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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 15, 2020

Update on bargaining - District of Sechelt - BCGEU

The bargaining committee met on June 30th and have scheduled pre-bargaining dates in July and August in preparation for confirmed bargaining dates with the Employer during the week of September 14 to 18, 2020. The committee would like to hear from you on what you want the bargaining priorities to be for this round of bargaining. We have scheduled a 'covid19 safe' membership meeting via Zoom for...

July 14, 2020

Elements Casino Victoria - Deadline Extension - Call for Nominations for the ...

As we have ”not” received nominations for these positions the deadline has been extended to August 14th, 2020. Please talk amongst yourselves and nominate co-workers for these important positions.Nominations are now open for the Security Bargaining Committee, as per below: Security – two positions  Only a BCGEU member in the security department can nominate a candidate for the bargaining commi...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

Click here to read the full submission For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' prior...

July 09, 2020

BC Housing - Maintenance/Service Division - Agreement Ratifies! - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the results of the recent ratification vote, with 70.5% voting in favour of adopting the new collective agreement! Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank you all for your patience and your ongoing support throughout this lengthy process. Please feel free to contact any one of us with any comments or questions you may have. To help en...

July 08, 2020

City of Fort St. John - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Steward Elections are open as of Wednesday, July 8, 2020. To be elected are: 1 Steward at the Grounds Building Please ensure a copy of this notice, and the attached nomination form and information sheet are posted on the Union bulletin board at your workplace. Nominations will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Please fax or email nominations as an attachment to: BCGEU Peace River ...

July 07, 2020

BC Housing - Administrative/Clerical Division- Agreement Ratifies! - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the results of the recent ratification vote, with 86.5% voting in favour of adopting the new collective agreement! Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank you all for your patience and your ongoing support throughout this lengthy process. Please feel free to contact any one of us with any comments or questions you may have. To help en...

July 07, 2020

City of Fort St. John - Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Nominations for your Bargaining Committee closed on June 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee: Ashley Murphey – Bargaining Chair Bob Corbett – Bargaining Committee Member Selena Yates – Bargaining Committee Member Charlene Jackson – Bargaining Committee Member Naomi Gallant – Bargaining Committee Member Michael Irwin – Bargaining Committee Alternate Mem...

June 30, 2020

BC Pavilion Corporation - Bargaining Survey – Your Input Needed by July 6! - ...

The Bargaining Committee is meeting on July 6 and 7 to commence preparations for upcoming negotiations. In order to ensure that your bargaining committee is aware of the issues that are most important to you to bring forward to the bargaining table, we are seeking your input in a short online bargaining survey. Please take a few minutes out of your day to complete the questionnaire to guide the...

June 30, 2020

BC Housing - Maintenance/Service Division - Town Hall Membership Meeting – RE...

Members are reminded to attend the special ratification vote meeting tonight: INFORMATION MEETING When: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pmDial-in number: 877-229-8493Pin: 117342 Please Note: If you have a number on file with the Union, we will call you at that number, starting at 7:00 pm. If you haven't received a call by 7:05, please call the Dial-in number, noted above. If you do no...

June 29, 2020

Housing – Administration/Clerical Division - Town Hall Membership Meeting – R...

Members are reminded to attend the special ratification vote meeting tonight: INFORMATION MEETING When: Monday, June 29th, 2020Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pmDial-in number: 877-229-8493Pin: 117342 Please Note: If you have a number on file with the Union, we will call you at that number, starting at 7:00 pm. If you haven't received a call by 7:05, please call the Dial-in number, noted above. If you do not...

June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to know - BCGEU

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to knowAs you are aware, the B.C. government has announced timelines for services and businesses to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic.Whether your workplace is re-opening now, or has been open throughout the pandemic, your employer – like all employers in B.C. – is required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that meets government and WorkSafeBC r...

June 24, 2020

Firefighters Hose N' Hydrant Public House - Bargaining Committee Nominations ...

As the collective agreement with your employer expired on December 31, 2019, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The Union needs your help and participation in the preparations and bargaining process. The first step is to elect a union bargaining committee which will negotiate the new collective agreement with the employer bargaining committee. You will need to ele...

June 23, 2020

BC Housing - Maintenance/Service Division - Ratification meetings and vote - ...

Further to our earlier announcement, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and BC Housing. A copy of the ratification document is attached here. Members are encouraged to attend an information session on Tuesday, June 30th starting at 7:00 pm. Your Bargaining Committee will be available to review the settlement agreement we have negotiated with the employer on your behalf and...

June 23, 2020

Hospitality Industrial Relations - Benefit improvements - BCGEU

As you know, the renewed 2018 to 2023 collective agreement includes the following increased Employer contributions to the extended health and welfare benefit plan: Effective Date Amount of Increase (per member per hour) Employer Contribution (per member per hour) Current N/A $1.38 July 1, 2020 5¢ $1.43 January 1, 2021 10¢ $1.53 January 1, 2022 10¢ $1.63 ...

June 22, 2020

Notice of Election Results of BC Pavilion Corporation Bargaining Committee - ...

As you are aware, we conducted an election for bargaining committee members from two of the classification groups (Technician and Housekeeping; Building Security and Event Security), to join acclaimed members, Dave MacDonald (Journeyperson) and Tricia Dong (Hosting and First Aid). The voting concluded at noon today.We are pleased to inform you that the successful bargaining committee members ar...