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

July 05, 2018

List Of Vancity Stewards - BCGEU

Below is a list of all of your BCGEU stewards. Stewards are available to answer questions about your collective agreement, and to join you in meetings with management that could lead to discipline. As a BCGEU member, you are able to choose any Vancity steward to assist you, even if they are at a different worksite.   Name   Branch/Worksite Name   Branch/Worksite Karim (Ely) ...

July 04, 2018

Final Ratification of New Collective Agreement – Article 22.4 for Union Bay C...

As members will know, the employer requested a change to the renewed collective agreement. Specifically that Article 22.4 should return to previous contract language. The union agreed to this change and submitted the change to members for ratification last week. The results being that members did indeed endorse this change by ratifying it.With this final step in place, the finalization process ...

July 04, 2018

Members at Canada BC Business Services Society Ratify Tentative Agreement - B...

The Members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and Canada BC Business Services Society have ratified their agreement starting April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2021.  Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the ratification vote, and all members for their support throughout this round of collective bargaining.   In solidarity Amy Elgie, Barga...

July 03, 2018

Gateway’s Okanagan casino workers going on strike - BCGEU

Unionized Gateway Casinos workers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton intend to walk off the job today at 3:01 p.m. More than 675 Gateway workers affiliated with the BC Government and Service Employees' Union will set up picket lines in front of the Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City Vernon casinos after mediation talks broke down earlier this week.    ...

July 02, 2018

Union to host housing panel discussion in Kelowna - BCGEU

One of B.C.'s largest unions is tackling the issue of housing. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) will host a panel of experts and community members in Kelowna Tuesday, July 3 to speak about different ways to tackle the affordability crisis.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

June 29, 2018

Gateway's Okanagan casino workers on strike - BCGEU

 Gateway's Okanagan casino workers on strikeWorkers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton will walk off the job on Friday(Okanagan) Over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos in the Okanagan are walking off the job at 3:01 pm on Friday, June 29. Casino workers at Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City...

June 29, 2018

Professional Reliance Reform Is A Step Forward For B.C. - BCGEU

Yesterday, we welcomed the final report on the independent professional reliance review, the result of an eight-month review process led by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to examine professional reliance in the natural resource sector. The comprehensive report clearly identifies the problems with professional reliance and provides concrete recommendations to make the sy...

June 29, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis in the Okanagan ...

KELOWNA, June 29, 2018 – Since taking power, government has implemented a number of major policy changes and promised to invest billions into affordable housing. This has been a great start but as housing prices continue to soar, the Okanagan has become one of the least affordable regions in Canada, and many people across the political spectrum feel more can be done.This event will host a panel...

June 28, 2018

Gateway’s Okanagan casino workers to strike - BCGEU

More than 675 Okanagan casino workers will walk off the job this week. Casino workers at Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City Vernon are set to strike Friday, June 29, after mediation broke down earlier this week. "Our members are asking for living wages that would bring them in-line with the industry standard for casino workers in BC," said BCGEU President Step...

June 27, 2018

CSSBA reaches tentative agreement for Indigenous services workers - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) have reached a tentative three-year collective agreement for Aboriginal Services. This agreement provides significant compensation increases for workers in this sector while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on.   Highlight...

June 25, 2018

Casino workers reach tentative agreement at Hard Rock - BCGEU

Deal reached after more than six weeks on strike   (Coquitlam) - After being on strike for more than six weeks, over 400 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam have reached a tentative agreement with their employer.   "Through their hard work and unity, Hard Rock workers have a solid first agreement on the table," say...

June 22, 2018

Public service agreement ratification process under way - BCGEU

Public service agreement ratification process under way UPDATE #7  Now that a tentative agreement for direct government workers has been reached, the ratification process is under way. Here is what you can expect in the coming weeks:Ratification Bulletin:A comprehensive ratification bulletin containing all the proposed changes to the collective agreement is being prepared and will be mailed to...

