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

October 18, 2016

BC Housing (Admin) Nominations for Union shop steward

To:     All BCGEU Members at BC Housing (Admin) – BCGEU Local 1703 Re:     Nominations for Union shop steward   The BCGEU is looking for a union steward for the BC Housing Commission (Admin) in the Lower Mainland area. Nominations for the position are now open. Steward nomination forms must be received by the Union by no later than Friday, November 18, 2016. What do stewards do? Union stew...

October 17, 2016

Local 1702 meeting

DATE: October 24, 2016 TIME: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. PLACE: Powell River Town Centre Hotel – Malaspina Room             4660 Joyce Ave, Powell River There will be an important meeting for all BCGEU members employed by First Credit Union, all BCGEU members employed by Westview Insurance Agencies and all BCGEU members employed by First Insurance Agency. The topic of the meeting will be important devel...

October 14, 2016

Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 07 - BC Fede...

The “Occupational Health” course will be offered at the Okanagan area office in Kelowna on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be delivered by a facilitator from the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre. Health hazards are not as obvious and apparent as safety hazards in the workplace and as such often don’t receive proper attention and resources co...

October 12, 2016

Town of Gibsons - Bargaining Update

The parties met on October 6 & 7 and exchanged both monetary and non-monetary proposals. A number of proposals were signed on both days. The parties will be reconvening on November 2 to 4, 2016 for three more days of bargaining. We will be updating the bargaining unit on our progress at the bargaining table. In solidarity Allison Stewart, Bargaining Unit Chair Rick Raymond, Bargaining C...

October 12, 2016

Vancity Branch 61 Shop Steward Election Results

To:      All BCGEU Members at Vancity Branch 61 Re:      Shop Steward Election Results   The results have been counted for the recent shop steward elections at Vancity Branch 61. The successful candidates for the two vacant shop steward positions are:   Caroline Pomar Georgette Reyes   Your shop stewards receive training from the union and are available to answer questions about your ...

October 11, 2016

Local 1703 REVISED Meeting Notice

COMPONENT:   General Services          LOCAL:   1703            DATE:   Monday, November 7, 2016             TIME:   7:00 – 8:00 pm           PLACE:   Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room                        130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC   AGENDA Welcome Worksite Reports OH&S Appointments Stewards BC Fed River Rock & Hard Rock Casinos Bargaining Update   The ...

October 07, 2016

BCGEU makes budget submission to Finance Committee

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith made a presentation to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Governnment Services today, outlining the union’s priorities for the upcoming provincial budget. Smith noted that it’s time to chart a different course in British Columbia and urged the government to take steps to accomplish three main objectives – quality jobs for all British Columbians; r...

September 30, 2016

Local 1712 Election Update

To:      ALL BCGEU LOCAL 1712 MEMBERS Re:      Local 1712 Election Update   Please be advised that Alexandre Chavanne-Wallace has been acclaimed as the 1st Vice Chairperson. As such, the Executive is as follows:   Chairperson – Mimi Paquette 1st Vice Chairperson – Alexandre Chavanne-Wallace 2nd Vice Chairperson – Vacant Treasurer – Vacant Recorder – Vacant Member-at-Large – Vacant Member-at...

September 30, 2016

Watch: Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week and speaks about the importa...

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week in Victoria that included worksite visits, a member BBQ and the Union of BC Municipalities convention. She also honours the work of Phyllis Webstad on Orange Shirt Day. Have a look:

September 30, 2016

River Rock Casino Bargaining Update

To:     All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort Re:     Bargaining Update   Your Bargaining Committee met with your Employer on September 26th and 27th, as negotiations continue for River Rock’s first collective agreement. You will have the chance to vote on the new agreement once the negotiations are complete and your bargaining committee can recommend a first collective agreement. Th...

September 28, 2016

Town of Gibsons - Update on Bargaining

The bargaining committee has completed pre-bargaining sessions and are ready to begin bargaining the Employer. The parties have scheduled two sets of bargaining dates: October 6-7 and November 2-4. We will provide updates to the bargaining unit at the end of each set of dates.  We thank you for your ongoing support during bargaining. In solidarity Allison Stewart, Bargaining Unit Chair Ric...