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

October 25, 2019

IDEXX Reference Laboratories Ltd.- ratification results - BCGEU

The Union is pleased to announced that the membership has ratified the tentative agreement with 100% in favour of the agreement. Now that the agreement has been ratified, the parties will now work on formalizing the language in a new draft of the agreement and implement it operationally. The Employer will be making application to the BC Target Benefit Plan as part of this process and the Union ...

October 24, 2019

They're back! BCGEU resolves grievance restoring the right for wildfire membe...

In 2016, your employer implemented a policy that prohibited wildfire members from wearing crew patches.  Since then, at every worksite that your treasurer Paul Finch and I have visited, we have heard how much the 30-year tradition of crew patches means to you. Crew patches not only build team spirit and show pride of place, they also help clearly identify members of different crews fighting the...

October 24, 2019

BCGEU applauds government on next steps towards implementation of UNDRIP in B...

Today's introduction of legislation by the provincial government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a significant and important step towards reconciliation in B.C. "Thanks to the leadership of our members, the BCGEU has long been an active participant in the national project of reconciliation and decolonization," says BCGEU president Step...

October 22, 2019

Right to a Steward, Union Grievance, Overtime and Labour Management News - Gr...

Right To a Steward As per Article 10.3, you have the right to a steward for any meeting with your Supervisor or Manager that 'might be the basis of disciplinary action'. You have the right to know in advance that you might need a steward and to choose your own steward as long as this does not 'result in an undue delay'. If the manager tells you the meeting is 'not disciplinary' but during the c...

October 21, 2019

Members at BC Housing - Administration/Clerical Division - Bargaining Update ...

Happy Autumn everyone! While summer availability meant that bargaining was on hiatus over August and September, your bargaining team has remained busy and steadfast in representing you throughout. This summer we took a tour of all the regional offices to solicit input, answer questions, and get to know our members face to face. We had a really good turnout at all of the offices and were encoura...

October 21, 2019

BCGEU Offices Closing at 4PM PDT - Election Day - BCGEU

In accordance with federal election laws requiring employers to allow employees three consecutive hours to vote, BCGEU offices will be closing at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, October 21. Offices will reopen for standard hours (8:30AM - 5:00PM) on Tuesday. Most B.C. polls are open until 7PM. Questions about time off for voting? Click here to visit Elections Canada's FAQ on the subject U...

October 16, 2019

Town of Gibsons - new steward - BCGEU

Please be advised that an election is no longer required for the alternate steward position. We are pleased to announce that Laurie Mosimann has been acclaimed as the new alternate steward at the Town of Gibsons. Please join us in wishing Laurie well in her new position. Your shop stewards at Town of Gibsons are: Laurie Mosimann Chris Quinn-Young Rick Raymond If you have any questions regardi...

October 15, 2019

Steward Election - 1 Alternate Steward - Town of Gibsons - BCGEU

The Union has received more nomination forms than positions available so an election will be held to elect One (1) alternate steward to represent BCGEU members at Town of Gibsons - Administration. The successful candidate will act as the alternate until such time that the steward in administration returns or for the remainder of the current term. Here are your nominees in random order: Laurie ...

October 11, 2019

Progress made in bargaining at Elements Casino Victoria - BCGEU

We've concluded another few days of bargaining with the employer and had productive discussions on a number of issues including regulatory requirements for working in the casino and how jobs will be posted.  We have additional bargaining dates in November where we will discuss priority issues. In the meantime, please come talk to any one of us if you have any questions or feedback.   In Solidar...

October 10, 2019

REGISTER NOW FOR 2020 CLC WINTER SCHOOL - BCGEU

Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 12 to February 14, 2020) at Harrison Hot Springs is now available. Active union members are encouraged to apply online. Applications will be forwarded to your Component executive to make their selections on who will attend the school. Not all courses are pre-approved by your Component. For example, courses ...

October 09, 2019

BC Federation of Labour calls for boycott on four Vancouver hotels in support...

On Tuesday, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith announced a $3-million interest-free loan to support striking hotel workers Read the full article here UWU/MoveUP

October 08, 2019

Tip Committee Election Results - River Rock Casino Resort - BCGEU

The results have been counted for the recent tip committee elections at River Rock Casino Resort.  The successful candidates for the tip committee positions, by department, are:Table Games Dili Ma Stephen Ng Roswaldo Paez Michael Wong Guest Services Rosa Lombardi Slots Ray Misa (acclaimed) Cage Christina Lim (acclaimed) In solidarity,Kim HowseStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of no...

October 08, 2019

BCGEU supports historic UNITE HERE Local 40 strike with $3 million loan - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-Today Stephanie Smith, president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), and a group of BCGEU members, joined UNITE HERE Local 40 members on the picket line at the Westin Bayshore to announce that the BCGEU-one of BC's largest and fastest growing unions-is supporting the strike with a $3 million interest-free loan.In September more than 1,200 UNITE HERE Local 40 m...

October 07, 2019

Ferry workers of Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake invited back to neg...

On Tuesday, October 8, members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake ferries will resume bargaining with the ferries' operators-WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment. The entity that owns both WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment has invited the union back to the bargaining table to present a proposal o...

October 07, 2019

BCGEU announces financial support for UNITE HERE Local 40 members’ historic s...

  VANCOUVER-In September UNITE HERE Local 40 members initiated their first strike at downtown Vancouver hotels in 20 years as part of their ongoing fight with their employers-the Hyatt, the Westin Bayshore, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and the Pinnacle-for collective agreements that would provide safety, stability and fair compensation. Since the beginning of the strike UNITE HERE Local 40's pic...

October 04, 2019

Elements Casino Victoria Bargaining Progressing - BCGEU

We met the employer again this week and continued to work through the needs of workers at Elements Casino. Our bargaining committee is working hard to achieve new language that can benefit the membership at Elements well into the future. These discussions centre around language that's fundamental to a union collective agreement such as grievance procedure, harassment/bullying, arbitration proce...