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

February 21, 2019

C17 - BC Housing - Administration/Clerical Division Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is now preparing to negotiate our next agreement with the employer and we asking for your input in a member survey. This questionnaire is an opportunity for you to identify any issues, concerns, or improvements you would like brought forward for consideration in negotiations and will assist the Bargaining Committee in setting its bargaining priorities. You have three o...

February 20, 2019

Steward Elections at Vancity Branch 9 - BCGEU

Great news! We have received two nominations for a shop steward at Branch 9 that we will be running an election. The nominees are below. Brian McCloskey Ashleen Thind Elections will close at 5PM, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Votes will be collected by your current shop steward, and the successful candidates will be announced after a vote. In Solidarity,Megan McKinneyStaff RepresentativeDownload P...

February 20, 2019

1703 Members at Vancity – Branch 10 - Steward Elections Results - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 1 (one) alternate steward position on Friday, February 15, 2019.   We are pleased to announce that Kristina Karl was elected as the new steward at Branch 10.   Please join us in wishing Kristina well in her new position.   In Solidarity,   Megan McKinneyStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 20, 2019

New Staff Representative for Negotiations - BCGEU

We are pleased to introduce Ryan Stewart as the Staff Representative newly assigned to help negotiate a renewed Hospitality Industrial Relations Collective Agreement. Ryan has recently worked closely with BCGEU members in the hospitality sector and brings negotiations experience from his time working for another union. You will soon receive a survey to help the Bargaining Committee understand y...

February 20, 2019

Electing Your Representatives to the Labour-Management Committee for Grand Vi...

There will be an election to fill four vacancies for your representatives to the Labour-Management Committee.   The Labour-Management Committee is explained in Article 7.1 of the Collective Agreement. The purpose of this committee is to have a regular opportunity to sit down with the Employer to discuss the issues of concern to workers. Workers have the opportunity to contribute to the successf...

February 19, 2019

Budget 2019: BCGEU praises prudent plan, vows to dig in to details - BCGEU

VICTORIA-The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union is praising Budget 2019 as a prudent plan to clean up the messes left by the previous government, invest in critical public services, and prove that British Columbians don't need to choose between economic strength, environmental sustainability and the health, safety, and prosperity of their families and communities. But the union that r...

February 15, 2019

C17 - BC Housing – Maintenance/Service Division - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

The ballot has now been counted and elected as your new BCGEU Bargaining Committee are: Doreen Aquino, Bargaining Committee Chairperson Virgil Colley, Bargaining Committee Member Geoff Harder, Bargaining Committee Member   Congratulations to the successful candidates and thank you to all candidates for accepting nomination for these important positions.   Over the next few weeks, the Bargaining...

February 15, 2019

C17 - BC Housing - Administration/Clerical Division Bargaining Update - BCGEU

The ballot has now been counted and elected as your new BCGEU Bargaining Committee are: Ken Woollard, Bargaining Committee Chairperson Mike Kim, Bargaining Committee Member Joyce Lee, Bargaining Committee Member   Congratulations to the successful candidates and thank you to all candidates for accepting nomination for these important positions. Over the next few weeks, the Bargaining Committee ...

February 14, 2019

Component 7’s Joanna Lord acclaimed to replace Sussanne Skidmore as Executive...

The BCGEU Provincial Executive has acclaimed Joanna Lord, Component 7 Vice President, to fill the Executive Vice President position left vacant when Sussanne Skidmore was elected Secretary Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour in November. "On behalf of the BCGEU I want to thank Sussanne for her years of service to our members, our union, and our movement," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smi...

February 13, 2019

Elections for Local 1710 Member at Large - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 1710 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Member at Large:   MURPHEY, Ashley BAXTER, Shirley   Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (10147 100 Ave, Fort St. John, BC). Ballots are due back to the BCGEU ...

February 13, 2019

Electing Your Representative to the Union-Management Committee - Hard Rock Ca...

There will be an election for your representatives to the Union-Management Committee. The Union-Management Committee is explained in Article 3.9 of the Collective Agreement. The purpose of this committee is to have a regular opportunity to sit down with the Employer to discuss the issues of concern to workers. Workers have the opportunity to contribute to the successful operations of the workp...

February 12, 2019

BCGEU Office Closures - Feb 12 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the following BCGEU offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 12: Headquarters (Burnaby) Victoria Area Office (Area 01 - Victoria) North Island Area Office (Area 02 - Nanaimo) Lower Mainland Area Office (Area 03 - Vancouver) Fraser Valley Area Office (Area 04 - Langley) Any further updates will be made on this website. If you are a BCGEU member and need emergency s...

