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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
(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.
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: ...
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 ...
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...
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...