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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

August 17, 2021

Servomation - Welcome Back and Changes to Your Collective Agreement - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee would like to wish you a safe and smooth return to work. We have already begun preparations for the next round of bargaining for Servomation members. The Collective Agreement that came into effect just before the closure remains in effect until a new agreement is finalized. The Agreement has some new language that all members should be aware of: Event Definitions – we ...

August 17, 2021

Local 1710, City of Fort St. John - Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

There has been an update to your Bargaining Committee. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee.Charlene Jackson – Bargaining Committee Chair Bob Corbett – Bargaining Committee Member Selena Yates – Bargaining Committee Member Naomi Gallant – Bargaining Committee Member Michael Irwin – Bargaining Committee Member Please join us in welcoming Charlene Jackson as Bargaining Committ...

August 16, 2021

Members at River Rock Casino Resort - Bargaining Questionnaire – We need your...

Once a full committee is in place, the Bargaining Committee will meet to develop bargaining proposals. We are asking all members to participate in a membership questionnaire to provide us with your input.  Click here to complete the questionnaire and submit your answers by Survey Monkey, or you can fill in the attached questionnaire here and return via fax to 604-294-5092 or toll-free to 1-800-...

August 16, 2021

Lake City Casinos - Bargaining Continues - BCGEU

Negotiations between your employer and our Bargaining committee continued on August 11th and 12th at the Kamloops BCGEU office. These Non-monetary discussions built on where we left off the previous week. While we still believe more work is to be done, the talks were productive, and we hope to gain additional agreement on outstanding items when we meet later this week on August 17th, 18th, 19th...

August 12, 2021

Workplaces re-opening – get vaccinated - BCGEU

Step 4 of B.C.'s Restart plan could start as early as September 7 – though this date could vary by region. Step 4 includes a return to fully re-opened offices and workplaces. Whether your worksite is returning to full capacity or you're returning to in-person work after working from home, our union can help address any health and safety concerns that may arise. And remember: the best way to ens...

August 12, 2021

BC Pavilion Corporation - News on bargaining - BCGEU

Members at BC Place Stadium:   The Parties have presented both our non-monetary and our monetary packages. We have had good dialogue on improvements to the collective agreement, and in particular to the recognition of event-time employees. We have signed off on a large number of improvements to the collective agreement and we have a small number of outstanding proposals to come to agreement on....

August 12, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: BCGEU encourages vaccination, re-issuing of single-site and ma...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 12, 2021 BCGEU encourages vaccination, re-issuing of single-site and mask orders BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) - Following today's provincial government announcement regarding vaccines for health care workers, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) encourages all British Columbians to get vaccinated. "Vaccinations are an essential tool in combatting the...

August 11, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Vancity Pitt Meadows - Critical Incident and Mental Heal...

Hello BCGEU Members, The union has been made aware of the critical incident that occurred at the Pitt Meadows Vancity location, August 9. We are currently working with your elected leaders and stewards to ensure a proper investigation, risk assessment and follow up happens from Vancity While that process is ongoing, our immediate concern is the health, safety and wellbeing of any members who ha...

August 06, 2021

Lake City Casinos (Gateway Casinos) Re: Bargaining Begins - Proposals Exchang...

We are pleased to advise that on August 4th and 5th your bargaining committee met with the employer in Kamloops for two days of Collective Agreement renewal negotiations. Both parties tabled their non-monetary proposals and discussed them. We will continue the negotiations in Kamloops next week for an additional two days. We have a full bargaining committee with representation from each casino ...

August 04, 2021

Lake City Casinos Kamloops - Bargaining Committee Member Acclaimed - BCGEU

A bulletin was sent seeking alternate nominations and the results for Alternate Bargaining Committee Member for Lake City Casinos Kamloops is:1707 - Kamloops: Eddie LaLonde – Alternate Bargaining Committee Member In solidarity,Mike Schmidt, Bargaining Committee MemberCandie Diffin, Bargaining Committee MemberErwin Ruf, Bargaining Committee MemberEric Materi, Bargaining Committee MemberGary B...

August 04, 2021

Lake City Casinos Kelowna -Bargaining Committee Member Acclaimed - BCGEU

Please note that Michael Kay has stepped down from being your Bargaining Committee Member for Lake City Casinos Kelowna. A bulletin was sent seeking alternate nominations and the results for Bargaining Committee Member for Lake City Casinos Kelowna is:1707 - Kelowna: Eric Materi – Bargaining Committee Member Eric has been involved with the Bargaining process including the most recent caucus ...

July 30, 2021

Your input is needed: Working with COVID - BCGEU

Our union, in partnership with a research team from University College Dublin, wants to know more about the safety measures used in your workplace to protect against COVID-19 and future infectious diseases.  Research shows that some workplaces are common settings for infectious disease outbreaks due to transmission between employees, their households, and communities. Because employees have a l...

July 28, 2021

Town of Gibsons - Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

The BCGEU Town of Gibson's Bargaining Committee nominations have closed and I am pleased to introduce you to your Bargaining Committee: Anna Agnew – Public WorksJohn Hardt  - Administration Rick Raymond - Parks The committee will be convening meeting in the next few weeks and we will report back to you with next steps which will include bargaining surveys, membership meetings and one-on-one me...

July 23, 2021

River Rock Casino Resort - Bargaining Committee Election Results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the following members have been acclaimed to your bargaining committee. Bargaining Committee Members Hayman Sung - Guest Services RepresentativeCherry Huang - Table Games Dealer-SupervisorHua Hsun (Watson) Tseng - Shop Steward/Cook Congratulations to the successful candidates and thanks to all the nominees for letting their names stand for election in this important p...

July 22, 2021

Atira - Critical Incident and Mental Health Supports - BCGEU

Hello BCGEU Members, The union has been made aware of the police incident that occurred at Atira's London Hotel, July 20. We are currently working with your elected leaders, OHS reps and stewards to ensure a proper investigation, risk assessment and follow up happens from Atira. While that process is ongoing, our immediate concern is the health, safety and wellbeing of any members who have been...

July 20, 2021

Tips to avoid email fraud - BCGEU

In the past couple of years, the BCGEU has seen an increase in the number of fraudulent, or phishing, emails being sent to BCGEU members.Often, these emails look like they come from someone at the BCGEU. In other circumstances, the scammers have taken information off the BCGEU website and have attempted to impersonate component or local executive members.In many of these cases, the scammers are...

July 19, 2021

Lake City Casinos (Gateway Casinos) Re: Bargaining Update - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce we met with the employer to discuss a protocol on July 18 and hope it will be finalized later this week. A protocol sets out the rules of bargaining and is typically done before any exchange of proposals.  Your Bargaining committee will continue meeting frequently amongst ourselves to prepare for an exchange of proposals on August 4-5. We are currently reviewing and c...

July 16, 2021

Lake City Casinos - Alternate Bargaining Committee Members required - BCGEU

We are seeking nominations for Alternate Bargaining Committee members at the Vernon, Kelowna and Kamloops worksite locations. If you are interested in helping and would like to participate in this process, please email [email protected] to forward your name as an Alternate. Please identify your interest as soon as possible and no later than July 30th. There is a full Bargaining co...