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 30, 2016

OHS Representatives in the province right to refuse unsafe work

Recent incidents at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam have highlighted the need for workers to be made aware of their rights and duties under the Worker’s Compensation Act in carrying out their work. On May 23, BCGEU members were injured while transporting a patient from the Royal Columbian Hospital back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. A preliminary investigation has been conduc...

May 27, 2016

2016 BCGEU Scholarship Winners

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 26, 2016

BC Housing (Administration & Maintenance) updated steward list

Please note the following are your BCGEU stewards at BC Housing: Administration:     Name Work Location City Local Julie Andersen Burnaby 1703 Rhonda Forster (temporarily unavailable) Burnaby 1703 Lisa Julien Burnaby...

May 20, 2016

Local 1712 Members nomination for local executive

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive: Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recorder Member at Large (3) Young Worker Representative The term is three years.  Information on the responsibilities and activities for each position is attached. The deadline for nominations is: Monday June 20th , 2016 by 5:00pm. Any nominations received after the de...

May 20, 2016

The National Union's scholarship program for 2016

Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016. Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...

May 20, 2016

Free pensions webinars

Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.   Capital stewardship Friday, June 10 10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time) Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...

May 19, 2016

BCGEU welcomes Hard Rock Casino

More than 430 employees from Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam, B.C. are now members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), after employees voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining the BCGEU. "We are tremendously proud to welcome Hard Rock Casino,” said Stephanie Smith, BCGEU president. "There's strength in numbers, and this is a marvelous opportunity to realize gains for ca...

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to announce the following winners of a 2016 BCGEU Scholars...

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 18, 2016

Members at River Rock Casino Resort – Security only - Bargaining Survey

The BCGEU is looking for your input in preparation for bargaining a first collective agreement.   All members in Security should complete the questionnaire to bring forward issues for the bargaining table:  Download PDF of questionnaire here Download PDF of Chinese Translated questionnaire here Please fax or email your completed questionnaire to: Facsimile: 604-294-5092 Email: Linsay.Buss...

May 18, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort – Culinary only - Bargaining Survey

The BCGEU is looking for your input in preparation for bargaining a first collective agreement. All members in Culinary should complete the questionnaire to bring forward issues for the bargaining table: Download PDF of questionnaire here Download PDF of translated questionnaire here Please fax or email your completed questionnaire to: Facsimile: 604-294-5092 Email: Linsay.Buss@bcgeu.ca   ...

May 16, 2016

All members in Haida Gwaii - Pension Seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important. You will then b...

May 13, 2016

Government Members on Haida Gwaii pension seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important.  You will then ...

May 12, 2016

Local 1703 union meeting

DATE: Monday, June 20, 2016 TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 pm PLACE: Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room            130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC   AGENDA Introductions Worksite Reports Other Business   Parking – Lower Mainland Area Office o    We have a large underground parkade. If you enter the parkade off of Renfrew, you will be on P2. If you enter the parkade off of Hebb, you can ...

May 12, 2016

Lake View Credit Union meeting

DATE: May 16th, 2016 TIME: 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm PLACE: George Dawson Inn             11705 8th Street, Dawson Creek   AGENDA Bargaining Updates Question and Answer Session General Membership Information *Tumbler Ridge members are welcome to join via teleconference. Call in information to be announced. In solidarity BCGEU Peace River Area Office Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/...

May 12, 2016

Update - Notice of Vacancies for Local 1703 Executive

There are vacancies for the following positions on the Local 1703 Executive: Recording Secretary Member-at-Large – Young Worker (29 years of age or younger) The term is up to three years. Recording Secretary -    assists Local chairperson with responsibilities -    with the chair, sets meeting dates and develops agendas -    is responsible for all meeting notices and minutes -    reports...