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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.


October 27, 2016

First Credit Union - Nominations for Bargaining Committee

A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for two positions on the Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chairperson, plus one bargaining committee member. An Alternate to the Bargaining Committee will also be elected from this nomination process. A member may be nominated for either position or for both positions. If elected as Chairpers...

October 27, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort Bargaining Update

To:      All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort Re:      Bargaining Update   Your Bargaining Committee resumed negotiations with your Employer on October 17th. Multiple days were spent at the table, and your committee is pleased to advise that progress has been made. The Union and the Employer have agreed to arbitration language that will become part of River Rock's first collective a...

October 27, 2016

District of Hudson's Hope Union Meeting

              TO:     All BCGEU Members of the District of Hudson's Hope COMPONENT:    General Services         LOCAL:      1710           DATE:      November 7th, 2016           TIME:       5:00 p.m.         PLACE:       Hudson's Hope Arena                           10010 Arena Rd, Hudson's Hope, BC V0C 1V0   AGENDA Upcoming Bargaining Question and Answer Session General Membership Info...

October 26, 2016

Cariboo Regional District BCGEU Members - Bargaining Update #1

Recently there have been changes to the Cariboo Regional District Bargaining Committee.  Member Genny Hilliard has stepped down from the committee therefore the complete Bargaining Committee is as follows: Arnold Jenner – Bargaining Committee Chairperson Tracy Bartsch – Bargaining Committee Member Jody Stratton – Bargaining Committee Member Sonja Ramsay – Alternate Bargaining Committee Memb...

October 24, 2016

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System You may have noticed a change with the hazardous product labelling at your worksite. This is due to the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The Globally Harmonized System was initiated to standardize information on the safe use of hazardous products in Canadian workplaces and with our ma...

October 21, 2016

BCGEU Members at Vancity Branch 44 Steward Results

Please be advised that the following members have been elected as stewards at Vancity – Branch 44: •    Preety Chana •    Mark Chohan Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact one of the above noted stewards. If a steward is unsure of the answer to your question and/or concern, he/she is to call the Union on your behalf and speak to the staff representative fo...

October 21, 2016

All 1704 BCGEU Members at Vancity – Branch 19 - Steward Nomination

Nominations are now open for 1 position for a steward at your worksite, and will close 5:00pm, November 21, 2016. The steward is the face of the union at your worksite.   Some of the roles of the steward are: To enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights. Act as liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices. Sign up new members to the union at the worksite. H...

October 20, 2016

Hard Rock Casino - Bargaining Committee Changes/Bargaining Delayed (Revised)

**** REVISED BULLETIN **** Darko Petrovski, the Bargaining Committee Chair, has left his employment with Hard Rock. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours. Mike Dove received the second most votes in the election for the Bargaining Committee Chair position and so will take over as Bargaining Committee Chair, effective immediately.   In a similar process, Ardeshir Razmjou will assum...

October 19, 2016

Local 1702 meeting - revised starting time

DATE: October 24, 2016 TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. PLACE: Powell River Town Centre Hotel – Malaspina Room             4660 Joyce Ave, Powell River There will be an important meeting for all BCGEU members employed by First Credit Union, all BCGEU members employed by Westview Insurance Agencies and all BCGEU members employed by First Insurance Agency. The topic of the meeting will be important devel...

October 18, 2016

Oxfam Canada launches new campaign for gender equality

Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged. The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women. In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.  In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...

October 18, 2016

Brookfield GIS WSI in the Lower Mainland Nominations for Union shop steward

To:        All BCGEU Members Brookfield GIS WSI in the Lower Mainland – BCGEU Local 1703 Re:        Nominations for Union shop steward   The BCGEU is seeking additional stewards for Brookfield GIS WSI in the Lower Mainland area to join existing stewards Mike Calla, Patrick Fortier and Jereme Collette. Nominations for the position are now open. Steward nomination forms must be received by the...

October 18, 2016

BC Housing (Admin) Nominations for Union shop steward

To:     All BCGEU Members at BC Housing (Admin) – BCGEU Local 1703 Re:     Nominations for Union shop steward   The BCGEU is looking for a union steward for the BC Housing Commission (Admin) in the Lower Mainland area. Nominations for the position are now open. Steward nomination forms must be received by the Union by no later than Friday, November 18, 2016. What do stewards do? Union stew...