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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

April 07, 2021

Election Results for BCGEU Bargaining Committee - Alliance Facility Solutions...

We are pleased to announce the following members have been elected or acclaimed to your bargaining committee.Vancouver Island (BCGEU Region 1 / Areas 01 & 02):  Tyler Puhl – Bargaining Committee Member Aaron Creighton – Bargaining Committee Member Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley (BCGEU Region 2 / Areas 03 & 04):  Jeffrey Sykes – Bargaining Committee Member Randy Loberg – Bargaining ...

April 06, 2021

Election Results - Bargaining Committee Member Representation for the Lower M...

For the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley Region (Areas 03 & 04), an election has been completed.Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley (BCGEU Region 2 / Areas 03 & 04) – Two (2) positions required: Jeffrey Sykes – Elected to the Bargaining Committee Randy Loberg - Elected to the Bargaining Committee Earl Bloom – Bargaining Committee Alternate Thanks to you all for allowing your names to stand.To he...

April 06, 2021

Ratification Bulletin - St Eugene Resort & Casino - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the tentative agreement with St. Eugene Resort Limited Partnership has been ratified with 88% in favour of the new collective agreement.Thank you to all members that cast their votes.The term of the agreement is for 3 years: November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023.In solidarityBonnie LennoxBargaining Committee ChairpersonSarah MaglioStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of no...

April 06, 2021

Call for Nominations to fill vacancies on the 1703 local - BCGEU

Members of Local 1703 are advised that nominations are now open to fill vacancies on local 1703 for the following positions: 2nd Vice – Chairperson                                                        1 position Equity                                                                                   1 position BIPOC (black, Indigenous and people of color)                   2 positions Member...

April 01, 2021

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leave - BCGEU

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...

March 30, 2021

BC Pavilion Corporation - News on Bargaining - BCGEU

Members at BC Place Stadium: The bargaining committee met with the Employer on March 9, 10, 23 & 25. All the non-monetary proposal have been tabled and we have come to agreement on a large number of these proposals. The parties continued to work on all other outstanding non-monetary proposal and we have scheduled more dates in April and May where we anticipate tabling monetary proposals.Dur...

March 29, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...

March 26, 2021

Day of Mourning 2021 - BCGEU

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. Because of COVID-19, our coming together this year will once again look different but will be no less important. In 2020, 173 workers died due to work, and with many jurisdictions concerned...

March 25, 2021

All BCGEU Local 1704 members - Nominations for Local Executive - Chairperson ...

Nominations are now open for the position of Chairperson on the local executive. This position will be until the end of the term already in place. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: Thursday, April 1, 2021  The nomination period is now open until 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 2021. If you are int...

March 25, 2021

To all Local 0311 Members at Carefree Society - Collective Agreement has been...

Your bargaining committee is happy to report that your collective agreement has been ratified by the members at Carefree Society.This collective agreement is for 3 years starting April 1, 2021 and ending March 31, 2024.If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact a member of your bargaining committee.Thank you,Kim Nyberg, Bargaining Committee MemberGeorgina Scully, Bargaining Com...

March 22, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Elements Casino Victoria (Security) - Bargaining builds ...

Your Bargaining Committee continued negotiations with the employer on Thursday, March 18th and Friday, March 19th. We tabled a complete collective agreement and secured sign-off on many articles. Our next dates are Thursday, March 27th and Friday, March 28th, when we will begin discussing more challenging articles. This is a unique time to bargain a collective agreement as the Casino is closed,...

March 20, 2021

Update on frontline workers prioritized for COVID-19 immunization - BCGEU

For months the BCGEU has been working hard to make sure frontline essential workers would be offered vaccines as soon as possible. This week's announcement that more than 300,000 front-line workers will be eligible for immunization starting in April is great news-especially for thousands of BCGEU members in child-care and corrections who are among the priority groups listed.    However, thousan...

March 17, 2021

2021 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship program are now closed. Our annual scholarship program of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members. Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective pos...