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.


March 16, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort update on bargaining committee elections

The election for the Bargaining Committee Chairperson is completed and the successful candidate is CHERRY HUANG. Congratulations to Sister Huang and thanks to all the members who accepted the nomination for this important position. The election for departmental representatives will take place on Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th  from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.  Nominations have been recei...

March 16, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...

March 16, 2016

Members at District of Sechelt bargaining update

The union bargaining committee and the employer met for 3 days of bargaining March 9 to 11.  The union has presented both the non-monetary and monetary proposals and there has been considerable dialogue on these proposals over the three days. The parties will be meeting again on March 17 and have dates booked for April and May. Additional bargaining dates will be scheduled as needed. We will ...

March 14, 2016

Change to OHS course dates

  Labour Code OHS Scheduled Courses March - December - 2016   Courses Location Day 1   Course Type Course Name City Venue Mar 17/16   Labour Code Incident Investigations Victoria BCGEU Mar 18/16 ...

March 11, 2016

River Rock Casino - Election of Bargaining Chairperson

Date:               March 10, 2016 To:                   All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort Re:                  Election of Chairperson – Biographies of Candidates   The election for the position of Bargaining Committee Chairperson is scheduled as follows:      Friday, March 11, 2016 - from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm      Saturday, March 12, 2016 - from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Attached ar...

March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/campaigns/naosh_week/ This link will g...

March 09, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort notice of election of bargaining committee chairperson

Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed on February 26th and we have received the following names for the position of Bargaining Committee Chairperson: Dan Polichek                Allan Chan Leslie Babuik                David Meng Raymond Chow            Zenaida Ordonez Cherry Huang              Cecelia Magpantay Richard Glenn Matheson   Election Details Balloting is scheduled as f...

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 02, 2016

Members at District of Sechelt update on bargaining

The Union bargaining committee met for 3 days in January to review bargaining questionnaires and to write bargaining proposals.  There are two additional pre-bargaining dates scheduled for March 3 and 8, 2016.  Bargaining will begin with the Employer on March 9.  The parties will be meeting for 3 consecutive days.  Additional bargaining dates will be scheduled as needed. We will prepare a com...