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

November 29, 2016

OSH Appointment Process Deadline

D-day is here!!   On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...

November 25, 2016

District of Hudson's Hope - Agreement Ratification

Sisters and Brothers Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce  the ratification of the tentative Collective Agreement. The Committee is pleased with the positive changes and improvements that have been negotiated. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation and thanks to the membership for their support and participation in this important process. Please feel free to contact yo...

November 25, 2016

BCGEU supports trade unionists in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Early in October, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Matthew, causing more damage to an island still recovering from the earthquake of 2010. As part of the Public Services International (PSI) relief campaign, the BCGEU sent a contribution to help with community rebuilding. The relief will go to trade union members and their families directly. For more information on the campaign, visit the PSI Hurrican...

November 23, 2016

Bargaining Committee Elections for North Peace Cultural Centre

Nominations are now open for the North Peace Cultural Centre for the following positions: Two Bargaining Committee Members Nominations will close on Friday, December 23, 2016, and are to be faxed, mailed, emailed or hand delivered to: BCGEU Peace River Area Office 10251 – 100th Street Fort St. John BC   V1J 3Y8 Fax: (250) 785-0048 or 1-800-946-0255 Area10@bcgeu.ca Nomination forms are atta...

November 23, 2016

District of Hudson's Hope - Ratification Meeting

We send this bulletin to update the membership about the Collective Bargaining process between the Union and the District of Hudson's Hope. We are pleased to announce the District of Hudson's Hope Council has ratified the tentative settlement. Details of the proposed settlement will be released at a ratification meeting, being held at the District Office downstairs boardroom at 12:00 (noon), ...

November 22, 2016

Bowling Night for all Area 02 BCGEU Young Workers

Your Cross Component Committee is sponsoring a bowling night for all BCGEU Young Workers in Area 02 – North Island plus a guest. There will be 4 door prizes drawn throughout the night. Please note travel expenses will not be covered by Cross Component Committee.     Date:         Friday, December 16, 2016     Time:         7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Snacks at 7:30 p.m., Bowling starts at 8:00 p.m...

November 21, 2016

Local 1702 General Union Meeting

COMPONENT:  General Services LOCAL:           1702 DATE:             Wednesday, December 14, 2016 TIME:              5:00 p.m. – General Meeting                       5:30 p.m. – Executive Meeting PLACE:            BCGEU Nanaimo Area Office                       106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo    AGENDA General Business   Please come out and meet your BCGEU Local 1702 Executives and br...

November 18, 2016

Bargaining Set To Resume for River Rock Casino Resort

To:      All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort Re:      Bargaining Set To Resume   Your Bargaining Committee is set to head back to the negotiation table with the Employer on November 24th. Multiple dates have been scheduled up until December 2nd. We remain committed to updating you on our progress. The committee would also like to take this opportunity to thank all River Rock member...

November 14, 2016

Union, B.C. private liquor stores push for pot to be sold in their stores

Recreational pot could be coming to a public or private liquor store near you. Read more...

November 14, 2016

District of Hudson's Hope Bargaining Update

To:    All BCGEU members, Local 1710, District of Hudson's Hope Re:    Bargaining Update   Sisters and Brothers:   We are pleased to report that after three productive and respectful days of negotiation with your Employer last week, we were able to reach a tentative agreement. The Bargaining Committee is pleased with the results and are recommending acceptance of the terms. The ratificati...

November 11, 2016

Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten - Remembrance Day 2016

Today we honor and reflect on the sacrifice that those in our armed forces have made to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy.  We also must not forget the sacrifices made by men and women in our armed forces in protecting other countries.  Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Since then Canada has been involved in many conflicts and peacekeepi...

November 10, 2016

A victory for students, teachers and public education in B.C.

On behalf of the 70,000 workers of the BCGEU, and as a parent myself, I want to congratulate the BC Teachers' Federation on their courage and determination in standing up for the children of this province. The BCTF was right to push back on the provincial government's attempts to decide by themselves what a classroom looks like. It's great news that the BCTF finally won the right to include cla...

November 09, 2016

The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists - Op-Ed The Pr...

By Stephanie Smith & Damian Kettlewell Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming. With that in mind, the most socially responsible way to sell it in B.C. is through our existing public and private liquor stores. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took office in October 2015, they did so with a host of mandates from Canadians. Former prime minister...

November 08, 2016

Honouring Aboriginal Veterans

On November 8 we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist at a higher proportion than any other group in Canada.    For many, enlisting presented many challenges such as learning English, leaving the...