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

June 20, 2018

Tentative agreement for the Public Service - BCGEU

After five weeks of negotiations, the BCGEU has reached a tentative three-year agreement with the B.C. Government for members working in direct government service. The Public Service Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the agreement. On ratification, all changes to the tentative 18th Public Service Agreement will take effect after the expiry of the current agreem...

June 20, 2018

BCGEU Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day - BCGEU

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day- a special day for all communities to celebrate, recognize, and honour the achievements, history and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada. The BCGEU is proud to stand in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and to reaffirm our commitment to lasting and meaningful reconciliation. We invite you to join us in marking this day with c...

June 20, 2018

Union Bay Credit Union -Change to Terms of Collective Agreement Article 22.4 ...

The employer has approached the union to discuss the impact of an agreed change to Article 22.4 of the collective agreement. This change was proposed by the employer during the recently concluded negotiation for a renewed contract between the parties. Since the conclusion of the ratification process, the employer has advised the union that it was not their intention to propose and conclude a ch...

June 20, 2018

2018 Scholarships awards announced - BCGEU

The union's Education and Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 awards for full and part-time post-secondary students. In all, $60,000 in scholarships will be awarded, with 26 full-time awards of $2,000 and eight awards of $1,000. Winners include BCGEU members and family members, all starting or continuing their post-secondary education. "We thank everyone who sub...

June 19, 2018

Steward Nominations for Vancity – Branch 6 - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 position of steward at your worksite and, will close July 3rd, 2018. 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-workers about their iss...

June 18, 2018

Locals 1705 & 1707 Gateway Lake City - Mediation next week – strike preparati...

We met for three days, made progress, and committed to meeting again on June 25 to continue with bargaining. Thanks to our impressive strike vote, we are standing firm in our talks with the employer and will not put up with any stall tactics. So far mediation has been productive – the employer appears to be listening. But mediation will only continue as long as Gateway makes substantial moves. ...

June 18, 2018

BCGEU signs declaration asking provincial government not to renew fish farm t...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands with B.C. fishing communities, scientists, business leaders and Indigenous groups in signing the "Declaration in Defence of Wild Salmon," which includes asking the provincial government not to renew 20 fish farm tenures in the Broughton Archipelago, set to expire on June 20, 2018. "Healthy wild salmon stocks are essential to the heal...

June 18, 2018

National Indigenous Day 2018 Events Around the Province - BCGEU

Please click the links below to find events in your area! National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Northern BC  National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Greater Vancouver Regional District National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Vancouver Island National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Interior      UWU/MoveUP

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Northern BC - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the Northern BC:   Event Location Details BURNS LAKELake Babine Nation and the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation, BCJune 21, 201810:00 AM – 9:00 PM Burns Lake Spirit Square The National Indigenous Peoples Day Annual Parade will be taking place with all si...

June 15, 2018

CSSBA reaches tentative agreements for community social services workers - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) have reached a tentative agreement on three-year collective agreements for General Services and Community Living. These agreements provide significant compensation increases for workers in this sector while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British...

June 15, 2018

Community Bargaining Association reaches tentative agreement for workers in c...

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective agreement. The BCGEU represents the majority of unionized workers in the community health sector. "We've made substantial gains in a number of key areas. We're very happy with the tentative agreement. We're confident members in commun...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Interior - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the Interior: Event Location Details BOSTON BARBoston Bar First Nation celebrationJune 21, 201810:00 AM – 2:00 PM Boston Bar, BC, First Nation in the Tuckkwiowhum Village Longhouse    Boston Bar First Nation is hosting our annual event.  Terry Philips, cultural s...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Greater Vancouver Regional Distri...

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the GVRD: Event Location Details ABBOTSFORDNational Indigenous Peoples DayJune 21, 20182:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thunderbird Memorial Square, 2788 Sumas Mountain Road, Abbotsford, BC.  Plaza in front of Clearbrook Library.  Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at th...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Vancouver Island - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout Vancouver Island: Event Location Details CAMPBELL RIVERNorth Island Métis Nation celebration, June 21, 201810:00 AM – 4:30 123Aa-740 Robron Road, Campbell River, Gathering at the Big House and march to Spirit Square BBQ, Teepee, Elders, beading display and work f...

