B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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 11, 2019

The BCGEU remembers and honours Art Kube’s legacy - BCGEU

Art Kube was born in Poland in 1935 and raised by a trade unionist mother, on her own along with two children, while his father was taken prisoner of war in the Soviet Union. He kicked off his life-long work to fight for workers' rights as an executive in the youth wing of the Metal Workers union before immigrating to Canada in 1953 as a nineteen-year-old. Art wore many hats over the years, fro...

February 07, 2019

Local 1703 Members at Hard Rock Casino - Option to Choose Flex Pool in Next S...

An agreement has been reached to allow workers to choose the flex pool during shift pick. The current language in Clause 14.1(e) required workers to pick a fixed bid line if one was available with no option to choose the flex pool. The new agreement replaces 14.1(e) with the following: Employees may drop into the flex pool if they have not chosen to pick a fixed bid line and there are enough ju...

February 07, 2019

New poll shows overwhelming support for a public inquiry - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 7, 2019(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) released polling results on British Columbians' attitudes toward a public inquiry into organized crime, money laundering and the overdose crisis in B.C. The results demonstrate overwhelming support for a public inquiry: 77 per cent of British Columbians in favour of an inquiry. 80 per cent o...

February 05, 2019

Improving Your Working Conditions at Grand Villa Casino - BCGEU

Recently, some workers from the Food & Beverage Back of House met with the Employer to discuss your concerns. There has been a great deal of change in the kitchen and workers have been negatively impacted.  Here are a few highlights of the discussion.Master Schedule  The Employer agreed that an accurate master schedule will be posted upstairs. As per Article 15.4(a) of the new agreement, wo...

February 01, 2019

2 New Stewards at Vancity branch 3 - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 2 steward positions on Monday, January 28, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following people were acclaimed as stewards for your worksite:  Neki Kallergis Ricky Lam  Please join us in wishing them well in their new position.  In Solidarity, Megan McKinneyStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 01, 2019

Steward Elections for Vancity Branch 10 - BCGEU

Great news! There was so much interest in becoming a steward at Branch 10 that we will be running an election. The nominees are below.   Sossy Azarian Kristina Karl Jorge Ramos Damien Scott-Viker   Elections will close at 5PM, Friday, February 15, 2019. Votes will be collected by your current shop stewards, and the successful candidates will be announced after a vote. In Solidarity, Megan McK...

January 25, 2019

Members at BC Housing- Maintenance/Service Division - New Ballot for Bargaini...

There was an error on the green ballot distributed earlier for this election. Please use the new, enclosed pink ballot and vote for two candidates, as noted below: Election for Bargaining Committee Members  Balloting is now underway for the position of Member, Bargaining Committee (two positions). Four candidates are nominated: • Geoffery Harder • Kevin Asher • Liam Phipps • Virgil Colley **Bio...

January 25, 2019

Members at BC Housing- Administrative/Clerical Division - New Ballot for Barg...

There was an error on the green ballot distributed earlier for this election. Please use the new, enclosed yellow ballot and vote for two candidates, as noted below: Election for Bargaining Committee Members  Balloting is now underway for the position of Member, Bargaining Committee (two positions). Three candidates are nominated: • Karim Ladha • Mike Kim • Joyce Lee  **Biographies submitted by...

January 23, 2019

New Stewards at Vancity Visa Service Centre & Member Service Centre (Vancouve...

Thank you to all the members who put their names forward for election as stewards at MSC and Visa (Vancouver). Ultimately, a couple of nominees removed their names from the running, and your new stewards have been acclaimed as follows: Visa Service Centre - Susan Adams MSC - Jennifer Hilland and Jason Lin Congratulations to the new stewards, and please join me in wishing them all well in the...

January 23, 2019

Members at BC Housing- Maintenance/Service Division - Election Results and Ne...

Election Results for Bargaining Committee Chairperson The ballots have now been counted and elected as Bargaining Committee Chairperson is: Doreen Aquino Thank you to the other candidates for their participation in this important election. The election for the remaining members of the Bargaining Committee will commence immediately.   Election for Bargaining Committee Members  Balloting is now u...

January 23, 2019

Members at BC Housing- Administrative/Clerical Division - Election Results an...

Election Results for Bargaining Committee Chairperson The ballots have now been counted and elected as Bargaining Committee Chairperson is: Ken Woollard Thank you to the other candidates for their participation in this important election. The election for the remaining members of the Bargaining Committee will commence immediately. Election for Bargaining Committee Members  Balloting is now unde...

January 22, 2019

Province’s largest union calls for full inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The BCGEU wants the government to provide answers, saying a full inquiry is needed into money laundering in this province. John Hua has more.   See video here... UWU/MoveUP

January 22, 2019

B.C.'s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs...

The union representing thousands of workers in B.C. says the provincial government must hold a public inquiry to examine organized crime, the opioid crisis, money-laundering and its connection to real estate. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union says in a news release that an inquiry is the best way to learn the truth about a crisis that has claimed thousands of lives, and made B.C. ...

January 21, 2019

BCGEU calls for public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money launde...

BCGEU calls for public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money laundering in B.C. January 21, 2019 BURNABY – Today the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) launched a campaign calling on the provincial government to launch a public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money laundering in B.C. The campaign follows the union's call for an inquiry and subsequent letter t...

January 15, 2019

Vancity - Branch 9 Steward Nominations - BCGEU

As you may know, Branch 9 steward Edmelynne Vendiola has accepted a position at another branch. We are very sorry to see her go, and heartily thank her for her work representing members at Branch 9. We wish her all the best in her new position! Her departure means there is a vacancy for a new steward at Branch 9. We are accepting nominations for one (1) steward position at your worksite. Nomina...

January 14, 2019

Steward Nominations for Vancity – Branch 10 - BCGEU

As you may know, Branch 10 steward Rose Archie has taken a temporary contract in another department. We are very sorry to see her go, even if only temporarily, and wish her all the best in her new opportunity.  In the meantime, we will need a new alternate steward at Branch 10, so we will be accepting nominations for the position. Nominations are now open for 1 (one) alternate steward position ...

January 14, 2019

Steward Nominations for Vancity - Branch 3 - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 2 steward positions at your worksite and will close on Monday, January 28, 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 about...