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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

September 17, 2020

Interior Savings Credit Union – Thompson Region Re: Bargaining Committee ele...

Your current collective agreement expires on February 28, 2021 and it is time to prepare for your next round of bargaining. You should all begin thinking about bargaining proposal suggestions and, of course, a new Bargaining Committee must be elected. Call for Bargaining Committee Nominations: Nominations are now open for three positions on the Bargaining Committee: All Nomination forms must...

September 15, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd - Strike bulletin - BCGEU

This is the first of what will be a weekly strike bulletin in the leadup to and throughout the upcoming job action at BCFMA. Current Strike Mandate Will Be Actioned As you are aware, the current strike mandate expires at the end of this month (September 2020). The Strike Coordinating Committee (SCC) is planning for the strike mandate to be actioned before it expires. Once a strike action has ta...

September 10, 2020

Release of Patterson WCB review validates injured workers’ experiences - BCGEU

We want to share how pleased our union and our members are to see the B.C. government's release of the long-awaited review of our workers' compensation system by retired labour lawyer Janet PattersonThe report, released August 26, is not only a victory on the path towards a more worker-centered system but a validation of the lived experience of injured workers in B.C. – including many current a...

September 10, 2020

Fraser Regional Correctional Centre (Compass Group) - Notice of Re-Election o...

We are sorry to report that Candy Erhardt, your representative on the Bargaining Committee, has stepped down from this position and a new member must be elected. Therefore, nominations are now open for: Bargaining Committee Member – one position If more than one candidate is nominated, there will be an election. In order to be nominated, a member and nominator must complete the attached nomin...

September 09, 2020

New MOU - Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees - BCGEU

The BCGEU and NTT DATA (ISM Canada) have signed a service seniority portability MOU for ISM employees: Click here to read the new Memorandum of Understanding regarding Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees An earlier bulletin is found here. UWU/MoveUP

September 04, 2020

A Labour Day Message from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

The future cannot be predicted, but it can be created.  So far, 2020 has been a year of upheaval and uncertainty and that has many of us questioning what the future will look like for ourselves, our families, and our society. It's also been a year in which working people have shown time and again that we have the power to create a society that is stronger, safer, and more prosperous through sol...

September 03, 2020

Return to work OH&S survey results - BCGEU

With planning now underway by the British Columbia Lotto Corporation (BCLC) and your employer to reopen casinos in B.C., your worksite occupational health and safety (OH&S) committees have been working hard to ensure that your worksite will be safe for your return to work. To make sure the committees cover all of your concerns, we recently asked you to participate in an online survey and we...

September 03, 2020

Town of Gibsons Stewards - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that Neil Lynden and Jackson Wright (alternate) as new stewards at the Town of Gibsons. Please join us in wishing them well in their new position. Your shop stewards at Town of Gibsons are: Laurie Mosimann – Admin Neil J Lynden – Public Works Department Rick (Terrance) Raymond – Public Works Department Jackson Wright – Public Works Department (Alternate)   If you ha...

September 02, 2020

BCGEU: provincial government must release pandemic pay now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 2, 2020  BCGEU: provincial government must release pandemic pay now Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to either immediately distribute the stipend promised under the B.C. COVID-19 Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program or provide a firm date when workers will get the long-awaited funds."Thousands of our members and other workers acros...

August 27, 2020

Atira Property Management Inc. - Collective Agreement Ratification - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by the bargaining unit! I would like to acknowledge the very valuable input, contributions, and advocacy that the Bargaining Committee provided in our bargaining caucuses and at the bargaining table with the Employer. The Union Bargaining Committee very much appreciates and thanks you for your suppor...

August 25, 2020

Pandemic pay delay - BCGEU

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March your union has been working hard to navigate the complex and ever-shifting landscape this crisis presents in order to protect members' livelihoods and help ensure your safety at work.Pandemic pay has been a key focus of that work, and the BCGEU pushed hard to expand our province's pandemic pay program to cover the ...

August 25, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BCGEU

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2020 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2020 Scholarship Winners List (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: 1. One job should be enough! How does precarious work impact workers and why is decent work so important? 2. W...

August 24, 2020

Elements Casino (Security) Members Bargaining Questionnaire – we need your in...

Your Bargaining Committee is now preparing to negotiate your inclusion into the collective agreement and we are asking for your input in a member questionnaire. This questionnaire is an opportunity for you to identify any issues, concerns, specific to Security that you would like brought forward for consideration in negotiations and will assist the Bargaining Committee in setting its bargaining...

August 21, 2020

BCGEU members play critical role in province’s new pandemic enforcement measu...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 21, 2020 BCGEU members play critical role in province's new pandemic enforcement measures Once again, members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) are playing a critical role in the province's response to COVID-19. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced this morning that compliance and enforcement staff from pr...

August 21, 2020

District of Sechelt - Update on bargaining - BCGEU

The bargaining committee had pre-bargaining sessions on July 21, 22 and 23 and we hosted a 'covid19 safe' virtual membership meeting via Zoom on July 22. On July 22 we also opened the online bargaining survey so that we can hear what you want the bargaining priorities to be for this round of bargaining. This online survey closed today.   The bargaining committee is meeting again on August 24, 2...

August 21, 2020

Elements Casino – Victoria (Security) Bargaining Committee Election Results -...

The following members have been acclaimed to the Bargaining Committee. Congratulations! Your Bargaining Committee is: Tammy Cornell, Bargaining Committee MemberJason Tice, Bargaining Committee MemberDeanne Terpenning, Main Unit We now have a full bargaining committee in place and will begin developing bargaining proposals as well as discussing potential bargaining dates with your employer. Plea...

August 20, 2020

Online Voting - Atira Property Management - BCGEU

It has been brought to our attention that some members are unable to access the online vote for the ratification as some may not have a computer or wifi at home. If you are having difficulties with voting online, please be aware that your Employer has allowed for members to vote during work hours on the work computer. If you need assistance with accessing the vote you can reach out to one of th...