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 29, 2018

New Bargaining Dates at Gateway Starlight - BCGEU

Good news: after we applied substantial legal pressure, Gateway finally agreed to new bargaining dates. We filed a Bargaining in Bad Faith complaint on May 15, 2018 with the Labour Relations Board based on the employer's failure to provide bargaining dates and using Lake City bargaining as an excuse not to bargain at either Grand Villa or Starlight. As a result, we will be bargaining with the e...

May 29, 2018

New Bargaining Dates at Gateway Grand Villa - BCGEU

Good news: after we applied substantial legal pressure, Gateway finally agreed to new bargaining dates. We filed a Bargaining in Bad Faith complaint on May 15, 2018 with the Labour Relations Board based on the employer's failure to provide bargaining dates and using Lake City bargaining as an excuse not to bargain at either Grand Villa or Starlight. As a result, we will be bargaining with the e...

May 29, 2018

Executive donation to Red Cross for flood relief - BCGEU

From April through June 2017, catastrophic flooding devastated parts of the Okanagan, Kootenay and Shuswap regions forcing thousands of British Columbians from their homes. According to the BC Flood and Wildfire Review released last month, the estimated cost of flood response in 2017 was more than $73 million. Just a year later, while many families and communities are still dealing with the aft...

May 28, 2018

Elections For Local 1705 Executive - BCGEU

The nomination period for local 1705 closed on May 25, 2018. The following position has been acclaimed:  Leigha Bonthoux was acclaimed as Member-at-Large Your Local 1705 Executive is: Local Chairperson: Mike Schmidt1st Vice Chair: Ed LaLonde2nd Vice Chair: Teri WalchTreasurer: VacantRecording Secretary:VacantMember-at-Large: Leigha BonthouxMember-at-Large – Young Worker: Vacant Congratulations...

May 25, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fle...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds today's announcement by the provincial government that it will build 1,500 new supportive housing units throughout the province for women and children fleeing violence. Over the next 10 years, government will invest $734 million to build this much-needed housing which includes transition houses, safe homes, second-stage and long-te...

May 23, 2018

City of Fort St Johns Sick Bank - BCGEU

We would like to introduce you to the current City of Fort St. John Sick Bank Committee: Charlene Jackson Naomi Gallant Tawnya Phillips Ashley Murphey – alternate  Thank you to all those who expressed interest! Angie Panoulias, Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of this notice here  UWU/MoveUP

May 23, 2018

Local 1701 - Nomination for Local Executive May 2018 - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the position of Chairperson on the local executive. The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities of the Chair is available from your area office. In addition, the following positions remain open for nomination: Second Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Young Worker The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activit...

May 22, 2018

Vancity Branch 10 Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Steward elections for Branch 10 closed on May 21st at 5PM. The following members were elected to represent their fellow workers in the worksite.  Rose Archie Abdul Zahir  Please join us in wishing them both well in their new position, and in thanking all the candidates that put their names forward. In solidarity Megan McKinneyStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

May 18, 2018

Nomination for Local 1705 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Treasurer Recording Secretary 2 Members-at-Large: one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger)    The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominatio...

May 17, 2018

Wages at Vancity Branch 10 post - unionized - BCGEU

As you know, the Union and the Employer have been discussing wages at Branch 10 since you became BCGEU members. The without prejudice position of the Union from the beginning of the conversation has been that the terms of the Collective Agreement apply to you – specifically, the wage grid as amended in January 2018, and LOI#2 with respect to neutralizing your union dues with a wage increase. Th...

May 17, 2018

Coquitlam casino still behind pickets - BCGEU

After five days of job action, a labour dispute at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Great Canadian Gaming Corp. said in a statement Monday that it has been granted an order by the B.C. Labour Relations Board prohibiting striking workers from blocking entry to the property.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

GATEWAY CASINOS NEGOTIATIONS REACH AN IMPASSE - BCGEU

Talks between Gateway Casinos and members of the BC Government and Service Employees Union have broken off. On Tuesday morning, over a hundred employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops rallied in Kelowna to push for higher wages.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

CASINO WORKERS RALLY IN KELOWNA - BCGEU

Employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops gathered in Kelowna Tuesday morning to push for higher wages. Negotiations between the company and the bargaining committee began back in January, but stopped abruptly in March, prompting Tuesday’s demonstration.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

Casino workers nearing strike? - BCGEU

A vocal group of employees from four of the Okanagan's largest casinos rallied in Kelowna this morning as their union headed back to the bargaining table. Approximately 1,400 employees of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon, and Cascades Casinos in Penticton and Kamloops) are pressuring the company to pay them a living...

May 17, 2018

Casino workers press for wage hike - BCGEU

Gateway Casino workers will be rallying Tuesday for higher wages. Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union working at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops are calling on their employer to improve wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume Tuesday.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 16, 2018

Local 1703 members at Grand Villa Casino (Gateway) - Seniority Lists for Annu...

As we start to prepare for the annual Shift Pick, which will take place in June, we want to send a friendly reminder to all members that they need to check the current posted seniority list to see if there is any difference from last year's seniority list.  Should you find an error between this year's seniority list and last year's seniority list, please inquire immediately with your direct sup...

May 16, 2018

Local 1703 members at Starlight Casino (Gateway) - Seniority Lists for Annual...

As we start to prepare for the annual Shift Pick, which will take place in June, we want to send a friendly reminder to all members that they need to check the current posted seniority list to see if there is any difference from last year's seniority list.  Should you find an error between this year's seniority list and last year's seniority list, please inquire immediately with your direct sup...

May 14, 2018

Gateway casino workers to rally for industry-standard wages as they resume ne...

KELOWNA, B.C., May 14, 2018 – Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Kamloops will hold a rally and deliver a petition to their employer calling for improved wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume tomorrow.  Contract negotiations broke off on Mar...