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

January 10, 2019

BCGEU Statement on RCMP raid at Unist'ot'en Camp and Gidimt’en Access Point -...

BURNABY - The BCGEU has been closely monitoring the developing situation at the Unist'ot'en camp. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we are concerned that police action has been used to suppress the rights ...

January 10, 2019

Food and Beverage Working Group Nominations - Grand Villa Casino - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the Food and Beverage Working Group. Background: Under the Collective Agreement, a Food and Beverage Working Group will be convened to discuss tip industry standards for the tip out of Food and Beverage Classifications.The current policies and procedures for gratuity distribution will only change based on the agreement of the Food and Beverage Working Group. Nominat...

January 07, 2019

Local 1704 - Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the following results of the Local 1704 executive elections: • Chair                                 Trever Garrett (acclaimed)  • 1st vice chair                    Ria Webster (acclaimed) • 2nd vice chair                   Gurmeet Singh (acclaimed) • Treasurer                          vacant • Recording secretary         vacant • Member-at-large              Silvia Spacek ...

January 07, 2019

Election Of BC Housing Maintenance Bargaining Committee Chairperson - BCGEU

Balloting is now underway for the position of Chairperson, Bargaining Committee. Three candidates are nominated: Liam Phipps Doreen Aquino Kevin Asher  **Biographies submitted by each candidate are enclosed.Balloting packages are being mailed to all members for whom the Union has current mailing addresses. The Chairperson is elected by referendum ballot and every member is entitled to vote. M...

January 07, 2019

Members at BC Housing- Administrative/Clerical Division - Election of Bargain...

Balloting is now underway for the position of Chairperson, Bargaining Committee. Three candidates are nominated: • Ken Woollard • Mike Kim • Karim Ladha **Biographies submitted by each candidate are enclosed.   Balloting packages are being mailed to all members for whom the Union has current mailing addresses. The Chairperson is elected by referendum ballot and every member is entitled to vote....

December 24, 2018

Local 1703 - Steward Elections MSC/Visa Vancouver - Correction - BCGEU

CORRECTION Great news! There was so much interest in becoming a steward at the MSC and Visa - Vancouver that we will be running an election. The nominees are below. Member Service Centre (MSC) Vancouver – Two (2) Stewards needed.  The nominees are:  Jennifer Hilland Eric Stevens Jason Lin At Visa Service Centre Vancouver one (1) steward will be appointed by acclamation.  Susan Adams Congrat...

December 24, 2018

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 77,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed from end of business December 24, 2018 and will reopen on January 2, 2019 at 8:30am. If you are a...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU disappointed by defeat of electoral reform referendum - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed by Election BC's announcement today that the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform was defeated. Despite this result, over half a million British Columbians voted for change due to a deep dissatisfaction with First Past the Post (FPTP), and the conversation about a more representative voting system must continue. Under FPTP ...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU HQ closed – Dec 21st - BCGEU

Due to a power failure, the BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby will continue to be closed for the remainder of the day on December 21, 2018.   We expect that the office will re-open on Monday, December 24. If power has not been restored by then, a subsequent notice will be posted here.   UWU/MoveUP

December 20, 2018

Steward Elections MSC/Visa Vancouver - BCGEU

Great news! There was so much interest in becoming a steward at the MSC and Visa - Vancouver that we will be running an election. The nominees are below. Member Service Centre (MSC) Vancouver – Two (2) Stewards needed. The nominees are: Jennifer Hilland Eric Stevens Jason Lin Visa Service Centre Vancouver – One (1) Steward needed. The nominees are: Susan Adams Laurie Lenoir Elections will c...

December 19, 2018

The Provincial magazine - Winter 2018 - BCGEU

The winter issue of The Provincial magazine is now available to download. Featured in this issue: · Local government elections · Wildfire health risks · C-6 workers meet minister · $10-a-day childcare · Casino bargaining · Willow Manor worksite profile · Housing and young workers · And more… Download the Winter 2018 issue here UWU/MoveUP

December 14, 2018

Members of Hospitality Industrial Relations (Best Western Kings Inn and the C...

Dear members, Recently I advised your bargaining committee that I have accepted a transfer from the BCGEU's negotiating department in Burnaby, to the Union's area office in Victoria. This opportunity came up quite unexpectedly. I move to Victoria the beginning of January. In a short period of time a new negotiator will be assigned to assist and help your committee prepare for upcoming collectiv...

December 13, 2018

Nominations Needed for BCGEU Bargaining Committee for BC Housing- Administrat...

Please note that the nomination period for positions on the Bargaining Committee will expire at 5:00pm on Friday, December 21st and there are still vacancies to fill.  There are three spots available:   Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position Bargaining Committee member, two positions   Any BCGEU member working in the Administrative/Clerical Division can be nominated by a co-w...

December 13, 2018

Nominations Needed for BCGEU Bargaining Committee for BC Housing- Maintenance...

Please note that the nomination period for positions on the Bargaining Committee will expire at 5:00pm on Friday, December 21st and there are still vacancies to fill.  There are three spots available:   Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position Bargaining Committee member, two positions   Any BCGEU member working in the Maintenance/Service Division can be nominated by a co-worke...

December 12, 2018

Local 1701, 1703, 1704- List of Vancity Stewards - BCGEU

Below is a list of all of your BCGEU stewards. Stewards are available to answer questions about your collective agreement, and to join you in meetings with management that could lead to discipline. As a BCGEU member, you are able to choose any Vancity steward to assist you, even if they are at a different worksite. Name   Branch/Worksite Name   Branch/Worksite Karim (Ely) Ha...

December 12, 2018

BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force report a...

In July 2018 the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. Today, the Task Force released its report and 23 policy recommendations that will help to improve life for tenants in B.C. The BCGEU's submission focused on ...