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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

August 20, 2020

Online Voting - Atira Property Management - BCGEU

It has been brought to our attention that some members are unable to access the online vote for the ratification as some may not have a computer or wifi at home. If you are having difficulties with voting online, please be aware that your Employer has allowed for members to vote during work hours on the work computer. If you need assistance with accessing the vote you can reach out to one of th...

August 18, 2020

Atira Property Management - Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

Further to our earlier announcement regarding a tentative agreement being reached between the BCGEU and Atira Property Management, we are pleased to announce electronic voting for this ratification process. On Wednesday August 19th, you will receive an email with a link to vote online and your unique voting credential. Please participate and vote. This is the only method for casting a ballot. I...

August 18, 2020

Vancity – MSC/Visa Centre - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 4 (four) steward positions at your worksite and will close on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-wor...

August 12, 2020

Join our equity networks - BCGEU

Join our equity networks!Your union is committed to building diversity and inclusion and speaking out for equity and social justice for all workers. Key to achieving this goal is creating the opportunities for members to feel heard, represented and able to contribute to their union, their workplace and their community.Over the last 18 months, your BCGEU Equity and Human Rights committee held a ...

July 22, 2020

Update on Bargaining - Zoom Meeting - District of Sechelt - BCGEU

Just a reminder to see you tonight!The bargaining committee met on June 30th and have scheduled pre-bargaining dates in July and August in preparation for confirmed bargaining dates with the Employer during the week of September 14 to 18, 2020. The committee would like to hear from you on what you want the bargaining priorities to be for this round of bargaining. We have scheduled a 'covid19 sa...

July 22, 2020

Gateway Casinos - Returning back to work and benefits - BCGEU

I would like to update you about the ongoing conversations and negotiations we are having with your employer regarding returning back to work as well as benefits.As you know, the employer did not extend benefits beyond June 30, 2020 for BCGEU members despite our request that they continue. While choosing to allow your benefits to end they did however extend benefits to their managers and non-un...

July 21, 2020

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored bala...

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored balanceAfter years of advocacy by workers and their unions – including your union's submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review last year and the courageous testimonies at public hearings by dozens of current and former BCGEU members who had been injured on the job – the provincial government has begun to re...