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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

August 04, 2023

Local 510/11 and Local 1710 - Worksite Visits - August 12, 2023 - BC General ...

To: ALL BCGEU Members – Local 0511/10 and Local 1710 Re: Worksite Visits We are incredibly excited to announce BCGEU Treasurer Paul Finch will be in Fort St John on Saturday August 12, 2023 and would love the opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you may have. He will be attending the worksites noted below along with Local 2010 Chair Drew Ferreira and Steward Erik Fields at the follo...

August 03, 2023

BC Pavilion Corporation (BC PLACE) - Steward Nominations - BC General Employ...

Nominations are now open for 5 (five) steward positions at your worksite and will close at 5:00pm on Thursday, August 17, 2023.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of stewards are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meeting with management. Listening to co...

August 02, 2023

BC Housing Management - Maintenance/Service & Administrative/Clerical Staff -...

Last week, we had our most recent bargaining session with the Employer, 2 days with Mtc and 2 days with Adm. Despite our best efforts to schedule dates earlier we won't be reconvening until the week of Oct 18. Once we reconvene on Oct 18, 11 days are scheduled for Adm and 14 for Mtc before Christmas.We continue to caucus prior to Oct 18 to finalize our monetary proposals.We've had two departure...

July 25, 2023

BCGEU condemns City of Vancouver’s decision to allow Yaletown OPS to close - ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 25, 2023BCGEU condemns City of Vancouver's decision to allow Yaletown OPS to close BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The City of Vancouver's decision last week to allow the lease at Thomus Donaghy Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) in Yaletown to expire in March 2024 will put lives at risk at a time when harm reduction services are needed more than ever. "We are i...

July 21, 2023

Members at Vancity Savings Credit Union - Call For Nominations - Election of ...

Friends,Your current collective agreement expires on December 31, 2023. A new bargaining committee is therefore required to represent members for negotiating the renewal of the collective agreement.Call for NominationsNominations are now open for a bargaining committee to negotiate the renewal of the collective agreement with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the U...

July 21, 2023

1701 Alliance Facility Solutions (CBRE) - Shop steward nominations - BC Gene...

Nominations are now open for shop steward positions at Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. (CBRE), Victoria (Area 01).The deadline for submission of nominations is: Friday, July 28, 2023, by 4 p.m.  Nomination forms must be submitted by mail, fax, or email (details on attached nomination form). Newly elected stewards are entitled to training at the union's expense, including paid leave from work ...

July 19, 2023

Members under BC Housing Management Commission, Administrative-Clerical - Bar...

The election for the vacant bargaining committee member is complete. Congratulations to all the candidates. Your willingness to stand for election to represent your co-workers is appreciated. The results are: Lisa Gerstendorfer - Bargaining Committee member Sunny Yu - Alternate Make sure that you provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at http://www.bcgeu.ca/update to ensure you receive...

July 19, 2023

The Tranquille Occupation: 40 year anniversary - BC General Employees' Union...

Statement from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith   Forty years after the dramatic worker occupation of the Tranquille Institution, its impact is still as meaningful and significant as it was then. It's a story of courage and a story of collective action.  Worker power cannot be understated: the historic 22-day occupation of Tranquille is a major piece of labour history that was made by working-cl...

July 18, 2023

Vancity - Respect the picket lines! Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) annou...

Union members in the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) have issued a 1-day strike on July 19th, 2023. As some TSSU members work in the same buildings as BCGEU members, you will encounter a TSSU picket line at your worksite -- do not cross it!  Surrey Central Office Tower at 13450 102 Ave is the building that is affected. Every BCGEU member is granted the right, as outlined in their collect...

July 14, 2023

Elements Casino Victoria - Shop Steward Election - RESULTS - BC General Empl...

Recently Shop Steward elections were conducted to fill two additional Steward positions at your worksite. Members have voted and the results are in! See certified results on page 2. With 39% of the vote, Misha McDiarmid has been elected in to one of the positions. With 30.5% each, Barbara Van Kerkoerle and Nicole Becker tied, which led a tie-breaker situation. Following the tie-breaker, Barbara...

July 13, 2023

Remembering a B.C. Wildfire member - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

It is with heavy hearts that our union mourns the loss of one of our BCGEU family who lost her life today fighting a wildfire outside of Revelstoke. Our hearts and thoughts go out to her family and community, both at home and in the BC Wildfire Service. B.C. wildland firefighters are renowned for their teamwork and incredible service to our communities. Each and every one is committed to ensuri...

July 12, 2023

BC Housing Management Commission – Administrative and Clerical - Bargaining C...

The nominations have closed and there will be an election for the Bargaining Committee Member vacancy beginning later today. The candidates are:Bargaining Committee Member (one position) (in random order) · Dan Wood – candidate bio · Lisa Gerstendorfer – candidate bio · Darren Koshlay – candidate bio · Sunny Yu – candidate bio The bios will be available through the electronic ballot process as ...