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B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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 12, 2020

Remedies achieved for Grand Villa members! - BCGEU

Retro Pay on Stat Holidays   In May 2019, a grievance was filed when the union was made aware that retro pay had not been applied to stat holidays. This grievance was successful and the union has reached a settlement with the Employer to pay retro on eight stat holidays in 2018. January 1, 2018 is not applicable because the rate of pay is determined based on the 30 days prior. The amounts will ...

February 09, 2020

BCGEU statement on Wet’suwet’en events - February 9 - BCGEU

The BCGEU continues to call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the BCGEU is deeply troubled by the current and ongoing events on Wet’suwe...

February 07, 2020

Hospitality Industrial Relations (Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel and Crest ...

In late-December the Employers applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to force members to vote on its latest offer that had already been rejected by the bargaining committee. The Union disputed this application, and also filed unfair labour practice complaints against the Crest Hotel for certain threatening statements made at the worksite and the bargaining table. Just before Christmas the...

February 05, 2020

Independent advocate re-affirms our union's call to bring seniors’ care back ...

This week B.C.'s independent Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the first ever provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia, A Billion Reasons to Care.Overall, the OSA confirms what our union has been saying for years: the contracted long-term care sector lacks accountability and transparency in funding and monitoring and fails to...

February 04, 2020

Kelowna Area Office Closure – Feb 4 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Kelowna Area Office has closed for the remainder of Tuesday, February 4. The office plans to reopen, February 5, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in the Okanagan (Area 07) and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies at the site can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877. UWU/MoveUP

January 24, 2020

Compass Group - Notice of election of bargaining committee (6 positions, incl...

The current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2020 and plans are now underway to return to the bargaining table. First of all, a new Bargaining Committee must be elected. Pursuant to the language in the collective agreement: "A union bargaining committee shall be elected and consist of one representative for each work location from the Surrey Pre-Trial, Surrey School Board, Nanaimo, For...

January 20, 2020

BCGEU Office Closures – Jan 20th - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Terrace Area office will be closed on Monday, January 20. The office plans to reopen Tuesday, January 21, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in area 12 and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies in Terrace can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877.

January 17, 2020

Members of the District of Hudson's Hope Re: Collective Agreement Ratificatio...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that after 3 days of respectful negotiations, we have reached a tentative settlement with your employer. Details of the settlement will be presented at the ratification meeting to be held: When:       Monday, February 3, 2020                 Arena staff: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.                 All other staff: 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Where:     City Hall meet...

January 17, 2020

New Prince Rupert labour history walking tour available - BCGEU

The BC Labour Heritage Centre is pleased to inform BCGEU members that a new Prince Rupert Labour History Walking Tour has recently been added to our BC Labour History Walking Tours mobile app.  This tour explores over a century of union organizing, struggles and victories for fishermen, shoreworkers, longshore, the IWW, the Battle of Kelly's Cut, civic politics and colourful labour characters o...