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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

March 14, 2022

Negotiations With PSA Stall Over Gap In Wage Proposals - BC General Employees...

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) have stalled over a significant gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. “We have made good progress so far on some very important issues that will substantially ...

March 14, 2022

Elections for Local Executive - Local 1705 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The nomination period for the Local 1705 Executive closed on February 4, 2022. The following positions have been acclaimed:Local Chairperson:Mike Schmidt 1st Vice Chairperson:Ed LalondeThe following positions remain vacant:2nd Vice ChairpersonTreasurerRecording Secretary2 Members-at-Large Nominations will remain open for these vacant positions. During the three year term, if a member in good st...

March 10, 2022

BCGEU Social Media Community Guidelines - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every individual has the right to contribute to the conversation on the BCGEU's social media channels. These conversations will be respectful of others' political affiliation, race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, abilities, appearance, and occupation. Harassment will not be tolerated: Harassment is defined as comments which ridicule, humiliate, insult, or degrade another user on the basis of ra...

March 09, 2022

All BCGEU Members at BC Housing Management Commission – Administrative-Cleric...

  The election for the two bargaining committee members is complete. Congratulations to all the candidates. Your willingness to stand for election to represent your co-workers is appreciated.  Your Bargaining Committee is:  Geoff Stedman Bargaining Committee Chairperson  Lisa Julien Bargaining Committee member  Mike Kim Bargaining Committee member  Matthew Camellato Alternate Make sure that y...

March 08, 2022

Cowichan branch of VIRL behind picket lines as BCGEU librarians escalate job ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are on the picket line at VIRL's Cowichan Branch (2687 James Street in Duncan) today. The picket is the first step in escalated job action from the librarians who are awaiting response to their latest counteroffer from the employer ...

March 08, 2022

All BCGEU members, Local 1710 – City of Fort St. John - Steward Election Resu...

Nominations closed March 7, 2022 at midnight for election of additional Stewards at City of Fort St. John.  The following are your newly elected Stewards for the City of Fort St. John:                     Scott Bruvold             Victoria Butler                    Michael Hamlyn          Milo Morgan                    Brenda Olanski They now join the following previously elected Stewards in re...

March 08, 2022

Bargaining at Grand Villa Casino begins - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that negotiations for a renewal agreement will begin today, March 8th. We are scheduled to bargain for the rest this week and next week. The Employer and union will be exchanging non-monetary proposals. Then the hard work begins. To ensure you receive a copy of future updates, please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at https://my.bcg...

March 04, 2022

March 8 International Women’s Day 2022 #BreakTheBias - BC General Employees' ...

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD). It’s an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of women throughout history and around the world. An opportunity to recommit ourselves to stand together and work together to continue breaking down the barriers that still hold women back in far too many families, communities and workplaces. An opportunity to dream with our eyes open a...

March 04, 2022

Pickets at VIRL branches Wednesday if no offer made, says BCGEU librarians - ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will begin escalated job action starting Wednesday, March 9 should they not receive a serious offer from the employer. On March 1, after the union had issued 72-hour strike notice, the employer made a new offer to librarians. Howeve...

March 04, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. - Notice of Ratificatio...

  On Monday, March 14, a meeting will be held to review the tentative agreement. A Comprehensive Ratification document showing the changes has been mailed to your homes. There will be an information meeting via Zoom conference call, a link will be emailed at a later date. We look forward to meeting you and explaining the various aspects of the tentative agreement. You will be able to vote by ma...

March 04, 2022

Letter: BCGEU librarians call on VIRL Board of Trustees to #respectVIRLlibrar...

On Thursday March 3, 2022, all 48 BCGEU members working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) submitted a group letter to the library's Board Trustees. Read their letter here.The letter called on all 38 trustees to ensure that librarians' next collective agreement provides them with fundamental support – including a psychologically safe and respectful workplace, and wag...

March 04, 2022

All BCGEU Members at BC Housing Management Commission - Maintenance - Bargain...

The election for the two bargaining committee members is complete. Congratulations to all the candidates. Your willingness to stand for election to represent your co-workers is appreciated.  Your Bargaining Committee is: Ludwig Steenmaier Bargaining Committee Chairperson Geoff Harder Bargaining Committee member Jeevn Atwal Bargaining Committee member Doreen Aquino Alternate   Make sure that ...

March 03, 2022

Results and Upcoming Elections for Local 1703 Executive - BC General Employee...

Nominations for positions on Local 1703 closed on February 24, 2022 and a number of position were acclaimed while others will require an election.  The following positions have been acclaimed:  Worksite Representative: Atira – vacant BC Housing - Doreen Aquino – acclaimed Best Western – Aruna Singh – acclaimed Grand Villa – Alex Lee-Young - acclaimed HardRock casino – Mark Chun – acclaimed ...

March 02, 2022

Seventy-two hour strike notice filed: librarians on Vancouver Island urge ele...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) served the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) board with 72-hour strike notice on Monday, February 28. The union's move means libraries in many communities on Vancouver Island and neighbouring islands could be behind picket lines as early as 8 a.m. Thursday, March 3. The BCGEU is calling on elected represen...

March 01, 2022

All BCGEU Local 1707 Members - Local Executive Election Results - BC General ...

We are pleased to announce the results of the Elections for the Local 1707 Executive: GAYLE FUGALA – LOCAL 1707 CHAIRPERSON The following positions remain vacant: 1st Vice-Chairperson 2nd Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (2 positions one can be a young worker representative) If you wish to be nominated for any of the above positions, please have the attached nomi...

February 24, 2022

Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. - Tentative agreement reached - BC General E...

We are pleased to advise you that a tentative agreement was reached with the employer yesterday. We will develop a ratification document for your review and schedule an information session shortly. Stay tuned for this information. Thank you for your support and patience throughout the bargaining process. In solidarity, Randy Loberg, Bargaining Committee ChairpersonJeffrey Sykes, Bargaining Comm...