B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

September 04, 2019

Tip Committees and Other News - Hard Rock Casino - BCGEU

Culinary Tip Committee Nominations are now open for the Culinary Tip Committee for the year 2019-2020. There are two positions to be filled. Nomination forms can be found on the union board. Completed nomination forms must be submitted by Friday, September 20th.Casino Tip Committee Please be advised the result of the Tip Committee election for the year 2019 – 2020 as follows:TABLE GAMES: Charit...

August 30, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers to kick off Labour Day weekend strike - BCGEU

WHAT: BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) inland ferry workers employed by Western Pacific Marine will kick off a three-day strike on Saturday August 31st. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages, benefits and training that have created a staffing crisis for the f...

August 30, 2019

Vancity Members at Newton Branch 27 - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Please be advised that Steward Nominations are open at Vancity – Newton Branch 27. Please find the nomination form attached. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5 p.m. on September 30, 2019. New stewards are trained by the union. In solidarity Richard TonesStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice hereDownload PDF of nomination form here UWU/MoveUP

August 30, 2019

Paid leave for people who experience domestic violence – B.C. should become a...

Earlier this month, the BCGEU wrote to Minister of Labour Harry Bains calling on the B.C. government to amend the Employment Standards Act in order to support those who experience domestic violence. Today we are pleased to learn that government has launched consultations on the matter, and we reiterate our call for B.C. to adopt New Zealand's standard which allows all workers affected 10 days o...

August 29, 2019

Servomation Inc - Ratification Voting - BCGEU

The Union Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement has been reached with Servomation Inc. There will be two days wherein you will be able to vote on the tentative agreement. Features of the new collective agreement include: three year agreement - wage increases of 1.5%, 3% and 4% vacation improvements at 15 and 20 years increase from...

August 29, 2019

A message for Labour Day from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

Like thousands of labour activists, I’ll spend the first Monday in September surrounded by my family—my labour family. It’s a family I’ve been a part of since I first joined a union as a childcare worker more than 30 years ago. It’s a family I cherish.Labour Day 2019 is special for me and every member of the BCGEU because this is our centennial year. The Provincial Civil Service Association o...

August 29, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers serve 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

On Wednesday, the 80 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Western Pacific Marine issued a 72-hour strike notice, making it all but certain that the Kootenay Lake ferry will be shut down to routine travel over the Labour Day long weekend. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that the ferry worke...

August 28, 2019

Starlight Casino - F&B Tip Working Group/Vacant Bargaining Committee Position...

Congratulations to the following members who were acclaimed to their positions on the F&B Tip Working Group. Back of House: Jasbir Aujla Front of House: Pankish Goswami Lounge: Katherine Bec-Wilson Bussers/Porters Harjit Sidhu The following members were nominated for the F&B, Table Games and Alternate positions on the Bargaining Committee, and an election will be held. F&B Adam Olso...

August 28, 2019

Visit from your BCGEU Bargaining Committee - BC Housing in Victoria - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee will be traveling to Victoria on Thursday to meet with members. Come join us for a coffee, donuts and ice cream on Friday, in front of the BCHM office:When: Friday, August 30, 2019 Where: 3440 Douglas Street, VictoriaTime: 12:00- 1:30pmYour Bargaining Committee will be available to discuss recent events in bargaining. Don't miss your chance to ask questions and provide...

August 27, 2019

BCGEU calls on BC government to scrap detrimental pension rules

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the BC government to scrap outdated rules that compromise private sector defined benefit pension plans by inaccurately measuring their value and creating unnecessary volatility. The union's call to action on this issue follows the release of "A Review of the Solvency Funding Framework under the Pension Benefits Standards Act: ...

August 26, 2019

Self-Checkouts in our Libraries - BCGEU

  More and more nowadays, we encounter machines where once we would have encountered a person. Have you ever stopped and wondered how often you interact with a machine in your daily life? We're talking about self-checkouts and self-check ins. They are in many large retailers and grocery stores, at the airport, fast food chains, and even one of our most community orientated spaces: libraries.On...

August 23, 2019

BC Housing in Penticton - Visit from your BCGEU Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee will be traveling to Penticton on Monday to meet with members. Come join us for a coffee, donuts and ice cream on Tuesday, in front of the BCHM office: Your Bargaining Committee will be available to discuss recent events in bargaining. Don't miss your chance to ask questions and provide your opinion, plus the ice-cream and other snacks are pretty good. Additionally, th...

August 15, 2019

Atira Property Management Inc. - Your Bargaining Committee Members - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected as your Bargaining Committee:   · Steve Bouchard· Stella Gladue· Robert Surette Your Committee will be convening shortly to develop proposals prior to meeting with the Employer. We will continue to communicate with you as developments arise. Please feel free to direct any comments or questions to any member of the Bargainin...

August 15, 2019

2019 PAC Survey - BCGEU

The federal election is fast approaching and union members will be voting based on key issues. We are asking you to fill out the below survey to identify what is most important to members.  The results will be shared mid September and resources relevant to these issues will be provided to members.  To ensure only one submission per person, please enter your name and email. UWU/MoveUP

August 13, 2019

BCGEU Centennial BBQ Celebration - BCGEU

Cariboo Area 06 MembersSunday, September 1, 201911:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.BCGEU Centennial BBQ CelebrationBoitanio Park, Williams Lake     Come celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU with a Centennial BBQ in the Park!Bring the family; we will have a bouncy castle, face painting and bungee run. Download Centennial BBQ Sept 1 invite.pdf UWU/MoveUP

August 13, 2019

Vancity Stewards - BCGEU

Below is a list of all of your BCGEU stewards. Stewards are available to answer questions about your collective agreement, and to join you in meetings with management that could lead to discipline. As a BCGEU member, you are able to choose any Vancity steward to assist you, even if they are at a different worksite.     Name Branch / Worksite Name Branch / Worksite Karim (Ely) Haou...

August 13, 2019

North Peace Cultural Centre - Bargaining committee - BCGEU

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Chair closed on Friday, August 9th at 5pm. Please join me in welcoming the following members as your new Bargaining Committee! Michael LeighAshley Henderson   Thank you. Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

August 09, 2019

District Of Hudson's Hope - Bargaining committee elections - BCGEU

The re-opened elections for your Bargaining Committee closed on August 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chair:                       Cindy Edgar Bargaining Committee Member:                  John Vandenberg Bargaining Committee Member Alternate:  Kim Trask Bargaining Committee Member Alternate:  Meghan Cryderman Please join us ...