February 11, 2019

The BCGEU remembers and honours Art Kube’s legacy - BCGEU

Art Kube was born in Poland in 1935 and raised by a trade unionist mother, on her own along with two children, while his father was taken prisoner of war in the Soviet Union. He kicked off his life-long work to fight for workers' rights as an executive in the youth wing of the Metal Workers union before immigrating to Canada in 1953 as a nineteen-year-old. Art wore many hats over the years, fro...

February 07, 2019

Local 1703 Members at Hard Rock Casino - Option to Choose Flex Pool in Next S...

An agreement has been reached to allow workers to choose the flex pool during shift pick. The current language in Clause 14.1(e) required workers to pick a fixed bid line if one was available with no option to choose the flex pool. The new agreement replaces 14.1(e) with the following: Employees may drop into the flex pool if they have not chosen to pick a fixed bid line and there are enough ju...

February 07, 2019

New poll shows overwhelming support for a public inquiry - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 7, 2019(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) released polling results on British Columbians' attitudes toward a public inquiry into organized crime, money laundering and the overdose crisis in B.C. The results demonstrate overwhelming support for a public inquiry: 77 per cent of British Columbians in favour of an inquiry. 80 per cent o...

February 05, 2019

Improving Your Working Conditions at Grand Villa Casino - BCGEU

Recently, some workers from the Food & Beverage Back of House met with the Employer to discuss your concerns. There has been a great deal of change in the kitchen and workers have been negatively impacted.  Here are a few highlights of the discussion.Master Schedule  The Employer agreed that an accurate master schedule will be posted upstairs. As per Article 15.4(a) of the new agreement, wo...

February 01, 2019

2 New Stewards at Vancity branch 3 - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 2 steward positions on Monday, January 28, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following people were acclaimed as stewards for your worksite:  Neki Kallergis Ricky Lam  Please join us in wishing them well in their new position.  In Solidarity, Megan McKinneyStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 01, 2019

Steward Elections for Vancity Branch 10 - BCGEU

Great news! There was so much interest in becoming a steward at Branch 10 that we will be running an election. The nominees are below.   Sossy Azarian Kristina Karl Jorge Ramos Damien Scott-Viker   Elections will close at 5PM, Friday, February 15, 2019. Votes will be collected by your current shop stewards, and the successful candidates will be announced after a vote. In Solidarity, Megan McK...

January 25, 2019

Members at BC Housing- Maintenance/Service Division - New Ballot for Bargaini...

There was an error on the green ballot distributed earlier for this election. Please use the new, enclosed pink ballot and vote for two candidates, as noted below: Election for Bargaining Committee Members  Balloting is now underway for the position of Member, Bargaining Committee (two positions). Four candidates are nominated: • Geoffery Harder • Kevin Asher • Liam Phipps • Virgil Colley **Bio...

January 25, 2019

Members at BC Housing- Administrative/Clerical Division - New Ballot for Barg...

There was an error on the green ballot distributed earlier for this election. Please use the new, enclosed yellow ballot and vote for two candidates, as noted below: Election for Bargaining Committee Members  Balloting is now underway for the position of Member, Bargaining Committee (two positions). Three candidates are nominated: • Karim Ladha • Mike Kim • Joyce Lee  **Biographies submitted by...

January 23, 2019

New Stewards at Vancity Visa Service Centre & Member Service Centre (Vancouve...

Thank you to all the members who put their names forward for election as stewards at MSC and Visa (Vancouver). Ultimately, a couple of nominees removed their names from the running, and your new stewards have been acclaimed as follows: Visa Service Centre - Susan Adams MSC - Jennifer Hilland and Jason Lin Congratulations to the new stewards, and please join me in wishing them all well in the...

January 23, 2019

Members at BC Housing- Maintenance/Service Division - Election Results and Ne...

Election Results for Bargaining Committee Chairperson The ballots have now been counted and elected as Bargaining Committee Chairperson is: Doreen Aquino Thank you to the other candidates for their participation in this important election. The election for the remaining members of the Bargaining Committee will commence immediately.   Election for Bargaining Committee Members  Balloting is now u...

January 23, 2019

Members at BC Housing- Administrative/Clerical Division - Election Results an...

Election Results for Bargaining Committee Chairperson The ballots have now been counted and elected as Bargaining Committee Chairperson is: Ken Woollard Thank you to the other candidates for their participation in this important election. The election for the remaining members of the Bargaining Committee will commence immediately. Election for Bargaining Committee Members  Balloting is now unde...