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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.


March 14, 2016

Change to OHS course dates

  Labour Code OHS Scheduled Courses March - December - 2016   Courses Location Day 1   Course Type Course Name City Venue Mar 17/16   Labour Code Incident Investigations Victoria BCGEU Mar 18/16 ...

March 11, 2016

River Rock Casino - Election of Bargaining Chairperson

Date:               March 10, 2016 To:                   All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort Re:                  Election of Chairperson – Biographies of Candidates   The election for the position of Bargaining Committee Chairperson is scheduled as follows:      Friday, March 11, 2016 - from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm      Saturday, March 12, 2016 - from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Attached ar...

March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at This link will g...

March 09, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort notice of election of bargaining committee chairperson

Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed on February 26th and we have received the following names for the position of Bargaining Committee Chairperson: Dan Polichek                Allan Chan Leslie Babuik                David Meng Raymond Chow            Zenaida Ordonez Cherry Huang              Cecelia Magpantay Richard Glenn Matheson   Election Details Balloting is scheduled as f...

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 02, 2016

Members at District of Sechelt update on bargaining

The Union bargaining committee met for 3 days in January to review bargaining questionnaires and to write bargaining proposals.  There are two additional pre-bargaining dates scheduled for March 3 and 8, 2016.  Bargaining will begin with the Employer on March 9.  The parties will be meeting for 3 consecutive days.  Additional bargaining dates will be scheduled as needed. We will prepare a com...

February 25, 2016

Vancity tentative agreement ratified

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the ratification of the tentative collective agreement with members voting 62% in favour.  The Committee would like to thank you for your support and assistance during this set of negotiations. In solidarity Andy Gill, Bargaining Unit Chairperson Sabina Braidwood, Bargaining Committee Member Janet Cruz, Bargaining Committee Member Jasdeep San...

February 25, 2016

BC Budget 2016: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions. Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...

February 24, 2016

Vancity Branch 70 Occupational Health and Safety Representative (2 positions)

If you are interested in becoming an Occupational Health and Safety Representative at your worksite, please email Kerry Nelless at with your name and contact information. The deadline to submit your interest is March 8, 2016. Training will be provided by the Union. In solidarity Shinder Aujla Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP