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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.


December 16, 2016

Government’s announcement to ban asbestos: Groups express support but asbesto...

Immediate Release                                                                        December 15, 2016 Toronto – The federal government’s announcement to ban asbestos has been highly anticipated over the past few days. Groups expressed its support to the announcement but notes their expectation for additional federal work needed to fully achieve protection from asbestos for all Canadians. ...

December 13, 2016

Local 1701 Meeting Notice

TO:        All Local 1701 BCGEU Members DATE:    January 17, 2017 TIME:     5:30pm – 7:00pm PLACE:   BCGEU 2994 Douglas St AGENDA •    Local Chair Update (JUM, Component) •    Local Worksite Issues •    OHS •    Convention •    New Business •    Local Officer Training In solidarity Ryan Weldon, Chair Local 1701 Kelly Grohs, Staff Representative  Download PDF of notice here.

December 12, 2016

BCGEU sends solidarity message to jailed Iranian trade unionists

As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below. 

December 09, 2016

International Human Rights Day: Human rights are everyone’s rights, everywhere

Today we recognize International Human Rights Day.  Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms. In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.  Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...

December 06, 2016

December 6: Never forget

It’s hard to believe, but 27 years have passed since 14 young women were slain at the École Polytechnique, an event also known as the Montreal Massacre. It remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6, the anniversary of the devastating event, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Eac...

December 06, 2016

Hard Rock Casino Holiday Season RV Visit/Bargaining Set To Begin

To:      All BCGEU Members at Hard Rock Casino Re:      Holiday Season RV Visit/Bargaining Set To Begin     With winter almost upon us, and the holiday season soon set to begin, the BCGEU RV will be making a special visit to the Motion Canada parking lot, located next to Hard Rock Casino, on Friday, December 16th, between the hours of 10am and 6pm. Come join us for some complimentary food, ...

December 03, 2016

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today we are proud to recognize the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities.    This day was created to bring awareness and understanding and to take action to further the rights of persons with disabilities both legally and in society.  Even though we have a come a long way in Canada there remains much more to do to achieve the equity in our society.  The United Nat...

November 29, 2016

Steward Nomination for local 1704 members at Vancity – Branch #70

To:      All 1704 BCGEU Members at Vancity – Branch 70 Morgan Crossing            15795 Croydon Drive, Surrey Re:      Steward Nomination (1 position)   Nominations are now open for 1 position for a steward at your worksite, and will close January 4, 2017. The steward is the face of the union at your worksite. Some of the roles of the steward are: To enforce the collective agreement and...

November 29, 2016

OSH Appointment Process Deadline

D-day is here!!   On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...