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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

March 26, 2021

Day of Mourning 2021 - BCGEU

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. Because of COVID-19, our coming together this year will once again look different but will be no less important. In 2020, 173 workers died due to work, and with many jurisdictions concerned...

March 25, 2021

All BCGEU Local 1704 members - Nominations for Local Executive - Chairperson ...

Nominations are now open for the position of Chairperson on the local executive. This position will be until the end of the term already in place. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: Thursday, April 1, 2021  The nomination period is now open until 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 2021. If you are int...

March 25, 2021

To all Local 0311 Members at Carefree Society - Collective Agreement has been...

Your bargaining committee is happy to report that your collective agreement has been ratified by the members at Carefree Society.This collective agreement is for 3 years starting April 1, 2021 and ending March 31, 2024.If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact a member of your bargaining committee.Thank you,Kim Nyberg, Bargaining Committee MemberGeorgina Scully, Bargaining Com...

March 22, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Elements Casino Victoria (Security) - Bargaining builds ...

Your Bargaining Committee continued negotiations with the employer on Thursday, March 18th and Friday, March 19th. We tabled a complete collective agreement and secured sign-off on many articles. Our next dates are Thursday, March 27th and Friday, March 28th, when we will begin discussing more challenging articles. This is a unique time to bargain a collective agreement as the Casino is closed,...

March 20, 2021

Update on frontline workers prioritized for COVID-19 immunization - BCGEU

For months the BCGEU has been working hard to make sure frontline essential workers would be offered vaccines as soon as possible. This week's announcement that more than 300,000 front-line workers will be eligible for immunization starting in April is great news-especially for thousands of BCGEU members in child-care and corrections who are among the priority groups listed.    However, thousan...

March 17, 2021

2021 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship program are now closed. Our annual scholarship program of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members. Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective pos...

March 15, 2021

Elections for Local 1710 Chair - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following position on the Local 1710 executive. Candidate statements are attached:   Local 1710 Chair: GALLANT, NaomiLANGDON, SuzanneVANDENHEUVEL, Jocelyn Elections will be conducted electronically through Simply Voting. Please ensure your personal email is up to date so you receive your electronic ballot. Elections will open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Marc...

March 12, 2021

BCGEU Members in Area 12 (Terrace-Kitimat) - Cross Component Committee Event ...

Event: Snow Valley Winter WonderlandLocation: Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club, Terrace-KitimatDate: March 15 to End of Season  The Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club is a non-profit organization for outdoor winter enthusiasts! The Club is located at the Onion Lake Ski Trails between Terrace and Kitimat on Highway 37, and features: • Groomed Trails for Classic Cross Country or Skate Skiing• NEW! Snowshoe &...

March 09, 2021

All BCGEU members of Lake View Credit Union - Collective Agreement Letter of ...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce they have agreed to a Letter of Understanding regarding the improved benefit package your employer is now providing you. This includes cost savings for the membership as the short-term premiums have been reduced. Additionally, the eligibility period has been reduced from 14 to 7 days. This will ensure members won't need to utilize all of their si...