B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

March 19, 2019

Hard Rock Casino - New Shop Steward - BCGEU

  Casino: Edeliza MadriagaKam Wing CheongKatherine WiebeNicole ShawPak Keung (Mark) ChunMatthew Ruston Culinary:Parminder Bains (acclaimed) Theatre:Barry Salway (acclaimed) These eight people will act as your union representatives. Any steward can represent any member. You do not need to work in the same department.  We strongly encourage you to exercise your right to union representa...

March 18, 2019

The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote. "B.C.'s legal aid lawyers help some of our province's most vulnerable people get access to justice, and as they demand the funding they need to serve British Columbians, the BCGEU stands in support of their strike vote," says BCGEU president Stephanie S...

March 15, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Attack - BCGEU

Like all of you, I am angry and shocked and heartbroken at the news of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Some of you know that I grew up and started my career as an ECE and a labour activist in New Zealand. I still have family and friends there and I think of New Zealand as home. This attack feels very personal for me and I am writing to share my thoughts with all of you. First, I want to e...

March 14, 2019

PC Helpline -Bargaining update - BCGEU

Bargaining with your employer commenced on March 14, 2019, with a full discussion on the non-monetary proposals. The parties agreed on almost all of these already, which represents a positive move forward for our negotiations. We have started our discussions on the monetary proposals, and the parties will be meeting again in mid April to discuss further. This gap between meetings is due to sche...

March 14, 2019

BC Housing – Administration/Clerical Division Bargaining Survey – We need you...

It has come to our attention that some members have not received a copy of the bargaining survey to their personal email address. To help ensure you receive a copy of bargaining updates please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at http://www.bcgeu.ca/update. If we already have an email address on file for you and you wish to edit or update any of your existing contact information, yo...

March 14, 2019

BCGEU celebrates announcement to bring home support workers under government ...

The Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities have announced they will bring home support services in-house. The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under government employment for over two decades and enthusiastically welcomes a change that will provide greater security to workers, and b...

March 08, 2019

BCGEU celebrates International Women’s Day with solidarity and action - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized every year on March 8. It's an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and the extraordinary role women play in their families, workplaces, and communities across the globe. It's also an opportunity to acknowledge how much work remains to be done to achieve true gender equality and ensure all women everywhere are empowered to reach their ...

March 04, 2019

Best Western and the Crest Hotel HIR Bargaining Questionnaire – Input Needed!...

The Bargaining Committee will soon be preparing to negotiate renewal of the Collective Agreement with the Employer and is asking for members' input. The bargaining questionnaire provides members the opportunity to identify any issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the Collective Agreement that they would like brought forward for consideration in negotiations. Members' input will ...

March 01, 2019

2019 National Union scholarships - BCGEU

Click here for information about the BCGEU scholarship program. The BCGEU is a component of the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Our national union offers its own scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Applicants must be: the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of me...

March 01, 2019

Grand Villa Casino - Nominations - BCGEU

It's election time at Grand Villa Casino. This is your chance to elect your representatives to the Labour-Management Committee and five new stewards.  Nomination forms for both are attached to this email. Completed nomination forms can be put in the drop box under the Union Board. For more details – see the bulletin dated February 20, 2019 on the Union Board.  Download PDF of Union management c...

March 01, 2019

Hard Rock Casino - Tip Committee News - BCGEU

Due to vacancies, two new members of the Tip Committee for Table Games were recently acclaimed: Charito Bauldry and Amy (Ping Chang) Huang. The Tip Committee now has its own bulletin board. You can find it directly across from the Union Board by the elevator. Friendly Reminder: The Collective Agreement Memorandum of Agreement #2 Tip Committee clearly states 'it is agreed that the members will n...

March 01, 2019

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

The 2019 Scholarship Programs has now closed and winners will be posted to the website in mid-June. Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU me...

February 28, 2019

BCGEU Demands Action to Improve Officer and Community Safety

The BCGEU is asking the B.C. Government to step in and take action to improve conditions in BC's adult correctional facilities. A report released this week by the Office of the Auditor General found that the Adult Custody Division of BC Corrections has failed to implement five of eight recommendations intended to improve the safety and effectiveness of BC's prisons. "BC Corrections has had four...

February 26, 2019

Grand Villa Casino - Your Tip Policy Working Group - BCGEU

The following will be serving as your F&B Tip Policy Working Group:     - Joshua Palpal-Latok     - Negin Armani     - Nick Ling     - Scott Henning     - Yvonne Fortt The purpose of the working group is to discuss tip industry standards for the tip out of F&B classifications and develop a policy. For more details about the B&B Tip Policy Working Group, please see pages 56 and 57 of...

February 26, 2019

Local 1710, Lakeview Credit Union General Membership Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT:  General ServicesLOCAL:            1710, Lakeview Credit UnionDATE:              Thursday, March 14, 2019TIME:               5:15 – 7:00 p.m.PLACE:            George Dawson Inn                        11705 8th Street, Dawson Creek   AGENDA   Bargaining Information  Tumbler Ridge members may also join in via conference call:Call 1-866-562-0090 Toll FreeWhen prompted enter: Conferenc...