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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

June 15, 2020

Message From President Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

The last several months have been indescribable in so many ways...but the last few weeks have been absolutely devastating. Like many of you, two weeks ago my social media feeds were completely filled with the video of the senseless murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Mr. Floyd is not alone-Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, the list goes on and seems to grow by the day-but Mr. Floyd has b...

June 12, 2020

Notice of Election of Bargaining Committee for BC Pavilion Corporation - BCGEU

As you are aware, we are heading into bargaining with your employer soon. While this process has been delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to moving forward as soon as possible. Nominations to the bargaining committee have now closed. Pursuant to Article 6.1(b) of the collective agreement, one representative shall be selected from the classification groups of:1. Journe...

June 12, 2020

BC Housing - Maintenance/Service Division - Tentative agreement reached - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a settlement agreement. Full details about the deal will be provided shortly, along with information about the ratification vote process. The monetary package is within the 2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate (PSEC), and includes full retroactivity and many other positive, substantive changes to the language. Your ...

June 12, 2020

BC Housing - Administration/Clerical Division tentative agreement reached - B...

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a settlement agreement. Full details about the deal will be provided shortly, along with information about the ratification vote process. The monetary package is within the 2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate (PSEC), and includes full retroactivity and many other positive, substantive changes to the language. Your ...

June 05, 2020

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksites - BCGEU

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksitesYou are receiving this hazard alert as an OHS representative of BCGEU members. Please inform your colleagues of the following information. Due to supply issues, some manufacturers of hand sanitizer are substituting food-grade ethanol with technical-grade ethanol – which contains toxicological properties including carcinogenicity and should NOT be used on...

June 02, 2020

Call For Nominations For The Security Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the Security Bargaining Committee, as per below: Security – two positions Only a BCGEU member in the security department can nominate a candidate for the bargaining committee and the candidate must be from the security department. If more than two candidates are nominated, there will be an election. Only members working in that department can vote for their represe...

May 28, 2020

Glass Lewis endorses shareholder motion questioning Thomson Reuters’s (NYSE, ...

Burnaby – One of the world's leading independent proxy advisory firms, Glass Lewis, has recommended that Thomson Reuters (NYSE, TSX: TRI) shareholders vote FOR a proposal filed by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU). The proposal calls on the Thomson Reuters board to produce a human rights report that addresses the impacts of contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforceme...