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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

April 22, 2021

The Provincial Spring 2021 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial This issue has convention candidate statements, updates on the Fight for Essential Pay for BC Liquor Distribution Branch workers, COVID and Women a call for a just recovery, and a big win for the members in the Community Living Sector. UWU/MoveUP

April 22, 2021

Chartwell’s pandemic profiteering off seniors’ care demonstrates need to move...

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is appalled to learn that Chartwell Retirement Residences, where the union represents 125 members at two of its long-term care facilities in B.C., provided executive bonuses for "100% customer satisfaction during the pandemic" while at the same time rejecting a proposal to provide frontline workers a living wage despite their tireless e...

April 20, 2021

BCGEU applauds investments in sectors like childcare and seniors care; urges ...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding Budget 2021's support for the critical public services needed to get B.C. through the pandemic. But the union representing tens of thousands of members direct government and throughout the province's broader public sector is highlighting that more needs to be done to support workers as we move towards recovery. "Our members' top priority for Budget 2021 ...

April 16, 2021

Happening soon – Local meetings to elect convention delegates - BCGEU

Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates. The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021. These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...

April 15, 2021

Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. - Nominations for steward - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for one Steward with Local 1704 at Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. New stewards will be trained by the Union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the Steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is April 22, 2021 by 5:00 pm The attached nomination form must be used. Nominations must be emailed to [email protected], no late...

April 13, 2021

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister’...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2021B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister's offices  BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After more than a year of serving the public safely and peacefully at publicly-owned liquor and cannabis stores and warehouses without financial acknowledgement of their pandemic working conditions, B.C. Government and Service Employees'...

April 12, 2021

Local 1710 Chair Election Results - BCGEU

Voting closed April 10, 2021 for election of Local 1710 Chair.Please join us in congratulating and welcoming your new Local 1710 Chair! Naomi Gallant Voting results are as follows: Naomi Gallant                  31 Jocelyn Vandenheuvel     28 Suzanne Langdon           20 VOTER SUMMARYTotal        79 Abstain     0 The Union would like to thank everyone for their participation and interest in the...

April 09, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Elements Casino Victoria (Security) - Bargaining Update ...

We returned to the bargaining table for two days this week. Talks are progressing at a slower pace as the remaining issues are more complex. Additional dates will be scheduled, and talks will continue. Over the coming weeks, someone from the bargaining committee will reach out to update you on progress and to seek additional feedback; if you miss this opportunity, please reach out to one of the...

April 07, 2021

Election Results for BCGEU Bargaining Committee - Alliance Facility Solutions...

We are pleased to announce the following members have been elected or acclaimed to your bargaining committee.Vancouver Island (BCGEU Region 1 / Areas 01 & 02):  Tyler Puhl – Bargaining Committee Member Aaron Creighton – Bargaining Committee Member Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley (BCGEU Region 2 / Areas 03 & 04):  Jeffrey Sykes – Bargaining Committee Member Randy Loberg – Bargaining ...

April 06, 2021

Election Results - Bargaining Committee Member Representation for the Lower M...

For the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley Region (Areas 03 & 04), an election has been completed.Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley (BCGEU Region 2 / Areas 03 & 04) – Two (2) positions required: Jeffrey Sykes – Elected to the Bargaining Committee Randy Loberg - Elected to the Bargaining Committee Earl Bloom – Bargaining Committee Alternate Thanks to you all for allowing your names to stand.To he...

April 06, 2021

Ratification Bulletin - St Eugene Resort & Casino - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the tentative agreement with St. Eugene Resort Limited Partnership has been ratified with 88% in favour of the new collective agreement.Thank you to all members that cast their votes.The term of the agreement is for 3 years: November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023.In solidarityBonnie LennoxBargaining Committee ChairpersonSarah MaglioStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of no...

April 06, 2021

Call for Nominations to fill vacancies on the 1703 local - BCGEU

Members of Local 1703 are advised that nominations are now open to fill vacancies on local 1703 for the following positions: 2nd Vice – Chairperson                                                        1 position Equity                                                                                   1 position BIPOC (black, Indigenous and people of color)                   2 positions Member...

April 01, 2021

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leave - BCGEU

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...

March 30, 2021

BC Pavilion Corporation - News on Bargaining - BCGEU

Members at BC Place Stadium: The bargaining committee met with the Employer on March 9, 10, 23 & 25. All the non-monetary proposal have been tabled and we have come to agreement on a large number of these proposals. The parties continued to work on all other outstanding non-monetary proposal and we have scheduled more dates in April and May where we anticipate tabling monetary proposals.Dur...

March 29, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...