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

November 02, 2017

Local 1710 Steward Election Results - BCGEU

The Steward Elections for Local 1710 closed on October 11th. The following are the results for each worksite in General Services: City of Fort St. John City Hall – Erin McCluskey & Tara Snow Grounds – Kurt Langdon North Peace Arena – Troy Nichol North Peace Leisure Pool – Amy-Beth Priore, Naomi Gallant & Suzanne Langdon Pomeroy Sports Centre – Naomi Gallant, Suzanne Langdon & Yana ...

October 31, 2017

Nominations for Bargaining Committee at Union Bay Credit Union - BCGEU

A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for two positions on the Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chairperson, plus one bargaining committee member. An Alternate to the Bargaining Committee will also be elected from this nomination process. A member may be nominated for either position or for both positions. If elected as Chairpers...

October 30, 2017

More Bargaining Dates Please, Hard Rock Casino!! - BCGEU

ITS TAKING TOO LONG EMPLOYER!! WE NEED MORE DATES FROM YOU!!   BCGEU HARD ROCK CASINO INFORMATION LEAFLET, SATURDAY OCTOBER 28th   Your Bargaining Committee: Mike Dove, Tony Kashani, Kevin Da Silva, Lorea Pleshka, Brian Middleton, Mark Fletcher, Laura Dimal, Sean Tieu   Linsay Buss, Staff Representative - Negotiations Chad McQuarrie, Staff Representative - Negotiations    Download as pdf Down...

October 27, 2017

You're Invited - Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Afr...

BCGEU members are invited to join the Stephen Lewis Foundation for this event at Langara College in November:   The Stephen Lewis Foundation is proud to announce the publication of: Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  A SECOND BOOK LAUNCH FOR VANCOUVER – JOIN US! Thursday, November 9, 2017 Event is from 7-9:00 pm Langara College (100 West 4...

October 26, 2017

Report affirms need for B.C. government to increase supports to children and ...

Room for Improvement – a report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) – makes recommendations for additional funding as well as coordination between the Ministry of Education, school districts, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development to help children and youth in care succeed academically. The report also highlights the need for culturally appropriate sup...

October 25, 2017

Incorrect candidate biographies sent out for Lake City/Cascades Casinos - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members at Lake City/Cascades Casinos Please accept our apologies. When the Union mailed out ballots and biographies for the election of bargaining committee member for Lake City Casino Kelowna, and Cascades Casino Penticton, incorrect biographies were sent to the membership. Lake City Kelowna candidate biographies were sent to members working at Cascades Penticton, and vice versa...

October 23, 2017

Ratification Vote Meeting for Members of the City of Fort St. John - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that after 5 productive and respectful days of negotiations with your Employer, we were able to reach a tentative agreement. The Bargaining Committee is pleased with the results and are recommending acceptance of the terms. The ratification meeting will be held at:   BCGEU Peace River Area Office10147 100 Ave.Fort St. John  Thursday, October 26th from:  10:00 a.m. – 1...

October 23, 2017

Executive Vice President Tour - Revised - BCGEU

  Hello Everyone!   Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate):   Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 1. 8:00 - 10:00 am Crest Motor Hotel 2. 11:15 - 11:35 am BC Liquor Store   Old Hazelton, Monday October 23rd...

October 20, 2017

President's statement on death of correctional officer Kellie Shand - BCGEU

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kellie Shand, a long-time BCGEU member, who tragically died while on shift as a correctional officer at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC). This is a terrible tragedy for not only our Corrections and Sheriffs component, but for our entire union. In his 22-year career as a correctional officer, Kellie was a committed and experienced profes...

October 20, 2017

Update! - Bargaining Dates for Hard Rock BCGEU Members - BCGEU

Negotiating a first collective agreement is never an easy task, and this is particularly true when it comes to bargaining with your Employer. Let us fill you in. Talks resumed on October 12th, and although some progress was made, your committee left this latest round disappointed by the Employer's continued determination to maintain the status quo, and unwillingness to schedule consecutive, wee...

October 20, 2017

Election of Bargaining Committee Members (2 positions) for Lake City/Cascades...

With the election of Mike Schmidt as BCGEU Lake City/Cascades Casinos bargaining unit chair, it is now time for the Union to conduct an election for those nominated for the two available bargaining committee member seats. Members employed at Cascades Casino Kamloops and Lake City Casino Vernon will not be participating in this vote. Mike Schmidt by right as chair will represent his fellow worke...

October 18, 2017

Executive Vice President, James Coccola Worksite tour - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers (at the below listed worksites) Hello Everyone! Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate): Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 8:00...

October 17, 2017

BCGEU submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government S...

Yesterday, the BCGEU entered our submission to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services yesterday, outlining the union's priorities for the upcoming provincial budget for 2018/19. This budget marks an important moment. It will take the next steps toward a fiscal plan for the province that truly puts families and communities first. "We support the new government in i...

October 17, 2017

Update On Bargaining for Corp. City of Fort St. John members - BCGEU

Your committee met with your Employer yesterday. It was a productive and respectful first day of bargaining. We will keep you posted as our talks progress.     In solidarity,   Your Bargaining Committee Kurt Langdon Charlene Jackson Darrel Chorney Keith Mckinley Bob Corbitt         Local 467/MoveUp Download as pdf

October 17, 2017

Collective Agreement Bargaining for members working at Destination Cinemas (I...

On behalf of your Bargaining Committee, I am pleased to advise that the Union and your Employer will begin negotiations on a new collective agreement this week. Bargaining will commence on October 17th – 19th. Three days have been set aside to begin negotiations and we commit to keeping members informed as talks progress. In the meantime, please rest assured that the terms and conditions of you...

October 13, 2017

Lake City/Cascades Casinos - Bargaining Unit Chair Election Result - BCGEU

The Union wishes to advise that Mike Schmidt has been elected as the BCGEU Bargaining Unit Chair for Lake City/ Cascade Casino's. As chair, Mike will represent all casino members, as well as well as fellow workers from his Cascades Casino Kamloops worksite. Please join us in congratulating Mike as he takes on this important responsibility. The next and final step in the election process is to e...

October 12, 2017

BCGEU Worksite Visits on October 19, 2017 - BCGEU

The BCGEU will be making a series of worksite visits to River Rock Casino on October 19, 2017.   We have scheduled the visits to see as many workers as possible between shift changes. We will be there from 6:00 am to 8:00 am, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and 10:00 pm to midnight.   We will be meeting in the River Rock BCGEU Union office, which is across the skywalk on the left on the way to the Skytrain...

October 11, 2017

Provincial magazine - Fall 2017 - BCGEU - BCGEU

Download the PDF file of the 2017 Fall issue of The Provincial magazine. In this issue: Electing workplace stewards Dangerous work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital BCGEU’s sound financial management Mental health first aid and more...    

October 10, 2017

Rally for Youth from Care - BCGEU

Show support for youth in and from foster care, group homes, and other types of government care in B.C. Rally: B.C. LegislatureTuesday October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm