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

June 04, 2019

Collective Agreement Bargaining - Lake View Credit Union - BCGEU

Over the last week, we met with your Employer to begin negotiations for the renewal of your collective agreement.Both parties tabled their proposals and worked diligently to get through them. We have successfully proceeded through a number of housekeeping and non-monetary items.There are a number of items still outstanding.We have scheduled further dates on June 5th & 6th. We ask you to ign...

June 04, 2019

What Vancity staff need to know about their pension and retirement matters - ...

Your union is putting out a series of short emails about pensions. We want to deliver you information about your retirement options as a Vancity staff member. We have a preference when it comes to retirement income. We want BCGEU members like you to enjoy the best retirement possible after a lifetime of hard work. You deserve it. For most retirees, a pension offers the most retirement security....

June 03, 2019

Victoria Area Office hours – Thursday, June 6 - BCGEU

Please be advised that the hours of operation at the Victoria Area Office for Thursday, June 6, 2019 will be from Noon – 5:00 pm. UWU/MoveUP

May 31, 2019

Tentative agreement reached at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Telus Employer Solutions (formerly TSSI), who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government, have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today. "This was a challenging round of bargaining for our members, who recently voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike vote to back up their bargaining deman...

May 31, 2019

Labour Code amendments give workers and unions more power - BCGEU

B.C.'s Labour Code is the rule book for how workers organize to join unions as well as how unionized workers and their employers interact. Despite its importance to working people and unions, the Code had gone without an update for more than 15 years until the provincial government launched a legislative review process in 2018. Your union made a submission to that process that recommended a ser...

May 31, 2019

The Provincial magazine - Spring 2019 - BCGEU

The spring issue of The Provincial magazine is finished and ready to download. Featured in this issue: BCGEU News – Reports on BC Budget 2019, the money laundering inquiry and the BCGEU's centennial celebration. Community Social Services – Reports on initiatives in the CSS sector. Campaigns – Updates on our Affordable BC, Shop Public and A Day Without Admin campaigns. BCGEU Community News ...

May 30, 2019

Members at Atira Property Management Inc. - Your bargaining committee members...

We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected as your bargaining committee: Steve Bouchard Nicholas Ellan As we are hoping to fill all three positions, I would like to put out a second call for nominations for the vacant position on the bargaining committee.  We have attached a bargaining survey and bargaining committee nomination form here. Please do fill out the no...

May 28, 2019

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU - BCGEU

Share your union stories!   Back in 1919, workers came together to form what we know today as the BCGEU. As part of our Centennial celebrations, we're looking back at the many ways that our union has impacted our worksites and communities throughout the years. Be a part of telling the story of our history in your community through events, photos, and more.   Have something to share or want to b...

May 27, 2019

Casino workers vote to join B.C.'s leading union in the gaming sector - BCGEU

A strong majority want to be a part of the union. (Victoria, B.C.) Over 130 employees across five departments at Elements Casino Victoria voted to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) to fight for job security, better wages, fairness and a voice at their workplace. The positive vote to join was 87%, with 82% of workers casting a ballot. These workers join over 3,400 casin...

May 27, 2019

Election Results for Expanded Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Following the close of nominations on May 17, 2019, there was one nominee for each of the two available positions on the expanded bargaining committee. The following members have therefore been declared elected by acclamation: · Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel: Kulbir (Kelly) Biln· The Crest Hotel: Daniel Colussi Kelly and Daniel join Aruna Singh (Best Western) and Nick Salyn (Crest) on the com...

May 24, 2019

BC Housing – Maintenance/Service Division Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Thanks very much to all the members who were able to join us on May 13th, on the BCGEU motorhome, as we travelled to a number of BCHM worksites in the Lower Mainland. It was a really great turnout! We appreciated talking with so many members and getting your input for our bargaining preparation. For members working outside of the Lower Mainland, your bargaining committee is reviewing options fo...

