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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

May 24, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Hard Rock Casino - Election of Bargaining Committee Memb...

This is a new ballot as there was an error in the previous one. An election is required for the Hard Rock Casino Bargaining Committee. A new balloting package is being mailed to each member for whom the Union has a current home mailing address. You will receive a ballot. If you do not receive a ballot in the mail by Tuesday, June 7 please email [email protected] so that we can arr...

May 19, 2022

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (Starlight Casino) - Bargaining Co...

Please be advised that Kong William Wu has been acclaimed to the Starlight bargaining committee position for table games. We are awaiting the results of the ongoing election to round out the committee to four members Thank you to everyone for your participation in this important process.To help ensure that you receive a copy of future updates, please provide a personal email address to the BCGE...

May 18, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (Starlight Cas...

An election is required for the Starlight Bargaining Committee. A balloting package is being mailed to each member for whom the Union has a current home mailing address. You will receive a ballot. If you do not receive a ballot in the mail by Friday , June 2nd please email [email protected] so that we can arrange to send a ballot to you. At the close of nominations for your bargai...

May 17, 2022

Hard Rock Casino - Election of Bargaining Committee Members - BC General Empl...

An election is required for the Hard Rock Casino Bargaining Committee. A balloting package is being mailed to each member for whom the Union has a current home mailing address. You will receive a ballot. If you do not receive a ballot in the mail by Tuesday, May 31 please email [email protected] so that we can arrange to send a ballot to you. At the close of nominations for your b...

May 16, 2022

Vancity members - Wage adjustment - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

By now, all members should have learned about your employer's decision to increase the annual base salaries by 3 per cent to take effect July 1, 2022.BCGEU President Stephanie Smith was pleased to grant the union's approval to allow Vancity to apply the increase to all members. It is likely welcome news as members have been struggling with the rising cost of living. It appears that your employe...

May 13, 2022

All BCGEU Food and Beverage Members at Elements Casino Victoria - Nomination...

Please talk amongst yourselves and nominate co-workers for these important positions. Nominations are now open for the F&B Bargaining Committee, as per below: Food & Beverage (F&B) – two positions are open  Only a BCGEU member in the F&B department can nominate a candidate for the bargaining committee and the candidate must be from the F&B department. If more than two candi...

May 09, 2022

BCGEU sues Vancity over pension dispute - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

(Burnaby) - On April 27, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) filed a Notice of Civil Claim in B.C. Supreme Court against Vancity Credit Union over the financial institution's unilateral decision to deny BCGEU members a jointly-trusteed, defined benefit pension plan that they had agreed to establish. "Filing a lawsuit against an employer is an extraordinary step for any union to take, and ...

May 06, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (Starlight Cas...

Nominations closed at 5:00pm on Friday, April 29, 2022. There was at least one nomination missed in the earlier bulletin and this bulletin should be considered to be a preliminary report only with a final report on nominations coming out next week. The four (4) positions available received nominations as follows:one member from Table Games Kong William Wu one member from Food and Beverage (R...

May 06, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (Starlight Cas...

  Nominations closed at 5:00pm on Friday, April 29, 2022. The four (4) positions available received nominations as follows: one member from Table Games Kong William Wu - acclaimed to committee one member from Food and Beverage (Restaurant and Kitchen classifications)   Jasbir Aujla - acclaimed to committee one member from the Slot department, or Cash Cage Shannon Kyne Davinder Yadeta one ...

May 06, 2022

BCGEU conducts strike vote for 33K members of the provincial public service -...

VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is conducting a provincewide strike vote to give 33,000 members of their public service bargaining unit a voice in how to move forward in bargaining with their employer, the Public Service Agency. Negotiations between the parties reached impasse in early April primarily due to a significant gap in wage proposals. “We’ve been clear from da...

May 05, 2022

Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparenc...

  Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparency  Union-filed shareholder motion earns significant support   Burnaby — Today, at the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual general meeting of shareholders, independent shareholders voted 72% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking for the company to release more information on supplier audits (34% overall). The shareholder prop...

May 04, 2022

Red Dress Day 2022 Events - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Today the BCGEU recognizes Red Dress Day  Red Dress day is a day to honour our missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people. This day first began on May 5, 2010 and has taken place annually every year since. It's a day to raise awareness and give voice to those whose stories have not been heard. We hang red dresses in public and private spaces and also wear red on this d...

May 04, 2022

Bargaining Committee Election for Hard Rock Casino - BC General Employees' U...

At the close of nominations, eight members were nominated to fill three positions for the Hard Rock Casino bargaining committee. This means voting is required. The nominated members are:Germaine Bourasaw                 Geoff KayJim Davies                               Katherine WiebeMatty Ruston                           Mark ChunUmesh Kumar                          Steven ChumIn addition, fou...