Mask usage in BCGEU buildings
(Updated Apr 27, 2023)
Effective immediately, we are making a change to our building protocols regarding mask usage in our buildings.
Mask use is now optional in our buildings, including in common areas and meeting rooms.
Staff and visitors to BCGEU buildings may, of course, continue to use masks and other layers of protection based on their own comfort and risk factors. We ask that we respect others and wear masks if requested in groups.
Please be reminded that no one should attend BCGEU buildings if they have active cold or flu-like symptoms.
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.
The union received three (3) nominations for shop stewards in Local 1701 at Elements Casino Victoria over the course of the nomination period which ended on June 13, 2023. Online voting will now proceed to elect two (2) new Shop Stewards from the list of three (3) members nominated: Barbara Van Kerkoerle Nicole Becker Misha McDiarmid All members should receive an electronic ballot starting ...
Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that the ratification vote is now completed, and you have voted 73.7% in favour of the collective agreement.Thank you for your strong support during the bargaining process. Member PortalPlease remind your coworkers to sign up to get important updates by email and ensure that your contact information is current. If you know a co-worker who is not ge...
Photo description: Members of the BCGEU Indigenous Advisory Committee in front of the Tlúu Xaadaa Naay Longhouse, Old Masset, Haida Gwaii
National Indigenous Peoples Day: 21 Things you can do on June 21st
Activities marking National Indigenous Peoples Day are held from coast to coast to coast on and around June 21st to commemorate and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples...
Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report we have reached a settlement and we are unanimously recommending you vote YES to ratify the agreement. The Ratification Documents can be found here.
Ratification Document - Compass Group Nanaimo
Ratification Document - Compass Group Surrey
Ratification Document - Compass Group Fraser Valley & Okanagan
RATIFICATION VOTEDate: Wednesday, June...
As we announced last week, we have reached a tentative agreement with the employer and we look forward to sharing the details with you. The next step is for the bargaining committee to meet with you at ratification meetings, provide you with a ratification document, and to review the ratification document and answer all your questions before you cast a vote.Ratification MeetingsWe have schedule...
Nominations are now open for two (2) shop steward positions at Elements Casino to join the existing shop stewards, Deanne Terpenning and Patricia Lawrence.The deadline for submission of nominations is:
Tuesday, June 13, 2023, by 5:00 p.m.
Nomination forms must be submitted by mail, fax, or email (details on attached nomination form). Newly elected stewards are entitled to training at the unio...
We have scheduled a town hall zoom meeting for all BCGEU members working at BCHMC. At the meeting we'll be sharing information and answering your questions about bargaining. This meeting is in response to your questions to the bargaining team about the bargaining process.
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Time: 4:45pm – 5:30pm
Where: Zoom – meeting link in email to members
If you have questions be...
Tentative agreement reached!
Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report we have reached a tentative agreement! The union and the employer bargained hard for three days and reached a settlement on Friday, May 26th.There are a number of improvements in this renewal agreement, and most importantly, the focus is on a substantive wage increase. Additionally, all six bargaining units under the th...
The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2023 scholarship recipients in their continuing education.
Click here for the 2023 scholarship winners
(Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).
This year, applicants were asked to write an essay or submit a video on one of five topics:
1. Workplace health and safety is a core value of the labour movement. What r...
Starlight reaches tentative agreement
After many months of extensive and vigorous bargaining, we reached a tentative agreement with the employer which our Bargaining Committee fully supports. We'll be releasing full details of the agreement the week of June 11th. The meeting schedule will be determined at a later date. At those meetings, you'll have a chance to view the tentative agreement in f...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2023
Atira workers unionize, join BCGEU
BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Today over 500 workers at Atira Women's Resource Society (AWRS) have officially joined the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU). This incredible win is the result of workers organizing and making connections across over 35 worksites and a significant majority of workers signing ca...
As you are aware, Vancity has elected to introduce a new flex benefits plan that will be implemented as of July 1, 2023. We just became aware that there has been a reduction in the level of benefits provided in your new proposed extended health plan. The Union did not agree to any reduction; as such, a grievance has been filed against these changes. We will keep you updated as we have more info...