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 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...

September 26, 2016

District of Sechelt Bargaining Update

To:    All BCGEU Members at District of Sechelt Re:    Bargaining Update   The Union bargaining committee had three days of bargaining with the Employer on September 19, 20 & 22, 2016. We had positive dialogue and signed a number of proposals and counter proposals on the first two days. We were hopeful that we may conclude bargaining on the third day; however, at the end of the session, ...

September 23, 2016

Firefighters' Public House - Bargaining Committee Election Results

BCGEU members at Firefighters' Public House have elected Debbie Welch and Amanda Cobham as their Bargaining Committee, and, due to a tie for the position of alternate, Rebecca Spitz and Nancie Rutledge as alternates. These representatives will be meeting with the employer to bargain your new contract. Negotiations of your new collective agreement between the union and the employer will commenc...

September 23, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort Bargaining Resumes

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to advise that collective agreement negotiations resumed with your employer on September 19th and 20th. Talks with the employer were respectful and progress was made on a number of important language proposals. The parties return to the negotiating table for further talks on September 26th and 27th.  Finally, your committee remains committed to ensuring th...

September 23, 2016

Hard Rock Casino Bargaining Dates Confirmed /New Guest Services Committee Member

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to advise that bargaining for Hard Rock Casino's first ever collective agreement is set to begin October 4th and 5th. Preparations for bargaining have begun, and your committee has been working hard with BCGEU Staff Negotiators preparing detailed proposals that will soon be presented to your Employer. Rest assured, your committee is focused on ensuring that...

September 22, 2016

Vancity Branch 44 Steward Election Nominations

To:     BCGEU Members at Vancity Branch 44 Re:     Steward election   Please be advised that following the recent nomination process, three candidates were nominated for the two available positions.   Nominees: Mark Chohan Ashneet Sohal Preety Chanda   Therefore a vote will be conducted as follows: Date:          Thursday, September 29 Place:         Vancity Branch 44               ...

September 22, 2016

District of Hudson's Hope - Notice of Bargaining Committee Members

RESULTS FOR BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS Nominations are now closed for the District of Hudson's Hope Bargaining Committee. The following members are now your bargaining committee: Cindy Edgar & John Vandenberg Please join us in congratulating your new bargaining committee. Thank you. Download PDF of notice here UNIFOR467/MoveUP  

September 22, 2016

Members at Vancity Branch 30 Steward Results

Please be advised that following the recent nomination process, the following members have been acclaimed: Stewards Harman Singh              email:    harman_deep@live.ca Ashleen Devi                email:    ashleen6@gmail.com Please contact one of the above stewards should you require assistance with your collective agreement or worksite concerns. Please note the stewards will be set up ...

September 21, 2016

Members at Vancity Branch 25 Steward Results

Please be advised that following the recent nomination process, the following members have been acclaimed: Stewards Shahnaz Hazanzadeh     email:    shahnazhasanzadeh@gmail.com Jagjit Sohi                    email:    sohijag@hotmail.com Please contact one of the above stewards should you require assistance with your collective agreement or worksite concerns. Please note the stewards will b...