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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

September 23, 2021

Lake City Casinos - Ratification Results - BCGEU

Congratulations! Lake City Casino workers have voted 83% in favour of accepting the tentative agreement with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd (Lake City Casinos Ltd.). The terms and conditions of the agreement are now in full force and effect. The result of the vote have been communicated to the employer. Once a draft collective agreement is produced and proofed by the employer and BCGEU...

September 22, 2021

BC Housing Management Commission – Maintenance Nominations Open for New Bar...

Your current collective agreement expires on 31 Mar 2022.  A new bargaining committee is therefore required to represent members for negotiating the renewal collective agreement.  Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for a bargaining committee to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union staff representa...

September 22, 2021

BC Housing Management Commission –Administrative and Clerical - Nominations ...

Your current collective agreement expires on 31 Mar 2022. A new bargaining committee is therefore required to represent members for negotiating the renewal collective agreement.  Call for NominationsNominations are now open for a bargaining committee to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union staff representati...

September 21, 2021

Final Decision on Servomation Bargaining Committee

Please disregard the bulletin and nomination form sent out yesterday (September 21, 2021) regarding the need for a new election of a three-person bargaining committee. The current six-person bargaining committee that was formed early this year has been approved for funding and will be your bargaining committee as planned: Adam Scott, Bargaining Committee Member - Catering Raffaele Sciarretta, ...

September 21, 2021

BC Pavilion Corporation - News on bargaining - Sept 21 - BCGEU

A tentative deal has been reached for BC Place Stadium. The next step is to setup ratification meetings and preparing a comprehensive ratification document so that you can read and review the changes before you are asked to vote. More details to follow in the following week. The highlights of the deal include: Three-year agreement (June 2020 to May 31, 2023). The current collective agreement e...

September 10, 2021

BCGEU provides submission to BC Gov’t to help build a long-term economic plan...

BCGEU provides submission to BC Gov't to help build a long-term economic plan for B.C. This past June, the B.C. government requested input from business, labour, Indigenous and other stakeholders for the development of our province's long-term, post-pandemic economic plan. Your union represented the voices of our 82,000 members in the consultative process, which involved Ravi Kahlon, Minister o...

September 07, 2021

River Rock Casino Resort - Bargaining Committee Election Results for Security...

We are pleased to announce the following member from the Security department has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee. Eric Escobar - Security Congratulations Eric for joining the Bargaining Committee and thanks to all the nominees for letting their names stand for election in this important process. The Bargaining Committee will soon be meeting to prepare proposals to present to the empl...

September 02, 2021

Solidarity in Post-Secondary Labour Movement - BCGEU

Solidarity in Post-Secondary Labour Movement (British Columbia, September 2, 2021) – With last week's ever-changing landscape in COVID-related announcements affecting BC's post-secondary sector we saw what's possible amidst chaos. Union leaders jumped to action to represent their members in a variety of ways and one of those ways was that we, the undersigned unions, came together as a collectiv...

September 01, 2021

Lake City Casinos (Gateway Casinos) - Negotiations are in late stages; your s...

Negotiations progressed slowly last week on Aug 25, 26, and 27th. This week we are meeting again in Burnaby and working late into the night to find a fair settlement we can recommend to you.We have not finalized an agreement and are still apart on some monetary items; however, we are closing the gap. While we bargain towards a settlement, there is no reason to do anything except be patient and ...

August 30, 2021

B.C. government liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay outside e...

B.C. government liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay outside employer's head office, September 1 BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After five months without response from the Minister of Finance, B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) will rally outside the BCLDB's head office to call for their employer's support in r...

August 26, 2021

BCGEU welcomes the return of provincial mask mandate, calls for employers to ...

BCGEU welcomes the return of provincial mask mandate, calls for employers to ensure safe worksitesBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) are pleased by the reissuing of a provincial mask mandate for indoor, public spaces, and calling it an important layer of protection for front-line workers."Vaccines are an amazing tool in stopping the s...

August 25, 2021

UPDATE: Public Service remote work and mask mandate - BCGEU

UPDATE - Remote work and mask mandateWe are pleased to report that the BC Public Service has agreed to our request -- see Monday's bulletin and letter here -- to allow employees who are working from home to continue to do so beyond the September 7 deadline without an approved telework agreement until at least October 12.Our union will continue to advocate for health and safety precautions that ...

August 23, 2021

BCGEU calls for delay of telework requirement, reinstatement of masks in publ...

In today's COVID update, the B.C. government announced that the province would not be moving to Step 4 of the provincial restart plan as anticipated on September 7, 2021. September 7 had been set as the date that members continuing to work from home would be required to have an "approved telework agreement", as per a July 20 communication from the BC Public Service: "those who wish to continue ...

August 20, 2021

Alliance Facility Solutions, Inc. - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee and the Employer returned to the table via video conference on July 22nd & 23rd and continued Non-Monetary discussions. Talks are progressing, with more work yet to be done. We are scheduled to meet again on September 15th & 16th. Please stay tuned for additional updates as the Bargaining process progresses. Your support and patience are appreciated. In S...