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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

May 03, 2021

Occupational Health and Safety Representatives for Atira Property Management ...

Hello Everyone,Your Employer and the Union are looking for members to step up and become Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives. Once appointed by the Union, you will receive 8 hours of training. We are hoping to find one representative for each Atira location/worksite. We have not been able to have meetings for a few months now due to various challenges and, without representativ...

May 03, 2021

Remembering Component 1 member Bikramdeep Randhawa

On behalf of 80,000+ members across the province, the BCGEU offers our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Local 104 member Bikramdeep Randhawa as they grieve his sudden and senseless death on Saturday, May 1st. While the loss of any member under any circumstance is a tragedy, Bikramdeep's youth and the violent, and public nature of his death make this loss harder to b...

April 30, 2021

How the BC Budget affects you – BCGEU analysis

BC Budget Analysis 2021/22Moving in the right direction, but at the wrong speed. On April 20, the BC NDP delivered its first budget and fiscal plan since winning a new majority mandate in the October 2020 general election. More importantly, this was the government's first official budget since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. Budget 2021 includes significant funds for em...

April 22, 2021

The Provincial Spring 2021 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial This issue has convention candidate statements, updates on the Fight for Essential Pay for BC Liquor Distribution Branch workers, COVID and Women a call for a just recovery, and a big win for the members in the Community Living Sector. UWU/MoveUP

April 22, 2021

Chartwell’s pandemic profiteering off seniors’ care demonstrates need to move...

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is appalled to learn that Chartwell Retirement Residences, where the union represents 125 members at two of its long-term care facilities in B.C., provided executive bonuses for "100% customer satisfaction during the pandemic" while at the same time rejecting a proposal to provide frontline workers a living wage despite their tireless e...

April 20, 2021

BCGEU applauds investments in sectors like childcare and seniors care; urges ...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding Budget 2021's support for the critical public services needed to get B.C. through the pandemic. But the union representing tens of thousands of members direct government and throughout the province's broader public sector is highlighting that more needs to be done to support workers as we move towards recovery. "Our members' top priority for Budget 2021 ...

April 16, 2021

Happening soon – Local meetings to elect convention delegates - BCGEU

Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates. The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021. These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...

April 15, 2021

Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. - Nominations for steward - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for one Steward with Local 1704 at Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. New stewards will be trained by the Union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the Steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is April 22, 2021 by 5:00 pm The attached nomination form must be used. Nominations must be emailed to [email protected], no late...

April 13, 2021

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister’...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2021B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister's offices  BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After more than a year of serving the public safely and peacefully at publicly-owned liquor and cannabis stores and warehouses without financial acknowledgement of their pandemic working conditions, B.C. Government and Service Employees'...

April 12, 2021

Local 1710 Chair Election Results - BCGEU

Voting closed April 10, 2021 for election of Local 1710 Chair.Please join us in congratulating and welcoming your new Local 1710 Chair! Naomi Gallant Voting results are as follows: Naomi Gallant                  31 Jocelyn Vandenheuvel     28 Suzanne Langdon           20 VOTER SUMMARYTotal        79 Abstain     0 The Union would like to thank everyone for their participation and interest in the...

April 09, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Elements Casino Victoria (Security) - Bargaining Update ...

We returned to the bargaining table for two days this week. Talks are progressing at a slower pace as the remaining issues are more complex. Additional dates will be scheduled, and talks will continue. Over the coming weeks, someone from the bargaining committee will reach out to update you on progress and to seek additional feedback; if you miss this opportunity, please reach out to one of the...