June 20, 2018

Tentative agreement for the Public Service - BCGEU

After five weeks of negotiations, the BCGEU has reached a tentative three-year agreement with the B.C. Government for members working in direct government service. The Public Service Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the agreement. On ratification, all changes to the tentative 18th Public Service Agreement will take effect after the expiry of the current agreem...

June 20, 2018

BCGEU Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day - BCGEU

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day- a special day for all communities to celebrate, recognize, and honour the achievements, history and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada. The BCGEU is proud to stand in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and to reaffirm our commitment to lasting and meaningful reconciliation. We invite you to join us in marking this day with c...

June 20, 2018

Union Bay Credit Union -Change to Terms of Collective Agreement Article 22.4 ...

The employer has approached the union to discuss the impact of an agreed change to Article 22.4 of the collective agreement. This change was proposed by the employer during the recently concluded negotiation for a renewed contract between the parties. Since the conclusion of the ratification process, the employer has advised the union that it was not their intention to propose and conclude a ch...

June 20, 2018

2018 Scholarships awards announced - BCGEU

The union's Education and Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 awards for full and part-time post-secondary students. In all, $60,000 in scholarships will be awarded, with 26 full-time awards of $2,000 and eight awards of $1,000. Winners include BCGEU members and family members, all starting or continuing their post-secondary education. "We thank everyone who sub...

June 19, 2018

Steward Nominations for Vancity – Branch 6 - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 position of steward at your worksite and, will close July 3rd, 2018. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers about their iss...

June 18, 2018

Locals 1705 & 1707 Gateway Lake City - Mediation next week – strike preparati...

We met for three days, made progress, and committed to meeting again on June 25 to continue with bargaining. Thanks to our impressive strike vote, we are standing firm in our talks with the employer and will not put up with any stall tactics. So far mediation has been productive – the employer appears to be listening. But mediation will only continue as long as Gateway makes substantial moves. ...

June 18, 2018

BCGEU signs declaration asking provincial government not to renew fish farm t...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands with B.C. fishing communities, scientists, business leaders and Indigenous groups in signing the "Declaration in Defence of Wild Salmon," which includes asking the provincial government not to renew 20 fish farm tenures in the Broughton Archipelago, set to expire on June 20, 2018. "Healthy wild salmon stocks are essential to the heal...

June 18, 2018

National Indigenous Day 2018 Events Around the Province - BCGEU

Please click the links below to find events in your area! National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Northern BC  National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Greater Vancouver Regional District National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Vancouver Island National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Interior      UWU/MoveUP

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Northern BC - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the Northern BC:   Event Location Details BURNS LAKELake Babine Nation and the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation, BCJune 21, 201810:00 AM – 9:00 PM Burns Lake Spirit Square The National Indigenous Peoples Day Annual Parade will be taking place with all si...

June 15, 2018

CSSBA reaches tentative agreements for community social services workers - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) have reached a tentative agreement on three-year collective agreements for General Services and Community Living. These agreements provide significant compensation increases for workers in this sector while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British...

June 15, 2018

Community Bargaining Association reaches tentative agreement for workers in c...

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective agreement. The BCGEU represents the majority of unionized workers in the community health sector. "We've made substantial gains in a number of key areas. We're very happy with the tentative agreement. We're confident members in commun...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Interior - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the Interior: Event Location Details BOSTON BARBoston Bar First Nation celebrationJune 21, 201810:00 AM – 2:00 PM Boston Bar, BC, First Nation in the Tuckkwiowhum Village Longhouse    Boston Bar First Nation is hosting our annual event.  Terry Philips, cultural s...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Greater Vancouver Regional Distri...

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the GVRD: Event Location Details ABBOTSFORDNational Indigenous Peoples DayJune 21, 20182:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thunderbird Memorial Square, 2788 Sumas Mountain Road, Abbotsford, BC.  Plaza in front of Clearbrook Library.  Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at th...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Vancouver Island - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout Vancouver Island: Event Location Details CAMPBELL RIVERNorth Island Métis Nation celebration, June 21, 201810:00 AM – 4:30 123Aa-740 Robron Road, Campbell River, Gathering at the Big House and march to Spirit Square BBQ, Teepee, Elders, beading display and work f...