All BCGEU offices are open. Members who wish to attend at a BCGEU office must follow BCGEU Safety Protocols which include proof of vaccination and wearing a face mask in all common areas.
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.
To: All BCGEU Members at Hard Rock Casino Re: Bargaining Resumes/Update
Your Bargaining Committee resumed negotiations with your Employer on May 24th. Two days were spent in talks, and your committee is pleased to advise that progress has been made on a number of very important language proposals.
Both sides engaged in frank discussions on everything from how seniority will work in y...
On April 14, over 400 people packed the sold-out Rio Theatre to hear economist Michael Hudson talk about the Vancouver affordability crisis in an event organized by the BCGEU and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
His presentation and the following Q&A touched on the links between global financial systems and the real estate market. His talk explores the ways in which rising real ...
"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, July 18 and "Incident Investigations" will be held on Wednesday, July 19. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 2994 Douglas St, Victoria from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn:
Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure
Roles and responsibilitie...
BURNABY – Workers at the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Hastings Branch (#3) have voted by majority to join the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU). The 19 financial services workers at this branch join 645 of their Vancity colleagues who benefit from access to fair wages and improved working conditions under their collective agreement.
“Workers at the Vancity Hastings Branc...
To: All BCGEU Members at Vancity Branch 30 Re: Steward Nominations (Two positions)
Please be advised that nominations are opened for two stewards at your worksite. Should we receive more than two nominations, an election will occur.
Nomination forms must be received at the Fraser Valley Area Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017.
Completed nomination forms may be sent:
To: All Vancity Stewards and mail contacts Re: Upcoming BCGEU and Vancity Joint Labour Management Dates
The BCGEU and Vancity have updated dates for our Joint Labour-Management Committee. Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:
job training, health and safety;
changes to Vancity's operations; and
issues regarding the collective agreement.
If you have an issue that yo...
The B.C. Government has taken a step forward in its commitment to create an inventory of asbestos in government buildings built before 1990 by awarding the contract to Pinchin West.
There are over 750 government buildings that must be inspected as part of this initiative and it is estimated the inventory will take about 18 months to complete.
Until the inventory has been completed, there will b...
While we wait for the final results of recounts and absentee ballots, it’s become clear just how important your vote can be: one party is currently leading Courtenay-Comox by just 9 votes and another is leading in Richmond-Queensborough by only 263 votes.
Regardless of the outcome, we will continue to work with government as we advocate for improved public services and supports across BC – inc...
To: All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort Re: Important Bargaining Updates/Monetary Package Presented to Employer
After the spectacular show of worker solidarity, when over 250 BCGEU members from River Rock Casino came to the bargaining site, on their own time, to deliver a petition demanding workplace respect to their employer, collective agreement negotiations resumed. Your b...
We would like to advise that Sean Tieu has been elected to the BCGEU Hard Rock bargaining committee. Sean will represent his fellow co-workers from table games when collective agreement negotiations with your Employer resume. Congratulations Sean. Welcome to the Bargaining Committee.
Special thanks also goes out to the other candidates who accepted nominations for this important position, and ...
The membership have voted in favour of accepting the tentative collective agreement.
The bargaining committee thanks the membership for their support during this process.
Debbie Welch, Bargaining Committee Member
Amanda Cobhma, Bargaining Committee Member
Shirley Shiagetz, Staff Representative
Sean Antrim, Staff Representative
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Today the BC Employment Standards Coalition released a powerful report called Workers’ Stories of Exploitation & Abuse: Why BC Employment Standards Need to Change. The report is based on a series of Workers’ Forums the coalition hosted over the past few months in the Lower Mainland and Victoria to give voice to BC workers who have been treated unfairly. The report brings the inadequacies of...
About 25 people gathered at City Hall Friday afternoon to march in honour of those who lost their lives in the workplace.
The annual Day of Mourning recognizes the need for safe work practices and those who died on the job.
Kurt Langdon, an equipment operator with the city of Fort St. John and local chair for the BCGEU, said he was pleased to see the number of people that came out.