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

October 03, 2019

Ferry workers support Kootenay Lake community rally to save inland ferry serv...

October 3, 2019 BCGEU members working on the Kootenay Lake ferry will support a community rally to raise awareness for the unsustainability of the inland ferry service. The "Unity Sailing & Rally" will take place on Friday, October 4 at 3 p.m. at the Kootenay Bay ferry landing. The organizers' goal, according to a media release posted on Facebook, is to "take a stand for a safe, reliable, s...

October 03, 2019

Local 1703 Members at Hard Rock Casino - Joint Labour Management and Other Ne...

Culinary Tip Committee There were no nominations submitted for the Culinary Tip Committee, therefore, Ewa Kordon and Kulwinder Khabra will continue to administer Culinary Tips. We thank them for their hard work on behalf of the members. ATMs At a recent Joint Labour Management meeting, the issue of ATMs and safety was raised. Some workers have expressed safety concerns with the ATMs - especiall...

October 03, 2019

Local 1703 Members at Town of Gibsons - Steward Election - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for one (1) alternate steward from Administration. The successful nominee will act as the alternate until such time that the steward in Administration returns or for the remainder of the current term.  Nominations close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019.  What do stewards do?Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. ...

October 02, 2019

Starlight Interim Bargaining Committee Election - BCGEU

Thank you to all the members who ran for the vacant F&B, Table Games and Alternate positions on the Bargaining Committee, and congratulations to the following successful candidates.   F&B                   Megan Washington   Table Games       Alexander Stansfield   Alternate             Lea Oliver-Cross   In solidarity, Oliver DemuthStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/M...

October 02, 2019

Barkerville Heritage Trust Employees - Ratification of Collective Agreement -...

Congratulations to BCGEU Members at Barkerville Heritage Trust. On September 27, 2019 the count was conducted for the ratification agreement and members voted 97% in favour of accepting the Barkerville Heritage Trust collective agreement. The Barkerville Heritage Trust Board of Directors voted 100% in favour of accepting the Barkerville Heritage Trust collective agreement. Your new collective a...

October 02, 2019

Vancity – Surrey – MSC / Visa - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 2 positions for steward at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers ...

October 01, 2019

Component 1 members grieve the loss of longtime friend, fellow officer and un...

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the sudden loss of one of our members and good friends, CJ Conroy, to cancer this week. CJ was a long-time workplace union activist. He served the membership at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) as a shop steward for 20 years and as the first vice-chairperson of Local 101 for 15 years. CJ was dedicated to supporting, represen...

September 30, 2019

Members at BC Place - Stewards Update and Nomination Period (2 positions) - B...

Nominations are now open for 2 positions for stewards at your worksite and will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019. The steward is the face of the union at your worksite. Some of the roles of the steward are: To enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights. Act as liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices. Sign up new members to the union at the worksite....

September 27, 2019

Bargaining begins at Elements Casino Victoria - BCGEU

We met with the employer's bargaining team this week, including managers from Elements Casino Victoria as well as Great Canadian Casinos, and have tabled our non-monetary package. This is our first proposal to the employer and includes only items that don't involve compensation such as hours of work, bullying, and harassment and job security. We'll be discussing things like wages and benefits w...

September 27, 2019

Tip committee election - River Rock Casino - BCGEU

Tip committee election for Table Games and Guest Services will be held from Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at 2 p.m. to Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at 9 p.m. Balloting will be by department, meaning that only the Tables Games department will vote for their tip committee representative and only the Guest Services department will vote for their tip committee representative. Workers will be issued their ballot...

September 26, 2019

Barkerville Heritage Trust Collective Agreement Negotiations - BCGEU

The Barkerville Bargaining committee is pleased to announce they have reached a tentative agreement as of last night. Numerous improvements to the agreement include: Wage Increase 2% per Year over 3 year term. Long service increases at 5 and 10 years for entry level positions Increase to Vacation for all members Increase Sick Leave - Medical/Dental for all members Mid-shift premium Several cha...

September 24, 2019

Update on Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Colum...

This morning, the Cullen Commission announced its ruling on applications for Participant Standing. I'm very pleased to let you know that, out of 20 applicants, your union is one of 16 granted standing. This means that our members can continue to support the critical work of the Commission as it fulfills its mandate to look at the full scope of money laundering in B.C. While the BCGEU has suppor...

September 19, 2019

President’s message – Global Climate Strike - BCGEU

Like many of you I'm inspired by the passion and perseverance of Greta Thunberg and student activists across the world who have worked so hard and so fast to put the climate crisis at the forefront of the public agenda and hold politicians accountable for their lack of action to prevent or mitigate it.  I want you to know your union recognizes the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for ...

September 16, 2019

Members at River Rock Casino - Nominations for Tip Committee - BCGEU

Per MOA #2 of your Collective Agreement, we are calling for Tip Committee member nominations for the following departments: Table Games – four (4) members needed Slots – one (1) member needed Guest Services – one (1) member needed Cage – one (1) member needed Nominations will open on September 16, 2019 and close on September 23, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  Both nominators and their nominees must belon...

September 13, 2019

Members at Grand Villa - Stewards, Labour Management and Other News - BCGEU

Welcome New Stewards We would like to welcome Terry Wang (Table Games), Madalina Nedelcu (Cage) and Millier Wang as new stewards. Gathaiya Njoora will be serving as a steward for the Food and Beverage workers only. We thank you for stepping up to make the Union strong at Grand Villa. Being a steward offers many opportunities for training and professional development. It can make your work much ...

September 13, 2019

Members at Servomation - Tentative Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

This is to advise you that the members at Servomation Inc. have ratified the tentative agreement.  The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the Stewards at Servomation Inc.  I would like to acknowledge the very valuable input, contributions, and a...

September 13, 2019

Vancity Savings Credit Union - Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

  Samantha Hollander (CMS) has been elected as your Bargaining Committee Chair.   The Bargaining Committee is:· Samantha Hollander (CMS), Bargaining Chair· Angela Kulis (CMS)· Jennifer Hilland (MCS/VISA)· Melissa Maan (MCS/VISA)· Jasdeep (Jas) Sangha (CAPS) The Bargaining Committee will be developing proposals and seeking your input over the coming weeks. We will keep you updated with bulletins...