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.


April 10, 2019

Looking into the new report on B.C. money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government released a report from Peter German, noting that B.C. does not have a single federal RCMP officer dedicated to investigating money laundering. Stephanie Smith, President of the BCGEU joined Adam Stirling to talk more about the report. see video here.. UWU/MoveUP

April 09, 2019

Vancity – Branch 17 Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 2 steward positions at your worksite and will close: 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers ...

April 08, 2019

Only a public inquiry can reveal the full scope of money laundering in B.C. -...

BURNABY – Today the B.C. government released the initial details of investigator Peter German's latest report on money laundering in the province, which disclosed that B.C. does not have a single federal RCMP officer dedicated to investigating money laundering. As the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) continues to call for a public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and mone...

April 05, 2019

Hard Rock Casino -Union Management Meeting News - BCGEU

The Union Management Committee meeting was held on March 26, 2019.  If you have a problem in your department or a great idea to make your workplace better – talk to one of the worker Reps about it. If there is a violation of the Collective Agreement – go to a steward to use the grievance process. Here are some of the highlights from the meeting: Article 14 Scheduling: Another shift pick will ha...

March 29, 2019

Election of Non-Supervisory Representatives to the Grand Villa Labour Managem...

There will be an election to fill two vacancies for non-supervisory positions on the Labour Management Committee. These vacancies were created when Bargaining Committee members stepped down from their positions.There are a total of three non-supervisory positions.One of the non-supervisory representatives is Larissa Karpa, Slot Attendant.You will vote for two from the following list: Kevin Joh...

March 28, 2019

Vancity Savings Credit Union Stewards. - BCGEU

Below is a list of all of your BCGEU stewards. Stewards are available to answer questions about your collective agreement, and to join you in meetings with management that could lead to discipline. As a BCGEU member, you are able to choose any Vancity steward to assist you, even if they are at a different worksite. Name Branch / Worksite Name Branch / Worksite Ricky Lam #3 - Has...

March 27, 2019

Grand Villa -Labour Management Meeting News - BCGEU

The Labour Management Committee meeting was held on March 13, 2019. It was attended by Alex-Lee Young and Larissa Karpa from the Bargaining Committee along with Staff Representative Fateh Born. **An election for the two vacant non-Supervisory positions will be held soon. There are five candidates for two positions. There were no nominations for the Supervisory positions. The positions will be f...

March 22, 2019

Gateway Casinos (Thompson-Okanagan) BCGEU filed a policy grievance today

This morning, the BCGEU filed a policy grievance regarding the application of the Return to Work agreement recall provisions and April 2019 shift selection process. In the grievance, your union alleges that the Employer is incorrectly applying these processes as laid out in your collective agreement. Your employer has asserted that recall to any work assignment (regardless of the number of hour...

March 21, 2019

Basic Income submission - BCGEU

As you may be aware, in July 2018 the Province announced the creation of an expert committee to study the potential for using a basic income approach in its efforts to reduce poverty and prepare for the emerging economy. Organizations and individuals with an interest in basic income were invited to share their input with the committee, and the BCGEU developed a submission that brings the voice ...

March 20, 2019

Slots Department Representative to the Labour Management Committee - BCGEU

Congratulations to Geoff Kaye, your new representative to the Labour Management Committee for the Slots Department. The first meeting of the Labour Management Committee will be Tuesday, March 26th. The representatives for other departments are: Matthew Ruston – SecurityGordon Barkman –CulinaryBev Beggs – Guest ServicesMark Fletcher – TheatreKatherine Wiebe and Mark Chun – Table GamesCage – to b...

March 20, 2019

1703- Vancity Branch 9 Steward Elections Results - BCGEU

Elections closed for 1 (one) steward position on Thursday, March 7, 2019. We are pleased to announce that Brian McCloskey was elected as the new steward at Branch 9. Please join us in wishing Brian well in his new position. In Solidarity, Megan McKinneyStaff Representative Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

March 20, 2019

1710 - Your New Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on March 14, 2019 for the Vacant Member-at-Large position. The following is now your local 1710 Executive: Local 1710 Chairperson:               Kurt Langdon Local 1710 1st Vice Chair:             Charlene Jackson Local 1710 2nd Vice Chair:            Naomi Gallant Treasurer:                                      Michael Irwin Local 1710 Recording Secretary:   Selena Yates Loc...