B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

March 29, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort election of bargaining committee

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent the membership: Bargaining Committee Chairperson Cherry Huang Bargaining Committee members San Chen Harvinder Jaswal Richard Glenn Matheson Zenaida Ordonez Hayman Sung Congratulations to the successful candidates and thanks to all the nominees for letting their names stand for election in this importan...

March 23, 2016

Forests and Water: Key elements of environmental and economic stability

In March every year the United Nations commemorates two important days. The International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22) are celebrated together to focus attention on the fact that the health of these two natural elements are interconnected with the economic and social health of the entire population of our planet. Forests cover one third of the global land mass and a...

March 22, 2016

Local 1704 stewards and local executive enhanced steward training

April 26, 2016 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enhanced Steward Training BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office 8555 – 198A Street, Langley As you know, the role of a steward in the workplace is an extremely important one and we want to make sure our stewards are equipped with all the information they need to continue to assist members every day. We are excited to provide a full day of education and netw...

March 21, 2016

Recognizing the movement to eliminate racial discrimination

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, "Human Rights Day," to commemorate the lives that have been lost in the fight for democracy ...

March 21, 2016

OHS training at the BC Federation of Labour

The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is offering additional training through the BC Federation of Labour for government and labour code OHS worker representatives. These training sessions are for specific courses we do not offer through the BCGEU. The one or two day OHS course is a pre-requisite to the BC Federation of Labour OHS training. Your employer must pay for you to...

March 18, 2016

Local 1710 Executive election results

Nominations for your Local Executive for Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Young Worker Representative closed March 17, 2016. Here is your Local 1710 Executive: Chairperson:                                 Kurt Langdon 1st Vice Chairperson:                     Darrel Chorney 2nd Vice Chairperson:                    John MacGillivray Treasurer:                                   Kevin Col...

March 18, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort election of bargaining committee – biographies of ca...

The election for the position of Bargaining Committee Members is scheduled as follows: Saturday, March 19th - from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Sunday, March 20th - from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Attached are the biographies from the candidates that submitted them. Balloting will take place in the BCGEU RV parked in the east parking lot at River Road and Great Canadian Way. You do not need your signed mem...

March 17, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort election of departmental representatives

The election for departmental representatives will take place on Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th  from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Nominations have been received as follows:   GUEST SERVICES – 1 Position     Henry Chen     Hayman Sung      HOUSEKEEPING – 1 Position     Cecilia Magpantay     Zenaida Ordonez      DEALERS/SUPERVISORS/BOXMEN – 1 Position Shin Aein Wang Norma M...

March 17, 2016

Urgent Action - Honduran activist assassination

Berta Cáceres, a prominent environmental activist, was assassinated in Honduras on March 3, and a witness to the assassination is being held against his will. We need people to urge both Canadian & Honduran authorities to take action and conduct a full investigation. Full details and letters to sign can be found on the CoDevelopment Canada website by clicking here.  UPDATE: There has been ...

March 16, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort update on bargaining committee elections

The election for the Bargaining Committee Chairperson is completed and the successful candidate is CHERRY HUANG. Congratulations to Sister Huang and thanks to all the members who accepted the nomination for this important position. The election for departmental representatives will take place on Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th  from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.  Nominations have been recei...

March 16, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...

March 16, 2016

Members at District of Sechelt bargaining update

The union bargaining committee and the employer met for 3 days of bargaining March 9 to 11.  The union has presented both the non-monetary and monetary proposals and there has been considerable dialogue on these proposals over the three days. The parties will be meeting again on March 17 and have dates booked for April and May. Additional bargaining dates will be scheduled as needed. We will ...

March 14, 2016

Change to OHS course dates

  Labour Code OHS Scheduled Courses March - December - 2016   Courses Location Day 1   Course Type Course Name City Venue Mar 17/16   Labour Code Incident Investigations Victoria BCGEU Mar 18/16 ...

March 11, 2016

River Rock Casino - Election of Bargaining Chairperson

Date:               March 10, 2016 To:                   All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort Re:                  Election of Chairperson – Biographies of Candidates   The election for the position of Bargaining Committee Chairperson is scheduled as follows:      Friday, March 11, 2016 - from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm      Saturday, March 12, 2016 - from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Attached ar...