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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.
Nominations are now open for 1 position for a steward at your worksite and, will close August 18, 2016.
Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.
Some of the roles of a steward are:
Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.
Supporting co-workers in meetings with management.
Listening to co-workers abo...
I am pleased to announce that Allison Stewart was acclaimed as the Bargaining Unit Chair for the Town of Gibsons.
Rick Raymond and Tyler Musgrove were acclaimed into the two Bargaining Committee Member positions.
Bargaining questionnaires will be made available at the worksite this week. Everyone is encouraged to complete one and provide it to the Bargaining Committee Member in your work area...
Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed on July 18 and we have received the following nominations for the position of Bargaining Committee Chairperson:
Ardeshir Razmjou Jen Stebbing
Mike Dove Darko Petrovski
Katherine Wiebe Peter Krikke
Laura Dimal Brian Middleton
Balloting is sche...
Sisters and Brothers:
We are pleased to report that after two productive and respectful days of negotiation with your Employer this week, we were able to reach a tentative agreement. The Bargaining Committee is pleased with the results and are recommending acceptance of the terms. The ratification meeting will be held at:
George Dawson Inn
Tuesday July 26, 2016 – 5:15 p.m. ...
Recently the Union was made aware that a large number of our River Rock membership have been called into meetings with River Rock security.
Hearing of these meetings, the Union immediately contacted the Employer's lawyer expressing our concern. We are pleased to let you know that the investigations are about to end, and that no one is likely to be disciplined. Though this is good news, the Uni...
Elections are now complete for the final two positions on the Bargaining Committee.
Elected by acclamation:
Culinary and Shippers/Receivers – Hua Hsun (Watson) Tseng
Security and Security Supervisors – Eric Escobar
As we reported earlier, we have been unable to schedule bargaining over the summer months due to pre-scheduled annual vacations. Negotiations with your employer will re-com...
Nominations are now open for the positions of 2 Bargaining Committee Members for the upcoming bargaining at Cavell Gardens. No previous experience in negotiations is required to be the on the Bargaining Committee, but you must have a signed membership application card on file with the union in order to run or vote in an election. As a Bargaining Committee Member you will be expected to:
Component 17 proudly recognizes local 1703 member James Swank and his nearly 33 years working at BC Place.
Swank retired on March 31, 2016 from a variety of positions. While hired in 1983 as part of BC Place’s maintenance crew, Swank served in many roles over the years. He handled telecommunications services, video and audio services with the public address system, maintenance and repairs on t...
Nominations are now open for 3 positions on the Bargaining Committee plus 1 alternate. The committee would preferably consist of at least 1 representative from the casino and 1 representative from housekeeping to ensure representation in all departments.
If you wish to run for the above-noted position, please complete the attached nomination form and return to the East Kootenay Cranbrook Area ...
Please be advised that there is a vacancy for one steward to represent members at BC Milk Marketing Board.
Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2016.
New stewards are trained by the union.
If more than one member is interested in becoming a steward, the union will conduct an election.
Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the BC Milk Marketing Board tentative collective agreement has been ratified by the membership.
Your bargaining committee thanks all of you for your support and assistance throughout the bargaining process including ratification.
On behalf of the bargaining committee
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The tentative agreement between the BCGEU and BC Pavilion Corporation (BC Place) was ratified by a margin of 66% with a record number of votes cast.
Your bargaining committee thanks all those who took the time to come out and have your say on the tentative settlement. Work has already begun on the draft collective agreement and we expect to have a proofing copy to the employer in the next week...
Register now for the BCGEU Region 4 Women’s Conference, September 23-24, 2016 in Prince George. The Conference is open to all BCGEU women in Areas 06, 10, 11 & 12.
The Conference commences on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Hotel, 444 George St., Prince George with a panel session which will include a dynamic group of...
Your bargaining committee will be setting-up voting on the following dates and time:
Date: July 7, 2016
Time: 3:30 pm – 1 hour after end of game
Date: July 8, 2016
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: To be announced on Thursday
Date: July 9, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm – 1 hour after end of game
Please drop by before your shift, after the game or du...