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

May 31, 2017

BCGEU congratulates BC Greens and BC NDP on historic agreement - BCGEU

VANCOUVER - We welcome yesterday’s historic agreement between the BC NDP caucus and BC Green caucus.   “Three weeks after B.C. went to the polls we now finally have a clearer idea of what the next government’s priorities are going to be going forward.” said Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President. “The Green and NDP Confidence and Supply Agreement sets the stage for four years of stable government tha...

May 29, 2017

Bargaining Resumes/Update for members at Hard Rock Casino - BCGEU

To:     All BCGEU Members at Hard Rock Casino Re:     Bargaining Resumes/Update   Your Bargaining Committee resumed negotiations with your Employer on May 24th.  Two days were spent in talks, and your committee is pleased to advise that progress has been made on a number of very important language proposals. Both sides engaged in frank discussions on everything from how seniority will work in y...

May 26, 2017

Michael Hudson on the Vancouver Affordability Crisis - BCGEU

On April 14, over 400 people packed the sold-out Rio Theatre to hear economist Michael Hudson talk about the Vancouver affordability crisis in an event organized by the BCGEU and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. His presentation and the following Q&A touched on the links between global financial systems and the real estate market. His talk explores the ways in which rising real ...

May 24, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Victoria Area - BCGEU

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, July 18 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Wednesday, July 19. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 2994 Douglas St, Victoria from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilitie...

May 24, 2017

Vancouver City Savings Credit Union workers join BCGEU - BCGEU

BURNABY – Workers at the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Hastings Branch (#3) have voted by majority to join the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU). The 19 financial services workers at this branch join 645 of their Vancity colleagues who benefit from access to fair wages and improved working conditions under their collective agreement. “Workers at the Vancity Hastings Branc...

May 24, 2017

Steward Nominations (Two positions) for Members at Vancity Branch 30 - BCGEU

To:     All BCGEU Members at Vancity Branch 30 Re:     Steward Nominations (Two positions)   Please be advised that nominations are opened for two stewards at your worksite. Should we receive more than two nominations, an election will occur. Nomination forms must be received at the Fraser Valley Area Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017. Completed nomination forms may be sent: via fax:...

May 19, 2017

Upcoming BCGEU and Vancity Joint Labour Management Dates for Vancity Stewards...

To:     All Vancity Stewards and mail contacts Re:     Upcoming BCGEU and Vancity Joint Labour Management Dates   The BCGEU and Vancity have updated dates for our Joint Labour-Management Committee. Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to: job training, health and safety; changes to Vancity's operations; and issues regarding the collective agreement. If you have an issue that yo...

May 16, 2017

Provincial Government Awards Contract for Asbestos Inventory - BCGEU

The B.C. Government has taken a step forward in its commitment to create an inventory of asbestos in government buildings built before 1990 by awarding the contract to Pinchin West. There are over 750 government buildings that must be inspected as part of this initiative and it is estimated the inventory will take about 18 months to complete. Until the inventory has been completed, there will b...

May 15, 2017

Post-election message from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

While we wait for the final results of recounts and absentee ballots, it’s become clear just how important your vote can be: one party is currently leading Courtenay-Comox by just 9 votes and another is leading in Richmond-Queensborough by only 263 votes. Regardless of the outcome, we will continue to work with government as we advocate for improved public services and supports across BC – inc...

May 11, 2017

Important Bargaining Updates for River Rock Casino members - BCGEU

To:     All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort Re:    Important Bargaining Updates/Monetary Package Presented to Employer   After the spectacular show of worker solidarity, when over 250 BCGEU members from River Rock Casino came to the bargaining site, on their own time, to deliver a petition demanding workplace respect to their employer, collective agreement negotiations resumed. Your b...

May 09, 2017

Table Games Bargaining Committee Member Elected at Hard Rock Casino - BCGEU

We would like to advise that Sean Tieu has been elected to the BCGEU Hard Rock bargaining committee.  Sean will represent his fellow co-workers from table games when collective agreement negotiations with your Employer resume. Congratulations Sean. Welcome to the Bargaining Committee. Special thanks also goes out to the other candidates who accepted nominations for this important position, and ...

May 08, 2017

Firefighters' Public House - Ratification Vote Results - BCGEU

The membership have voted in favour of accepting the tentative collective agreement. The bargaining committee thanks the membership for their support during this process.   In solidarity, Debbie Welch, Bargaining Committee Member Amanda Cobhma, Bargaining Committee Member Shirley Shiagetz, Staff Representative Sean Antrim, Staff Representative   Download PDF of notice here   Local 467/MoveUp

May 04, 2017

BC Employment Standards Coalition releases report: Why BC Employment Standard...

Today the BC Employment Standards Coalition released a powerful report called Workers’ Stories of Exploitation & Abuse: Why BC Employment Standards Need to Change. The report is based on a series of Workers’ Forums the coalition hosted over the past few months in the Lower Mainland and Victoria to give voice to BC workers who have been treated unfairly. The report brings the inadequacies of...

May 04, 2017

Day of Mourning honours lives lost on the job - BCGEU

About 25 people gathered at City Hall Friday afternoon to march in honour of those who lost their lives in the workplace. The annual Day of Mourning recognizes the need for safe work practices and those who died on the job. Kurt Langdon, an equipment operator with the city of Fort St. John and local chair for the BCGEU, said he was pleased to see the number of people that came out. Read more...