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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

November 05, 2021

Atira Property Management - Moving, celebrating your birthday? Take a paid da...

Did you know that you are entitled to five days paid leave a year as a union member?Those days are covered under "Special Leave" in your collective agreement. Here is an excerpt from the article that outlines your special leave entitlement:(b) Where leave from work is required, you are entitled for the following reasons:(1) wedding of the employee; (2) attend wedding of the employee's child; (3...

November 05, 2021

District of Hudson’s Hope - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Nominations closed November 4, 2021 for election of Steward at the District of Hudson's Hope. The following are your elected Stewards: Cindy Edgar John Vandenberg Meghan Heiberg Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward!   In Solidarity, Kathy WeaverStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

November 05, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with LifeLabs

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – A majority of the 1,550 LifeLabs workers represented by the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) voted on Thursday November 4, 2021 in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer after reaching a tentative agreement on October 24, 2021. The new three-year agreement is effective April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2024."After so many month...

November 02, 2021

New poll shows British Columbians support investing in B.C. wildfire fighters...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 2, 2021 New poll shows British Columbians support investing in B.C. wildfire fightersBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – A new Research Co. poll on wildfires in B.C. commissioned by the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) reveals that half of British Columbians have been personally impacted by wildfires, 85% believe more should be done to prepare for and pre...

October 29, 2021

River Rock Casino Resort - Negotiations have commenced - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that negotiations for your next Collective Agreement commenced between the Union and your Employer this week. Our first meetings focused on the process we will use for these negotiations and the start of discussions on non-monetary items. We will be scheduling more dates for bargaining and will update you as negotiations progress. To help ensure you receive a copy of ...

October 28, 2021

Opening of Steward Elections for District of Hudson’s Hope - BCGEU

Steward Elections are now open for Local 1710 – District of Hudson's Hope.  Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now opened and close on November 4, 2021. Please email, fax or mail your nomination forms to: Email: [email protected]: 250-785-004810147 100 Ave. Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y7  Both current stewards as well as new stewards ...

October 28, 2021

North Peace Cultural Centre - Opening of Steward Elections - BCGEU

Steward Elections are now open for Local 1710 – North Peace Cultural Centre. Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now opened and close on November 4, 2021. Please email, fax or mail your nomination forms to: Email: [email protected]: 250-785-004810147 100 Ave. Fort St. John, BC   V1J 1Y7 Both current stewards as well as new steward...

October 25, 2021

Elements Casino Victoria - Security - Important - Ratification information an...

As you know, a tentative agreement was reached for you to become included in the Elements Casino Collective Agreement, your first collective agreement. The majority of Elements employees ratified their first agreement 19 months ago, and now it's your turn to join them as unionized employees with all the rights a collective agreement provides.The bargaining committee supports the agreement and l...

October 24, 2021

BCGEU members at LifeLabs reach tentative agreement – vote to go to membershi...

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at LifeLabs have reached a tentative agreement with their employer in the early hours of Sunday, October 24.   The member bargaining committee is consolidating details of the tentative agreement for presentation to members on Monday. Following details being shared, BCGEU members at LifeLabs will vot...

October 22, 2021

1,550 BCGEU members launch job action against LifeLabs - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 22, 2021  1,550 BCGEU members launch job action against LifeLabs BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) –B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at LifeLabs across B.C. will commence job action at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 22. The union served 72-hours strike notice on Wednesday, October 19 after several months of negotiations failed to secure a new...

October 20, 2021

LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 20, 2021 LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) have issued 72-hour strike notice to LifeLabs as of 7:00 p.m., October 19, 2021. This action follows several months of negotiations, 30 days at the bargaining table and eight days of mediation. The main outstanding iss...

October 20, 2021

BC Housing Management Commission – Maintenance - REMINDER - Nominations Close...

Your current collective agreement expires on 31 Mar 2022.  A new bargaining committee is therefore required to represent members for negotiating the renewal collective agreement.  Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for a bargaining committee to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union staff representa...

October 20, 2021

BC Housing Management Commission –Administrative and Clerical - REMINDER - No...

Your current collective agreement expires on 31 Mar 2022.  A new bargaining committee is therefore required to represent members for negotiating the renewal collective agreement.  Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for a bargaining committee to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union staff representa...

October 19, 2021

Bargaining update for Alliance Facility Solutions, Inc. - BCGEU

Bargaining resumed in Vancouver on October 5-7, 2021 and will continue on October 19-21, 2021. We hope to move past our Non-Monetary items soon and table monetary proposals. We will let you know when that occurs. We appreciate your patience and continued support as the bargaining process unfolds. Please stay tuned for additional updates as the bargaining process unfolds.  To help ensure that yo...

October 19, 2021

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Grand Villa Casino) - Bargaining Com...

We are calling for nominations to sit on the Bargaining Committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with your Employer. The current agreement expires on December 31, 2021, however all rights continue while bargaining is ongoing, we anticipate Negotiations will begin in the New Year. There are six (6) positions available: Three (3) positions available to represent the Supervisors; and  T...

October 15, 2021

Elements Casino Victoria (Security) - Tentative Agreement Reached - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that Elements Casino Victoria (Security) and your BCGEU Bargaining committee have reached a tentative agreement. We will be recommending acceptance of the settlement.We will send a subsequent bulletin later identifying the dates for information sessions and voting.In solidarity, Deanne TerpenningGary Bennett, Senior Staff Representative - NegotiationsDownload PDF of n...

October 14, 2021

BC Parks OHS Reps, September 22 meeting follow-up - BCGEU

You’re receiving this email as an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) member representative within BC Parks. Please forward this email to other BC Parks worker OHS reps that did not receive it, and let them know they can update their contact information with the BCGEU here.A big thanks to all who joined our September 22 meeting of BC Parks OHS worker reps. We had a very good turnout, and there...

October 12, 2021

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2022 - BCGEU

Each year, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) offers input into next year's provincial budget by making recommendations in a written submission to the B.C. government's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. These recommendations reflect the voice of our union's 80,000 members, based on direct input from the BCGEU's senior elected leadership.Last week, our union pr...

October 08, 2021

BC Housing Management Commission (Maintenance) - Re-opening of steward elect...

Hello BCGEU Members,I want to start by taking a moment to thank all stewards for your exceptional work over the past 18 months. Your support of fellow union members, through what has truly been an unprecedented time, has been noticed and appreciated.Triennial steward electionsAs you may be aware, in accordance with BCGEU's Bylaws (Section 1(f)(i)) it is time to hold our Triennial Steward Electi...

October 08, 2021

BC Housing Management Commission (Administrative) - Re-opening of steward ele...

Hello BCGEU Members,  I want to start by taking a moment to thank all stewards for your exceptional work over the past 18 months. Your support of fellow union members, through what has truly been an unprecedented time, has been noticed and appreciated. Triennial steward electionsAs you may be aware, in accordance with BCGEU's Bylaws (Section 1(f)(i)) it is time to hold our Triennial Steward Ele...