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 21, 2017

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

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, May 24 and "Investigations" will be held on Thursday, May 25. These courses will be held at the BCGEU Lower Mainland office at #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver 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 ...

March 21, 2017

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

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, May 10 and "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Thursday, May 11. 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 re...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for all Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Victoria A...

"Ergonomics" will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. This course will be held at the Victoria BCGEU office, 2994 Douglas Street, Victoria from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Ergonomics course you will learn: Requirements of the ergonomics regulation How to identify ergonomic hazards, to assess the risk factors of tasks and to recommend appropriate solutions Strategies for implementing an effe...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Prince George Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, May 16, "Incident Investigations" on Wednesday, May 17, "Ergonomics" on Thursday, May 18, as well as "Prevention of Workplace Violence" on Thursday, May 18. These courses will be held at the Ramada Inn, 444 George St, Prince George. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of u...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for all Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Prince Geo...

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17, 2017. "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017. These courses will be held at the Ramada Prince George, 444 George Street, Prince George 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 proc...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Cranbrook/East...

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  This course will be held at the Days Inn Cranbrook, 600 Cranbrook St. North, Cranbrook 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 responsibilities of employers, worke...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Terrace/Northw...

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3. This courses will be held at the Best Western Terrace Inn, 4553 Greig Avenue, Terrace 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 responsibilities of employers, workers, superv...

March 20, 2017

Termination of Bargaining Committee Member at Hard Rock Casino

Just over a month ago, Hard Rock Casino management terminated Ardi Razmjou. Ardi, like you, is a member of the BC Government and Service Employees? Union. Even prior to Hard Rock employees voting for the union, Ardi was a passionate advocate for fairness in the workplace. It was a big reason why he was elected to the Union?s bargaining committee to represent the interest of Dealer Supervisors. ...

March 20, 2017

3 Day Steward Training

STEWARD TRAINING TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY April 25-26-27, 2017   This three (3) day “Steward Training” course (9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. each day) will be held at the:   LOCATION:       Peace River Area Office of the BCGEU                          10251 - 100th Street, Fort St. John DATE:               Three Days ~ April 25-26-27, 2017 TIME:                9:00 am – 5:00  pm   Provided ...

March 20, 2017

Area 11 Steward Training - April 25-27, 2017

STEWARD TRAINING TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY April 25-26-27, 2017 This three (3) day “Steward Training” course (9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. each day) will be held at the: LOCATION:    Diane L. Wood Union Centre                       Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU                       500 Quebec Street, Prince George DATE:            Three Days ~ April 25-26-27, 2017 TIME:             9:0...

March 17, 2017

Bargaining Resumes/Update for Hard Rock Casino

To:       All BCGEU Members at Hard Rock Casino Re:       Bargaining Resumes/Update   Your Bargaining Committee resumed collective agreement negotiations with your Employer on February 21st and 23rd. Talks were respectful, and your committee is pleased to report that significant progress was made on a number of non-monetary proposals. Of significant importance, comprehensive language on Occu...

March 16, 2017

Component 17 Delegates to Convention

At the 1703 General Meeting on February 27, there was a call for delegates and alternates to the BCGEU 50th Triennial Constitutional Convention being held June 14 to 17, 2017. At the meeting, only 21 of the 25 delegate to convention positions were filled and the 6 alternate positions remained unfilled. Local 1703 would like to fill the delegate and the alternate seats by offering 1703 members ...

March 16, 2017

Delegates to Convention

At the 1703 General Meeting on February 27, there was a call for delegates and alternates to the BCGEU 50th Triennial Constitutional Convention being held June 14 to 17, 2017. At the meeting, only 21 of the 25 delegate to convention positions were filled and the 6 alternate positions remained unfilled. Local 1703 would like to fill the delegate and the alternate seats by offering 1703 members ...

March 13, 2017

Tell Us What You Do!! - Job Description Workshop for Hard Rock Casino members

To:       All BCGEU Members at Hard Rock Casino Re:       Tell Us What You Do!! - Job Description Workshop   As a BCGEU member at Hard Rock Casino, you perform important work for both customers and the Employer. Despite this, some of you have said that  you are often asked to perform work that is unrelated to your position and that job your description is out of date. To best represent you a...

March 10, 2017

Save the Date – for File This! BCGEU administrative services conference

Are you a BCGEU member works in an office environment providing administrative services OR provides frontline service to the public in an administrative role? If the answer is YES, then save these dates: Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 3, 2017 for “File This!”, a BCGEU conference for members who work in administrative services. The conference will be held in Richmond, B.C. and feature g...

March 09, 2017

All BCGEU Members at Town of Gibsons - Tentative Deal Reached

Re:  Tentative Deal Reached The bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative deal has been reached with the Town of Gibsons. You are welcome to join the bargaining committee at a "drop-in" ratification meeting to ask questions and vote on March 14, 2017 at Council Chambers at the Town Hall from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. You can also vote by requesting a ballot and a declaration bal...

March 08, 2017

We stand in solidarity with the Jewish Community in Vancouver

The BCGEU expresses its condemnation of the bomb threat made to a Vancouver Jewish Community Centre last night. This kind of violence and anti-Semitism must not be tolerated. We stand in solidarity with the Jewish Community, and the families affected by this event. We are also heartened by expressions of support British Columbians are extending to the Jewish Community as we stand against hate ...

March 08, 2017

Vancity – Branch 34 Steward Nominations (2 position)

Nominations are now open for 2 steward positions at your worksite and will close on Friday, April  7, 2017 at 4:00  p.m. A steward is the face of the Union at your worksite, some roles of a steward include: Enforcing the collective agreement and protect your rights. Acting as a liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices. Signing up new members to the Union at the worksit...

March 07, 2017

Happy International Women?s Day - Will you #BeBoldForChange?

Today, we?re proud to celebrate International Women?s Day 2017 ? Be Bold for Change. International Women?s Day is a day to celebrate the valuable achievements women have made across the world and a time to reflect on the progress made to advance equality for women. Despite these successes, we recognize that there are still many barriers and challenges that remain in working towards gender parit...

March 07, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Lower Mainland...

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22, 2017. "Ergonomics" will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017. These courses will be held at the Burnaby Head Office? 4911 Canada Way, Burnaby 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 le...