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

August 09, 2016

Hard Rock Update on Bargaining Committee Elections

To:                   All BCGEU Members at Hard Rock Casino Re:                  Update on Bargaining Committee Elections   The election for Bargaining Committee Chairperson is now complete, and the successful candidate is Darko Petrovski. Congratulations to Brother Darko, and thanks to all the members who accepted the nomination for this important position. The election for departmental r...

August 05, 2016

Vancity 44 Occupational Health and Safety Representative

If you are interested in becoming an Occupational Health and Safety Representative at your worksite, please email area04@bcgeu.ca with your name and contact information.   The deadline to submit your interest is Thursday, August 25, 2016.   Training will be provided by the Union.   In solidarity Marceline Lamarche Staff Representative   Download PDF of notice here    UNIFOR467/MoveUP

August 05, 2016

Vancity 44 Joint Labour Management Committee Nominations

Please be advised that nominations are now open for one (1) Joint Labour Management Committee position and one (1) alternate position at your worksite. Please see the attached nomination form. Nomination forms must be received at the Fraser Valley Area Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Should we receive more nominations than positions available, an election will occur.   Co...

August 05, 2016

Vancity 44 Steward Nominations

Welcome to the BCGEU! Please be advised that nominations are now open for two (2) Stewards at your worksite. Please see the attached nomination form.   Nomination forms must be received at the Fraser Valley Area Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Should we receive more nominations than positions available, an election will occur.   Completed nomination forms may be faxed to ...

August 05, 2016

Vancity 44 Union Meeting Notice

DATE:    Thursday, August 11, 2016 TIME:     5:30 p.m. PLACE:   Tasty Indian Bistro - 8295 120 St. Delta   AGENDA   The Union would like to welcome you and answer any questions you may have. As well, we will be discussing the following topics at this meeting: Stewards Joint Labour Management Committee Occupational Health and Safety Committee Bargaining Collective Agreement Worksite...

August 05, 2016

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Members - Refuse Unsafe Work

BCGEU members that work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam continue to face unacceptable levels of violence and risk of serious injury. Our members were directed by the employer to release patients from seclusion rooms in spite of contrary advice by the care team. The patients were secluded due to incidents of violence against other patients and workers. They were still exhibitin...

July 28, 2016

2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th. This course will be held at the BCGEU area office, 8555 - 198A Street Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers,...

July 27, 2016

Lake View Credit Union bargaining update

Sisters and Brothers: On behalf of your Bargaining Committee, we would like to thank you for attending last night's ratification meeting. The discussions and questions were very good. We have appreciated your patience and solidarity throughout this process. The tentative agreement was accepted by the bargaining unit. The Union has informed your Employer that we consider the new agreement in f...

July 26, 2016

Members At Hard Rock Casino Bargaining Unit Chair Election Biographies and Pi...

The elections for the position of Bargaining Unit Chair is scheduled as follows:  •    Thursday August 4th – 10:00 am to 10:00 pm  •    Friday August 5th – 10:00 am to 10:00 pm  Attached are the submitted biographies from candidates running for Chairperson.   Balloting will take place in the BCGEU RV (see photo below), parked in the Motion Canada parking lot, located at Hartley and Schooner S...

July 25, 2016

1703 Vancity Savings Credit Union Visa Centre Steward Nomination

Nominations are now open for 1 position for a steward at your worksite and, will close August 18, 2016. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.   Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers abo...

July 25, 2016

Town of Gibsons Bargaining Committee Results

I am pleased to announce that Allison Stewart was acclaimed as the Bargaining Unit Chair for the Town of Gibsons. Rick Raymond and Tyler Musgrove were acclaimed into the two Bargaining Committee Member positions. Bargaining questionnaires will be made available at the worksite this week. Everyone is encouraged to complete one and provide it to the Bargaining Committee Member in your work area...

July 22, 2016

Members at Hard Rock Casino Notice of Election of Bargaining Committee Chairp...

Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed on July 18 and we have received the following nominations for the position of Bargaining Committee Chairperson: Ardeshir Razmjou              Jen Stebbing Mike Dove                         Darko Petrovski Katherine Wiebe                Peter Krikke Laura Dimal                      Brian Middleton Lorea Pleshka Election Details Balloting is sche...

July 22, 2016

1710 Lake View Credit Union Ratification Vote Meeting

Sisters and Brothers: We are pleased to report that after two productive and respectful days of negotiation with your Employer this 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 ratification meeting will be held at: George Dawson Inn Tuesday July 26, 2016 – 5:15 p.m.                  ...

July 22, 2016

Sun Life Investigation/Employer Discipline

Recently the Union was made aware that a large number of our River Rock membership have been called into meetings with River Rock security. Hearing of these meetings, the Union immediately contacted the Employer's lawyer expressing our concern. We are pleased to let you know that the investigations are about to end, and that no one is likely to be disciplined. Though this is good news, the Uni...

July 20, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort - Election of Bargaining Committee Members

Elections are now complete for the final two positions on the Bargaining Committee.  Elected by acclamation: Culinary and Shippers/Receivers – Hua Hsun (Watson) Tseng Security and Security Supervisors – Eric Escobar As we reported earlier, we have been unable to schedule bargaining over the summer months due to pre-scheduled annual vacations. Negotiations with your employer will re-com...

July 20, 2016

Members at Compass Food Services (Cavell Gardens) - Nominations for 2 Bargai...

Nominations are now open for the positions of 2 Bargaining Committee Members for the upcoming bargaining at Cavell Gardens. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be the on the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the union in order to run or vote in an election. As a Bargaining Committee Member you will be expected to: •    L...

July 20, 2016

BCGEU member James Swank 'soars' into retirement

Component 17 proudly recognizes local 1703 member James Swank and his nearly 33 years working at BC Place. Swank retired on March 31, 2016 from a variety of positions. While hired in 1983 as part of BC Place’s maintenance crew, Swank served in many roles over the years. He handled telecommunications services, video and audio services with the public address system, maintenance and repairs on t...