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.


May 09, 2016

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...

May 09, 2016

Lake View Credit Union update of bargaining

Sisters and Brothers We met with your Employer on May 6th to continue negotiations.  We were unable to achieve a tentative agreement, and the employer walked away from the bargaining table late Friday cancelling our scheduled May 7th bargaining date. We are at odds with the employer on a number of significant items. Specifically the Employer continues to push several concessions. We have att...

May 06, 2016

Westview Agencies Ltd

DATE: May 25, 2016 TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Town Centre Hotel             4660 Joyce Ave, Powell River AGENDA Welcome to the BCGEU! Election of Bargaining Chairperson Election of Bargaining Committee Review of Bargaining Questionnaires Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

May 06, 2016

First Credit Union and First Insurance Services Ltd. meeting

DATE: May 24, 2016 TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Town Centre Hotel             4660 Joyce Ave, Powell River AGENDA Election of Bargaining Chairperson Election of Bargaining Committee Review of Bargaining Questionnaires Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

May 04, 2016

BCGEU president’s statement re: Fort McMurray wildfire & $50k donation

NEW: The BCGEU has made a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross towards relief efforts. Like you, I’ve been watching the images and video footage from wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. It’s heartbreaking to see. The lives of those affected have been changed forever. We know some of our BCGEU members have loved ones and friends who’ve been impacted by the evacuation of a staggerin...

May 02, 2016

BC Federation of Labour "Stress in the Workplace" Course

The “Understanding and Preventing Stress in the Workplace” course will be offered at the Castlegar area office on Friday June 3, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be facilitated by a BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre facilitator. This course is designed to help identify stressors such as job demands, job control, lack of support, organization styles, bullying and lac...

May 02, 2016

Area 05 Stewards Educational Seminar – Pension Workshop

The Area 05 Cross Component Committee is pleased to invite you for a free education session regarding a Pension Workshop. This educational session will be useful for all BCGEU members who want more information related to Pensions and Pension Plans.     WHERE: Kamloops Area Office                    158 Oriole Road, Kamloops                   After hours entrance at right rear of building.    ...

April 28, 2016

Member Update - April 27, 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides an update on some of the important events and initiatives the BCGEU is involved with in April and May.

April 28, 2016

Stephanie Smith: Day of Mourning 2016

UPDATE: Day of Mourning photos Many of you will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28 in different communities around our province. Some of you will be there to honour and remember your co-workers and family members or to show solidarity and empathy for those who have been affected by the death or injury of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincia...

April 27, 2016

Speak out against death threats to union leaders in Colombia

We have been alerted through CoDevelopment Canada and our Colombian partner NOMADESC that there has been a new round of death threats against numerous human rights defenders and union leaders. These threats are taking place in the Valle de Cauca region, and originate with the paramilitary group Gaitanistas Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AGC). This is the latest incident in a recent increase i...

April 27, 2016

BCGEU supports transgender human rights bill

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert is presenting the Trans Equality Bill to the BC Legislature. This bill will ensure that trans and gender variant British Columbians are explicitly protected under the B.C. Human Rights Code. It is Chandra Herbert’s fourth attempt to introduce the private member’s bill. BCGEU President Stephanie Smith has sent a letter in support of...

April 27, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to endorse the Sanctuary City principles

When refugee applicants come to Canada, there is often an assumption that Canada is a safer place than their home countries. But if you have a precarious migration status or no status at all, and you fear being turned over to the immigration authorities, life here is not safe at all. Transit, health care, and community based social services workers could all be directed by their employers to d...

April 25, 2016

Ergonomics in the workplace

Ergonomics is the science of adapting the workplace to the worker and the product to the user. You are at risk of developing musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) when you carry out work without first considering how the workplace suits you. This can lead to disabling conditions if not recognized and treated in the early stages. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Sections 4.46 – 4.53, re...

April 22, 2016

Local 1710 Members - local executive election results

Nominations for your Local Executive for Recording Secretary closed April 14, 2016. Here is your Local 1710 Executive:   Chairperson:                                    Kurt Langdon 1st Vice Chairperson:                        Darrel Chorney 2nd Vice Chairperson:                       John MacGillivray Treasurer:                                       Kevin Collins Recording Secretary: ...

April 21, 2016

Lake View Credit Union collective agreement bargaining

Sisters and Brothers, Over the last three days, we met with your Employer to begin negotiations for the renewal of your collective agreement. Both parties tabled their proposals and worked diligently to get through them. We have successfully proceeded through a number of housekeeping and non-monetary items. There are a number of items still outstanding. We have scheduled further dates on Ma...