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B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

November 07, 2019

Atira Tentative Agreement Ratification Meeting & Vote - BCGEU

The union bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement has been reached with Atira Property Management. The bargaining committee is conducting ratification meetings on the following dates: DATE:     Tuesday, November 19, 2019 TIME:      10 a.m. to 6 p.m. PLACE:   The Hazelwood - 344 East Hastings Street DATE:     Wednesday, November 20, 2...

November 06, 2019

Steward Nominations for Lake City Casino Vernon - BCGEU

Please be advised there are nine available positions for worksite steward at Lake City Casino Vernon. The Union is extending the deadline for nominations until November 19, 2019. BCGEU shop stewards are the front line workers' representatives in the workplace and are the best conduit of communication between members and the union office. Stewards provide a vital role in keeping the union office...

November 06, 2019

Cariboo Regional District Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that the BCGEU General Services, Component 17 is holding Steward Elections for members. Nomination form is attached. Nominations will be open from November 6, 2019 to December 6, 2019 at midnight. At the end of the 30 day nomination period please forward the completed nomination form to the Cariboo Area office via fax 250-392-5582 or email area06@bcgeu.ca . What do stewards do...

November 06, 2019

Hudson's Hope Steward Elections - BCGEU

Steward Elections are open as of Wednesday, November 6, 2019. To be elected are: 1 Steward Please ensure a copy of this notice, and the attached nomination form and information sheet are posted on the Union bulletin board at your workplace. Nominations will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Please email, fax or hand deliver your nominations to:   BCGEU Peace River Area Office1...

November 01, 2019

Information conference calls: tentative agreement between BCGEU & CLBC and Me...

The BCGEU is hosting two conference calls to answer questions about the tentative agreement reached with CLBC earlier this month. You’re invited to participate by calling in. The calls will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can, but don’t need to, participate in both. Meeting one:Call information for: Nov. 5, 2019 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can con...

October 31, 2019

Component 17 Members at BC Housing – Maintenance Division Re: Bargaining Upda...

Happy Halloween!  This fall we have been working hard at negotiating the non-monetary proposals and preparing the monetary proposals. We understand that wages are a concern for all our members. Therefore, your Bargaining Committee has done a comprehensive job comparison and thorough job evaluation review. We are now hoping to reach agreement on the remaining non-monetary proposals and table the...

October 31, 2019

City of Fort St. John - tentative agreement - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement for the January 1, 2020 wage increase. Ratification sessions will be held on November 12th at the BCGEU Peace River Area Office. We will stagger the information sessions in order to accommodate all work schedules. Group information sessions will be held at: 12:003:006:00 If you are unable to attend one of the...

October 30, 2019

Idexx Reference Laboratories Ltd. Ratification Results - BCGEU

The union is pleased to announce that the membership has ratified the tentative agreement with 100% in favour of the agreement. Now that the agreement has been ratified, the parties will now work on formalizing the language in a new draft of the agreement and implement it operationally. The employer will be making application to the BC Target Benefit Plan as part of this process and the union w...

October 29, 2019

Municipal Pension Plan survey – looking for your input - BCGEU

Are you a retired member of the Municipal Pension Plan or an active member within five years of retirement? The plan's Board of Trustees is considering changes to the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits plan. We want to hear from members, so informed decisions can be made. Share your feedback on the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits that are most important to y...

October 28, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with two inland ferries employers; Western ...

The communities of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake will soon have a more sustainable ferry service. Late in the evening of October 24th, after two long days of bargaining in Kelowna, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) reached a tentative agreement with WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment – two of the three employers who operate B.C.'s inland ferry services...

October 25, 2019

IDEXX Reference Laboratories Ltd.- ratification results - BCGEU

The Union is pleased to announced that the membership has ratified the tentative agreement with 100% in favour of the agreement. Now that the agreement has been ratified, the parties will now work on formalizing the language in a new draft of the agreement and implement it operationally. The Employer will be making application to the BC Target Benefit Plan as part of this process and the Union ...

October 24, 2019

They're back! BCGEU resolves grievance restoring the right for wildfire membe...

In 2016, your employer implemented a policy that prohibited wildfire members from wearing crew patches.  Since then, at every worksite that your treasurer Paul Finch and I have visited, we have heard how much the 30-year tradition of crew patches means to you. Crew patches not only build team spirit and show pride of place, they also help clearly identify members of different crews fighting the...

October 24, 2019

BCGEU applauds government on next steps towards implementation of UNDRIP in B...

Today's introduction of legislation by the provincial government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a significant and important step towards reconciliation in B.C. "Thanks to the leadership of our members, the BCGEU has long been an active participant in the national project of reconciliation and decolonization," says BCGEU president Step...

October 22, 2019

Right to a Steward, Union Grievance, Overtime and Labour Management News - Gr...

Right To a Steward As per Article 10.3, you have the right to a steward for any meeting with your Supervisor or Manager that 'might be the basis of disciplinary action'. You have the right to know in advance that you might need a steward and to choose your own steward as long as this does not 'result in an undue delay'. If the manager tells you the meeting is 'not disciplinary' but during the c...

October 21, 2019

Members at BC Housing - Administration/Clerical Division - Bargaining Update ...

Happy Autumn everyone! While summer availability meant that bargaining was on hiatus over August and September, your bargaining team has remained busy and steadfast in representing you throughout. This summer we took a tour of all the regional offices to solicit input, answer questions, and get to know our members face to face. We had a really good turnout at all of the offices and were encoura...

October 21, 2019

BCGEU Offices Closing at 4PM PDT - Election Day - BCGEU

In accordance with federal election laws requiring employers to allow employees three consecutive hours to vote, BCGEU offices will be closing at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, October 21. Offices will reopen for standard hours (8:30AM - 5:00PM) on Tuesday. Most B.C. polls are open until 7PM. Questions about time off for voting? Click here to visit Elections Canada's FAQ on the subject U...