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 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...

March 06, 2017

OHS Course - Vancouver Area - Prevention of Workplace Violence - Wednesday, A...

To all Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Vancouver Area "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Wednesday, April 19. This course will be held at the BCGEU office at #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Prevention of Workplace Violence you will learn: The legislative requirements for a violence prevention program The definition of workplace viole...

March 03, 2017

All BCGEU members, City of Fort St. John - Bargaining Committee Elections

To:    All BCGEU members, City of Fort St. John Re:    Bargaining Committee Elections Nominations for your Bargaining Committee are now closed. Congratulations to Kurt Langdon, elected Bargaining Committee Chair by acclamation. Voting to elect four (4) Bargaining Committee members will take place March 6 – April 4, 2017. Ballots will be distributed to worksites, with voting conducted by Stew...

March 01, 2017

BCGEU partner APSIES in El Salvador - women's empowerment

Supported through CoDevelopment Canada, APSIES is a grassroots organization that works in five rural municipalities in southeastern El Salvador to mobilize citizens to protect and enhance publicly-funded healthcare and other social services. APSIES takes a comprehensive approach to health as a human right, with a special emphasis on women?s empowerment primarily through education and capacity-b...

February 27, 2017

Bargaining Update #3 - All Cariboo Regional District BCGEU Members

To:   All Cariboo Regional District BCGEU Members Re:   Bargaining Update #3 Your bargaining committee met with the Employer on February 14 & 15, 2017 to continue the bargaining process. The committee has been diligent in relaying the priorities of the membership at the bargaining table, and have been successful with addressing many of such. There are still several noteworthy items for d...

February 25, 2017

Remembering Millie Canessa: July 20, 1927 - February 19, 2017

Mildred ?Millie? Irene Canessa July 20, 1927 - February 19, 2017 Long-time trade unionist and social activist Millie Canessa passed away Sunday morning. An ardent defender of human rights and social justice causes including gender equality and workers' rights, Millie dedicated most of her life to bettering her community. Millie joined the Government Employees' Association in 1967, prior to t...

February 24, 2017

“Balanced” Budget 2017 tips the scales pre-election

BC Budget 2017 This week, the BC Liberals delivered a pre-election budget with uncharacteristic commitments to new spending. In his budget speech, Finance Minister Mike de Jong boasted about the province’s ability to make service and program investments after so many years of discipline and sacrifice by British Columbians. Indeed—albeit on the heels of intense public and media pressure—there ...

February 23, 2017

Local 1706 - Enhanced Steward Training - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

To:    Stewards and Executive Members in Local 1706 Re:    Enhanced Steward Training MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Enhanced Steward Training Date:         Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Time:         9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location:   Cariboo Area Office of the BCGEU                   107A 1st Avenue North                   Williams Lake V2G 1Y7        Lunch will be provided.  To ensure enough food is order...

February 23, 2017

Bargaining Update - Town of Gibsons

To:     All BCGEU Members at Town of Gibsons Re:     Bargaining Update The parties will be convening for two more days of bargaining on March 7 and 8, 2017. We are hopeful that we will be close to reaching a tentative deal at the conclusion of these two days of bargaining. The Bargaining Committee wants to acknowledge the support of the bargaining unit through the bargaining process.   In s...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Fraser Valley ...

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26, 2017 and "Mitigating Workplace Violence" will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017. These courses will be held at the Fraser Valley BCGEU office, 8555 ? 198A Avenue, Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsa...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Castlegar Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, April 19 and Thursday, April 20, 2017. This course will be held at the Prestige Lakeside Resort, 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC 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,...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Vancouver Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12, 2017. This course will be held at the Lower Mainland BCGEU office, #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 and responsibilities of emplo...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Castlegar Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 2316 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar 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 legislatio...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Fraser Valley Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 and "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 8555 – 198A Street, Langley 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 legislati...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Terrace Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 102-4710 Lazelle 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 ...

February 23, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Cranbrook Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 46 – 7th Avenue South, 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 ...

February 21, 2017

BC Budget 2017 Response

BCGEU president gives a first-look response to the BC 2017 budget, from the budget lockup at the Victoria Convention Centre.

February 21, 2017

Budget 2017 does little to address public service deficit

The B.C. government’s election year budget sees modest increases in select public services, but does little to address the serious public service deficit stemming from more than a decade of budget cuts, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union. Additional funding is targeted to politically sensitive areas that have seen serious service cuts since 2001, including the Ministry of Ch...

February 21, 2017

BCGEU and Vancity Joint Labour-Management Committees Established

The BCGEU and Vancity have formalized the newly bargained Joint Labour-Management Committee structure. These meetings are an opportunities for members to bring forward issues and concerns on an even playing field with management. A shop steward will be attending each meeting to represent branch members. Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to, job training, health and safety, chan...

February 21, 2017

Emergency meeting called to develop spending recommendations for $65 million ...

Emergency meeting called to develop spending recommendations for $65 million in federal funding for opioid crisis VANCOUVER – The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has called an emergency meeting to discuss the federal government’s February 17 announcement of $65 million dollars to address the opioid crisis and the lack of a strategy attached to this funding. B.C. is at the...

February 20, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Burnaby Area

"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...

February 20, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Ft. St. John Area

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15, 2017. "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017. These courses will be held at the Northern Grand Hotel, 9830 – 100 Ave, Fort. St. John from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of ...

February 20, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Kamloops Area

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8, 2017. "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017. These courses will be held at the BCGEU area office, 158 Oriole Road, Kamloops 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 procedur...

February 20, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Victoria Area

"Ergonomics" will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017. These courses will be held at the Learning Centre, 716 Courtney 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 ...