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

April 20, 2018

MSDPR’s Acceptance of Ombudsperson’s Holding Pattern Report Is a Major Victor...

The BCGEU applauds the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction's (MSDPR) willingness to accept most of the recommendations of B.C.'s Ombudsperson Jay Chalke's special report Holding Pattern: Call Wait Times for Income and Disability Assistance. "We're pleased that the new government has acknowledged the long-standing problems surrounding the MSDPR centralized phone line and is comm...

April 20, 2018

Northern Savings Credit Union - Local 1712 - Nominations for Bargaining Commi...

A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for one (1) position on the Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Member. An Alternate to the Bargaining Committee will also be elected from this nomination process Bargaining Committee Members' duties include: Attending face to face meetings with the Union Bargaining Committee and the Employer; c...

April 20, 2018

BCGEU partners with SumOfUs on improving corporate responsibility through inv...

The BCGEU is leading the way in the labour movement when it comes to responsible investing. Ahead of the 2015 global oil price crash, the union divested its strike fund and general reserves from fossil fuel equities and not only preserved, but increased the value of its holdings. Now, the BCGEU has partnered with non-profit organization SumOfUs to advocate for greater corporate responsibility a...

April 19, 2018

Welcome to Your Union: A New Resource Guide for BCGEU Members

Introducing BCGEU's brand-new member guide! Welcome to Your Union is a compact yet informative guide, written for all BCGEU members, whether new to the union or not. The guide outlines key information members need to get the most out of union membership such as educational opportunities, ways to get more involved, the role of shop stewards and the right to workplace safety. It also describes t...

April 19, 2018

Election of Tip Committee - All River Rock Employees - BCGEU

Tip Committee elections for Casino Operations will be held from April 23 to April 28, 2018.   Balloting will take place in the break room. Balloting will be by department, meaning that each department will vote for their own tip committee representative (i.e. table games will vote for table games, guest services will vote for guest services). Workers will have the opportunity to fill out their ...

April 17, 2018

Bargaining Committee for Canada - British Columbia Business Services Society ...

We are pleased to announce your bargaining committee members as follows: Amy Elgie  Eyren Uggenti We are in receipt of a great number of bargaining surveys, which will assist in the bargaining process. If you have any other feedback or have yet to submit your bargaining survey, please do so as soon as possible.  On May 2, 2018, the bargaining committee will meet to review all the bargaining s...

April 16, 2018

Honouring killed and injured workers on Day of Mourning – April 28 - BCGEU

In 2017, 158 workers lost their lives to workplace injury or disease. Please join us in honouring their memory on the Day of Mourning, April 28. Many BCGEU members will be attending Day of Mourning events in communities around our province. Some members will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Many will be there to show solidarity and empathy for those who have ...

April 16, 2018

Your New Local Executive - BCGEU

The following is now your local 1710 Executive: Local 1710 Chairperson:                          Kurt Langdon Local 1710 1st Vice Chair:                       Darrel Chorney Local 1710 2nd Vice Chair:                   Keith Bacon Local 1710 Recording Secretary:              Selena Yates Local 1710 Member-at-Large:                  Yana Pliassova-Bakounina Local 1710 Member-at-Large:           ...

April 16, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Vancity Savings Credit Union - MOA's - BCGEU

The BCGEU and Vancity recently came to an agreement on two new memoranda. The first is a trial agreement that allows short-term vacancies (less than 90 days) to be filled by the Employer without conducting a formal interview, though still according to the selection criteria in the Collective Agreement. We heard loud and clear from members that they were concerned that short-term vacancies were ...

April 13, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Hard Rock Casino - Meeting Notice - BCGEU

We are at a crucial time in our fight for a strong collective agreement. The employer is looking for ways to weaken us by dividing us, and that's why it's more crucial than ever that we stay together to the end. On Tuesday, April 17 we are calling for a general membership meeting to discuss the most recent bargaining updates and next steps for the strike.  Hard Rock General Membership MeetingTu...

April 13, 2018

Government to Recognize PTSD & Mental Health Claims for First Responders: Cor...

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement that first responders including Sheriffs and Correctional Officers will receive greater access to mental health support.  On Wednesday, BC Labour Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to the Workers Compensation Act. These amendments -- called a presumptive clause -- will be introduced this week and, if approved by the legislature,...

April 13, 2018

Government action for renters and tenants a welcome relief in middle of housi...

VANCOUVER – This week the government of British Columbia announced new initiatives to strengthen protections for renters. BCGEU welcomes these long overdue changes, and applauds the government for continuing to take initiative on the housing file. "Increasing protections for those facing eviction is an important step in making B.C. more affordable for renters," noted BCGEU president Stephanie S...

April 12, 2018

BCGEU and B.C. Government to begin bargaining new contract for members in the...

The BCGEU has accepted an offer from the B.C. Government to begin negotiations aimed at concluding a new collective agreement with members in the B.C. public service. The existing contract between the BCGEU and the B.C. Government expires on March 31, 2019. It covers roughly 27,000 employees in the public service around the province. "We're pleased to begin the bargaining process now," said BCG...

April 11, 2018

Local 1702 First Credit Union Members - Ratification Results - BCGEU

On behalf of your Bargaining Committee, I am pleased to advise you that the majority of members voted in favor of the new contract. It is a 5 year contract that expires in 2021. It sees an increase in wages in each year, as well as other gains.  The Bargaining Committee thanks you for your confidence while the new contract was being negotiated with the Employer. A new copy of the collective agr...

April 10, 2018

April 12th Jersey Day - BCGEU

Staff and the Senior Leadership at the BCGEU will be wearing their jerseys to show support and respect for the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12 2018. We hope you do too!   UWU/MoveUP

April 09, 2018

‘Honeymoon phase is over’ at Okanagan Correctional Centre - BCGEU

"The honeymoon phase is over." That's the sentiment of Dean Purdy, head of the B.C. Government Employees Union's corrections division, but it appears to apply beyond staff at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. Official complaints filed by inmates against the jail nearly doubles that of any other jail in the province.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 05, 2018

Bargaining Committee Results and Questionnaire - BCGEU

The following members have been acclaimed as your Bargaining Committee: Nicole HulbertAngie HanlonTracy Noseworthy Prior to beginning bargaining, we need to hear your priorities for this round. Please identify your top five issues on the enclosed questionnaire and return by fax or email to the number/address below no later than Friday, April 20, 2018. Fax: 250.365.9971/ 1.800.946.0254 or Email:...

April 04, 2018

REVISED Call For Nominations For Bargaining Committee for Hospitality Industr...

In the next upcoming months, your collective agreement will expire, because no nominations were received last month, a new call for nominations is now necessary. With that in mind, it is now time for members working at the Best Western Kings Inn and the Crest Hotel to nominate candidates to represent your respective worksites as part of your new BCGEU bargaining committee. Bargaining Committee...

April 04, 2018

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes 75 new members following a merger between two seniors' care facilities in Greater Victoria. On April 1, 2018 Rest Haven Lodge, which will continue to operate 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, merged with Broadmead Care Society where the BCGEU already represents over 400 workers.  "Broadmead Care Society is a n...