B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

May 15, 2019

Nominations OPEN for Barkerville Heritage Trust Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Barkerville Heritage Trust Bargaining Committee. Bargaining Committee Chairperson Bargaining Committee Member Bargaining Committee Alternate Nomination Forms attached. Deadline for Nominations is: June 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm. If an election is required for any of the above-mentioned positions, candidates may submit a one-page bio of inf...

May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...

May 13, 2019

Members at Vancity - Hours of Work - BCGEU

Hello VanCity BCGEU members, It has come to our attention that the employer has been approaching some employees to ask them to consider a reduction from full-time to 4 days a week or part-time hours, seemingly circumventing the layoff language of the CA. If you are approached, please contact your shop steward or staff representative so that we can inform you of the implications of reducing your...

May 10, 2019

Component 17 Members at BC Housing - RV visit to Lower Mainland Directly Mana...

Join us for a coffee, donuts and ice cream on the BCGEU motorhome:   When: Monday, May 13th  Where:  1. Lower Mainland Directly Managed Office, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 2. Home Office, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. 3. Riverview, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Your bargaining committee will be available to discuss recent events in our preparation for bargaining. Don't miss your chance to ask questions and p...

May 10, 2019

Members at River Rock Casino Working in Culinary - Election of Shop Steward -...

The election period closed for a steward position at your work site on Monday, May 6th, 2019. We are pleased to announce that Marc Hu was elected as a steward for your worksite. Please contact Marc or any of your worksite stewards if you have any questions or concerns regarding the terms and conditions of your collective agreement. Please join us in wishing them well in their new position.   In...

May 10, 2019

Members under Hospitality Industrial Relations (Best Western Plus Burnaby Hot...

Call for Nominations for Expanded Bargaining Committee Nominations are now open to add two additional members to your bargaining committee as follows: Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel – One (1) member The Crest Hotel – One (1) member You may nominate, or accept nomination, only for the bargaining committee position specific to your worksite. If only one candidate per worksite is nominated, the...

May 07, 2019

BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Information Sessions for Hard Rock Casino Memb...

The union recently mailed out information about your option to join the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan.  Members now contributing to the Group RRSP will be enrolled in the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan unless they sign a Waiver of Participation Form and return it to the Union by July 15, 2019. The Waiver of Participation form was sent to members as part of a pension information package by regu...

May 06, 2019

BCGEU remembers Bobbi Pettett - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bobbi Pettett, who passed away on May 5, 2019. Bobbi was a dedicated activist and beginning in 1989, she held many positions in the union from steward, local chair, and bargaining committee member to component chair and member of the provincial executive. She ...

May 03, 2019

Updated Draft Lake City Collective Agreement Now Online - BCGEU

We would like to apologize. An older draft of the new Lake City collective agreement was inadvertently put on the BCGEU website due to an internal error. A correct draft (subject to finalization) has now been posted in its place. This draft of the collective agreement will remain online until a finalized and signed version takes its place.   Once again, our apologies for this unfortunate error....

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...

April 29, 2019

BCGEU Defends Two-Tier Wages in Community Services Sector - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith draws on her experience as an early childhood educator to explain her frustration with the debate over a pay increase that's only going to unionized workers in the community social services sector.  Smith said the complaints about the selective raises reminded her of the children's story about the Little Red Hen.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2019

Election Of BGIS Workplace Solutions Inc. Bargaining Committee Members - BCGEU

At the close of nominations for your bargaining committee, nominees were as follows. Note that the order of names is random. - Vancouver Island – two (2) positionso Paul MacKayo Michael Burtono Dan Bombardir- Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley – two (2) positionso Patrick Fortiero Jereme Colletteo Mike Callao Randy Loberg- Southern Interior – one (1) positiono Leigha Bonthoux- Northern – one (1) posi...

April 26, 2019

Join us at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. - BCGEU

BCGEU members from communities around our province will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28th. Some will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Some will attend to show solidarity with those who have been affected by the death of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincial government buildings to honour the day.  In 2018...

April 24, 2019

Labour Management Meeting and Tip Committee News - Grand Villa - BCGEU

The Labour Management Committee meeting was held on April 10, 2019. It was attended by Alex Lee-Young, Larissa Karpa and Kevin Johnson along with Staff Representative Fateh Born. If you have a problem in your department that you think could be resolved at this meeting – talk to one of your worker Reps about it. If you believe the Employer has violated the Collective Agreement, contact a steward...

April 24, 2019

Hard Rock Casino Enrolled in the RRSP - BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Inform...

Memorandum of Understanding #1 of your collective agreement says that effective July 15th, 2019, employees in the bargaining unit will have the option of continuing to contribute to the Employer's RRSP or making future contributions to the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan. The Union recently mailed out an information package about the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan to members who are enrolled in ...

April 24, 2019

PC Helpline Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee met with the employer today, April 23, 2019. We continued our discussion on the monetary proposals, along with the other outstanding non-monetary proposals. Your Bargaining Committee will be in direct contact with each of you shortly in regards to one of the outstanding issues. We are planning to meet again in the next couple weeks, and are generally pleased with our p...

April 23, 2019

Atira Property Management -Bargaining Committee Nominations and Survey - BCGEU

I am the BCGEU Staff Representative who will be working with your bargaining committee on this round of bargaining. Your current collective agreement expires May 31st, 2019, so negotiations between your Employer and the BCGEU will begin shortly. We need your participation with the following: - Electing a bargaining committee (up to 3) - Completing a bargaining survey We have attached a bargaini...

April 23, 2019

Area 10 members - Join us for a Meet and Greet - BCGEU

We are incredibly excited to announce President Stephanie Smith, Treasurer Paul Finch, Executive Vice President Joanna Lord and Component Vice President Judy Fox-McGuire will be in Dawson Creek May 4th and would love the opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you may have. We invite you and your family to this special member event to enjoy great company, appetizers and light refreshme...