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

April 30, 2018

Provincial Magazine – Spring 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Spring 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: BC Budget 2018 BC Cannabis retail program Public Service Pension Plan changes Community Social Services bargaining Affordable BC campaign Organizing news Events and more… Download the Spring 2018 issue (PDF) UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2018

New conservation officers provide greater protection for B.C. environment - B...

The swearing in of new conservation officers on the steps of the B.C. legislature demonstrates a commitment by the B.C. government to increase protection for our natural environment, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) said today. "The B.C. government's commitment to hire new conservation officers is good news that will ensure higher levels of compliance and enforcement with ...

April 26, 2018

Local 1702 Union Bay Credit Union - New Collective Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement was reached for the renewal of your collective agreement.  Highlights of changes: • 3-year term with wage increases annually of 2%; 2.5%; 2.75%• Improvement of severance pay maximum from 12 weeks to 20 weeks• Statutory holidays based on 7 hours (instead of 6.5)• Supplemental leave additional 5 days at 25 years• Improvemen...

April 25, 2018

Local 1712 - Northern Savings Credit Union - Queen Charlotte Branch Only - BCGEU

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Member  A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for one (1) position on the Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Member – Queen Charlotte Branch. An Alternate to the Bargaining Committee will also be elected from this nomination process Bargaining Committee Members' duties include: Attending face to...

April 25, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Servomation - Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

To:   All Local 1703 BCGEU Members at ServomationRe:   Bargaining Survey  Local 1703 BCGEU members at Servomation are now invited to complete a short bargaining questionnaire. This is your opportunity to have a say in the terms and conditions in your collective agreement. Please take the time to fill out the attached survey so that the Bargaining Committee knows what is most important to you in...

April 25, 2018

Message from BCGEU vice president of administrative services component Maria ...

The best laid plans … often go awry. We administrative professionals are great organizers and planners, aren't we? That's why, as your vice president for administrative services at the BCGEU, Administrative Services Day is never far from my mind. This is the day we recognize the valuable and vital service we in the BCGEU's Administrative Services Component provide to British Columbians and thei...

April 25, 2018

Local 1703 Servomation Bargaining Committee Elected - BCGEU

Please be advised that Chloe Munger has been acclaimed as concession member on the bargaining committee for Servomation. No election is needed and the bargaining committee has now been finalized. I want to thank all candidates who stepped forward and to formally extend the union's congratulations to your bargaining committee which consists of: Catering Pam Black Ian Christie Concession Chloe...

April 24, 2018

BCGEU’s telephone town hall on Public Service Pension Plan changes - BCGEU

On Tuesday, April 10th we hosted a telephone town hall from the Victoria Area Office to talk with members about the changes to the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) that were implemented April 1, 2018. We were joined in the VAO by representatives from the BC Pension Corporation and the Pension Secretariat. This bulletin summarizes some of the key points that came up during the town hall and pr...

April 24, 2018

REVISED - Election of Tip Committee for River Rock Casino - BCGEU

Tip Committee elections for Casino Operations will be held from April 23 to April 28, 2018. The Tip Committee election for the guest services department will be held from April 30 to May 3, 2018. Balloting will take place in the break room. Balloting will be by department, meaning that each department will vote for their own tip committee representative (i.e. table games will vote for table gam...

April 23, 2018

Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 22-28 - BCGEU

Please join us this week in celebrating medical laboratory professionals!  Medical laboratory professionals are highly trained health care professionals who provide laboratory test results required for the prevention, detection and treatment of illness and disease. When physicians and other health care providers are looking for answers, they depend on laboratory test results to accurately diagn...

April 23, 2018

Family Event – Miner's Memorial in Cumberland - BCGEU

This year Miners Memorial at Cumberland is going to be a huge event for union members. It is unfortunate that we were unable to secure Miracle Beach for the annual family picnic and so in lieu of that, we are encouraging members and their families to attend the BBQ dinner and other festivities on Saturday June 23rd. Go to https://minersmemorial.ca/ to get a rundown of events. The best part is f...

April 20, 2018

MSDPR’s Acceptance of Ombudsperson’s Holding Pattern Report Is a Major Victor...

The BCGEU applauds the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction's (MSDPR) willingness to accept most of the recommendations of B.C.'s Ombudsperson Jay Chalke's special report Holding Pattern: Call Wait Times for Income and Disability Assistance. "We're pleased that the new government has acknowledged the long-standing problems surrounding the MSDPR centralized phone line and is comm...

April 20, 2018

Northern Savings Credit Union - Local 1712 - Nominations for Bargaining Commi...

A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for one (1) position on the Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Member. An Alternate to the Bargaining Committee will also be elected from this nomination process Bargaining Committee Members' duties include: Attending face to face meetings with the Union Bargaining Committee and the Employer; c...

April 20, 2018

BCGEU partners with SumOfUs on improving corporate responsibility through inv...

The BCGEU is leading the way in the labour movement when it comes to responsible investing. Ahead of the 2015 global oil price crash, the union divested its strike fund and general reserves from fossil fuel equities and not only preserved, but increased the value of its holdings. Now, the BCGEU has partnered with non-profit organization SumOfUs to advocate for greater corporate responsibility a...

April 19, 2018

Welcome to Your Union: A New Resource Guide for BCGEU Members

Introducing BCGEU's brand-new member guide! Welcome to Your Union is a compact yet informative guide, written for all BCGEU members, whether new to the union or not. The guide outlines key information members need to get the most out of union membership such as educational opportunities, ways to get more involved, the role of shop stewards and the right to workplace safety. It also describes t...

April 19, 2018

Election of Tip Committee - All River Rock Employees - BCGEU

Tip Committee elections for Casino Operations will be held from April 23 to April 28, 2018.   Balloting will take place in the break room. Balloting will be by department, meaning that each department will vote for their own tip committee representative (i.e. table games will vote for table games, guest services will vote for guest services). Workers will have the opportunity to fill out their ...

April 17, 2018

Bargaining Committee for Canada - British Columbia Business Services Society ...

We are pleased to announce your bargaining committee members as follows: Amy Elgie  Eyren Uggenti We are in receipt of a great number of bargaining surveys, which will assist in the bargaining process. If you have any other feedback or have yet to submit your bargaining survey, please do so as soon as possible.  On May 2, 2018, the bargaining committee will meet to review all the bargaining s...

April 16, 2018

Honouring killed and injured workers on Day of Mourning – April 28 - BCGEU

In 2017, 158 workers lost their lives to workplace injury or disease. Please join us in honouring their memory on the Day of Mourning, April 28. Many BCGEU members will be attending Day of Mourning events in communities around our province. Some members will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Many will be there to show solidarity and empathy for those who have ...

April 16, 2018

Your New Local Executive - BCGEU

The following is now your local 1710 Executive: Local 1710 Chairperson:                          Kurt Langdon Local 1710 1st Vice Chair:                       Darrel Chorney Local 1710 2nd Vice Chair:                   Keith Bacon Local 1710 Recording Secretary:              Selena Yates Local 1710 Member-at-Large:                  Yana Pliassova-Bakounina Local 1710 Member-at-Large:           ...

April 16, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Vancity Savings Credit Union - MOA's - BCGEU

The BCGEU and Vancity recently came to an agreement on two new memoranda. The first is a trial agreement that allows short-term vacancies (less than 90 days) to be filled by the Employer without conducting a formal interview, though still according to the selection criteria in the Collective Agreement. We heard loud and clear from members that they were concerned that short-term vacancies were ...