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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

April 03, 2020

It’s time to support essential workers – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

It's time to support essential workers – COVID-19 updateFrom the moment Coronavirus was declared a public health crisis several weeks ago through the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic last month, thousands of you have raised concerns to your Stewards, Local Chairs and Component VPs about how your work and your workplaces have been impacted. Your union has been working hard with your ...

April 01, 2020

Child care for essential service designated workers – COVID-19: All members -...

Province helps essential service workers find child care In response to concerns expressed by the BCGEU since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased that the B.C. government has launched a process to provide child care to parents who are essential service workers. This process will match parents who are working on the front lines of B.C.'s COVID-19 response with child care in th...

March 31, 2020

Beware of fraudulent Emails related to Covid-19 - BCGEU

We are seeing a significant increase in the number of phishing and other fraudulent email scams being sent to BCGEU members, some trying to capitalize on people's fears related to COVID-19. Please review all incoming messages carefully, and if in any doubt about the authenticity of the message, do NOT click on any attachments or links contained within the message, delete the email. The overwhel...

March 30, 2020

City of Fort St. John bargaining committee elections - BCGEU

Bargaining committee nominations closed March 25 at 5:00 p.m. We have received more nominations than positions which will require an election. The following members were nominated; Bargaining Committee Chair – Kurt Langdon (Acclaimed) Congratulations! Bargaining Committee Members – 4 positions plus one alternate Charlene JacksonNaomi GallantBob CorbettSelena YatesAshley MurphyMichael IrwinYana ...

March 24, 2020

Election of Bargaining Committee and Member Survey for Compass Group Canada L...

BCGEU Bargaining Committee 2020 Congratulations to our six Bargaining Committee members, elected by acclamation:   Candy Ehrhardt - Fraser Regional Correctional Centre Lorne Andrew - Ford Mountain Correctional Centre Francois Dube - Surrey Pre-Trial  Bhupinder Thandi - Surrey School Board Mike Witteveen - Nanaimo Correctional Centre Marcie McLean - Okanagan Correctional Centre     Chair...

March 20, 2020

Bargaining in Abeyance for BC Housing - Administrative/Clerical Division - BCGEU

Further to our bulletin on March 16th, we were scheduled to meet with the employer this week. However, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, all meetings have been postponed at this time. Your Bargaining Committee is committed to getting back to the table as soon as conditions allow. In the meantime, please contact any member of your Bargaining Committee with ...

March 20, 2020

Bargaining Update for BC Housing - Maintenance/Service Division - BCGEU

In early April of 2019, your Bargaining Committee began meeting in Union caucus to make bargaining preparations. In those preparatory meetings of the Bargaining Committee, we: Reviewed your submitted bargaining survey results so that we could better understand your priorities and guide our work; Evaluated the entire existing collective agreement and identified sections to propose improvements...

March 19, 2020

COVID Update: C17 Casino Workers - Advocating for you during this crisis - BCGEU

From the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak through the declaration of COVID-19 pandemic your union has been working to protect your health, your safety and your rights while also following the science to stop the spread of the virus. We support the Provincial Health Officer's decision to close the province's casinos as a necessary measure to protect your physical health and stop the spread ...