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

January 18, 2016

Starlight Casino shop stewards for 2015-2018

The BCGEU is pleased to announce the following members as your Starlight Casino shop stewards for 2015-2018: Wei Chen     Veronica Kravchenko Michael Vyner     Emeline Naiker Yelena Natanov     Lea Oliver-Cross Mark Robertson     Valentina Sharp Lin Wang     Megan Washington Joseph Wong     William Wu Cindy Brown    Sandra Rematore Gail Maloy     Please feel free to contact t...

January 15, 2016

Big win for BCGEU members at Starlight Casino

The BCGEU has won an important arbitration victory for members at Starlight Casino that includes significant back pay. In December 2014, Starlight Casino informed the BCGEU that it would no longer be offering poker as part of its casino operations. Starlight then issued layoff notices to its poker dealers. The layoff notice gave the laid off workers three choices: a recall option to a differen...

January 14, 2016

Just Film Festival coming up in February

The Just Film Festival features social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the planet. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action by spotlighting issues both local and global. It will also include a Social Justice Bazaar, on Saturday February 13th. Visit the festival website for more information about ...

January 11, 2016

Area 04 stewards' training

COURSE: Stewards' Training WHEN: February 16-18, 2016 WHERE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office, 8555 198A Street, Langley TIME: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Please note: our gate and office do not open until 8:30 am REGISTRATION: Please call our office at 604-882-0111 or toll free at 1-888-991-6062 or respond by email to marylee.hanlon@bcgeu.ca as soon as possible to register for t...

January 08, 2016

BCGEU opposes renters’ dispute fee hike imposed by B.C. Government

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is speaking out against a fee increase to rental tenants seeking a dispute resolution through the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB). The new fee took effect on Jan. 1. A renter filing a dispute resolution application with the RTB will now have to pay $100. That’s up from $50. An appeal review will now cost $50, up from $25. “British Col...