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.


January 10, 2017

Metro Vancouver seniors' care workers face more struggles with icy streets

Volunteers and homecare workers are bracing for another tough week caring for the city's homebound seniors as temperatures are predicted to drop again Monday night.   Read more...

January 10, 2017

Icy road conditions are posing a danger to home care workers

BURNABY (NEWS1130) - Worries about injuries to homecare workers have increased dramatically in the past month as a result of icy road conditions. Read more...

January 10, 2017

Convention 2017: Guidelines for FT Officer and Exec VP Candidates' Election C...

1. No funds or assistance in kind will be contributed from the Union, Components, Locals or Cross Component Committees other than that specified in the guidelines. There will be no Component hospitality suites during Convention. 2. Declared candidates will have an opportunity to have a picture and a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words in a special election issue of The Provincial....

January 10, 2017

Local 1710 Union Meeting

COMPONENT:   General Services LOCAL:             1710 DATE:               Tuesday, January 24, 2017 TIME:               5:30 pm PLACE:              BCGEU Office – 10251 100th Street, Fort St John     AGENDA   General membership information meeting Updates from Component Resolutions for convention   This will be a dinner meeting (pizza) so members are to RSVP to area10@bcgeu.ca by Ja...

January 05, 2017

Starlight Casino - BCGEU Shop Stewards

The following are your stewards:   Cindy Brown Lea Oliver-Cross Mark Robertson Sandra Rematore Gail Maloy Wei Chen Michael Vyner Joseph Wong William Wu Yelena Natanov Lin Wang Emeline Naiker Megan Washington ...

January 03, 2017

Local 1703 BCGEU Members at Vancity Oakridge Branch 41 - Steward Nomination

Nominations are now open for one (1) position for a steward at your worksite and will close Thursday, February 2, 2017. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. All stewards are provided three (3) days paid training at the Union hall and receive support from their staff representative to fulfill their duties. Some of the roles of a stew...

January 03, 2017

New BCGEU Pension Plan - BC Target Benefit Pension Plan

Download PDF of BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Booklet 2017 November Newsletter

December 23, 2016

Great Canadian Casinos Inc. Vacation Pay and the ESA

Great Canadian Casinos Inc. Vacation Pay and the ESA - October 2016

December 23, 2016

Union achieves “Christmas miracle” for casino workers

Employer agrees to pay thousands in overdue vacation pay   After months of pressure from the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU), management at Hard Rock and River Rock Casinos in the Lower Mainland have agreed to pay workers the money they are owed in earned vacation not taken. “It’s truly a Christmas miracle that we’ve managed to get this employer to agree to do the right th...

December 20, 2016

A Big Thank You to Hard Rock Casino Members!

Your Bargaining Committee, as well as staff from the BCGEU would like to thank all those members who braved the cold and ice, and came out our RV visit on December 16th  to learn about their employment standards rights regarding pay stubs.  Turnout was so impressive, that it was standing room only in the RV for a good portion of the day! To learn more about your employment standards rights, s...

December 16, 2016

Government’s announcement to ban asbestos: Groups express support but asbesto...

Immediate Release                                                                        December 15, 2016 Toronto – The federal government’s announcement to ban asbestos has been highly anticipated over the past few days. Groups expressed its support to the announcement but notes their expectation for additional federal work needed to fully achieve protection from asbestos for all Canadians. ...

December 13, 2016

Local 1701 Meeting Notice

TO:        All Local 1701 BCGEU Members DATE:    January 17, 2017 TIME:     5:30pm – 7:00pm PLACE:   BCGEU 2994 Douglas St AGENDA •    Local Chair Update (JUM, Component) •    Local Worksite Issues •    OHS •    Convention •    New Business •    Local Officer Training In solidarity Ryan Weldon, Chair Local 1701 Kelly Grohs, Staff Representative  Download PDF of notice here.