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

March 14, 2019

BCGEU celebrates announcement to bring home support workers under government ...

The Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities have announced they will bring home support services in-house. The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under government employment for over two decades and enthusiastically welcomes a change that will provide greater security to workers, and b...

March 08, 2019

BCGEU celebrates International Women’s Day with solidarity and action - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized every year on March 8. It's an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and the extraordinary role women play in their families, workplaces, and communities across the globe. It's also an opportunity to acknowledge how much work remains to be done to achieve true gender equality and ensure all women everywhere are empowered to reach their ...

March 04, 2019

Best Western and the Crest Hotel HIR Bargaining Questionnaire – Input Needed!...

The Bargaining Committee will soon be preparing to negotiate renewal of the Collective Agreement with the Employer and is asking for members' input. The bargaining questionnaire provides members the opportunity to identify any issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the Collective Agreement that they would like brought forward for consideration in negotiations. Members' input will ...

March 01, 2019

2019 National Union scholarships - BCGEU

Click here for information about the BCGEU scholarship program. The BCGEU is a component of the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Our national union offers its own scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Applicants must be: the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of me...

March 01, 2019

Grand Villa Casino - Nominations - BCGEU

It's election time at Grand Villa Casino. This is your chance to elect your representatives to the Labour-Management Committee and five new stewards.  Nomination forms for both are attached to this email. Completed nomination forms can be put in the drop box under the Union Board. For more details – see the bulletin dated February 20, 2019 on the Union Board.  Download PDF of Union management c...

March 01, 2019

Hard Rock Casino - Tip Committee News - BCGEU

Due to vacancies, two new members of the Tip Committee for Table Games were recently acclaimed: Charito Bauldry and Amy (Ping Chang) Huang. The Tip Committee now has its own bulletin board. You can find it directly across from the Union Board by the elevator. Friendly Reminder: The Collective Agreement Memorandum of Agreement #2 Tip Committee clearly states 'it is agreed that the members will n...

February 28, 2019

BCGEU Demands Action to Improve Officer and Community Safety

The BCGEU is asking the B.C. Government to step in and take action to improve conditions in BC's adult correctional facilities. A report released this week by the Office of the Auditor General found that the Adult Custody Division of BC Corrections has failed to implement five of eight recommendations intended to improve the safety and effectiveness of BC's prisons. "BC Corrections has had four...

February 26, 2019

Grand Villa Casino - Your Tip Policy Working Group - BCGEU

The following will be serving as your F&B Tip Policy Working Group:     - Joshua Palpal-Latok     - Negin Armani     - Nick Ling     - Scott Henning     - Yvonne Fortt The purpose of the working group is to discuss tip industry standards for the tip out of F&B classifications and develop a policy. For more details about the B&B Tip Policy Working Group, please see pages 56 and 57 of...

February 26, 2019

Local 1710, Lakeview Credit Union General Membership Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT:  General ServicesLOCAL:            1710, Lakeview Credit UnionDATE:              Thursday, March 14, 2019TIME:               5:15 – 7:00 p.m.PLACE:            George Dawson Inn                        11705 8th Street, Dawson Creek   AGENDA   Bargaining Information  Tumbler Ridge members may also join in via conference call:Call 1-866-562-0090 Toll FreeWhen prompted enter: Conferenc...

February 25, 2019

BC Housing- Maintenance/Service Division - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is now preparing to negotiate our next agreement with the employer, and we are asking for your input in a member survey. This questionnaire is an opportunity for you to identify any issues, concerns, or improvements you would like brought forward for consideration in negotiations and will assist the Bargaining Committee in setting its bargaining priorities. You have th...

February 22, 2019

How does BC Budget 2019 affect British Columbians? Read our analysis - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU members, Last October I presented the BCGEU’s submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as part of the public consultation for the 2019/20 provincial budget. Our submission outlined four priorities: address housing affordability and supply; rebuild the public services needed to support an effective poverty reduction strategy; protect B.C.’s enviro...

February 21, 2019

BGIS Workplace Solutions Inc. - Nominations for WSI Bargaining Committee - B...

Nominations are now open for the bargaining committee for the upcoming round of collective agreement negotiations with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with Union Staff Representatives and other elected leaders to help ensure members' voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process. To provide members with regional representatio...

February 21, 2019

C17 - BC Housing - Administration/Clerical Division Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is now preparing to negotiate our next agreement with the employer and we asking for your input in a member survey. This questionnaire is an opportunity for you to identify any issues, concerns, or improvements you would like brought forward for consideration in negotiations and will assist the Bargaining Committee in setting its bargaining priorities. You have three o...

February 20, 2019

Steward Elections at Vancity Branch 9 - BCGEU

Great news! We have received two nominations for a shop steward at Branch 9 that we will be running an election. The nominees are below. Brian McCloskey Ashleen Thind Elections will close at 5PM, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Votes will be collected by your current shop steward, and the successful candidates will be announced after a vote. In Solidarity,Megan McKinneyStaff RepresentativeDownload P...

February 20, 2019

1703 Members at Vancity – Branch 10 - Steward Elections Results - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 1 (one) alternate steward position on Friday, February 15, 2019.   We are pleased to announce that Kristina Karl was elected as the new steward at Branch 10.   Please join us in wishing Kristina well in her new position.   In Solidarity,   Megan McKinneyStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 20, 2019

New Staff Representative for Negotiations - BCGEU

We are pleased to introduce Ryan Stewart as the Staff Representative newly assigned to help negotiate a renewed Hospitality Industrial Relations Collective Agreement. Ryan has recently worked closely with BCGEU members in the hospitality sector and brings negotiations experience from his time working for another union. You will soon receive a survey to help the Bargaining Committee understand y...