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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

August 12, 2020

Join our equity networks - BCGEU

Join our equity networks!Your union is committed to building diversity and inclusion and speaking out for equity and social justice for all workers. Key to achieving this goal is creating the opportunities for members to feel heard, represented and able to contribute to their union, their workplace and their community.Over the last 18 months, your BCGEU Equity and Human Rights committee held a ...

July 22, 2020

Update on Bargaining - Zoom Meeting - District of Sechelt - BCGEU

Just a reminder to see you tonight!The bargaining committee met on June 30th and have scheduled pre-bargaining dates in July and August in preparation for confirmed bargaining dates with the Employer during the week of September 14 to 18, 2020. The committee would like to hear from you on what you want the bargaining priorities to be for this round of bargaining. We have scheduled a 'covid19 sa...

July 22, 2020

Gateway Casinos - Returning back to work and benefits - BCGEU

I would like to update you about the ongoing conversations and negotiations we are having with your employer regarding returning back to work as well as benefits.As you know, the employer did not extend benefits beyond June 30, 2020 for BCGEU members despite our request that they continue. While choosing to allow your benefits to end they did however extend benefits to their managers and non-un...

July 21, 2020

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored bala...

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored balanceAfter years of advocacy by workers and their unions – including your union's submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review last year and the courageous testimonies at public hearings by dozens of current and former BCGEU members who had been injured on the job – the provincial government has begun to re...

July 17, 2020

Atira Town Hall Meeting and Rat Vote - BCGEU

COMPONENT: 17 – AtiraLOCAL: 1703DATE: Thursday, August 13, 2020TIME: 6:00 pm – Town Hall Meeting – Local 1703PLACE: Via PhoneRE: Town Hall Meeting and Rat Vote  Important Town Hall Meeting – via Telephone Only  Hello Everyone, We will be hosting a town hall on August 13, 2020 at 6pm. We will be discussing the changes to the Collective Agreement that were negotiated by your bargaining committee...

July 17, 2020

BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to extend the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent—today the government announced that ban will be lifted on September 1st. “This decision is utterly baffling to me,” said Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU. “COVID-1...

July 15, 2020

Update on bargaining - District of Sechelt - BCGEU

The bargaining committee met on June 30th and have scheduled pre-bargaining dates in July and August in preparation for confirmed bargaining dates with the Employer during the week of September 14 to 18, 2020. The committee would like to hear from you on what you want the bargaining priorities to be for this round of bargaining. We have scheduled a 'covid19 safe' membership meeting via Zoom for...

July 14, 2020

Elements Casino Victoria - Deadline Extension - Call for Nominations for the ...

As we have ”not” received nominations for these positions the deadline has been extended to August 14th, 2020. Please talk amongst yourselves and nominate co-workers for these important positions.Nominations are now open for the Security Bargaining Committee, as per below: Security – two positions  Only a BCGEU member in the security department can nominate a candidate for the bargaining commi...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

Click here to read the full submission For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' prior...