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

May 04, 2017

BC Employment Standards Coalition releases report: Why BC Employment Standard...

Today the BC Employment Standards Coalition released a powerful report called Workers’ Stories of Exploitation & Abuse: Why BC Employment Standards Need to Change. The report is based on a series of Workers’ Forums the coalition hosted over the past few months in the Lower Mainland and Victoria to give voice to BC workers who have been treated unfairly. The report brings the inadequacies of...

May 04, 2017

Day of Mourning honours lives lost on the job - BCGEU

About 25 people gathered at City Hall Friday afternoon to march in honour of those who lost their lives in the workplace. The annual Day of Mourning recognizes the need for safe work practices and those who died on the job. Kurt Langdon, an equipment operator with the city of Fort St. John and local chair for the BCGEU, said he was pleased to see the number of people that came out. Read more...

May 03, 2017

Standing strong: over 250 members march on casinos management at bargaining -...

In a spectacular show of worker solidarity, over 250 BCGEU members from River Rock Casino came, on their own time, to observe bargaining and deliver a petition demanding workplace respect to their employer on May 2.  They were joined in force by BCGEU members at Hard Rock Casino, standing in solidarity.    Workers from all departments were briefed on how bargaining observation works, expecting...

April 28, 2017

Hard Rock Casino: Bargaining Resumes/Update - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee resumed negotiations with your Employer on April 25th.  With only one day spent at the table, we are pleased to report that it was a positive exchange and progress was made. We are close to agreement on a detailed Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying procedure and a new Health and Safety article that promotes worker safety. It was a good day of talks and we promise...

April 27, 2017

Notice of Election of Table Games Bargaining Committee Member at Hard Rock Ca...

Nominations for the position of Table Games bargaining committee member have now closed, and we have received the following nominations for the position: Anthony Becket Sean Tieu Ryan Miller Election Details: Balloting is scheduled as follows:    Friday April 28th, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Balloting will take place in the BCGEU RV parked in the Motion Canada parking lot, located at Hart...

April 27, 2017

Les Leyne: B.C. leaders lie low on legal highs ahead - BCGEU

Campaigning provincial politicians have dozens of changes in mind for B.C., but they are scarcely talking about the major adjustment that’s coming, regardless of who wins the election. For all the competing visions being outlined by provincial leaders, the federal government’s move to legalize marijuana is going to be the single biggest revamp on the social and political scene. It was introduce...

April 26, 2017

BCGEU Equity and Human Rights Conference 2017 - BCGEU

The BCGEU 50th Triennial Convention is taking place June 14 -17, 2017.   As part of convention, the Equity and Human Rights Conference is taking place on June 18 and 19, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel, for members who identify with one or more of four equity groups: workers of colour, workers with disabilities, aboriginal workers and LGBTQI2S workers. Registered members will be p...

April 25, 2017

Dozens of Aboriginal child welfare workers rally for improved funding for Abo...

BURNABY - About 60 Aboriginal child welfare staff and community members braved the cold and wind on Saturday, April 22 to demand more funding for Aboriginal child and family services. Reporters from both CBC and APTN filmed the colourful event. Workers and community members of all ages marched along Croydon Drive and stopped outside Minister Stephanie Cadieux’s campaign office to demand improv...

April 24, 2017

RV Visit Motion Canada Parking Lot At Hard Rock Casino - BCGEU

The BCGEU RV will be visiting the Motion Canada parking lot on Friday April 28th, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. There are three very important reasons why members should come out and visit us during the  day. Bargaining committee members will be on hand to give you an update on who how negotiations with your Employer have being going, and answer your questions or concerns. We need you to review ...

April 20, 2017

Town of Gibsons Members - Ratification Vote Results - BCGEU

Date:     April 20, 2017 To:         All BCGEU Members at Town of Gibsons Re:         Ratification Vote Results   The membership voted 59% in favor of accepting the revised deal. The bargaining committee thanks the membership for their support during this process.   In solidarity, Allison Stewart, Bargaining Unit Chair Rick Raymond, Bargaining Committee Member Tyler Musgrove, Bargaining C...

April 13, 2017

River Rock Casino Resort - Important Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Date:               April 13, 2017 To:                   All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort Re:                   Important Bargaining Update Collective agreement negotiations resumed with your Employer during the week of April 3rd. Though talks were respectful, your bargaining committee left this latest round disappointed by lack of progress. Simply put, your Employer hasn't re...

April 13, 2017

Ratification Vote on the Revised Deal for Town of Gibsons - BCGEU

The bargaining committee has concluded general meetings to meet and discuss the revised tentative deal that has been reached with the Town of Gibsons. We are now ready to conduct a vote on the revised deal. You can obtain your ballot from one of the bargaining committee members. Voting will be open on April 13 and close at 4:30 pm on April 21, 2017. All ballots must be submitted inside a decla...