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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

April 30, 2022

Happy May Day – we’re now 85,000 members strong - BC General Employees' Union...

May Day – or International Workers' Day – is a day in which the labour movement around the world comes together to recognize working people's collective power. Only by organizing to protect our collective interests as a class can we shift the balance of power under capitalism. As we celebrate working people, we're also proud to announce that our union is now 85,000 members strong! Our union has...

April 29, 2022

Union investor successfully pushes Toronto’s Thomson Reuters to prioritize hu...

  Union investor successfully pushes Toronto's Thomson Reuters to prioritize human rights and re-evaluate ICE contracts Canadian media and data giant to adopt United Nations human rights framework and publish a human rights report after 3-year investor battle (Burnaby, Canada) Thomson Reuters' enabling of U.S. immigration surveillance prompted the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)-a minor sha...

April 28, 2022

Our union has filed a lawsuit against Vancity - BC General Employees' Union (...

In the last round of bargaining, you won a jointly trusteed defined benefit plan. But, after our union worked diligently with your employer to develop your plan, Vancity unilaterally broke its commitment.We attempted to resolve this matter through labour arbitration, but Vancity argued that this is not a matter of labour law.After months of getting nowhere with Vancity, our union fi...

April 27, 2022

Public service bargaining hits impasse over wage proposals - BC General Emplo...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022   VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) reached an impasse this week over an unresolved gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 33,000 union members, expired on March 31, 2022.  "Our members have been clear from d...

April 26, 2022

City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project - BC General Emp...

Press contact:[email protected] For Immediate Release   City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project  Replicable model could be a gamechanger for tackling housing affordability    Burnaby - Yesterday, Burnaby councillors voted seven to two in favour of a rezoning application brought forward by the BCGEU that had the potential to offer a new model for tackling housing affo...

April 25, 2022

BCGEU releases investor brief calling on Loblaw (TSX: L) to take action on su...

  Ahead of the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual meeting of shareholders on May 5, 2022, the BCGEU has released an investor brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about forced labour and supply chain controversies at Loblaw. The Proposal asks Loblaw to disclose the results of its supplier audits. In line with its peers BCGEU encourages investors to vote for this proposal. Download PDF Inv...

April 25, 2022

Gateway Casino – Grand Villa Re-Opening Steward Nominations - BC General Empl...

Steward Nominations are now re-open for Local 1703 Grand Villa Members. There are 4 available positions. Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now open and close on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 5:00pm. Please send your completed and signed nominations either via email to [email protected], via fax (604-215-1410) or mail your forms to: BCGEU...

April 22, 2022

BC Pavilion Corporation - News on bargaining - Collective Agreement Status U...

The bargaining committee would like to provide an update on the status of the new collective agreement. The Union completed its proofing of the document and are waiting for the Employer to finalize theirs. We have asked the Employer to complete their proofing by the end of April so that the document can be processed through formalized formatting and printing. In the interim, the ratification do...

April 22, 2022

BCGEU librarians ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island Regional L...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Seven months after starting bargaining and almost seven weeks after starting job action, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have voted almost 90% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. “This has been a challenging round of bargaining, but these members st...

April 21, 2022

River Rock Update on Bargaining - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The bargaining committee met April 12, 13, 19 & 20. We have now presented both the monetary and non-monetary packages. We are having open and active dialogue on your bargaining priorities. We will be scheduling additional dates in April and May.  We understand that you have interest in achieving improvement such as scheduling and discipline. Wages and improvements to benefits are also a pri...

April 19, 2022

Town of Gibsons - Ratification Meetings and Voting - BC General Employees' Un...

As you are aware, a tentative deal has been reached for the Town of Gibsons. The next step is for the Bargaining Committee to meet with you at ratification meetings to review the settlement document and answer all your questions before you are asked to cast a vote. Details on when and where are below.Ratification MeetingsWe will be holding one virtual and one in-person ratification meeting. The...

April 12, 2022

Vancouver Island library job action paused as BCGEU librarians consider wage ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and, as a result, are pausing job action. The offer comes after a month of rotating pickets at various VIRL branches. Following meetings to discuss the terms of the tentative ag...

April 08, 2022

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Grand Villa Casino) - BC General Emp...

Bargaining takes a break; back at the table for a significant date(s) later this month.  Our 4th week of negotiations wrapped up last week, and while progress was made, we could not find a settlement yet, as we remain apart on critical issues. While both parties are working hard to find a solution, the union remains unable to close the gap without a significant change in the employer's wage pro...

April 07, 2022

Town of Gibsons - News on bargaining – Tentative Agreement Reached - BC Gener...

A tentative deal has been reached for the Town of Gibsons. The next step is for the Bargaining Committee to meet with you at ratification meetings to review the settlement document and answer all your questions before you are asked to cast a vote.  Details on where and when voting will occur will be coming out soon. Ratification Meeting We will be holding ratification meetings in Gibsons (detai...

April 07, 2022

22% of RBC Shareholders Back Resolution on Financialization of Housing - BC G...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Today, RBC (TSX: RY) shareholders voted 22% in favour of a proposal asking for the company to assess and mitigate the human rights and reputational risks involved in the financialization of housing. The proposal was presented by the B.C. General Employees’ Union, an institutional investor in RBC. In response to the AGM results, BCGEU President Stephani...