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

August 01, 2018

New Alternate Steward - Vancity Branch 10 - BCGEU

Nominations closed for an alternate steward at your branch on Monday, July 23, 2018. We are pleased to announce that Samantha Hollander has been acclaimed your new alternate steward. Please join us in wishing her well in her new position.In Solidarity,Megan McKinneyStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

August 01, 2018

Union sees no value in highrise, urges city to reject proposal - BCGEU

Unionized provincial government workers have registered their opposition to a 25-storey highrise in central Kelowna. The Brooklyn project should be rejected by city council, the BCGEU says, because it will do nothing to promote affordable housing in Kelowna.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 31, 2018

BCGEU health care members ratify three-year deal - BCGEU

Members of a multi-union group working in B.C. community living homes and services have voted to accept a new three-year employment contract, eight months before the existing contract expires. The contract covers 16,000 people and was recommended to members in June by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union and others in the community health bargaining group.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 30, 2018

BCGEU community health workers vote to accept new agreement - BCGEU

Burnaby- Community health sector workers, represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted strongly in favour of a tentative agreement reached with health employers. This agreement firms up a new three-year collective agreement for 16,000 union workers, which will take effect April 1, 2019 and expire March 31, 2022. The new collective agreement brings in yearly...

July 30, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Vancity - Branch 6 - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Exciting news! We have received two nominations for your second shop steward at Branch 6. They are:  Magda Duszynska Jenessa De Young As there is only one steward vacancy, we will require a vote at the Branch. Ballots will be collected by your shop steward Carmela Busto until 5PM August 9th, and the successful nominee will be announced after the vote. In Solidarity,   Megan McKinneyStaff Repr...

July 26, 2018

BCGEU celebrates 99 years in union movement - BCGEU

Can you believe we're almost a century old? Today, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union celebrates our 99th birthday. Of course, we weren't known as the BCGEU back in 1919, but July 26 marks the anniversary of the first annual convention of the Provincial Civil Service Association of BC which, over the decades, grew to become the BCGEU.  "At 77,000 members strong, the BCGEU is one of ...

July 24, 2018

Casino workers vote yes on new agreement ending Hard Rock strike - BCGEU

BCGEU members thank customers for their support.  (Coquitlam) - After being on strike for more than 10 weeks, over 400 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam have voted in favour of a new agreement with their employer. "BCGEU members at the Hard Rock casino stuck together through a long, tough fight and thanks to thei...

July 24, 2018

Vancity Branch Worksite Visits From Executive Vice-President Sussanne Skidmor...

Sussanne Skidmore, BCGEU Executive Vice-President, will be doing worksite visits at the following Vancity Branches on the following dates and times: Branch 6 – Monday, July 30th at 9:30AM Branch 10 – Tuesday, July 31st at 8:30AM Branch 9 – Tuesday, July 31st at 11:00AM  The purpose of the visit is to meet with Vancity BCGEU members where they work, to answer any questions you may have about y...

July 23, 2018

Wages Vancity – Branch 10 - BCGEU

As you know, the Employer and the Union continue to dispute what wages should be paid to the newly certified BCGEU members who became unionized earlier this year. The Union continues to argue that the Collective Agreement wage grid and Letter of Intent #2 apply to you. Specifically, that all your hours in your role (including hours prior to unionization) are used to find your place on the wage ...

July 23, 2018

Call For Nominations For Crest Motor Inn Hotel Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

With your collective agreement recently expired, we are still looking for members working at the Crest Motor Inn to nominate candidates to represent your worksite as part of the BCGEU Hospitality Industrial Relations bargaining committee.  Bargaining Committee MemberCrest Hotel – one position You can nominate, or accept nomination, only for the bargaining committee position available at your w...

July 23, 2018

Talks break off between Gateway Casinos and union - BCGEU

KAMLOOPS - Mediation has been cut short between BCGEU and Gateway Casinos.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Support for striking BCGEU brothers and sisters - BCGEU

The BC labour movement staged a show of support Saturday for striking BCGEU members   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Mediation talks break off in casino strike - BCGEU

Mediation between Gateway Casinos and over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike officially broke off on Saturday, July 21 – the same day that saw hundreds of supporters flock to the picket lines across all four sites in the Thompson Okanagan.   Read more..... UWU/MoveUP

July 20, 2018

Local 1712 Steward Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Nick Salyn has been acclaimed as a steward for your worksite. If you have any questions regarding workplace issues, or your Collective Agreement, please contact Nick. We congratulate Nick and thank him for stepping up! We look forward to working with you.  Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

July 18, 2018

Secretary- BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office - BCGEU

BCGEU FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING July 18, 2018   POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will include: processing a variety of documents such as...

July 16, 2018

Vancity – Branch 10 Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 alternate steward position at your worksite and will close on July 23, 2018.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 about thei...

July 13, 2018

BC Liberal foot-dragging on whistleblower protection aided casino money laund...

BCGEU members are in a unique position to help monitor the laundering of dirty money in B.C. casinos. However, the failure of the former BC Liberal government to provide whistleblower protection for our members ensured there was no avenue for casino workers to expose illegal activity. In fact, the recent Peter German report on money laundering reveals that the BC Liberal government willfully tu...

July 12, 2018

Casino strike enters its second week - BCGEU

Cascades Casino employees in Kam­loops continue to soldier on along the picket line as their union is back at the negotiating table this week.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 12, 2018

Spirits high on casino picket line - BCGEU

A unicycling panda, music and a flag-bearing recumbent are just some of the things keeping spirits up on the picket lines at the Penticton Gateway Casino.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 11, 2018

Workers joining union help keep child care centre open - BCGEU

Workers joining union help keep child care centre openDTES daycare to stay open at least until November  (Vancouver) After workers at the Phil Bouvier Child and Family Center in Strathcona voted 95% in favour of joining the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), the employer, who had previously threatened to close the daycare, agreed to a settlement which would keep the centre open...

July 10, 2018

Steward Nominations for Vancity - Branch 9 - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 2 positions for stewards at your worksite and will close on July 18, 2018. 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 about thei...

July 10, 2018

Steward Nominations for Vancity - Branch 6 - BCGEU

Nominations have been re-opened for 1 position of steward at your worksite and will close July 18, 2018.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 about their...

July 09, 2018

BCGEU makes recommendations to government’s Rental Housing Task Force - BCGEU

 BURNABY, July 9, 2018 – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. As property prices across B.C. continue to escalate, pushing home ownership outside the realm of affordability, access to affordable housing ...