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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

June 23, 2020

BC Housing - Maintenance/Service Division - Ratification meetings and vote - ...

Further to our earlier announcement, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and BC Housing. A copy of the ratification document is attached here. Members are encouraged to attend an information session on Tuesday, June 30th starting at 7:00 pm. Your Bargaining Committee will be available to review the settlement agreement we have negotiated with the employer on your behalf and...

June 23, 2020

Hospitality Industrial Relations - Benefit improvements - BCGEU

As you know, the renewed 2018 to 2023 collective agreement includes the following increased Employer contributions to the extended health and welfare benefit plan: Effective Date Amount of Increase (per member per hour) Employer Contribution (per member per hour) Current N/A $1.38 July 1, 2020 5¢ $1.43 January 1, 2021 10¢ $1.53 January 1, 2022 10¢ $1.63 ...

June 22, 2020

Notice of Election Results of BC Pavilion Corporation Bargaining Committee - ...

As you are aware, we conducted an election for bargaining committee members from two of the classification groups (Technician and Housekeeping; Building Security and Event Security), to join acclaimed members, Dave MacDonald (Journeyperson) and Tricia Dong (Hosting and First Aid). The voting concluded at noon today.We are pleased to inform you that the successful bargaining committee members ar...

June 22, 2020

BC Housing Administrative/Clerical Division Ratification Meetings And Voting ...

Further to our earlier announcement, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and BC Housing.A copy of the ratification document is attached here.Members are encouraged to attend an information session on MONDAY, June 29th, starting at 7:00 pm.  Your Bargaining Committee will be available to review the settlement agreement we have negotiated with the employer on your behalf and ...

June 17, 2020

District of Sechelt - Bargaining committee - BCGEU

The BCGEU District of Sechelt Bargaining Committee nominations have closed and I am pleased to introduce you to your BCGEU Bargaining Committee:Bargaining Unit ChairKim Whaley (Parks)Committee MembersLes Dornbierer (Public Works)Greg Horning (Administration)The committee will be convening a "Covid 19 safe" meeting in the next few weeks and we will report back to you with next steps.In solidarit...

June 15, 2020

Message From President Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

The last several months have been indescribable in so many ways...but the last few weeks have been absolutely devastating. Like many of you, two weeks ago my social media feeds were completely filled with the video of the senseless murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Mr. Floyd is not alone-Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, the list goes on and seems to grow by the day-but Mr. Floyd has b...

June 12, 2020

Notice of Election of Bargaining Committee for BC Pavilion Corporation - BCGEU

As you are aware, we are heading into bargaining with your employer soon. While this process has been delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to moving forward as soon as possible. Nominations to the bargaining committee have now closed. Pursuant to Article 6.1(b) of the collective agreement, one representative shall be selected from the classification groups of:1. Journe...

June 12, 2020

BC Housing - Maintenance/Service Division - Tentative agreement reached - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a settlement agreement. Full details about the deal will be provided shortly, along with information about the ratification vote process. The monetary package is within the 2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate (PSEC), and includes full retroactivity and many other positive, substantive changes to the language. Your ...

June 12, 2020

BC Housing - Administration/Clerical Division tentative agreement reached - B...

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a settlement agreement. Full details about the deal will be provided shortly, along with information about the ratification vote process. The monetary package is within the 2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate (PSEC), and includes full retroactivity and many other positive, substantive changes to the language. Your ...

June 05, 2020

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksites - BCGEU

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksitesYou are receiving this hazard alert as an OHS representative of BCGEU members. Please inform your colleagues of the following information. Due to supply issues, some manufacturers of hand sanitizer are substituting food-grade ethanol with technical-grade ethanol – which contains toxicological properties including carcinogenicity and should NOT be used on...

June 02, 2020

Call For Nominations For The Security Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

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 committee and the candidate must be from the security department. If more than two candidates are nominated, there will be an election. Only members working in that department can vote for their represe...