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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

June 09, 2021

BCGEU to honour Dr. Cindy Blackstock with Spirit of Leadership award at 51st ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 9, 2021BCGEU to honour Dr. Cindy Blackstock with Spirit of Leadership award at 51st conventionBURNABY, B.C. COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – on Thursday, June 10, at the 51st convention of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), Dr. Cindy Blackstock will be honoured with the Spirit of Leadership award, a triennial honour which the union bestows upon an indi...

June 09, 2021

More than 20 per cent of Dollarama shareholders demand human rights risk over...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE One in five shareholders call for human rights probe of outsourcing practices at warehouse and distribution centres Vancouver - Today, 21 per cent of Dollarama (TSX: DOL) shareholders voted in favour of a proposal asking the company to investigate and report on potential human rights abuses enabled by the use of third-party staffing agencies supplying temporary workers. Th...

June 09, 2021

70%+ of Independent Thomson Reuters Shareholders Demand Action on Human Right...

70%+ of Independent Thomson Reuters Shareholders Demand Action on Human Rights Risks Related to ICE Contracts The majority of independent shareholders demand human rights due diligence related to contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Burnaby - At the Thomson Reuters (NYSE, TSX: TRI) annual general meeting of shareholders held today, 19% of all shareholder...

June 07, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Lake City Casinos (Penticton Location only) - Lake City ...

We are pleased to announce the following members have been nominated to your bargaining committee.As there are three nominees, there will be an election for this one (1) position which will close on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm.1707 – Penticton: Candie Diffin Al Trek Dennis Wardle Balloting instructions are included in each balloting package. Ballots will be cast using a two-envelope priv...

June 07, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Lake City Casinos (Gateway Casinos) - Majority of Lake C...

Questionnaire        We are pleased to announce the following members have been acclaimed to your bargaining committee.1707 - Vernon: Erwin Ruf – Bargaining Committee Member 1705 - Kamloops: Mike Schmidt – Bargaining Committee Member 1705 - Kelowna: Michael Kay – Bargaining Committee Member 1707 - Penticton: As there were three nominees, there will be an election for this position whic...

June 04, 2021

All Local 1702 Members at First Credit Union and Union Bay Credit Union - Rol...

We are happy to announce that the rollover agreement, which was recommended by your bargaining committees, has been approved by the membership. This means that you should be getting retro pay shortly, and that we will be moving forward with a merged collective agreement for all members at Union Bay Credit Union and First Credit Union. We are looking forward to working with you all to negotiate ...

June 04, 2021

All BCGEU Local 1703 members - Voting for vacancies on the local - BCGEU

Voting will be open for 2nd Vice Chair person and the Member-at-Large starting June 4 and ending June 11th and it will be by electronic voting. You will be sent the ballot and voting credentials by a separate communication from Simply Voting. The vacancies for Equity, Youth Worker, and BIPOC positions (one position for each) remain vacant and will be filled following the elections process for 2...

June 01, 2021

BCGEU Indigenous Advisory Committee statement on discovery at Kamloops Indian...

On behalf of the BCGEU Provincial Executive Indigenous Advisory Committee and all Indigenous members of the BCGEU, we express our deepest condolences to the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, the survivors of the Kamloops Indian Residential School and the kin of those who never came home. The BCGEU's Indigenous members across the province, including members of the committee, have shared thei...

June 01, 2021

All BCGEU Local 1703 members - Results of Local 1703 Call for Nominations - B...

Please be advised that Floria Bol has been acclaimed to the position of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color). The following members have been nominated to fill the 2nd Vice Chairperson position and an election will be required: Rick Raymond Mark Pak Keung Chun Nigel Keenan Doug Worden The following members have been nominated to fill the Member-at-Large position and an election will...

May 28, 2021

All Members of Canadian Diabetes Association - Bargaining Town Hall - BCGEU

Hello Everyone, We will be hosting a town hall on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 5:30pm. This will give members the opportunity to have a meet and greet with the committee, as well as provide any information that would be beneficial for the committee to have and ask any questions. It will be held over zoom and we will send out the zoom link a few days prior to the meeting to the folks who have RSVP...

May 26, 2021

All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort - Nominations for River Rock Ca...

Call for NominationsNominations are now open for the bargaining committee to negotiate a renewal collective agreement with your Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union Staff Representative and other elected leaders to help ensure members' voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process.The bargaining committee will consist o...

May 26, 2021

World’s top proxy advisory firms back call for greater human rights oversight...

BURNABY– Today, leading global proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) became the third prominent proxy advisory firm to back a human rights shareholder proposal at Thomson Reuters (TSX/NSE: TRI). The shareholder proposal, filed by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), was filed in response to Thomson Reuters's work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enfor...

May 25, 2021

May 2021 Safety Tip: Making a claim with WorkSafeBC - BCGEU

May 2021 Safety Tip: Making a claim with WorkSafeBCIf you are injured on the job, you should submit a claim to WorkSafeBC. This notice is to guide you through the process and inform you of the supports available to you through our union, the BCGEU.When should I file a claim?Experiencing an injury on the job can be a traumatic experience. You should submit a claim to WorkSafeBC as soon as possib...

May 20, 2021

BCGEU releases Investor Brief calling on Thomson Reuters (TSX, NYSE: TRI) to ...

Ahead of the Thomson Reuters (TSX, NYSE: TRI) annual meeting of shareholders on June 9, 2021 the BCGEU has released an Investor Brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about human rights impacts at the Toronto-based company.  Historically a publishing business, Thomson Reuters's "Change Program" announced in 2021 will transition the company "from a content provider to a content-d...

May 20, 2021

Glass Lewis, influential proxy advisory firm, endorses Thomson Reuters human ...

Leading proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis has endorsed a human rights shareholder proposal at Thomson Reuters (TSX, NSE: TRI) in light of the company's work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The proposal was put forward by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and is up for consideration at Thomson Reuters's 2021 annual general meeting on June 9, 2021. Thomson...

May 19, 2021

Public Service Members with ‘on hold’ Classification Appeals - Update and Zo...

Members have expressed concerns about the length of time being taken to reactivate appeals that were placed on hold in the spring of 2020. The hold was due to a backlog of appeals dating back to 2011. At that time, after a period of trying to manage these older appeals as well as those being newly filed, both parties agreed to concentrate on the older appeals out of fairness to the appellants w...