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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

January 12, 2024

BC Housing members - Sick Pay - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

  On January 9,2024, an FYI was sent out to you regarding BC Housing following the Employment Standards Act (ESA) regulation that requires employers in British Columbia to provide up to five 100% paid sick days. This prompted a Step 1 Grievance meeting with the Employer on January 10, 2024. At the Step 1 meeting, your Union was informed that the Employer is committed to and is currently working...

January 09, 2024

BC Housing Management Commission – Administrative/Clerical (Adm) and Maintena...

On April 1, 2022, the Employment Standards Act was amended, mandating that all employers in British Columbia provide up to five 100% paid sick days, each calendar year, to employees who have been employed for more than 90 consecutive days and working fulltime hours. Despite this, BC Housing continued to pay only 75% of wages for the first five days of absence, neglecting their statutory obligat...

January 08, 2024

BCGEU calls for Vacancy Control, not more unaffordable rent hikes  - BC Gener...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 8, 2024  BCGEU calls for Vacancy Control, not more unaffordable rent hikes  (Burnaby, B.C.)   While some B.C. renters are bracing themselves for another 3.5-per-cent rent-hike in 2024, those looking for a new home will be paying much more to stay in their communities, says the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU), calling again for vacancy control measures.  Accord...

December 19, 2023

TD Bank's Racial Equity Audit: Commendable Yet Incomplete Asserts Labour Unio...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burnaby, BC, December 19, 2023 - In a landmark move, The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX: TD) unveiled the findings of its much-anticipated racial equity audit report which examines the bank's employment practices across its US and Canadian operations. A response to a shareholder proposal by the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU), this audit is a significant step for North Ame...

December 13, 2023

Members at River Rock Casino - Food & Beverage & Theatre - Bargaining Committ...

The election for the Bargaining Committee is finished and the ballots are counted with the following results: Lilian Lagasca Lynda Wines Cherry Huang **Bargaining Unit Chairperson Plans for a caucus meeting in early January are underway. To help ensure you receive future updates, please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at http://www.bcgeu.ca/update. You can use the same form to ...

December 13, 2023

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Kamloops Area Office - BC General Employees' Union...

BCGEU KAMLOOPS AREA OFFICEINTERNAL POSTINGDecember 13, 2023    POSITION:          ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Kamloops Area Office GRADE:                LEVEL 5 - MoveUP AGREEMENT WAGE RATE:      $34.67 - $37.30 per hour An Administrative Assistant is required to provide administrative support to the staff representatives in the Kamloops Area Office, located in Kamloops, BC.  Term of assignme...

December 08, 2023

Best Western Kings Motor Inn Bargaining Committee Nominations are Open! - BC ...

During the last call for nominations the Union did not receive any nomination forms, so we are re-opening nominations for your bargaining committee. Electing the union’s bargaining committee is the first important step to starting negotiations on your new collective agreement. Your collective agreement expired on June 30, 2023, and your Union needs your help and participation to start the barga...

December 07, 2023

Vancity Savings Credit Union Bargaining Update - BC General Employees' Union...

Friends,Please join us in congratulating newly appointed bargaining committee chairperson, Samantha Moskie. Please also join us in welcoming our newest members, the Securities Administrators. As many of you are aware, your collective agreement will expire December 31st. We are sending this update as we imagine there are questions about the process.There are normally four stages to bargaining.1....

December 07, 2023

Vancity Bargaining Update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Friends,Please join us in congratulating newly appointed bargaining committee chairperson, Samantha Moskie. Please also join us in welcoming our newest members, the Securities Administrators. As many of you are aware, your collective agreement will expire December 31st. We are sending this update as we imagine there are questions about the process.There are normally four stages to bargaining.1....

December 06, 2023

Dec 6 National Day of Rememberance and Action on Violence Against Women - BC ...

December 6th marks the 34th anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre, which occurred on December 6, 1989, in Montreal. The perpetrator, fueled by misogynistic beliefs, took the lives of 14 young women that day. Three decades later, the impact of this horrific act of violence continues to reverberate through the ongoing struggle against gender-based violence. The risk of harassment and vi...

December 04, 2023

City of Fort St. John - Steward Election Results - BC General Employees' Unio...

Steward nominations closed December 1, 2023 at 5:00pm for the City of Fort St. John. The following are your newly acclaimed Stewards for the City of Fort St. John:                      Aaron Lovett                   Kyrra DemersPlease join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward!In Solidarity,Tennille PennerStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

December 01, 2023

Bargaining Committee Elections at River Rock Casino - Food & Beverage & Theat...

The election of your Bargaining Committee has now been scheduled as follows:•          Dates & Times:o          Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pmo          Sunday, December 10th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pmo          Monday, December 11th from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm•          Location:  the Rockteria at River Rock (staff break room)There are three eligible candidates for two available...

November 29, 2023

Local 1703 Members at District of Sechelt - Bargaining Committee Election Res...

The election of the Bargaining Committee members closed on November 23, 2023, at 4 pm and we are pleased to announce that the following are your newly elected Bargaining Committee members: Les Dornbierer Erin Johnson Treena Martin Please join the Union in congratulating them on their new roles! We also want to thank all the candidates who were nominated and the members who participated in th...

November 28, 2023

All BC Housing Management Commission Members - Joint Bargaining Update #13 –...

We're bargaining at BC Housing Home Office this week and next. We'll be in the third floor lunchroom during our lunch break (generally noon to 1pm). This week we'll be there Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Next week we'll be there Monday and Friday (Dec 4 and 8). We'd love to meet you there.We continue to work on increasing our capacity to reach out to you to during this protracted round of bar...