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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.


April 07, 2016

BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety Networker Outreach

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Networker team had their initial meeting in January. The 21 BCGEU members appointed to the team are from all areas of the province. One of their first tasks is to contact BCGEU OHS committee representatives to let them know about upcoming training opportunities.  The Networkers are also busy calling OHS representatives in their areas to determine if the...

April 07, 2016

Brookfield GIS Workplace Solutions Inc. steward nominations

BCGEU is accepting nominations for one additional steward to represent members working at GIS Workplace Solutions Inc. in Local 1703. The union is seeking one additional steward for this employer because Brookfield GIS Workplace Solutions Inc. operates without a centralized worksite and existing stewards are spread across the Lower Mainland.  Any union member at Brookfield GIS Workplace Solut...

April 04, 2016

Member Update - April, 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith is joined by Community Social Services Component VP Andrea Duncan and first vice chair Pamela Pye from worksite visits in Port Coquitlam.

April 04, 2016

OHS Reps in Area 02 - BC Federation of Labour "Emergency Preparedness" Course

The “Emergency Preparedness” course will be offered at the Nanaimo area office on Monday May 2, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be facilitated by a BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre facilitator. This course has been designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the planning and preparations needed to assist workplaces to respond before, durin...

April 01, 2016

Local 1705 meeting

DATE: April 12, 2015 TIME:  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PLACE: Kamloops Area Office – 158 Oriole Road             Evening Entrance   Light meal provided please rsvp to [email protected] AGENDA REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS WORKSITE REPORTS AGENDA - OPENED TO FLOOR Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

March 31, 2016

Vancity Credit Union all stewards meeting - Area 03/04

The BCGEU is organizing an all stewards meeting for all stewards employed by Vancity in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. The meeting will take place at the BCGEU’s Lower Mainland Area Office, near Renfrew Skytrain Station. A pizza dinner will provided. It will be an opportunity for stewards to introduce themselves to each other, talk about ongoing issues at Vancity including grievances, ...

March 31, 2016

Atira Property Management Inc steward nominations

Nominations are now open for 3 positions for stewards at your worksite and, will close May 2, 2016. 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 the...

March 29, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort election of bargaining committee

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent the membership: Bargaining Committee Chairperson Cherry Huang Bargaining Committee members San Chen Harvinder Jaswal Richard Glenn Matheson Zenaida Ordonez Hayman Sung Congratulations to the successful candidates and thanks to all the nominees for letting their names stand for election in this importan...

March 23, 2016

Forests and Water: Key elements of environmental and economic stability

In March every year the United Nations commemorates two important days. The International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22) are celebrated together to focus attention on the fact that the health of these two natural elements are interconnected with the economic and social health of the entire population of our planet. Forests cover one third of the global land mass and a...

March 22, 2016

Local 1704 stewards and local executive enhanced steward training

April 26, 2016 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enhanced Steward Training BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office 8555 – 198A Street, Langley As you know, the role of a steward in the workplace is an extremely important one and we want to make sure our stewards are equipped with all the information they need to continue to assist members every day. We are excited to provide a full day of education and netw...

March 21, 2016

Recognizing the movement to eliminate racial discrimination

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, "Human Rights Day," to commemorate the lives that have been lost in the fight for democracy ...

March 21, 2016

OHS training at the BC Federation of Labour

The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is offering additional training through the BC Federation of Labour for government and labour code OHS worker representatives. These training sessions are for specific courses we do not offer through the BCGEU. The one or two day OHS course is a pre-requisite to the BC Federation of Labour OHS training. Your employer must pay for you to...

March 18, 2016

Local 1710 Executive election results

Nominations for your Local Executive for Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Young Worker Representative closed March 17, 2016. Here is your Local 1710 Executive: Chairperson:                                 Kurt Langdon 1st Vice Chairperson:                     Darrel Chorney 2nd Vice Chairperson:                    John MacGillivray Treasurer:                                   Kevin Col...

March 18, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort election of bargaining committee – biographies of ca...

The election for the position of Bargaining Committee Members is scheduled as follows: Saturday, March 19th - from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Sunday, March 20th - from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Attached are the biographies from the candidates that submitted them. Balloting will take place in the BCGEU RV parked in the east parking lot at River Road and Great Canadian Way. You do not need your signed mem...

March 17, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort election of departmental representatives

The election for departmental representatives will take place on Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th  from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Nominations have been received as follows:   GUEST SERVICES – 1 Position     Henry Chen     Hayman Sung      HOUSEKEEPING – 1 Position     Cecilia Magpantay     Zenaida Ordonez      DEALERS/SUPERVISORS/BOXMEN – 1 Position Shin Aein Wang Norma M...

March 17, 2016

Urgent Action - Honduran activist assassination

Berta Cáceres, a prominent environmental activist, was assassinated in Honduras on March 3, and a witness to the assassination is being held against his will. We need people to urge both Canadian & Honduran authorities to take action and conduct a full investigation. Full details and letters to sign can be found on the CoDevelopment Canada website by clicking here.  UPDATE: There has been ...