments are: Matthew Ruston – SecurityGordon Barkman –CulinaryBev Beggs – Guest ServicesMark Fletcher – TheatreKatherine Wiebe and Mark Chun – Table GamesCage – to b...

March 20, 2019

1703- Vancity Branch 9 Steward Elections Results - BCGEU

Elections closed for 1 (one) steward position on Thursday, March 7, 2019. We are pleased to announce that Brian McCloskey was elected as the new steward at Branch 9. Please join us in wishing Brian well in his new position. In Solidarity, Megan McKinneyStaff Representative Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

March 20, 2019

1710 - Your New Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on March 14, 2019 for the Vacant Member-at-Large position. The following is now your local 1710 Executive: Local 1710 Chairperson:               Kurt Langdon Local 1710 1st Vice Chair:             Charlene Jackson Local 1710 2nd Vice Chair:            Naomi Gallant Treasurer:                                      Michael Irwin Local 1710 Recording Secretary:   Selena Yates Loc...

March 19, 2019

Hard Rock Casino - New Shop Steward - BCGEU

  Casino: Edeliza MadriagaKam Wing CheongKatherine WiebeNicole ShawPak Keung (Mark) ChunMatthew Ruston Culinary:Parminder Bains (acclaimed) Theatre:Barry Salway (acclaimed) These eight people will act as your union representatives. Any steward can represent any member. You do not need to work in the same department.  We strongly encourage you to exercise your right to union representa...

March 18, 2019

The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote. "B.C.'s legal aid lawyers help some of our province's most vulnerable people get access to justice, and as they demand the funding they need to serve British Columbians, the BCGEU stands in support of their strike vote," says BCGEU president Stephanie S...

March 15, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Attack - BCGEU

Like all of you, I am angry and shocked and heartbroken at the news of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Some of you know that I grew up and started my career as an ECE and a labour activist in New Zealand. I still have family and friends there and I think of New Zealand as home. This attack feels very personal for me and I am writing to share my thoughts with all of you. First, I want to e...

March 14, 2019

PC Helpline -Bargaining update - BCGEU

Bargaining with your employer commenced on March 14, 2019, with a full discussion on the non-monetary proposals. The parties agreed on almost all of these already, which represents a positive move forward for our negotiations. We have started our discussions on the monetary proposals, and the parties will be meeting again in mid April to discuss further. This gap between meetings is due to sche...

March 14, 2019

BC Housing – Administration/Clerical Division Bargaining Survey – We need you...

It has come to our attention that some members have not received a copy of the bargaining survey to their personal email address. To help ensure you receive a copy of bargaining updates please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at http://www.bcgeu.ca/update. If we already have an email address on file for you and you wish to edit or update any of your existing contact information, yo...