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 07, 2018

International Women’s Day: Time to #PressforProgress - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized internationally on March 8th each year to celebrate the global achievements of women and the extraordinary role women have played in their communities and across the world. Despite these successes, we are faced with continued inequality and there is still much to be done. Let's continue to move forward – not backward - on women's rights and equality...

March 02, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the BC NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the BC Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and programs t...

March 02, 2018

BCGEU Submission on Electoral Reform Referendum - BCGEU

When the B.C. Government announced plans to hold a province-wide referendum on the question of electoral reform, they invited input from citizens and organizations to help shape the way we vote. The response from British Columbians was immense, with over eighty-eight thousand submissions made to the Attorney General. This represents the largest public participation in a consultation in the hist...

March 01, 2018

March is Community Social Service Awareness Month - BCGEU

There isn't a family in B.C. that hasn't received support, or knows someone who's received support, from a Community Social Service (CSS) worker. Every day, they make sure some of our most vulnerable citizens are safe and cared for, and this is why the BC Government Services and Employees' Union (BCGEU) asked the Province of British Columbia once again to proclaim March as Community Social Serv...

March 01, 2018

Local 1701 Members Local Executive Announcement - BCGEU

Further to our call for nominations for Local 1701 Executive, we are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed: • Ryan Weldon, Chairperson• Nicholas Adams, Member at Large The local still has vacancies for the following positions:• First-Vice Chairperson• Second-Vice Chairperson• Treasurer• Recorder• Member at Large, Young Worker Congratulations to new and returning Loc...

February 28, 2018

BCGEU supports Pink Shirt Day 2018 campaign - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) joined hundreds this morning in downtown Vancouver at the CKNW Kids' Fund 2018 Pink Shirt Day rally. This annual campaign to end bullying spreads awareness and raises funds to support programs that foster children's healthy self-esteem with this year's focus on cyberbullying. "Bullying continues to be a problem whether in our schools, at wo...

February 23, 2018

Members at Lake City/Cascades Casinos Re: Bargaining Update! - BCGEU

http://www.bcgeu.ca/updateYour bargaining committee resumed collective agreement negotiations with your Employer last week. Talks were spirited to say the least, but we saw some movement by the Employer, and a number of language proposals were agreed to. Quite a change from our first go-round in January.  Bargaining is scheduled to resume during the week of March 19th. Outstanding language matt...

February 23, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – A five-person panel will discuss Greater Vancouver's housing crisis and hear stories and ideas for solutions from the public.  The panel includes:  Adriane Carr – Vancouver City Council MemberTesicca Truong – Generation SqueezeHarpinder Sandhu – Co-author of the report Building an Affordable B.C.; CUPE 1767 memberKari Michaels – BCGEU Executive Vice PresidentPaul Finch – BCGEU Treas...

February 22, 2018

Local 1703 Members at BC Place Re: Article 23 - Overtime - BCGEU

The BCGEU wants to take this opportunity to review Article 23 – OVERTIME found in your Collective Agreement. 23.6 Refusal of Overtime All employees shall have the right to refuse to work overtime without being subject to disciplinary action, except when required to work such overtime in emergency situations. The Union wants you to know that you have the right to refuse overtime without being di...

February 21, 2018

Government must take bolder action on speculation tax - BCGEU

February 21, 2018BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to see the B.C. NDP government's newly released 30-point housing plan which proposes significant steps towards addressing the province's housing affordability crisis. This plan includes measures, many of which the BCGEU has been calling for, like introducing a progressive property transfer tax surcharge...

February 21, 2018

First Credit Union Agrees to Mediation - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee continues to work toward a collective agreement that it can recommend to members. The issues that have not been resolved after more than eight months of bargaining directly with First Credit Union are important. In an effort to achieve an agreement, the BCGEU applied to the Labour Relations Board to have a mediator appointed.First Credit Union has agreed to participate...

February 21, 2018

Local 1703 Starlight Casino Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Starlight Casino Steward Nominations – 1 Position We have an opening for 1 position for Shop Steward. The nomination period will open on February 21, 2018 and close at 1:00 pm on March 23, 2018. In solidarity, Kim HowseStaff Representative Download PDF of notice hereDownload PDF of nomination form here UWU/MoveUP

February 20, 2018

BC Budget provides path to affordability and quality public services - BCGEU

Fixing 16 years of neglect in public services, childcare and housing will take time, but BC Budget 2018 signals a bold path forward on these important public issues, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union. "We have consistently called upon government for greater investment to restore quality public services," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Today's budget begins that renew...

