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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

February 24, 2022

Bargaining Committee Member Election for BC Housing Management Commission – ...

The nominations have closed and there will be an election for both the Chair and Bargaining Committee Member positions. Ludwig Steenmaier was the successful candidate for the Chair election. The candidates for the Bargaining Member Election are the following: Bargaining Committee Member (in random order)  Jeevn Atwal – candidate bio Geoff Harder Doreen Aquino - candidate bio   Where there i...

February 23, 2022

All BCGEU Members at BC Housing Management Commission - Administrative and C...

The nominations have closed and there will be an election for both the Chair and Bargaining Committee Member positions. Both elections will run concurrently. The candidates are: Bargaining Committee Chair (one position) (in random order) Genevieve Moise – candidate bio  Geoff Stedman – candidate bio   Bargaining Committee Member (two positions) (in random order) Matthew Camellato Lisa Julien...

February 23, 2022

BCGEU welcomes progressive vision, new spending, and strong economic outlook ...

A progressive vision for inclusive and clean growth, continued support for critical public services like healthcare and childcare, and the announcement of a new year-round B.C. Wildfire Service are just some of the highlights in what the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling a "bargaining budget". "The devil is always in the details but on first glance there's a lot for our members a...

February 18, 2022

Official statement from the BCGEU on unauthorized use of logo for protest eve...

The BCGEU has recently learned that our logo is being used without authorization on promotional material for a "protest" event planned for next week.  We want to be clear that our union is not associated with, nor do we support, the event or its organizers in any way. This is an unlawful action on the part of the organizers. We are considering all legal options before us to hold the responsibl...

February 17, 2022

Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. (AFSI) Back at the Table, Important Day Tomo...

Bargaining resumed last week on Feb 9, 10, 11 after a period of not meeting since early December. Please note, the recent delay is due to lack of availability of the parties which has added to the total time of bargaining. There has been no intended delay by either party. Now that we are back at the bargaining table we are highly focused and intent on bring bargaining to a conclusion, the emplo...

February 17, 2022

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Grand Villa Casino) Bargaining Sched...

Bargaining is scheduled to Begin on March 8, your input is still required! Our Bargaining committee met for two days this week to begin the process of proposal development. We will meet again next week for an additional 3 days. Please note, a bulletin was sent last week along with a link for you to fill out a survey. This is an important part of the input we receive from the membership so pleas...

February 17, 2022

Local 1704 Members - Local 1704 Executive Election Results - BC General Emplo...

We are pleased to announce the results of the elections for the Local 1704 Executive. The following members were acclaimed: Chairperson                    Gurmeet Singh1st Vice Chair                  Vacant2nd Vice Chair                 VacantTreasurer                        Vacant Recording Secr               VacantMember-at-large             Nathaniel PrakashMember-at-large             Vacant...

February 14, 2022

Black History Month 2022- Part 3 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

For the past two weeks we have shared a number of events taking place in celebration of Black History Month. This week we have more exciting events taking place! All the events we are sharing are free events or little cost for upcoming concerts. All are great opportunities to hear speakers and learn about ways we can fight against racism, learn about black history and enjoy great entertainment....

February 10, 2022

Throne Speech 2022 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The spring legislative session started Tuesday, February 8th with the government's Speech from the Throne. Throne speeches are government's opportunity to establish priorities for the legislative session. This was the Horgan government's third throne speech since the last election in the fall of 2020 and it provided some insight into what to watch for in government's Economic Plan -- expected s...

February 09, 2022

Public service bargaining officially underway between BCGEU & B.C. government...

Negotiations for the 19th Main Public Service Agreement, which covers you and 31,500 other BCGEU members employed by the provincial government, officially kicked off yesterday morning.Before your bargaining committee and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) exchanged proposals, Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee, provided the...

February 08, 2022

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Grand Villa Casino) - We need your i...

Now that the full committee is in place, the Bargaining Committee will meet to develop bargaining proposals. We are asking all members to participate in a membership questionnaire to provide us with your input.  Click here to complete the questionnaire and submit your answers by Survey Monkey, or you can fill in the attached questionnaire here and return via fax to 604-294-5092 or toll-free to ...

February 07, 2022

Black History Month 2022- Part 2 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As we begin the second week of Black History Month we want to bring your attention to a few free events that begin this week. We encourage you take advantage of these events and learn about Black history in B.C., learn about anti-racism from honored guest speakers and continue celebrating not just this month but every day!  B.C. Black History Awareness Society sponsored free events: Feb 11th – ...

February 04, 2022

We reached a tentative agreement with the BC Place! - BC General Employees' U...

Mediation was a success! We were able to reach a tentative agreement that we can all accept. We knew that the employer had 13.75% to pay to event time employees and we held them to that! As workers, we all deserve fair wages and we made a commitment to you that we would achieve improvements to wages for event time employees, who have fallen behind other event-based employers.  We also told you ...

February 04, 2022

BCGEU begins bargaining collective agreements covering more than 64K members ...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 4, 2022   Starting the last week of January, the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is bargaining six separate collective agreements that cover a total of approximately 64,000 of the union’s members.   Negotiations for three agreements have already started:  The Health Services and Support—Community Subsector (Community Health) agreement is a multi-union agree...