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

December 24, 2018

Local 1703 - Steward Elections MSC/Visa Vancouver - Correction - BCGEU

CORRECTION Great news! There was so much interest in becoming a steward at the MSC and Visa - Vancouver that we will be running an election. The nominees are below. Member Service Centre (MSC) Vancouver – Two (2) Stewards needed.  The nominees are:  Jennifer Hilland Eric Stevens Jason Lin At Visa Service Centre Vancouver one (1) steward will be appointed by acclamation.  Susan Adams Congrat...

December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 77,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed from end of business December 24, 2018 and will reopen on January 2, 2019 at 8:30am. If you are a...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU disappointed by defeat of electoral reform referendum - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed by Election BC's announcement today that the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform was defeated. Despite this result, over half a million British Columbians voted for change due to a deep dissatisfaction with First Past the Post (FPTP), and the conversation about a more representative voting system must continue. Under FPTP ...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU HQ closed – Dec 21st - BCGEU

Due to a power failure, the BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby will continue to be closed for the remainder of the day on December 21, 2018.   We expect that the office will re-open on Monday, December 24. If power has not been restored by then, a subsequent notice will be posted here.   UWU/MoveUP

December 20, 2018

Steward Elections MSC/Visa Vancouver - BCGEU

Great news! There was so much interest in becoming a steward at the MSC and Visa - Vancouver that we will be running an election. The nominees are below. Member Service Centre (MSC) Vancouver – Two (2) Stewards needed. The nominees are: Jennifer Hilland Eric Stevens Jason Lin Visa Service Centre Vancouver – One (1) Steward needed. The nominees are: Susan Adams Laurie Lenoir Elections will c...

December 19, 2018

The Provincial magazine - Winter 2018 - BCGEU

The winter issue of The Provincial magazine is now available to download. Featured in this issue: · Local government elections · Wildfire health risks · C-6 workers meet minister · $10-a-day childcare · Casino bargaining · Willow Manor worksite profile · Housing and young workers · And more… Download the Winter 2018 issue here UWU/MoveUP

December 14, 2018

Members of Hospitality Industrial Relations (Best Western Kings Inn and the C...

Dear members, Recently I advised your bargaining committee that I have accepted a transfer from the BCGEU's negotiating department in Burnaby, to the Union's area office in Victoria. This opportunity came up quite unexpectedly. I move to Victoria the beginning of January. In a short period of time a new negotiator will be assigned to assist and help your committee prepare for upcoming collectiv...

December 13, 2018

Nominations Needed for BCGEU Bargaining Committee for BC Housing- Administrat...

Please note that the nomination period for positions on the Bargaining Committee will expire at 5:00pm on Friday, December 21st and there are still vacancies to fill.  There are three spots available:   Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position Bargaining Committee member, two positions   Any BCGEU member working in the Administrative/Clerical Division can be nominated by a co-w...

December 13, 2018

Nominations Needed for BCGEU Bargaining Committee for BC Housing- Maintenance...

Please note that the nomination period for positions on the Bargaining Committee will expire at 5:00pm on Friday, December 21st and there are still vacancies to fill.  There are three spots available:   Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position Bargaining Committee member, two positions   Any BCGEU member working in the Maintenance/Service Division can be nominated by a co-worke...

December 12, 2018

Local 1701, 1703, 1704- List of Vancity Stewards - BCGEU

Below is a list of all of your BCGEU stewards. Stewards are available to answer questions about your collective agreement, and to join you in meetings with management that could lead to discipline. As a BCGEU member, you are able to choose any Vancity steward to assist you, even if they are at a different worksite. Name   Branch/Worksite Name   Branch/Worksite Karim (Ely) Ha...

December 12, 2018

BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force report a...

In July 2018 the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. Today, the Task Force released its report and 23 policy recommendations that will help to improve life for tenants in B.C. The BCGEU's submission focused on ...

December 12, 2018

Casino workers negotiate new contracts - BCGEU

(Burnaby/New Westminster) Over 1,200 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway's Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby and Starlight Casino in New Westminster voted to accept new collective agreements putting them among the highest paid casino workers in the province. "These workers stuck together to set the industry standard," said BCGEU Treasurer Paul Finch....

December 11, 2018

BCGEU presents member’s recommendations to the National Inquiry into missing ...

Tomorrow, I will proudly represent the 77,000 members of the BCGEU at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls. We are the only union in Canada to have legal standing at the Inquiry and I'll be sharing your recommendations directly with the commissioners. My journey here to Ottawa began on the convention floor in 2014 when a resolution was passed to call for a n...

December 10, 2018

Your New Local Executive -1710 - BCGEU

Nominations closed on December 7, 2018 for 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, and Treasurer. The following is now your local 1710 Executive: Local 1710 Chairperson:  Kurt Langdon Local 1710 1st Vice Chair:  Charlene Jackson Local 1710 2nd Vice Chair:   Naomi Gallant Treasurer:   Michael Irwin Local 1710 Recording Secretary:         Selena Yates Local 1710 Member-at-Large:           ...

December 10, 2018

BCGEU commends report calling for overhaul of system to support children with...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) commends the report Alone and Afraid: Lessons learned from the ordeal of a child with special needs and his family released by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) today, and their 11 recommendations to overhaul British Columbia's system of services to support children with complex needs. The report details the difficult and he...

December 10, 2018

Interim Election for Steward (Security) – New Dates for River Rock Casino – S...

The BCGEU is holding an interim election for members in the Security Department to vote for a new shop steward to fill a vacancy. New dates: The election will take place from Tuesday, December 11 at 1:00pm to Thursday, December 13 at 1:00pm. Voting will take place at the River Rock Security Break Room. Only members who work in the Security Department are eligible to vote. Candidates in this int...

December 06, 2018

Members need your help on the picket line  - BCGEU

As you may know fellow BCGEU members working at Comox Valley Seniors Village or Casa Loma are currently on strike in Courtenay. Today I received reports that our members' safety has been threatened on the picket line and we are quickly mobilizing to provide additional support to ensure their continued safety.Can you help?Picket captains will review safety protocols with all members on the picke...

December 06, 2018

Review suggests no reason to discipline guards in death of prisoner, union sa...

The vice-president of the union that represents B.C. prison guards says his members followed policy the day an inmate died in the back of a corrections van. Dean Purdy of the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union said in a memo to his members that a government review has already determined that "no discipline is required" in the death of Alex Joseph.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

December 05, 2018

BCGEU applauds bold, inclusive plan for emissions reduction and clean growth ...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's release today of CleanBC which outlines plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent compared to 2007 levels by 2030. Through a sector-by-sector approach focusing on transportation, buildings and industry, government seeks to work collaboratively with stakeholders to foster economic growth and cre...

December 03, 2018

Lake View Credit Union notice of bargaining committee members - BCGEU

Nominations for your Bargaining Committee closed on November 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee:   Bargaining Committee Chair:        Jennifer SipmaBargaining Committee Member:    Danika HinksBargaining Committee Member:    Carolyn Reeves       Please join us in congratulating your new bargaining committee for the Lake View Credit Union!Thank you Downl...

November 30, 2018

Starlight and Grand Villa ratification documents - BCGEU

The ratification documents for Grand Villa and Starlight are here. Please read them carefully and prepare any questions for the information sessions. Paper copies will also be available in the Pit Manager's Office area.   Drop-in information sessions at Starlight will be held in the boardroom at the following times: Monday Dec 3 – 7:30 – 15:00 Tuesday Dec 4 – 16:00 – 23:00 Wednesday Dec 5 – 22...