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

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...

January 12, 2018

Local 1708 Members Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:   Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (2) Youth Member   The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.   The deadline for nominations is: February 12, 2018   If there is an ...

January 12, 2018

Local 1703 Members Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:   Chairperson First Vice-Chairperson Second Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (4 positions) Member at Large – Young Worker The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached.   The deadline for nominations is: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 ...

January 11, 2018

Local 1705 Nomination For Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary 2 Members-at-Large: one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available fr...

January 11, 2018

Local 1702 Members Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (2) Member-at-Large – Young Worker (29 years of age or younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached. The deadline for nominations is: Monday, Februar...

January 10, 2018

BCGEU Remembers Mona Moreno - BCGEU

It is with great sadness that we inform our members that Mona Moreno, the founder of the Cedar Root Gallery, passed away on January 1, 2018.  Mona was a strong Indigenous woman from the Haida Nation. She was a retired, proud member of Public Service Alliance of Canada and a supporter of the labour movement for many years. Mona proudly raised her children with the values of the trade union movem...

January 09, 2018

Bargaining Set to Begin for Lake City/Cascades Casinos members - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that first round of talks with the Employer are set to begin on January 16th. This is the culmination of a months-long process of receiving nominations, electing your Bargaining Committee Chair and members, and developing bargaining proposals. Your committee is determined that Lake City/ Cascade Casino members will see a new collective agreement ...

January 09, 2018

Local 1707 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive: Chairperson 1st Vice-Chairperson 2nd Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording-Secretary Member-at-Large (2 positions) (one Member-at-Large position may be a Young Worker Representative) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadlin...

January 08, 2018

Nomination for Vacant Positions for Local 1710 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (4 Positions) Member-At-Large (Young Worker)    The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 pm on Wednesday, Fe...

January 05, 2018

Nomination for Vacant Positions for Local 1706/1711 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (2 Positions)    The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 pm on Monday, February 5, 2018. Any nominations re...

January 04, 2018

Violence reported at Surrey Pretrial Service Center (SPSC) and North Fraser P...

A serious staff assault occurred at the SPSC on January 2, 2018. The Correctional Officer received injuries to his face and hand, from a brutal unprovoked assault by an inmate. The CO was taken to hospital for treatment, which may result in the loss of his finger. The union is continuing to investigate and will provide an update when more information is available. Another incident occurred on D...

January 03, 2018

Local 1712 Nomination for Vacant Positions for your Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (3 Positions) Member-At-Large (Young Worker) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is:5:00 pm on Friday, February 2,...

January 03, 2018

To ISM employees: We are fighting for your jobs - BCGEU

Dear ISM Employees, I would like to start this letter by saying "Happy New Year," but, I know that you received news last week that makes this a difficult start to the year. Like you, we are concerned that ISM was not the successful proponent in securing the RFP with the health authorities. As soon as we heard the news we started making calls to get more information and be able to fight for you...

January 02, 2018

Hard Rock Casino More Bargaining Dates! - BCGEU

Hey Hard Rock Management… With the holiday season now wrapped up, it's time to get back to the bargaining table!We are ready to go at a moment's notice. In fact, we have dates available this week, and even on the weekend. How about it? It's time to get this done! You say you want a deal…… then propose some dates! The union bargaining committee has 25 of the 31 days in January available to come...