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

May 18, 2018

Nomination for Local 1705 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Treasurer Recording Secretary 2 Members-at-Large: one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger)    The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominatio...

May 17, 2018

Wages at Vancity Branch 10 post - unionized - BCGEU

As you know, the Union and the Employer have been discussing wages at Branch 10 since you became BCGEU members. The without prejudice position of the Union from the beginning of the conversation has been that the terms of the Collective Agreement apply to you – specifically, the wage grid as amended in January 2018, and LOI#2 with respect to neutralizing your union dues with a wage increase. Th...

May 17, 2018

Coquitlam casino still behind pickets - BCGEU

After five days of job action, a labour dispute at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Great Canadian Gaming Corp. said in a statement Monday that it has been granted an order by the B.C. Labour Relations Board prohibiting striking workers from blocking entry to the property.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

GATEWAY CASINOS NEGOTIATIONS REACH AN IMPASSE - BCGEU

Talks between Gateway Casinos and members of the BC Government and Service Employees Union have broken off. On Tuesday morning, over a hundred employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops rallied in Kelowna to push for higher wages.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

CASINO WORKERS RALLY IN KELOWNA - BCGEU

Employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops gathered in Kelowna Tuesday morning to push for higher wages. Negotiations between the company and the bargaining committee began back in January, but stopped abruptly in March, prompting Tuesday’s demonstration.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

Casino workers nearing strike? - BCGEU

A vocal group of employees from four of the Okanagan's largest casinos rallied in Kelowna this morning as their union headed back to the bargaining table. Approximately 1,400 employees of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon, and Cascades Casinos in Penticton and Kamloops) are pressuring the company to pay them a living...

May 17, 2018

Casino workers press for wage hike - BCGEU

Gateway Casino workers will be rallying Tuesday for higher wages. Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union working at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops are calling on their employer to improve wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume Tuesday.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 16, 2018

Local 1703 members at Grand Villa Casino (Gateway) - Seniority Lists for Annu...

As we start to prepare for the annual Shift Pick, which will take place in June, we want to send a friendly reminder to all members that they need to check the current posted seniority list to see if there is any difference from last year's seniority list.  Should you find an error between this year's seniority list and last year's seniority list, please inquire immediately with your direct sup...

May 16, 2018

Local 1703 members at Starlight Casino (Gateway) - Seniority Lists for Annual...

As we start to prepare for the annual Shift Pick, which will take place in June, we want to send a friendly reminder to all members that they need to check the current posted seniority list to see if there is any difference from last year's seniority list.  Should you find an error between this year's seniority list and last year's seniority list, please inquire immediately with your direct sup...

May 14, 2018

Gateway casino workers to rally for industry-standard wages as they resume ne...

KELOWNA, B.C., May 14, 2018 – Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Kamloops will hold a rally and deliver a petition to their employer calling for improved wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume tomorrow.  Contract negotiations broke off on Mar...

May 11, 2018

Local 1703 Vancity Branch 10 Stewards Elections - BCGEU

Steward elections are now underway at your Branch! The following members have been nominated to represent workers at your worksite:  • Kristina Karl • Abdul Zahir • Samantha Hollander • Rose Archie There are 2 vacancies for positions.  I will be coming to the Branch on Monday May 14th at 4:30PM to allow people an opportunity to vote at the branch, however, the vote will remain open until May 21...

May 11, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers strike for fairness - BCGEU

Strike kicks off with rally at Hard Rock  (Coquitlam, May 11, 2018) - Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam are walking off the job Friday morning, in their escalating efforts to get fair wages, benefits and respect at work.  Hundreds of workers and supporters will gather for a rally in front of the casino at 2073 Hartley Ave,...

May 10, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Vancity MSC/Visa - BCGEU

List of Vancity Stewards Please be advised the following members below have been acclaimed as new stewards for your worksite: • Janet Cruz • Cody Burenski • Javier Gonzales In addition, the following members continue as stewards at MSC/Visa:  • Vicky Kwong               • Cesar Junio • Bruce Hill                   • Melissa Harding • Gurmeet Singh           • Nathaniel Prakash • Adam Olgui     ...

May 10, 2018

BCGEU and BC Government exchange bargaining proposals - BCGEU

UPDATE #2:   The first week of public service bargaining wrapped up in Victoria after the BCGEU exchanged bargaining packages with the employer. Component agreement bargaining took place from April 23 – 27. Component agreements cover occupational terms and conditions. Issues unresolved at component bargaining tables were tabled at the main public service table, by agreement with the employer.  ...

May 10, 2018

Who Decides for BC? - BCGEU

It's time to bring environmental decision-making back to the public interest.A Natural Resource Officer, tasked with stewarding our forests, without the tools needed to address forest practices until it is too late. An ecologist with serious concerns that an industry-paid biologist's plans will compromise the proper functioning of a stream's ecosystem, and no forum to stop it. These are just tw...

May 09, 2018

Local 1702 Members at Union Bay Credit Union - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that members have voted in favour of the newly renegotiated collective agreement.  Thank you for your participation in this important matter. In solidarity   Jennifer Keenan, Committee ChairKathy Warriner, Committee MemberDan Rowe, Staff Representative  Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

May 08, 2018

Public service bargaining commences in Victoria - BCGEU

UPDATE #1   Bargaining representatives from the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. Government Public Service Agency (BC PSA) are meeting today in Victoria to exchange bargaining proposals and begin four weeks of negotiations to achieve a new collective agreement. "We're pleased to begin the bargaining process early," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "It gives...

May 07, 2018

It's time to reinvest in the services that support British Columbians - BCGEU

BURNABY – Today, and in the weeks ahead, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) will begin negotiating new contracts for more than 53,000 members in the public service, health sectors and community social services.  "We're ready," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Beginning negotiations today gives us the time we need to address long-standing issues we've been raising wit...

May 07, 2018

BCGEU observes North American Occupational Safety and Health Week - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union joins occupational health and safety advocates and governments across the continent in observing North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), which is observed from May 6-12 and will be commemorated in events across North America. NAOSH Week was first launched in 1997, after the government of Canada, United States and Mexico signed a...