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

November 18, 2016

Bargaining Set To Resume for River Rock Casino Resort

To:      All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort Re:      Bargaining Set To Resume   Your Bargaining Committee is set to head back to the negotiation table with the Employer on November 24th. Multiple dates have been scheduled up until December 2nd. We remain committed to updating you on our progress. The committee would also like to take this opportunity to thank all River Rock member...

November 14, 2016

Union, B.C. private liquor stores push for pot to be sold in their stores

Recreational pot could be coming to a public or private liquor store near you. Read more...

November 14, 2016

District of Hudson's Hope Bargaining Update

To:    All BCGEU members, Local 1710, District of Hudson's Hope Re:    Bargaining Update   Sisters and Brothers:   We are pleased to report that after three productive and respectful days of negotiation with your Employer last 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 ratificati...

November 11, 2016

Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten - Remembrance Day 2016

Today we honor and reflect on the sacrifice that those in our armed forces have made to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy.  We also must not forget the sacrifices made by men and women in our armed forces in protecting other countries.  Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Since then Canada has been involved in many conflicts and peacekeepi...

November 10, 2016

A victory for students, teachers and public education in B.C.

On behalf of the 70,000 workers of the BCGEU, and as a parent myself, I want to congratulate the BC Teachers' Federation on their courage and determination in standing up for the children of this province. The BCTF was right to push back on the provincial government's attempts to decide by themselves what a classroom looks like. It's great news that the BCTF finally won the right to include cla...

November 09, 2016

The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists - Op-Ed The Pr...

By Stephanie Smith & Damian Kettlewell Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming. With that in mind, the most socially responsible way to sell it in B.C. is through our existing public and private liquor stores. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took office in October 2015, they did so with a host of mandates from Canadians. Former prime minister...

November 08, 2016

Honouring Aboriginal Veterans

On November 8 we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist at a higher proportion than any other group in Canada.    For many, enlisting presented many challenges such as learning English, leaving the...

November 04, 2016

Vancity - Pay Rates for Casual Employees

The union became aware that 'Letter of Intent #2' was not being applied to casual employees while working at a unionized worksite at Vancity. This meant that casual employees were not having their hourly rate adjusted to cover the deduction of union dues. This resulted in the union submitting a grievance on behalf of all members at Vancity. We have reached a prejudicial settlement with the em...

November 02, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort - Tell Us What You Do!! / Job Description Workshop

BCGEU members at River Rock perform important work for both customers and the Employer. Unfortunately, many have expressed frustration that they are often asked to perform work that is unrelated to their position, and that their job descriptions are out of date To best represent members at the bargaining table, your committee needs some up-to-date information that we can take back to the Emplo...

November 01, 2016

Local 1702 1-Day Enhanced Steward Training

To:     All BCGEU Local 1702 Stewards Re:     1-Day ENHANCED STEWARD TRAINING   Bring your Questions!  Build Your Skills!  Have Fun! Don’t you deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU Steward. Did you know that you have an entire group of people with Union experience and expertise who want to help/mentor you in your steward role? How w...