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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.

NEWS & UPDATES

February 25, 2021

Local 1710 - Election results for 2021 Convention delegates and alternates - ...

Nominations closed on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 3 p.m. for positions of 2021 Convention Delegates and Alternates. The following were the successful candidates: Delegate (Chair)               Kurt Langdon Delegate                           Jocelyn Vandenheuvel Alternate                          Naomi Gallant Alternate                          Suzanne Langdon The Union would like to thank...

February 23, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Elements Casino Victoria (Security) - Negotiations Proce...

Now the bargaining committee has been elected, we move closer to bargaining a first agreement with your employer. Our initial discussions started February 16 where we discussed protocols and identified the process we will use for these negotiations. Our next dates with the Employer will be March 18 and 19.  In solidarity, Your Bargaining Committee: Tammy CornellJason (JT) TiceDeanne TerpenningG...

February 17, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Protrans BC

A majority of the 180 Canada Line workers represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) voted on Sunday in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Protrans BC Operations Ltd., after reaching a tentative agreement on February 2, 2021. The agreement was ratified after 13 months without a contract, more than 40 bargaining sessions and is the re...

February 16, 2021

Pension Seminar Information - BCGEU

Online pension seminars are available at any time for the Public Service Plans at: MPP: https://mpp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars PSPP: https://pspp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars College: https://college.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars UWU/MoveUP

February 11, 2021

Canada BC Business Services Society (Small Business BC) - Bargaining committe...

The Canada BC Business Services Society (Small Business BC) Bargaining Committee nominations have closed and I am pleased to introduce you to your BCGEU Bargaining Committee: Your bargaining committee is: • Amy Elgie • Darren Dunne If you have questions or ideas about changes to the collective agreement, please speak with these members.   In solidarity, Anne DodingtonStaff Representative Downlo...

February 10, 2021

Black History Month Events and Resources - BCGEU

EVENTS & RESOURCES     Webinar  Then and Now: Shaping the Future of Black Canadians Through Lessons of Past and Anti-Racism  This 90-minute event will focus on Black history in BC and the impact of anti-Black racism.  The panel, moderated by Community Advocate Asiyah Robinson, will be composed of Silvia Mangue (BC Black History Awareness Society President), Olaolu Adeleye (Associate F...

February 08, 2021

Collective Bargaining Meeting – nomination / election of bargaining committee...

Your collective agreement is expiring on March 31, 2021, and I am the BCGEU Staff Representative that will be working with your bargaining committee to negotiate a new one. The first step is to elect the bargaining committee. Please note –traditionally the CBCBSS (Small Business BC) bargaining committee has been composed of 2 members although your Local 1703 bylaws note that a bargaining commit...

February 04, 2021

Atira Property Management Inc. - Pandemic Pay

Many members have contacted the Union with the same concerns regarding the deductions made to the pandemic pay. Your Employer has confirmed that deductions were made based on the fact that members received a "Covid premium pay" during the period of March 23 until May 24, 2020. The funding for the premium pay comes directly from the "Safe Staffing Strategies" with BC Housing. The pandemic pay fu...

February 04, 2021

Atira Property Management Inc. - Pandemic Pay - BCGEU

Many members have contacted the Union with the same concerns regarding the deductions made to the pandemic pay. Your Employer has confirmed that deductions were made based on the fact that members received a "Covid premium pay" during the period of March 23 until May 24, 2020. The funding for the premium pay comes directly from the "Safe Staffing Strategies" with BC Housing. The pandemic pay fu...

February 02, 2021

No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protra...

No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protrans BCBURNABY - After 13 months without a contract and more than 40 bargaining sessions-including close to 40 hours since Sunday morning-members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Canada Line have reached a tentative deal with their employer. "Our members' goal has always been t...

February 01, 2021

BCGEU, Protrans BC to continue Canada Line talks - BCGEU

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. today. However, talks are scheduled into the evening and the union is holding off on job action while negotiations continue. The current contract expired in December 2019 and contract talks sta...

February 01, 2021

BCGEU members on Canada Line back at the table Monday morning - BCGEU

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Seventeen hours of talks over the weekend brought the sides closer together, but did not result in a deal.  The two sides will resume bargaining Monday morning with the hopes ...

January 29, 2021

Canada Line workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has issued a 72-hour strike notice to Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line as of 4:00 p.m. today. This move follows four days of mediation last week and several months of negotiations in which no significant progress was made on three main issues: wage parity, improved sick leave and contract length.For the past year, Canada Line wo...