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

July 22, 2016

Members at Hard Rock Casino Notice of Election of Bargaining Committee Chairp...

Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed on July 18 and we have received the following nominations for the position of Bargaining Committee Chairperson: Ardeshir Razmjou              Jen Stebbing Mike Dove                         Darko Petrovski Katherine Wiebe                Peter Krikke Laura Dimal                      Brian Middleton Lorea Pleshka Election Details Balloting is sche...

July 22, 2016

1710 Lake View Credit Union Ratification Vote Meeting

Sisters and Brothers: We are pleased to report that after two productive and respectful days of negotiation with your Employer this week, we were able to reach a tentative agreement.  The Bargaining Committee is pleased with the results and are recommending acceptance of the terms.  The ratification meeting will be held at: George Dawson Inn Tuesday July 26, 2016 – 5:15 p.m.                  ...

July 22, 2016

Sun Life Investigation/Employer Discipline

Recently the Union was made aware that a large number of our River Rock membership have been called into meetings with River Rock security. Hearing of these meetings, the Union immediately contacted the Employer's lawyer expressing our concern. We are pleased to let you know that the investigations are about to end, and that no one is likely to be disciplined. Though this is good news, the Uni...

July 20, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort - Election of Bargaining Committee Members

Elections are now complete for the final two positions on the Bargaining Committee.  Elected by acclamation: Culinary and Shippers/Receivers – Hua Hsun (Watson) Tseng Security and Security Supervisors – Eric Escobar As we reported earlier, we have been unable to schedule bargaining over the summer months due to pre-scheduled annual vacations. Negotiations with your employer will re-com...

July 20, 2016

Members at Compass Food Services (Cavell Gardens) - Nominations for 2 Bargai...

Nominations are now open for the positions of 2 Bargaining Committee Members for the upcoming bargaining at Cavell Gardens. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be the on the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the union in order to run or vote in an election. As a Bargaining Committee Member you will be expected to: •    L...

July 20, 2016

BCGEU member James Swank 'soars' into retirement

Component 17 proudly recognizes local 1703 member James Swank and his nearly 33 years working at BC Place. Swank retired on March 31, 2016 from a variety of positions. While hired in 1983 as part of BC Place’s maintenance crew, Swank served in many roles over the years. He handled telecommunications services, video and audio services with the public address system, maintenance and repairs on t...

July 14, 2016

St Eugene Mission bargaining committee nominations

Nominations are now open for 3 positions on the Bargaining Committee plus 1 alternate. The committee would preferably consist of at least 1 representative from the casino and 1 representative from housekeeping to ensure representation in all departments. If you wish to run for the above-noted position, please complete the attached nomination form and return to the East Kootenay Cranbrook Area ...

July 13, 2016

BC Milk Marketing Board Steward nominations – One position

Please be advised that there is a vacancy for one steward to represent members at BC Milk Marketing Board. Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2016. New stewards are trained by the union. If more than one member is interested in becoming a steward, the union will conduct an election. If ...

July 13, 2016

BC Milk Marketing Board tentative agreement ratifies

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the BC Milk Marketing Board tentative collective agreement has been ratified by the membership. Your bargaining committee thanks all of you for your support and assistance throughout the bargaining process including ratification. In solidarity On behalf of the bargaining committee Sarah Georgetti Staff Representative Download PDF of no...

July 11, 2016

BC Pavilion Corporation (BC Place) tentative agreement ratified

The tentative agreement between the BCGEU and BC Pavilion Corporation (BC Place) was ratified by a margin of 66% with a record number of votes cast. Your bargaining committee thanks all those who took the time to come out and have your say on the tentative settlement. Work has already begun on the draft collective agreement and we expect to have a proofing copy to the employer in the next week...

July 08, 2016

Region 4 Women's Conference

                                                                Register now for the BCGEU Region 4 Women’s Conference, September 23-24, 2016 in Prince George. The Conference is open to all BCGEU women in Areas 06, 10, 11 & 12. The Conference commences on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Hotel, 444 George St., Prince George with a panel session which will include a dynamic group of...

July 06, 2016

BC Pavilion Corporation ratification balloting location

Your bargaining committee will be setting-up voting on the following dates and time: Date:  July 7, 2016 Time:  3:30 pm – 1 hour after end of game Location:  447   Date:  July 8, 2016 Time:  11:00 am – 3:00 pm Location:  To be announced on Thursday   Date:  July 9, 2016 Time:  4:00 pm – 1 hour after end of game Location:  447   Please drop by before your shift, after the game or du...

July 05, 2016

The BCGEU stands with Canada Post workers

Canada Post’s announcement that they will lock out Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members as soon as Friday is an attack on collective bargaining, its workers and its customers. Canada Post is refusing to do the work of collective bargaining with CUPW by demanding massive rollbacks on the union’s hard fought gains. Those rollbacks include moving all new hires from a defined benefit...