June 13, 2018

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement for public service workers - BCGEU

The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the B.C. Public Service Agency (PSA) for members working in direct government service.  "It's been an intensive round of negotiations, sometimes stretching into the early morning hours, but we're pleased to have reached an agreement for our public service members," said BCGEU p...

June 13, 2018

B.C. public service agency, union reach tentative collective agreement - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-The B.C. Public Service Agency has reached a tentative collective agreement with the union representing government employees, nine months before their existing contract was set to expire. The government announced the formation of a three-year tentative agreement in a news release Wednesday afternoon. It's the first agreement to be formed under the NDP government's Sustainable Services...

June 13, 2018

B.C. government reaches tentative three-year deal with public service workers...

The agreement with the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union calls for general wage hikes in each year of the deal. It also provides for targeted increases for specific jobs to help recruit and retain workers, union president Stephanie Smith said in an interview. "We were optimistic about going into bargaining with a government who seems to have a mandate that's in alignment with us, whi...

June 11, 2018

Casino workers rallying for better wages, respectable work place - BCGEU

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – They're fighting for better wages and benefits and a respectable work site. More than 100 casino workers rallied outside the BCLC offices in Vancouver this afternoon. Stephanie Smith is the President of the BC Government Employees Union and says the BCLC would not meet the delegation so the petition cards were pushed through the cracks in the door.     Read more... UWU/M...

June 11, 2018

Casino workers union and Gateway management agree to mediated talks later thi...

The president of the British Columbia Government Employees' Union (BCGEU) and management with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. have agreed to mediated talks later this week. A rally in downtown Vancouver took place during the lunch hour Monday as more than 100 striking employees from Hard Rock Casino in Vancouver attempted to present a petition to officials with the British Columbia Lot...

June 11, 2018

Union calls for government intervention on casino workers strike - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-One month into a 400-person strike at a Metro Vancouver casino, the union representing the striking workers says it's time for the provincial agency in charge of lottery and gaming to step in. Employees of Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam have been on strike since May 11, during which the casino has remained open, staffed by management and employees who are not part of the bargaining uni...

June 11, 2018

Casino workers petition BCLC for fairness - BCGEU

Workers rallying at BCLC offices on Monday at 12:30pm (Vancouver) - Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at casinos are petitioning BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) on Monday, June 11 asking them to ensure fairness in wages and working conditions at casinos across the province. Workers from several BC casinos will gather outside the BCLC office at 2940 Virtual ...

June 08, 2018

Workers vote to strike at Gateway Okanagan Casinos - BCGEU

An astounding 93.1% vote in favour of strike action Over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos in the Okanagan voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from June 4 to 6, over 88% of Gateway staff in casinos in Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton and Vernon came out and voted 93.1% ...

June 08, 2018

Gateway casino workers ready to strike - BCGEU

Unionized Gateway Casino worker appear ready to place their bets on strike action. More than 675 members of the BCGEU employed at Gateway Casinos in Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops and Penticton voted 93.1 per cent in favour of strike action.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

June 08, 2018

Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Workers at four of the Okanagan's largest casinos could soon hit the picket lines. They work for Gateway Casinos Entertainment Limited, which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon, and Cascades Casinos in Penticton and Kamloops.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

June 07, 2018

Parents stunned to learn Downtown Eastside daycare to close - BCGEU

The sudden closure of a downtown Vancouver daycare centre has upset parents and raised questions about the timing of the decision. Angela Giannoulis, whose three-year-old son Nikolas has been attending the Phil Bouvier Centre for two years, says the idea of a closure is heartbreaking. "The relief to know that while you are at work your child is being lovingly cared for … and to think that's bei...

June 07, 2018

Parents raise questions after daycare's decision to close - BCGEU

Parents and union officials are raising questions about a prominent East Vancouver daycare's decision to close its doors just days after its workers applied to join a union. The Vancouver Native Health Society, which runs the Phil Bouvier Family Centre daycare, sent a letter Monday citing "problems and hardships" for the closure. "As a not-for-profit society, there is only so much we can do wit...

June 05, 2018

Call for Nominations for Best Western Kings Inn Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

With your collective agreement soon to expire, we are still looking for members working at the Best Western Kings Inn to nominate candidates to represent your worksite as part of the BCGEU Hospitality Industrial Relations bargaining committee.  Bargaining Committee MemberBest Western Kings Inn – one position You can nominate, or accept nomination, only for the bargaining committee position ava...