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

June 07, 2019

British Columbians need a break: the BCGEU submission to the Fair Wages Commi...

BURNABY- The British Columbia Government and Service Employees' union, representing more than 79,000 workers in various sectors and occupations in the province has submitted its report to the provincial government's Fair Wages Commission. The Fair wages commission was set up by the provincial government to advise government on how to raise minimum wages with increases that are regular, measured...

June 07, 2019

Lakeview Credit Union ratification bullet - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement.Details to be shared at a ratification meeting:When:          Wednesday, June 12, 2019                    5:15 pm – 7:00 pmWhere:         George Dawson Inn,                    11705 8th Street, Dawson Creek                     (Tumbler Ridge members will be joined into the meeting via phone)In solidarity,Angi...

June 07, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Review Underway - BCGEU

In response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions, the provincial government has initiated an independent and comprehensive review of BC's workers' compensation system.  This is a tremendously important opportunity for BCGEU members to tell their stories about the injustices within the current system, and to influence legislative and policy changes that will restore fairness to the w...

June 06, 2019

Members at PC Helpline - Ratification Results - BCGEU

On behalf of the bargaining committee, we are happy to report that the membership has ratified the agreement. The vote result is 89 per cent in favour of acceptance of the deal, with 90 per cent of the membership registering their vote. Our next steps will be to proof and finalize the agreement. Once that is done we will provide you with copies at the worksite. Thank you to all for your support...

June 05, 2019

BGIS Workplace Solutions Inc. ("WSI") - Election of Bargaining Committee Memb...

The successful candidates in the election for members of your bargaining committee, in alphabetic order by region, are: - Vancouver Island – two (2) members: Dan Bombardir Michael Burton - Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley – two (2) members: Jereme Collette Randy Loberg - Northern Interior – one (1) member: Todd Gunderson These members join Leigha Bonthoux (Southern Interior) who was previousl...

June 05, 2019

Final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous W...

On Monday, June 3rd, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report and recommendations in a ceremony at the National Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on Algonquin Territory. The release was the culmination of a three-year process in which the Inquiry heard testimony, submissions and stories from more than 2,000 people including the fami...

June 04, 2019

Hard Rock Casino BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Information Sessions - BCGEU

The BCGEU will hold another information session about the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan at the worksite in the Red Room (located on the lower level of the Theatre). June 10th at 12 pm Members who have questions about their RRSP/Pension Plan option but are not able attend a meeting can contact Laura O'Neill at 604.473.5416 for assistance. As noted in other FYI notices, the Union recently maile...

June 04, 2019

Collective Agreement Bargaining - Lake View Credit Union - BCGEU

Over the last week, we met with your Employer to begin negotiations for the renewal of your collective agreement.Both parties tabled their proposals and worked diligently to get through them. We have successfully proceeded through a number of housekeeping and non-monetary items.There are a number of items still outstanding.We have scheduled further dates on June 5th & 6th. We ask you to ign...

June 04, 2019

What Vancity staff need to know about their pension and retirement matters - ...

Your union is putting out a series of short emails about pensions. We want to deliver you information about your retirement options as a Vancity staff member. We have a preference when it comes to retirement income. We want BCGEU members like you to enjoy the best retirement possible after a lifetime of hard work. You deserve it. For most retirees, a pension offers the most retirement security....

June 03, 2019

Victoria Area Office hours – Thursday, June 6 - BCGEU

Please be advised that the hours of operation at the Victoria Area Office for Thursday, June 6, 2019 will be from Noon – 5:00 pm. UWU/MoveUP

May 31, 2019

Tentative agreement reached at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Telus Employer Solutions (formerly TSSI), who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government, have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today. "This was a challenging round of bargaining for our members, who recently voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike vote to back up their bargaining deman...

May 31, 2019

Labour Code amendments give workers and unions more power - BCGEU

B.C.'s Labour Code is the rule book for how workers organize to join unions as well as how unionized workers and their employers interact. Despite its importance to working people and unions, the Code had gone without an update for more than 15 years until the provincial government launched a legislative review process in 2018. Your union made a submission to that process that recommended a ser...

May 31, 2019

The Provincial magazine - Spring 2019 - BCGEU

The spring issue of The Provincial magazine is finished and ready to download. Featured in this issue: BCGEU News – Reports on BC Budget 2019, the money laundering inquiry and the BCGEU's centennial celebration. Community Social Services – Reports on initiatives in the CSS sector. Campaigns – Updates on our Affordable BC, Shop Public and A Day Without Admin campaigns. BCGEU Community News ...

May 30, 2019

Members at Atira Property Management Inc. - Your bargaining committee members...

We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected as your bargaining committee: Steve Bouchard Nicholas Ellan As we are hoping to fill all three positions, I would like to put out a second call for nominations for the vacant position on the bargaining committee.  We have attached a bargaining survey and bargaining committee nomination form here. Please do fill out the no...

May 28, 2019

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU - BCGEU

Share your union stories!   Back in 1919, workers came together to form what we know today as the BCGEU. As part of our Centennial celebrations, we're looking back at the many ways that our union has impacted our worksites and communities throughout the years. Be a part of telling the story of our history in your community through events, photos, and more.   Have something to share or want to b...

May 27, 2019

Casino workers vote to join B.C.'s leading union in the gaming sector - BCGEU

A strong majority want to be a part of the union. (Victoria, B.C.) Over 130 employees across five departments at Elements Casino Victoria voted to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) to fight for job security, better wages, fairness and a voice at their workplace. The positive vote to join was 87%, with 82% of workers casting a ballot. These workers join over 3,400 casin...

May 27, 2019

Election Results for Expanded Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Following the close of nominations on May 17, 2019, there was one nominee for each of the two available positions on the expanded bargaining committee. The following members have therefore been declared elected by acclamation: · Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel: Kulbir (Kelly) Biln· The Crest Hotel: Daniel Colussi Kelly and Daniel join Aruna Singh (Best Western) and Nick Salyn (Crest) on the com...