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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

January 05, 2021

The Provincial Fall 2020 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial  This issue has updates on our union's shareholder program, scholarship winners, member stories aboutworking during a pandemic, COVID & women: call for an intersectional feminist recovery and the crisis in B.C. seniors’care facilities.  UWU/MoveUP

January 04, 2021

All Local 1703 BCGEU Members at BC Business Services Society (Small Business ...

Your collective agreement is expiring on March 31, 2021, and I am the BCGEU Staff Representative that will be working with your bargaining committee to negotiate a new one. I will be sending out a notice to elect your bargaining committee. Your bargaining committee is normally comprised of two members and will sit at the table with the Employer to negotiate a new collective agreement. Please co...

January 04, 2021

All BCGEU Members of the City of Fort St. John - Collective Agreement Ratifie...

The City of Fort St. John bargaining committee is pleased to announce the membership ratified the collective agreement on December 30, 2020. Click on the following link to review the bargained updates: https://mcusercontent.com/c9125e48200e7a60add61b323/files/16095832-c920-4397-8290-436b84372a5c/1710_Agreements_rat_doc_18Dec20.01.pdf   In solidarity,   Angie PanouliasStaff Representative   On b...

December 24, 2020

All BCGEU Members of the Cariboo Regional District - Collective Agreement Rat...

The Cariboo Regional District bargaining committee is pleased to announce the membership ratified the collective agreement on December 23rd, 2020. Click on the following link to review the bargained updates: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/bcgeu/pages/9488/attachments/original/1608053402/CRD_Ratification_Document_Dec_14_2020.pdf?1608053402   In solidarity,   Jody Stratton, Bargaining Chai...

December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all physical and virtual BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices will be closed from 12:00pm on December 24, 2020 and until 8:30am on January 4, 2021, except for the Prince Geo...

December 21, 2020

COVID on the job: how to refuse unsafe work - BCGEU

The right to refuse unsafe work is a legislative right and responsibility of all workers in B.C., and that is no different during the COVID-19 pandemic.Have you been assigned work that you feel is unsafe? According to law, the procedure to refuse unsafe work is as follows: Immediately report to your supervisor that you have stopped work and the reasons why you believe the job or task is uns...

December 21, 2020

COVID-19 and recent changes to the Workers Compensation Act and Board Policy ...

During the pandemic, the B.C. government amended the Workers’ Compensation Act to allow workers to be compensated for lost wages when they contract COVID-19 on the job. Members who have reason to believe they have contracted COVID-19 through work should report it to their employer as soon as possible and should file an application for compensation with WorkSafeBC, including as many details as p...

December 18, 2020

All Members of Atira Property Management Inc. - Occupational Health and Safe...

Hello Everyone, Your Employer and the Union are looking for members to step up and become Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives. Once appointed by the Union, you will receive 8 hours of training. We are hoping to find one representative for each Atira location/worksite. We have not been able to have meetings for a few months now due to various challenges and, without representati...

December 17, 2020

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers wear button on the job in demand for essenti...

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – As the second wave of the pandemic intensifies and British Columbians head into the holiday season, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) are ramping up their campaign to be recognized and compensated as essential workers. BCLDB workers will be wearing Essential Pay for Essential Wor...

December 17, 2020

All BCGEU Members of the City of Fort St. John - Ratification Meetings - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative settlement with your Employer, details of which will be announced at the ratification meetings scheduled via Zoom on December 22. We will hold one meeting at 11:00 am and another at 7:00 pm. Please ensure we have your correct personal email address on file as the ratification vote will also be held online. For the 11:0...

December 17, 2020

All Local 1703 BCGEU Members at Canada/British Columbia Business Services Soc...

Your collective agreement is expiring on March 31, 2021, and I am the BCGEU Staff Representative that will be working with your bargaining committee to negotiate a new one. Beginning in the New Year, I will be sending out a notice to elect your bargaining committee. Your bargaining committee is normally comprised of two members and will sit at the table with the Employer to negotiate a new coll...

December 15, 2020

All BCGEU members of the Cariboo Regional District - Collective Agreement Rat...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement. Details have been shared at the recent ratification meetings, and are included here for your review prior to voting: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/bcgeu/pages/9488/attachments/original/1608053402/CRD_Ratification_Document_Dec_14_2020.pdf?1608053402 There will be a ratification vote held via electroni...

December 14, 2020

BCGEU stands in solidarity with farmers in India

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union expresses solidarity with farmers, labour activists and other workers in India who are protesting dangerous new agricultural legislation that threatens the livelihoods of millions of families. In September, the Indian government quietly passed or amended three Farm Bills designed to deregulate agricultural markets and open them up to takeover by ...

December 09, 2020

Steward Elections - City of Fort St. John – PUBLIC WORKS - BCGEU

Steward Elections are open as of Wednesday, December 9th, 2020. To be elected are: 1 Steward at Public Works at the City of Fort St. John Please ensure a copy of this notice, and the attached nomination form and information sheet are posted on the Union bulletin board at your workplace. Nominations will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020. Please email, fax or hand deliver (in ...

December 03, 2020

Working from home expenses and your taxes - BCGEU

Throughout the pandemic many BCGEU members working at home have been wondering about the process for reimbursement or tax deduction for home office expenses. As each member's situation with their employer's remote work protocol looks a little bit different, it's difficult to give an one-size-fits-all answer to questions. However, this week's announcement of a simplified home office deduction ma...

December 01, 2020

Ford Mountain and Fraser Regional Correctional Centres and Okanagan Correctio...

The ballot is counted and your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that the collective agreement has ratified by 68% in favour. We would like to thank all members for your participation in the process and for your support. We have heard from a number of you about local issues at the worksites and we encourage you to contact your steward or local area office in order to address these conce...