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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

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19

I am writing to celebrate with you. Because of our solidarity and collective action, our union has won a major victory in our campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia.The Provincial Health Officer has just announced that wearing masks is now mandatory in all indoor public and retail spaces. This is a huge victory that shows the power of workers standing together to demand saf...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19 - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2020BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After weeks of surging COVID-19 case numbers, members of the B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union (BCGEU) have won a major victory in their campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia."This is a huge victory that shows the power of...

November 19, 2020

All BCGEU members Compass Group (All worksites) - Important Membership Meetin...

A special meeting, only for members working at FRCC and Ford Mountain, has been scheduled as follows: When: Friday, November 20, 2020Time: 7:30 pmForum: Remotely by Zoom Your Bargaining Committee will be available for consultation and to report on our discussions with Compass Canada. Please make every effort to attend this important meeting. If you have an email address on file with the Union, ...

November 13, 2020

Letter from the Premier regarding the loss of John Fryer - BCGEU

November 5, 2020 Stephanie SmithBCGEU President4911 Canada WayBurnaby, BC V5G 3W3Sent via email Dear Stephanie: As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, my thoughts are with you and all BCGEUmembers as you mourn the loss of John Fryer. John was a tireless advocate for workers' rights, and he played a crucial role in transitioning theBCGEU into the union it is today. His career was underp...

November 13, 2020

Potential sale of Great Canadian Gaming - BCGEU

This week our union learned that your employer, Great Canadian Gaming Corp. (GCGC), has agreed to the sale of the casinos to Apollo Global Management Inc., a large U.S. private equity firm. Our union is working quickly to learn more about the details of the proposed sale and at this time we are not aware of any impact this will have on staff once casinos reopen.The sale requires shareholder app...

November 13, 2020

1710 – City of Fort St. John - Bargaining Set to Start - BCGEU

This bulletin is to update the membership about the Collective Bargaining process between the Union and the City of Fort St. John. Your committee will be meeting with your Employer November 16 – 20th, 2020, to commence negotiations. We will keep you updated throughout the week. In solidarity, Ashley Murphey – Bargaining ChairBob Corbett – Bargaining Committee MemberNaomi Gallant – Bargaining Co...

November 09, 2020

Compass Group - Ratification Vote Results  - BCGEU

The ballot has been counted and the results are in: • Nanaimo Correctional Centre – ratified • Surrey Pre-Trial and Surrey School Board – ratified • FRCC, Ford Mountain and OCC – not ratified Your Bargaining Committee is discussing next steps and we have contacted the employer requesting further consultation. We will advise you when we hear back from Compass Canada. In solidarity, Mike Wittevee...

November 08, 2020

BCGEU calls on BC Public Service Agency to protect employees with stronger ma...

BURNABY, Coast Salish Territories – With new cases of COVID-19 increasing across the province and surging in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has called on the BC Public Service Agency to take immediate action to protect employees in their workplaces. In a conversation with Don Wright, Head of Public Service Agency (PSA), BCGEU pres...

November 08, 2020

Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley office closures - BCGEU

As COVID-19 cases rise in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, our union has been monitoring public health recommendations with regard to workplaces. In accordance with the latest restrictions enacted for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions on November 7 (click here to read the latest restrictions), our union has made the decision to close the following physical offices and ...

November 02, 2020

Remembering John Fryer, “a titan in the labour movement” - BCGEU

BCGEU is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of John Fryer. Fryer served as BCGEU's general secretary from 1969-1983 and president of NUPGE (National Union of Public and General Employees) from 1980-1990. Those who knew him characterize John Fryer as no-nonsense, gritty, brilliant and a larger than life personality. He will be best remembered for his role in securing collective bargaining ri...

November 02, 2020

All BCGEU Compass Group Members - Ratification Update – Questions about Sala...

Thank you to all the members that were able to attend the Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, October 28th. We appreciated the opportunity to meet with you by telephone, given the restrictions with Covid-19. Your Bargaining Committee has received some questions about the new salary grid and additional premiums that may be available. Classifications at each correctional centre are now paid at the sa...

October 28, 2020

Cariboo Regional District - News of bargaining - BCGEU

Your committee is sending out this bulletin to ensure the membership is informed about the Collective Bargaining process between the Union and Cariboo Regional District. The Parties met on October 26, 27 & 28, and several proposals were worked through and a great deal of progress was made. We are scheduled to meet again on October 29 & 30, for further negotiations. We will work towards ...

October 28, 2020

Surrey Pre-Trial; Surrey School Board; Nanaimo, Ford Mountain and Fraser Regi...

This is your special reminder about the Ratification Vote meeting tonight:When: Wednesday, October 28, 2020Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pmDial-in number: 877-229-8493Pin: 117342Please Note: If you have a number on file with the Union, we will call you at that number, starting at 7:30 pm. If you haven't received a call by 7:35, please call the Dial-in number, noted above. If you do not have a number on fil...

October 26, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Alberta workers

October 26, 2020 Via email: g.smith@aupe.org Guy Smith, President Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) Solidarity Place Edmonton 10451 170 St. NW Edmonton, AB, T5P 4S7   Dear AUPE President Guy Smith, Re: Solidarity with Alberta workers   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), with its more than 80,000 members, stand in solidarity with all workers in their fight to pr...

October 26, 2020

Ratification Meetings and Voting - Compass Group Canada Ltd. - BCGEU

Further to our earlier announcement, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and Compass Group.A copy of the ratification document is attached here. Members are encouraged to attend an information session on Wednesday, October 28th, starting at 7:30 pm. Your Bargaining Committee will be available to review the settlement agreement we have negotiated with the employer on your be...

October 23, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers- BCGEU

October 23, 2020 Via email: chiefsack@sipeknekatik.ca Sipekne'katik First NationChief Michael P. Sack522 Church StreetIndian Brook 14, NSB0N 1H0  Dear Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation, Re:  Solidarity with Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in solidarity with Mi'kmaq fishers. We wish to amplify your call...