Info on Covid-19, click for more information

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

April 13, 2017

River Rock Casino Resort - Important Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Date:               April 13, 2017 To:                   All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort Re:                   Important Bargaining Update Collective agreement negotiations resumed with your Employer during the week of April 3rd. Though talks were respectful, your bargaining committee left this latest round disappointed by lack of progress. Simply put, your Employer hasn't re...

April 13, 2017

Ratification Vote on the Revised Deal for Town of Gibsons - BCGEU

The bargaining committee has concluded general meetings to meet and discuss the revised tentative deal that has been reached with the Town of Gibsons. We are now ready to conduct a vote on the revised deal. You can obtain your ballot from one of the bargaining committee members. Voting will be open on April 13 and close at 4:30 pm on April 21, 2017. All ballots must be submitted inside a decla...

April 13, 2017

Training Day -Labour Code OHS Committee Reps - BCGEU

Did you know you are entitled to annual education leave totaling at least 8 hours? Did you also know your employer is required to support this training without loss of pay or other benefits? The employer must cover the costs of the training and any other reasonable costs to attend the course.  If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your 8 hour annual allot...

April 13, 2017

Quesnel Council Talks Marijuana - BCGEU

Quesnel City Council has begun the process of preparing for the legalization of marijuana.   Read More...

April 12, 2017

Big unions are big donors to NDP, but amenable to banning their contributions...

(February 2017 Article) Similar to big corporate donors to the B.C. Liberals, big unions are major contributors to the B.C. NDP.   Read More...

April 12, 2017

President Smith supports Sussanne Skidmore for Canadian Labour Congress VP - ...

www.sussanneskidmore.ca I am pleased and proud to support Sussanne Skidmore's candidacy for the position of Vice-President, Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). Sussanne is an established union leader, who began her social justice and labour activism more than a decade ago as a young worker. This makes her uniquely positioned to help evolve and grow the labour movement during increasingly complex...

April 12, 2017

Local 1704 Vancity Branch 44 – Cedar Hills Steward Nominations (1 position) -...

Nominations are now open for 1 steward position at your worksite and will close on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 5:00  p.m. A steward is the face of the Union at your worksite, some roles of a steward include: Enforcing the collective agreement and protecting your rights. Acting as a liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices. Signing up new members to the Union at the worksi...

April 12, 2017

Casino workers win change in vacation payout, union claims victory in timing ...

(January 2017 Article) The union representing 1,500 casino workers at Great Canadian Gaming’s River Rock and Hard Rock properties is claiming victory over a change in company policy around paying out unused vacations, although the company says it started the process before the union was involved.   Read More...

April 10, 2017

City of Fort St. John (Notice of Bargaining Committee Members) - BCGEU

Date:           April 10, 2017 To:               All BCGEU members, City of Fort St. John, Local 1710 Re:              NOTICE OF BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS     RESULTS FOR BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS   Nominations are now closed for the City of Fort St. John Bargaining Committee. The following members are now your bargaining committee:  Bargaining Committee Chair:                      ...

April 07, 2017

Urgent Action: Forced Displacements in Cali, Colombia Forced Displacements Le...

For over sixty years, the Cauca River in Cali, Colombia has been home to thousands of residents who farm, run businesses and live along its banks (known as el Jarillón). Since October 2016, families in the Venecia Las Vegas neighbourhood of el Jarillón have been forcibly displaced and seen their houses torn down by the municipality of Cali to make way for a tourist walk way and cargo port. Now ...

April 03, 2017

Media Advisory: Ministry of Children and Family Development workers demand im...

What: Rally to support B.C.’s Children and Youth Who: Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) workers When: Tuesday April 4 at 12pm Where: MLA Sam Sullivan’s Constituency Office, 201-1168 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C. Why: The B.C. Government has refused to fund and implement several recommendations from Bob Plecas’ review (the Plecas report) of child welfare in B.C. including...

March 31, 2017

The BC Government’s decision to siphon WCB surplus is a short-sighted strate...

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union is disappointed by the short-sighted and dangerous decision by the BC government to siphon the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Accident Fund and gift it to wealthy business owners. Hundreds of workers are dying every year due to unsafe working conditions. The WCB Accident Fund was created to prevent accidents, train and educate workers and empl...