May 24, 2019

Members at River Rock Casino Resort - Know Your Representational Rights - BCGEU

Your Union has become aware that members may be attending meetings with the Employer without a shop steward present. The Employer should advise members upfront of their right to bring a steward to a scheduled meeting. Members are strongly encouraged to exercise their right to have their steward present at any discussion with management which the member believes might be the basis of disciplinar...

May 23, 2019

Hard Rock Casino - Union Management Meeting News - BCGEU

The Union Management Committee meeting was held on May 10, 2019.  If you have a problem in your department or a great idea to make your workplace better – talk to one of the Union Management Committee 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: As you k...

May 23, 2019

Members at Grand Villa - Electing Your Supervisor Representatives to the La...

There will be an election to fill two Supervisor vacancies for your representatives to the Labour-Management Committee. The Labour-Management Committee is explained in Article 7.1 of the Collective Agreement. The purpose of this committee is to have a regular opportunity to sit down with the Employer to discuss the issues of concern to workers. Workers have the opportunity to contribute to the ...

May 22, 2019

BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Information Sessions - BCGEU

The BCGEU will hold information sessions about the BC Target Benefit Pension Plan at the worksite in the Red Room at the following times/dates: Monday, May 27th – 2pm (new time) Wednesday, May 29th – 8pm Friday, May 31st – 2pm (new time) Monday, June 10th – 12 pm (new session) Members who have questions about their RRSP/Pension Plan option but cannot attend the any of the meetings as scheduled ...

May 22, 2019

Painting on Glass & the West Kootenay Area Office Open House - BCGEU

To help celebrate our 100th Anniversary the BCGEU would like to invite all members & their families to an Open House at the Area Office, 2316 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar. On Saturday, June 1, 2019 between 12:00 & 2:00 pm please come and join us for appetizers & refreshments. We are also hosting a painting party. A Painting on Glass workshop with Angela Lenard, will be offered from 2:...

May 17, 2019

BC Housing – Administration/Clerical Division Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Thanks very much to all the members who were able to join us on May 13th on the BCGEU motorhome, as we travelled to a number of BCHM worksites in the Lower Mainland.  It was a really great turnout!  We appreciated talking with so many members and getting your input for our bargaining preparation. Bargaining with the Employer and the Union commenced on May 15th in Burnaby.  There was first a ful...

May 17, 2019

BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government voted overwhelmingly to approve strike action to support their contract negotiations with Telus Employer Solutions (formerly Telus Sourcing Solutions), the BCGEU announced today. Members voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action at a strike vote held on Thursday.   The main issues in bar...

May 16, 2019

BC government applauded for launching inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government's decision Wednesday to launch a public inquiry into money laundering is being applauded by politicians and other advocates. Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 16, 2019

Local 1703 BCGEU Members at Grand Villa - Labour Management Meeting News - B...

The Labour Management Committee meeting was held on May 8, 2019. It was attended by Craig Proctor, Alex Lee-Young, Larissa Karpa, Kevin Johnson and Doug Worden.    If you have a problem in your department that you think could be resolved at this meeting – talk to one of your worker Reps about it. If you believe the Employer has violated the Collective Agreement, contact a steward to have a Step...

May 16, 2019

Hospitality Industrial Relations- Bargaining Mini-Survey – Extended Health Be...

Following discussion of the issue at a recent membership meeting at The Crest Hotel, your bargaining committee is seeking additional input from you on the subject of extended health benefits to help inform upcoming contract negotiations with your employers. You may complete the mini-survey in either of the following formats: Online The questionnaire is available online via SurveyMonkey here Har...

May 15, 2019

Nominations OPEN for Barkerville Heritage Trust Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Barkerville Heritage Trust Bargaining Committee. Bargaining Committee Chairperson Bargaining Committee Member Bargaining Committee Alternate Nomination Forms attached. Deadline for Nominations is: June 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm. If an election is required for any of the above-mentioned positions, candidates may submit a one-page bio of inf...

May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...