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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

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 4, 2022Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break downVICTORIA, B.C. – After three days of positive public service negotiations last week, talks between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) broke down this morning.  Last week, the BCGEU's public service bargaining committee developed a creativ...

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

After three days of positive negotiations last week, your bargaining committee was surprised and disappointed that despite our best efforts to bridge the gap, your employer – the B.C. government through the Public Service Agency (PSA) – has refused to table a proposal that meets your key demand of cost-of-living protection. Talks between your bargaining committee and the employer broke down thi...

July 01, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BC General Employees...

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2022 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. Click here for 2022 winners (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).   This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of five topics:   The BC provincial government recently passed legislation for paid sick leave for all workers. Do you think t...

June 29, 2022

Lake View Credit Union - Steward Election Results - BC General Employees' Uni...

Nominations closed June 15, 2022, at midnight for election of Stewards in Local 1710 at Lake View Credit Union. Below, are the results: Kaitlin Fritz Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward!In Solidarity,Angie PanouliasStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

June 29, 2022

All BCGEU Members at River Rock - Update on Bargaining - BC General Employees...

The Bargaining committee has been working hard at the bargaining table. We have been bargaining in-person at RiverRock and have completed 6 bargaining sessions in May as well as 8 days so far in June. We have taken a bit longer because, as you know, the Hotel front desk workers have joined the BCGEU and were varied into the certification and the current collective agreement. We met with the new...

June 22, 2022

Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU’s public service members vote in favour of strike...

Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU's public service members vote in favour of strike in their fight for a fair contractEmployer bends before votes are counted and asks union to return to bargainingBURNABY, B.C. – Hundreds of BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) activists have pressured their employer to return to negotiations by organizing the union's biggest ever strike vote for 33,000 members in the ...

June 22, 2022

All BCGEU Members at the Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel, the Crest Hotel and...

We are pleased to announce that the following improvements will be made to your group benefit plan effective August 1, 2022: Reimbursement for Basic Dental Services will increase from 80% to 100% Reimbursement for Major Dental Services will increase from 50% to 80% The annual maximum for Basic and Major Dental Services will increase to $2,700 per individual member and $4,500 per family The Vis...

June 16, 2022

United Way Period Promise Campaign - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To: All Area 01 BCGEU Members WHAT: Period Promise: Fill the busWHEN: June 25, 2022, between 10 am and 3 pm, at Tillicum Mall Please help us help the United Way with their Period Promise: Fill the Bus Campaign! The United Way Southern Vancouver Island's Period Promise campaign is a cornerstone of the good works we do with our partners in the labour movement. We are hoping BCGEU leaders and memb...

June 15, 2022

Your input is needed: Impacts of working night shift - BC General Employees' ...

  Are you a night shift worker? Are you interested in supporting research about the health effects of working nights?Researchers from UBC and the BC Cancer Research Institute are studying the health effects of working nights, and whether taking melatonin supplements can help. They are looking for night shift workers in the Lower Mainland to participate in their study. If you meet all the criter...