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

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...

April 20, 2016

Area 04 Local Executives, Stewards and OHS representatives evening workshop o...

The Area 04 Cross Component Committee presents an evening workshop on the duty to accommodate, medical notes and return to work. This workshop will cover general information about the employer's duty to accommodate members who, because of a disability require accommodation in their job position or duties. Date: May 10, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Fraser Valley Area Office                 8...

April 07, 2016

BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety Networker Outreach

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Networker team had their initial meeting in January. The 21 BCGEU members appointed to the team are from all areas of the province. One of their first tasks is to contact BCGEU OHS committee representatives to let them know about upcoming training opportunities.  The Networkers are also busy calling OHS representatives in their areas to determine if the...

April 07, 2016

Brookfield GIS Workplace Solutions Inc. steward nominations

BCGEU is accepting nominations for one additional steward to represent members working at GIS Workplace Solutions Inc. in Local 1703. The union is seeking one additional steward for this employer because Brookfield GIS Workplace Solutions Inc. operates without a centralized worksite and existing stewards are spread across the Lower Mainland.  Any union member at Brookfield GIS Workplace Solut...