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 12, 2018

Area 01 Young Workers Committee - BCGEU

We are excited to introduce ourselves to you as your Area 01 Young Worker Committee. Local 301 Amanda Nurse                  amanda_nurse@hotmail.com Local 401 Sarah Ball                        sarahmichelleball@hotmail.com Local 501 Rostislav Artiushenkov    rostokcan@gmail.com Local 601 Alexandra Richardson     alex_richardson12@hotmail.com Local 801 Samantha Brumwell        samma12@live...

September 11, 2018

Grievance Filed on Stat Holiday Rate of Pay - Hard Rock Casino - BCGEU

The Union has filed a grievance on behalf of all members that worked on the August 6th statutory holiday.The Employer and the Union have been unable to reach an agreement on the meaning of Clause 18.2 d):An employee who is scheduled by the Employer to work on a statutory holiday shall be paid one and one-half times their wage rate for any hours worked on the statutory holiday, in addition to th...

September 10, 2018

Steward Nominations for Hard Rock Casino - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 8 steward positions at your worksite andwill close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 23rd. Background  The Steward Election Committee met on August 23rd to review the results of a member survey about how to elect stewards. The majority of members that completed the survey wanted to use the Grand Villa model of non-departmental stewards. As a result, the Committee dec...

September 07, 2018

Pension workshops available for Public Service Pension Plan and Municipal Pen...

Every year the Pension Corporation offers a spring and fall calendar of educational workshops about the Municipal Pension Plan and Public Service Pension Plan. The calendars are now posted on the pension websites (see links below). The College Pension Plan sessions should be posted soon.  Two different workshops are offered: 1) For younger members who want to know more about your plan. 2) For t...

September 06, 2018

Union representing correctional officers calls for action after alleged assau...

The BC Government and Service Employees (BCGEU) union is asking for a change to better protect correctional officers and sheriffs who are escorting prisoners from correctional centers. The call comes after the alleged assault of a correctional officer at Vancouver General Hospital on Aug. 28.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

September 05, 2018

Union calls for gov't intervention after spike in staff assaults at Coquitlam...

Two unions that represent workers at Coquitlam's Forensic Psychiatric Hospital are sounding the alarm over a recent spike in assaults, blaming management for a "systemic failure" to respond. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union said that there have been 21 staff injuries committed by patients to its members alone, between May and August of this year.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

September 04, 2018

Hospitality Industrial Relations Bargaining Committee Established and Bargai...

The Union is pleased to advise that a new BCGEU Hospitality Industrial Relations bargaining committee has been established. Please join us in congratulating Aurna Singh (Best Western Kings Inn) and Nick Slaven (The Crest Hotel) as they take on the important responsibility of representing their respective worksites when bargaining for a new collective agreement begins in the near future. Before ...

August 31, 2018

Starlight Bargaining Update - BCGEU

We're reaching out today to let you know about how bargaining has been progressing so far, and to share a bit of good news. This week at bargaining we were successful in achieving a significant gain on the issue of patron abuse. We know how strongly you feel about this topic. The Employer has agreed to start implementing the process right away! We have signed off on many other improvements too,...

August 31, 2018

Update on Starlight Bargaining - BCGEU

This week at bargaining we were successful in achieving a significant gain on the issue of patron abuse. We know how strongly you feel about this topic. The Employer has agreed to start implementing the process now! We have signed off on many other improvements too, however, we are still far apart on many other items that you have identified as important. We are scheduling more bargaining dates...

August 31, 2018

An Open Letter from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith on Labour Day - BCGEU

As a mother and an early childhood educator l know that for many British Columbians Labour Day represents the end of summer and the beginning of school. But as a union activist the first Monday in September represents much more. Labour Day is an opportunity to celebrate working people: the ones who built our province; the ones who take care of our families and our communities every day; and the...

August 29, 2018

Assaults at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital highlight failure to provide a safe...

BURNABY – Recent serious assaults on staff by patients at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) in Coquitlam highlight a disturbing trend that endangers the lives of workers at the facility, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. "There have been 21 injuries to staff since May of this year, by patients who are at the hospital for committing serious crimes," said BCGEU tr...

August 27, 2018

Update on Bargaining for members at Starlight Casino - BCGEU

We met for three days with the employer this week to discuss monetary proposals. The employer gave us their proposal for wages, benefits and other key items and it wasn't good enough. We replied with a counter offer and we have more meetings with the employer set for August 30 & 31 where they will provide a full response to all our outstanding proposals.  We are still working on several non...

August 27, 2018

BCGEU community social services members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today that its members in the Community Social Services (CSS) sector voted by 85.7 per cent in favour to ratify a new collective agreement. The three-year contract provides significant compensation increases for workers while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on. CSS consists of thre...

August 21, 2018

Strikers head to lottery corp offices - BCGEU

Strikers at Gateway Casinos' four locations in the Thompson Okanagan are trying a new tactic as the strike drags into its eighth week. Members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) are gathering at the head office of the B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC) in Kamloops at noon today to call upon the regulatory body to investigate whether or not the casinos are operating safely ...

August 21, 2018

Striking casino workers call for probe of employer - BCGEU

Striking casino workers gathered at the BC Lottery Corporation's head office in Kamloops Monday afternoon. Union members are calling on the regulatory body to investigate whether or not the casinos where they work are operating safely during the strike.   Read More... UWU/MoveUP

August 21, 2018

Vancity – Branch 6 Steward Election Results - BCGEU

The Union is pleased to announce that Magda Duszynska has been elected the new steward at Branch 6. Please join us in wishing Magda well in her new position, and in thanking all the candidates that put their names forward.In Solidarity,Megan McKinneyStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

August 20, 2018

Members at Gateway Grand Villa - Bargaining update - BCGEU

We met for three days with the employer this week to discuss monetary proposals. The employer gave us their proposal for wages, benefits and other key items and it wasn't good enough. We replied with a counter offer and we have a meeting with the employer set for August 31 where they will provide a response. We may meet even sooner if dates open up in the week of August 27. We are still working...

August 20, 2018

Casino workers urge BCLC to investigate Gateway’s operations during strike -...

(Kamloops) Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike at Gateway Casinos' four Thompson-Okanagan casinos are gathering at BC Lottery Corporation's (BCLC) head office in Kamloops on Monday, August 20 at 12pm to call upon the regulatory body to investigate whether or not the casinos are operating safely during the strike. "We've got questions about how Gateway Cas...

August 16, 2018

Local 1701, 1703 & 1704 Vancity Letters of Expectation - BCGEU

Your Union has recently observed Vancity issuing so-called "letters of expectation" to members (employees) that are in fact disciplinary. In the event that you may not be aware of the term "letters of expectation", here are a number of key features of such a letter: The tone of a letter of expectation should be positive and constructive. A letter of expectation should not include a finding of ...