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

May 24, 2019

BC Housing – Maintenance/Service Division Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Thanks very much to all the members who were able to join us on May 13th, on the BCGEU motorhome, as we travelled to a number of BCHM worksites in the Lower Mainland. It was a really great turnout! We appreciated talking with so many members and getting your input for our bargaining preparation. For members working outside of the Lower Mainland, your bargaining committee is reviewing options fo...

May 24, 2019

Members at River Rock Casino Resort - Know Your Representational Rights - BCGEU

Your Union has become aware that members may be attending meetings with the Employer without a shop steward present. The Employer should advise members upfront of their right to bring a steward to a scheduled meeting. Members are strongly encouraged to exercise their right to have their steward present at any discussion with management which the member believes might be the basis of disciplinar...

May 23, 2019

Hard Rock Casino - Union Management Meeting News - BCGEU

The Union Management Committee meeting was held on May 10, 2019.  If you have a problem in your department or a great idea to make your workplace better – talk to one of the Union Management Committee Reps about it. If there is a violation of the Collective Agreement – go to a steward to use the grievance process. Here are some of the highlights from the meeting: Article 14 Scheduling: As you k...

May 23, 2019

Members at Grand Villa - Electing Your Supervisor Representatives to the La...

There will be an election to fill two Supervisor vacancies for your representatives to the Labour-Management Committee. The Labour-Management Committee is explained in Article 7.1 of the Collective Agreement. The purpose of this committee is to have a regular opportunity to sit down with the Employer to discuss the issues of concern to workers. Workers have the opportunity to contribute to the ...

May 22, 2019

BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Information Sessions - BCGEU

The BCGEU will hold information sessions about the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan at the worksite in the Red Room at the following times/dates: Monday, May 27th – 2pm (new time) Wednesday, May 29th – 8pm Friday, May 31st – 2pm (new time) Monday, June 10th – 12 pm (new session) Members who have questions about their RRSP/Pension Plan option but cannot attend the any of the meetings as scheduled ...

May 22, 2019

Painting on Glass & the West Kootenay Area Office Open House - BCGEU

To help celebrate our 100th Anniversary the BCGEU would like to invite all members & their families to an Open House at the Area Office, 2316 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar. On Saturday, June 1, 2019 between 12:00 & 2:00 pm please come and join us for appetizers & refreshments. We are also hosting a painting party. A Painting on Glass workshop with Angela Lenard, will be offered from 2:...

May 17, 2019

BC Housing – Administration/Clerical Division Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Thanks very much to all the members who were able to join us on May 13th on the BCGEU motorhome, as we travelled to a number of BCHM worksites in the Lower Mainland.  It was a really great turnout!  We appreciated talking with so many members and getting your input for our bargaining preparation. Bargaining with the Employer and the Union commenced on May 15th in Burnaby.  There was first a ful...

May 17, 2019

BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government voted overwhelmingly to approve strike action to support their contract negotiations with Telus Employer Solutions (formerly Telus Sourcing Solutions), the BCGEU announced today. Members voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action at a strike vote held on Thursday.   The main issues in bar...

May 16, 2019

BC government applauded for launching inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government's decision Wednesday to launch a public inquiry into money laundering is being applauded by politicians and other advocates. Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 16, 2019

Local 1703 BCGEU Members at Grand Villa - Labour Management Meeting News - B...

The Labour Management Committee meeting was held on May 8, 2019. It was attended by Craig Proctor, Alex Lee-Young, Larissa Karpa, Kevin Johnson and Doug Worden.    If you have a problem in your department that you think could be resolved at this meeting – talk to one of your worker Reps about it. If you believe the Employer has violated the Collective Agreement, contact a steward to have a Step...

May 16, 2019

Hospitality Industrial Relations- Bargaining Mini-Survey – Extended Health Be...

Following discussion of the issue at a recent membership meeting at The Crest Hotel, your bargaining committee is seeking additional input from you on the subject of extended health benefits to help inform upcoming contract negotiations with your employers. You may complete the mini-survey in either of the following formats: Online The questionnaire is available online via SurveyMonkey here Har...

May 15, 2019

Nominations OPEN for Barkerville Heritage Trust Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Barkerville Heritage Trust Bargaining Committee. Bargaining Committee Chairperson Bargaining Committee Member Bargaining Committee Alternate Nomination Forms attached. Deadline for Nominations is: June 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm. If an election is required for any of the above-mentioned positions, candidates may submit a one-page bio of inf...

May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...

May 13, 2019

Members at Vancity - Hours of Work - BCGEU

Hello VanCity BCGEU members, It has come to our attention that the employer has been approaching some employees to ask them to consider a reduction from full-time to 4 days a week or part-time hours, seemingly circumventing the layoff language of the CA. If you are approached, please contact your shop steward or staff representative so that we can inform you of the implications of reducing your...

May 10, 2019

Component 17 Members at BC Housing - RV visit to Lower Mainland Directly Mana...

Join us for a coffee, donuts and ice cream on the BCGEU motorhome:   When: Monday, May 13th  Where:  1. Lower Mainland Directly Managed Office, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 2. Home Office, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. 3. Riverview, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Your bargaining committee will be available to discuss recent events in our preparation for bargaining. Don't miss your chance to ask questions and p...

May 10, 2019

Members at River Rock Casino Working in Culinary - Election of Shop Steward -...

The election period closed for a steward position at your work site on Monday, May 6th, 2019. We are pleased to announce that Marc Hu was elected as a steward for your worksite. Please contact Marc or any of your worksite stewards if you have any questions or concerns regarding the terms and conditions of your collective agreement. Please join us in wishing them well in their new position.   In...

May 10, 2019

Members under Hospitality Industrial Relations (Best Western Plus Burnaby Hot...

Call for Nominations for Expanded Bargaining Committee Nominations are now open to add two additional members to your bargaining committee as follows: Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel – One (1) member The Crest Hotel – One (1) member You may nominate, or accept nomination, only for the bargaining committee position specific to your worksite. If only one candidate per worksite is nominated, the...

May 07, 2019

BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Information Sessions for Hard Rock Casino Memb...

The union recently mailed out information about your option to join the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan.  Members now contributing to the Group RRSP will be enrolled in the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan unless they sign a Waiver of Participation Form and return it to the Union by July 15, 2019. The Waiver of Participation form was sent to members as part of a pension information package by regu...

May 06, 2019

BCGEU remembers Bobbi Pettett - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bobbi Pettett, who passed away on May 5, 2019. Bobbi was a dedicated activist and beginning in 1989, she held many positions in the union from steward, local chair, and bargaining committee member to component chair and member of the provincial executive. She ...

May 03, 2019

Updated Draft Lake City Collective Agreement Now Online - BCGEU

We would like to apologize. An older draft of the new Lake City collective agreement was inadvertently put on the BCGEU website due to an internal error. A correct draft (subject to finalization) has now been posted in its place. This draft of the collective agreement will remain online until a finalized and signed version takes its place.   Once again, our apologies for this unfortunate error....

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...