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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

March 15, 2024

Alliance Facility Solutions, Inc. - Bargaining Committee Elected - BC General...

We are pleased to advise that Tyler Puhl and Aaron Creighton have been elected to the bargaining committee from Vancouver Island (BCGEU Region 1 Area 01 & 02). Congratulations to you both. We now have a full committee in place. Your Bargaining committee Mark Campbell (1704)Russell Johnson (1704)Ryan Keith (1705)Todd Gunderson (1706)Tyler Puhl (1702)Aaron Creighton (1702) Bargaining Survey r...

March 14, 2024

IDEXX Reference Laboratories LTD - Ratification Update - BC General Employees...

We are pleased to announce that your Employer ratified your new Collective Agreement on March 11th, 2024. We have been advised that the retroactivity from your wage increase and your signing bonus will be reflected on your March 29th, 2024, pay. Please reach out to our area office at [email protected] if there are any concerns or issues that arise. Thank you for your support and soli...

March 14, 2024

BC Housing Management Commission – Administrative/Clerical (Adm) and Maintena...

We were surprised to learn that many of you didn't receive this bulletin which we thought was sent to everyone on March 7, two days after the town hall. There was an error in pulling the email addresses and we're sorry that this is just getting to many of you now. The FAQ amendments noted below aren't complete yet but will be soon. The rest of the information remains accurate. We'll be sending ...

March 11, 2024

All BCGEU Component 17 Members at Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. (AFSI) - B...

We are updating you on the bargaining committee's nomination and election process. The Bargaining committee election results are in for Regions 2 & 3, Congratulations to Mark Campbell and Russell Johnson from Region 2 and Ryan Keith from Region 3, all three will join Todd Gunderson from Region 4 who was previously acclaimed. We now await the results of the Region 1 election on March 14th, a...

March 08, 2024

International Women’s Day 2024 Statement - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Friday, March 8th is International Women's Day, and this year's theme is Inspire Inclusion.Recognizing and celebrating the unique perspectives and contributions of women, two-spirit, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people plays a pivotal role in achieving true gender equality, demanding the dismantling of barriers, and the challenging of stereotypes. It's essential that we acknowled...

March 07, 2024

BC Housing Management Commission – Administrative/Clerical (Adm) and Maintena...

Wow! In a great show of solidarity, almost 400 of you joined the BCGEU town hall on Tuesday for a big negotiations update. Attendees posed great questions to your bargaining committees and brought a lot of passion to the event. Our union will be sending an updated bargaining FAQ soon to reflect what we discussed at the town hall. For those of you with unanswered questions from the town hall Q&a...

March 07, 2024

Servomation Inc. - Bargaining Committee Vote Extended - BC General Employees'...

Please note, the election period has been extended for the Servomation bargaining committee vote. The new end date for voting is March 31, 2024, at 4:00 p.m.If you did not receive a ballot to vote, please contact the BCGEU Negotiations Department at [email protected]. Please do this as soon as possible, and no later than March 26, to allow time to troubleshoot. If you know of a me...

March 07, 2024

Investor Engagement Yields Major Changes to Indigenous Rights at Canada’s Lar...

For immediate release: Investor Engagement Yields Major Changes to Indigenous Rights at Canada’s Largest BankRBC makes changes following shareholder proposals from BCGEU and UBCIC March, 2024 (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh) | Vancouver, B.C.) In response to two successive shareholder resolutions filed by the B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU)...

March 01, 2024

IDEXX Reference Laboratories LTD - Ratification Vote Results - BC General Emp...

The bargaining committee is delighted to announce that the tentative agreement has been officially ratified! We are pleased to confirm that members of the bargaining unit have voted in favor of the ratification. Thank you for participating in the vote and your solidarity during the bargaining process. Your support has been important for the bargaining committee's success. Special recognition is...

February 29, 2024

Election of Elements Casino Bargaining Committee – Security Collective Agreem...

With your collective agreement about to expire, nominations are now open for the positions on the Union's bargaining committee. Three (3) committee member positions are open (Chair, plus two bargaining committee members). No previous experience in negotiations is required to be a member of the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the Union in...

February 27, 2024

Servomation Inc. members - Changes to the Bargaining Committee Vote - BC Gene...

