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

May 11, 2018

Local 1703 Vancity Branch 10 Stewards Elections - BCGEU

Steward elections are now underway at your Branch! The following members have been nominated to represent workers at your worksite:  • Kristina Karl • Abdul Zahir • Samantha Hollander • Rose Archie There are 2 vacancies for positions.  I will be coming to the Branch on Monday May 14th at 4:30PM to allow people an opportunity to vote at the branch, however, the vote will remain open until May 21...

May 11, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers strike for fairness - BCGEU

Strike kicks off with rally at Hard Rock  (Coquitlam, May 11, 2018) - Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam are walking off the job Friday morning, in their escalating efforts to get fair wages, benefits and respect at work.  Hundreds of workers and supporters will gather for a rally in front of the casino at 2073 Hartley Ave,...

May 10, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Vancity MSC/Visa - BCGEU

List of Vancity Stewards Please be advised the following members below have been acclaimed as new stewards for your worksite: • Janet Cruz • Cody Burenski • Javier Gonzales In addition, the following members continue as stewards at MSC/Visa:  • Vicky Kwong               • Cesar Junio • Bruce Hill                   • Melissa Harding • Gurmeet Singh           • Nathaniel Prakash • Adam Olgui     ...

May 10, 2018

BCGEU and BC Government exchange bargaining proposals - BCGEU

UPDATE #2:   The first week of public service bargaining wrapped up in Victoria after the BCGEU exchanged bargaining packages with the employer. Component agreement bargaining took place from April 23 – 27. Component agreements cover occupational terms and conditions. Issues unresolved at component bargaining tables were tabled at the main public service table, by agreement with the employer.  ...

May 10, 2018

Who Decides for BC? - BCGEU

It's time to bring environmental decision-making back to the public interest.A Natural Resource Officer, tasked with stewarding our forests, without the tools needed to address forest practices until it is too late. An ecologist with serious concerns that an industry-paid biologist's plans will compromise the proper functioning of a stream's ecosystem, and no forum to stop it. These are just tw...

May 09, 2018

Local 1702 Members at Union Bay Credit Union - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that members have voted in favour of the newly renegotiated collective agreement.  Thank you for your participation in this important matter. In solidarity   Jennifer Keenan, Committee ChairKathy Warriner, Committee MemberDan Rowe, Staff Representative  Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

May 08, 2018

Public service bargaining commences in Victoria - BCGEU

UPDATE #1   Bargaining representatives from the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. Government Public Service Agency (BC PSA) are meeting today in Victoria to exchange bargaining proposals and begin four weeks of negotiations to achieve a new collective agreement. "We're pleased to begin the bargaining process early," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "It gives...

May 07, 2018

It's time to reinvest in the services that support British Columbians - BCGEU

BURNABY – Today, and in the weeks ahead, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) will begin negotiating new contracts for more than 53,000 members in the public service, health sectors and community social services.  "We're ready," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Beginning negotiations today gives us the time we need to address long-standing issues we've been raising wit...

May 07, 2018

BCGEU observes North American Occupational Safety and Health Week - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union joins occupational health and safety advocates and governments across the continent in observing North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), which is observed from May 6-12 and will be commemorated in events across North America. NAOSH Week was first launched in 1997, after the government of Canada, United States and Mexico signed a...

April 30, 2018

Provincial Magazine – Spring 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Spring 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: BC Budget 2018 BC Cannabis retail program Public Service Pension Plan changes Community Social Services bargaining Affordable BC campaign Organizing news Events and more… Download the Spring 2018 issue (PDF) UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2018

New conservation officers provide greater protection for B.C. environment - B...

The swearing in of new conservation officers on the steps of the B.C. legislature demonstrates a commitment by the B.C. government to increase protection for our natural environment, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) said today. "The B.C. government's commitment to hire new conservation officers is good news that will ensure higher levels of compliance and enforcement with ...

April 26, 2018

Local 1702 Union Bay Credit Union - New Collective Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement was reached for the renewal of your collective agreement.  Highlights of changes: • 3-year term with wage increases annually of 2%; 2.5%; 2.75%• Improvement of severance pay maximum from 12 weeks to 20 weeks• Statutory holidays based on 7 hours (instead of 6.5)• Supplemental leave additional 5 days at 25 years• Improvemen...

April 25, 2018

Local 1712 - Northern Savings Credit Union - Queen Charlotte Branch Only - BCGEU

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Member  A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for one (1) position on the Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Member – Queen Charlotte Branch. An Alternate to the Bargaining Committee will also be elected from this nomination process Bargaining Committee Members' duties include: Attending face to...

April 25, 2018

Local 1703 Members at Servomation - Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

To:   All Local 1703 BCGEU Members at ServomationRe:   Bargaining Survey  Local 1703 BCGEU members at Servomation are now invited to complete a short bargaining questionnaire. This is your opportunity to have a say in the terms and conditions in your collective agreement. Please take the time to fill out the attached survey so that the Bargaining Committee knows what is most important to you in...

April 25, 2018

Message from BCGEU vice president of administrative services component Maria ...

The best laid plans … often go awry. We administrative professionals are great organizers and planners, aren't we? That's why, as your vice president for administrative services at the BCGEU, Administrative Services Day is never far from my mind. This is the day we recognize the valuable and vital service we in the BCGEU's Administrative Services Component provide to British Columbians and thei...

April 25, 2018

Local 1703 Servomation Bargaining Committee Elected - BCGEU

Please be advised that Chloe Munger has been acclaimed as concession member on the bargaining committee for Servomation. No election is needed and the bargaining committee has now been finalized. I want to thank all candidates who stepped forward and to formally extend the union's congratulations to your bargaining committee which consists of: Catering Pam Black Ian Christie Concession Chloe...

April 24, 2018

BCGEU’s telephone town hall on Public Service Pension Plan changes - BCGEU

On Tuesday, April 10th we hosted a telephone town hall from the Victoria Area Office to talk with members about the changes to the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) that were implemented April 1, 2018. We were joined in the VAO by representatives from the BC Pension Corporation and the Pension Secretariat. This bulletin summarizes some of the key points that came up during the town hall and pr...

April 24, 2018

REVISED - Election of Tip Committee for River Rock Casino - BCGEU

Tip Committee elections for Casino Operations will be held from April 23 to April 28, 2018. The Tip Committee election for the guest services department will be held from April 30 to May 3, 2018. Balloting will take place in the break room. Balloting will be by department, meaning that each department will vote for their own tip committee representative (i.e. table games will vote for table gam...