February 20, 2018

Local 1703 Elections - BCGEU

To: All Local 1703 BCGEU Stewards at Vancity Savings Credit Union Re: Local 1703 Elections Just a heads up that there will be local 1703 elections coming up. Each member, who has an address on file with the BCGEU will be mailed a voting package. Members, whose mailing addresses are not current or on file or are new hires (and not yet added as members), will not receive a voting package in the m...

February 19, 2018

Shop Stewards at Starlight Casino - BCGEU

  The following are your stewards:   · Renante Baladhay – Count Team · Cindy Brown – Tables · Wei Chen – Tables · Deepmala Grover – Security · Catherine Li – Slots · Manuela Mihaljevic – Slots · Gail Maloy – Match · Shirley McMillan – Count Team · Yelena Natanov – Tables · Lea Oliver-Cross – Cash Cage · Kim Rufh – Racebook · AJ Stansfield – Tables · Linda Wang – Slots · Megan Washington – F&...

February 19, 2018

Vancity workers at Downtown Vancouver branch join BCGEU - BCGEU

Workers at the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Downtown Vancouver Branch (#10) have voted by majority to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU).  The 26 financial services workers at this branch join over 700 of their Vancity colleagues who benefit from access to fair wages and improved working conditions under their collective agreement. "We are thrilled to welcome wor...

February 19, 2018

Caring Professionals should be exempt from mobility pricing - BCGEU

The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission recently published its initial report exploring decongestion charging as part of a 10-year plan for transportation development in the Metro Vancouver region. They have proposed two main policy approaches for consideration: tolling congestion points and charging drivers for each kilometre they drive. Congestion point pricing charges drivers when they p...

February 16, 2018

Elections for Local 1703 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 1703 Members Re: Elections for Local 1703 Executive  Nominations closed for the Local 1703 elections. The results are that the following positions have been filled: Chairperson – Dave MacDonald from BC PlaceFirst Vice-Chairperson – Megan Washington from Starlight CasinoSecond Vice-Chairperson – Herman Hui from BC PlaceRecording Secretary – Trevor Bodill from BC PlaceMember-A...

February 15, 2018

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 15, 2018

Hospitality Industrial Relations - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Commit...

To: All BCGEU Members of Hospitality Industrial Relations (Best Western Kings Inn and the Crest Hotel) Re: Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee   In the next upcoming months, your collective agreement will expire. With that in mind, it is now time for members working at the Best Western Kings Inn and the Crest Hotel to nominate candidates to represent your respective worksites as part ...

February 15, 2018

Local 1702 Executive Announcement - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 1702 Members Re: Local Executive Announcement   The call for nominations for Local 1702 Executives closed on February 12, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed for their positions in this three year term:   Jennifer Keenan, Chairperson Alexis Royer, 1st Vice Chairperson Glennys MacDonald, Tresurer Kathy Warriner, Recording Secretary...

February 14, 2018

Members at Grand Villa Casino - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

The committee has meeting dates scheduled for February and early March. We have done an extensive review of bargaining questionnaires and met with representatives from the various departments. We are working on writing monetary and non-monetary proposals in preparation for bargaining dates in mid to late March with the Employer. We thank you for your patience and support. In solidarity Alex Lee...

February 14, 2018

Elections for Local 1710 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 1710 Members Re: Elections for Local 1710 Executive   The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 1710 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Young Worker: Jocelyn MailmanMeagan Babkirk   Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (1014...

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...

February 13, 2018

Local 1705 Election Results - BCGEU

The nomination period for the local 1705 executive closed on February 12, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed: Chairperson:Mike Schmidt Treasurer:Vacant – No nominations received 1st Vice Chairperson:Ed LaLonde Recording Secretary:Vacant – No nominations received 2nd Vice Chairperson:Teri Walch 1 Members-at-Large:Vacant – No nominations received 1 Member-at-Large - Young Worker:Va...