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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

July 06, 2021

Casinos re-opening announcement - BCGEU

As you know, our province moved to Step 3 of a 4-step restart plan last week and casinos were permitted to re-open on July 1 at a reduced capacity and with safety measures. While this is most welcome news, your safety as you transition back to work is our top priority. Our union is confident that the safety plan in place for your worksite is thorough. All those returning to the worksite are ent...

July 06, 2021

Town of Gibsons - Bargaining Committee – Call for Nominations - BCGEU

Your collective agreement is set to expire on December 31, 2021. It is now time to elect a bargaining committee to represent you in negotiations with your employer.  A call for nominations is now open for: Three (3) Bargaining Committee Members (one of which shall be the Bargaining Unit Chair). Pursuant to the language in the CA, one bargaining committee representative shall be from each of t...

July 02, 2021

BC Restart Phase 3 – union offices opening and changes at work - BCGEU

BCGEU offices re-opening on July 12With the shift to Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, BCGEU offices will re-open, by appointment only, on July 12.Members can visit offices for meetings and to drop off or pick up materials.For the safety of BCGEU members and staff, masks are required in common spaces and visitors must register upon arrival. Additional occupational health and safety protocols will...

June 30, 2021

Canada Day: Reflect, listen, learn, commit to action - BCGEU

How can we make Canada Day meaningful? By taking time on July 1 to reflect and collectively mourn about recent events as we learn more about the horrors and abuse that took place in residential schools. We grieve alongside Indigenous Peoples and communities as we validate tragic events in our history. Of course, the most recent ones being the deeply disturbing news of 751 unmarked graves being ...

June 29, 2021

Staying Safe While Working in the Heat - BCGEU

In the past weekend, BC has set a new record temperature high not seen in Canada since 1937. Since we are not acclimatized to this high heat, these increased temperatures present a physical risk factor that may not be taken into account in your day-to-day work. WorksafeBC has put out a comprehensive heat safe document here. This bulletin will take you through any additional factors that need to...

June 28, 2021

All Local 1703 BCGEU Members at Canada BC Business Services Society (Small Bu...

I am pleased to announce the Small Business BC Bargaining Unit voted 100% in favour of accepting the tentative agreement their bargaining committee presented to them on June 24, 2021. Thank you to the bargaining committee (Amy Elgie, Darren Dunne) for their hard work on behalf of the bargaining unit. In solidarity, Amy ElgieDarren DunneYour Bargaining Committee Anne DodingtonSarah FawnsBCGEU St...

June 22, 2021

Extended Deadline - Nominations for River Rock Casino Resort Bargaining Commi...

Please note that the call for Bargaining Committee Member Nominations has now been extended for one month. Call for NominationsNominations are now open for the bargaining committee to negotiate a renewal collective agreement with your Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union Staff Representative and other elected leaders to help ensure members' voices are heard and ...

June 21, 2021

BCGEU statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day - BCGEU

Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, the BCGEU encourages members to reflect on and celebrate the heritage and contributions of Indigenous Canadians. Thank you to all Indigenous members for your work over the years to build our union and serve your communities. In addition to celebrations, it is also a time to commit to action in decolonization. The Tk'emlúps First Nation's discovery of 2...

June 18, 2021

BC Pavilion Corporation - News on bargaining BCGEU BCGEU - BCGEU

Members at BC Place Stadium: Despite the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of events at BC Place, the bargaining committee has been working on bargain priorities that you identified as we continue to negotiation with the Employer The bargaining committee met with the Employer on June 14th and June 15th. On June 15th, we presented our monetary package and walked the Employ...

June 17, 2021

Passing of BCGEU member in component 20- - BCGEU

It is with deep sadness we have to inform you of the sudden passing of a member of the BCGEU family. Tristan Montjoy was a valued member of the Conservation Officer Service, part of the BCGEU component 20, and stationed in Fort St. John. Tristan has been a BCGEU member since 2015. In addition to his work in the COS, he also worked in the BC Wildfire Service and was passionate about protecting o...

June 14, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Alliance Facility Solutions, Inc. - Bargaining Begins - ...

Our BCGEU Bargaining Committee and the Employer met via video conference for four days, from late May into June. On Friday, June 10th, we tabled our non-monetary proposal package. Our BCGEU Bargaining Committee and the Employer met via video conference for four days, from late May into June. On Friday, June 10th, we tabled our non-monetary proposal package. We are scheduled to return to the tab...

June 14, 2021

All BCGEU Local 1703 Members - Elections Results for Local 1703 Executive - B...

The election for 2nd Vice Chair Person (1) and the Member-at-large (1) positions has now closed and the ballots have been counted. The results are:     2nd Vice Chair Person                                                                Member-at-Large Doug Worden                                                                               Nigel Keenan   Local 1703:   Chairperson             ...

June 13, 2021

Stephanie Smith re-elected to third term at BCGEU’s first virtual convention ...

Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories)-The BCGEU emerged from its 51st triennial constitutional convention on Saturday, June 12th with a new name, an ambitious agenda for the next three years, and Stephanie Smith acclaimed to lead the union's 82,000 members as president for a third term. In addition to president, delegates elected five other members of the 2021-2024 executive committee. Treas...

June 11, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship Winners.

Congratulations to the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2021 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2021 Scholarship Winners List  (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of four topics: The coronavirus pandemic has deemed frontline workers ...