There has been a change to the ballot. As a result, we are moving the date of the bargaining committee election forward by two days. The new start date of the vote will be March 1 at 8:30 a.m. and the close will be March 11 at 4 p.m. There will be an election for two members from catering, two members from concession, and one member from kitchen. The stock department position remains acclaimed....

February 26, 2024

River Rock Casino - Food & Beverage & Theatre - Bargaining Update - Member Dr...

Thanks very much to those of you that were able to drop by our last union caucus meeting on February 17th. We appreciated hearing your comments and getting feedback.Your Bargaining Committee will be meeting in caucus one more time on Tuesday, Feb. 27th before meeting with the employer on March 5th.  Please feel free to drop by between 11:30 am. and 1:30 pm. in the Similkameen Room in the confer...

February 23, 2024

Idexx Reference Laboratories LTD - Collective Agreement Ratification Update &...

Your Bargaining Committee has scheduled information meetings for February 27, 2024 at 12:00 PM & 10:00 PM. These meetings will be in-person at IDEXX where we will provide an overview of the negotiations, highlight key improvements we've achieved and answer any questions you may have. View a copy of the Ratification Document Here.Your Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance of this a...

February 23, 2024

Servomation Inc. Bargaining Committee Election - BC General Employees' Union ...

Elections for the bargaining committee for this round of negotiations will commence on February 28, 2024, at 8:30 a.m., and will close on March 10 at 10 p.m. There will be an election for two members from catering, and two members from concession. No one put their name forward for kitchen. Jim Jardine has been acclaimed from the stock department.The catering candidates are listed below in rando...

February 22, 2024

Servomation (Sodexo Live!) - New Agreement on BCGEU Website - BC General Empl...

We are pleased to let you know that your 2021-2024 collective agreement is now available to view and download from the BCGEU website by using the following link: Servomation Collective Agreement If you prefer to have a printed copy of the agreement, please phone the area office at 604‑215‑1499 or speak to a union steward.  In Solidarity,  Larisa Mills,Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of bulleti...

February 21, 2024

All BCGEU Component 17 Members at Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. (AFSI) - B...

We are updating you on the bargaining committee's nomination and election process. There are elections required for Region 1,2, & 3. Due to Todd Gunderson being the only nomination in Region 4, he has been acclaimed to the position.  For the 5 remaining positions an election will be conducted electronically via Region, you will be sent voting credentials via the SimplyVoting platform on Fri...

February 21, 2024

Best Western Kings Motor Inn - Bargaining Committee and Questionnaire - BC Ge...

The bargaining committee nominations for Best Western Kings Motor Inn have now closed. We received two nominees for three available positions, so I am pleased to announce that both nominees have been acclaimed. Please join me in congratulating your bargaining committee members: Aruna Singh, Bargaining committee chair Ruby Toor, Bargaining committee member We welcome additional nominees for th...

February 16, 2024

Opening of District of Hudson’s Hope Steward Nominations - BC General Employ...

There is a need for additional Stewards, as such nominations for Local Steward are open for Local 1710 – District of Hudson's Hope. Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now opened and will close at Midnight onFriday, March 1, 2024.  Please email, fax or mail your nomination forms to: Email: [email protected]: 250-785-004810147 100 ...

February 16, 2024

Vancity Savings Credit Union - VANCITY BARGAINING UPDATE - BC General Employe...

Friends,We are making good progress on building proposals for when we sit down across from the Employer to negotiate your renewal collective agreement. A reminder that until the renewal agreement is ratified the current collective agreement remains in full force and effect including any step increases to which a member is entitled pursuant to Article 22, Salary Policy.Thank you to all of you wh...

February 15, 2024

Great Canadian Casinos Inc. (Elements Casino Victoria) Bargaining Committee C...

Two (2) members from Elements Casino Victoria have accepted their nominations to be bargaining committee chair. Because there is only one (1) space available, an election must be conducted. The two (2) candidates running for election for the position of Bargaining Committee Chair are as follows: Deanne Terpenning Misha McDiarmid  Six (6) members from Elements Casino Victoria have accepted th...

February 13, 2024

River Rock Casino - Food & Beverage & Theatre - Bargaining Update - Special D...

A special drop-in membership meeting has been scheduled as follows: Please drop by between 2:30p.m. and 4:30p.m. for a bargaining update. Your bargaining committee will be available to answer any questions you might have. We look forward to seeing you there. To help ensure you receive future bargaining updates, please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at http://www.bcgeu.ca/update....