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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

July 22, 2020

Update on Bargaining - Zoom Meeting - District of Sechelt - BCGEU

Just a reminder to see you tonight!The bargaining committee met on June 30th and have scheduled pre-bargaining dates in July and August in preparation for confirmed bargaining dates with the Employer during the week of September 14 to 18, 2020. The committee would like to hear from you on what you want the bargaining priorities to be for this round of bargaining. We have scheduled a 'covid19 sa...

July 22, 2020

Gateway Casinos - Returning back to work and benefits - BCGEU

I would like to update you about the ongoing conversations and negotiations we are having with your employer regarding returning back to work as well as benefits.As you know, the employer did not extend benefits beyond June 30, 2020 for BCGEU members despite our request that they continue. While choosing to allow your benefits to end they did however extend benefits to their managers and non-un...

July 21, 2020

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored bala...

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored balanceAfter years of advocacy by workers and their unions – including your union's submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review last year and the courageous testimonies at public hearings by dozens of current and former BCGEU members who had been injured on the job – the provincial government has begun to re...

July 17, 2020

Atira Town Hall Meeting and Rat Vote - BCGEU

COMPONENT: 17 – AtiraLOCAL: 1703DATE: Thursday, August 13, 2020TIME: 6:00 pm – Town Hall Meeting – Local 1703PLACE: Via PhoneRE: Town Hall Meeting and Rat Vote  Important Town Hall Meeting – via Telephone Only  Hello Everyone, We will be hosting a town hall on August 13, 2020 at 6pm. We will be discussing the changes to the Collective Agreement that were negotiated by your bargaining committee...

July 17, 2020

BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to extend the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent—today the government announced that ban will be lifted on September 1st. “This decision is utterly baffling to me,” said Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU. “COVID-1...

July 15, 2020

Update on bargaining - District of Sechelt - BCGEU

The bargaining committee met on June 30th and have scheduled pre-bargaining dates in July and August in preparation for confirmed bargaining dates with the Employer during the week of September 14 to 18, 2020. The committee would like to hear from you on what you want the bargaining priorities to be for this round of bargaining. We have scheduled a 'covid19 safe' membership meeting via Zoom for...

July 14, 2020

Elements Casino Victoria - Deadline Extension - Call for Nominations for the ...

As we have ”not” received nominations for these positions the deadline has been extended to August 14th, 2020. Please talk amongst yourselves and nominate co-workers for these important positions.Nominations are now open for the Security Bargaining Committee, as per below: Security – two positions  Only a BCGEU member in the security department can nominate a candidate for the bargaining commi...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' priorities are part of the government's budg...

July 09, 2020

BC Housing - Maintenance/Service Division - Agreement Ratifies! - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the results of the recent ratification vote, with 70.5% voting in favour of adopting the new collective agreement! Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank you all for your patience and your ongoing support throughout this lengthy process. Please feel free to contact any one of us with any comments or questions you may have. To help en...

July 08, 2020

City of Fort St. John - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Steward Elections are open as of Wednesday, July 8, 2020. To be elected are: 1 Steward at the Grounds Building Please ensure a copy of this notice, and the attached nomination form and information sheet are posted on the Union bulletin board at your workplace. Nominations will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Please fax or email nominations as an attachment to: BCGEU Peace River ...

July 07, 2020

BC Housing - Administrative/Clerical Division- Agreement Ratifies! - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the results of the recent ratification vote, with 86.5% voting in favour of adopting the new collective agreement! Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank you all for your patience and your ongoing support throughout this lengthy process. Please feel free to contact any one of us with any comments or questions you may have. To help en...

July 07, 2020

City of Fort St. John - Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Nominations for your Bargaining Committee closed on June 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee: Ashley Murphey – Bargaining Chair Bob Corbett – Bargaining Committee Member Selena Yates – Bargaining Committee Member Charlene Jackson – Bargaining Committee Member Naomi Gallant – Bargaining Committee Member Michael Irwin – Bargaining Committee Alternate Mem...

June 30, 2020

BC Pavilion Corporation - Bargaining Survey – Your Input Needed by July 6! - ...

The Bargaining Committee is meeting on July 6 and 7 to commence preparations for upcoming negotiations. In order to ensure that your bargaining committee is aware of the issues that are most important to you to bring forward to the bargaining table, we are seeking your input in a short online bargaining survey. Please take a few minutes out of your day to complete the questionnaire to guide the...

June 30, 2020

BC Housing - Maintenance/Service Division - Town Hall Membership Meeting – RE...

Members are reminded to attend the special ratification vote meeting tonight: INFORMATION MEETING When: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pmDial-in number: 877-229-8493Pin: 117342 Please Note: If you have a number on file with the Union, we will call you at that number, starting at 7:00 pm. If you haven't received a call by 7:05, please call the Dial-in number, noted above. If you do no...

June 29, 2020

Housing – Administration/Clerical Division - Town Hall Membership Meeting – R...

Members are reminded to attend the special ratification vote meeting tonight: INFORMATION MEETING When: Monday, June 29th, 2020Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pmDial-in number: 877-229-8493Pin: 117342 Please Note: If you have a number on file with the Union, we will call you at that number, starting at 7:00 pm. If you haven't received a call by 7:05, please call the Dial-in number, noted above. If you do not...