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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

February 11, 2021

Canada BC Business Services Society (Small Business BC) - Bargaining committe...

The Canada BC Business Services Society (Small Business BC) Bargaining Committee nominations have closed and I am pleased to introduce you to your BCGEU Bargaining Committee: Your bargaining committee is: • Amy Elgie • Darren Dunne If you have questions or ideas about changes to the collective agreement, please speak with these members.   In solidarity, Anne DodingtonStaff Representative Downlo...

February 10, 2021

Black History Month Events and Resources - BCGEU

EVENTS & RESOURCES     Webinar  Then and Now: Shaping the Future of Black Canadians Through Lessons of Past and Anti-Racism  This 90-minute event will focus on Black history in BC and the impact of anti-Black racism.  The panel, moderated by Community Advocate Asiyah Robinson, will be composed of Silvia Mangue (BC Black History Awareness Society President), Olaolu Adeleye (Associate F...

February 08, 2021

Collective Bargaining Meeting – nomination / election of bargaining committee...

Your collective agreement is expiring on March 31, 2021, and I am the BCGEU Staff Representative that will be working with your bargaining committee to negotiate a new one. The first step is to elect the bargaining committee. Please note –traditionally the CBCBSS (Small Business BC) bargaining committee has been composed of 2 members although your Local 1703 bylaws note that a bargaining commit...

February 04, 2021

Atira Property Management Inc. - Pandemic Pay

Many members have contacted the Union with the same concerns regarding the deductions made to the pandemic pay. Your Employer has confirmed that deductions were made based on the fact that members received a "Covid premium pay" during the period of March 23 until May 24, 2020. The funding for the premium pay comes directly from the "Safe Staffing Strategies" with BC Housing. The pandemic pay fu...

February 04, 2021

Atira Property Management Inc. - Pandemic Pay - BCGEU

Many members have contacted the Union with the same concerns regarding the deductions made to the pandemic pay. Your Employer has confirmed that deductions were made based on the fact that members received a "Covid premium pay" during the period of March 23 until May 24, 2020. The funding for the premium pay comes directly from the "Safe Staffing Strategies" with BC Housing. The pandemic pay fu...

February 02, 2021

No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protra...

No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protrans BCBURNABY - After 13 months without a contract and more than 40 bargaining sessions-including close to 40 hours since Sunday morning-members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Canada Line have reached a tentative deal with their employer. "Our members' goal has always been t...

February 01, 2021

BCGEU, Protrans BC to continue Canada Line talks - BCGEU

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. today. However, talks are scheduled into the evening and the union is holding off on job action while negotiations continue. The current contract expired in December 2019 and contract talks sta...

February 01, 2021

BCGEU members on Canada Line back at the table Monday morning - BCGEU

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Seventeen hours of talks over the weekend brought the sides closer together, but did not result in a deal.  The two sides will resume bargaining Monday morning with the hopes ...

January 29, 2021

Canada Line workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has issued a 72-hour strike notice to Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line as of 4:00 p.m. today. This move follows four days of mediation last week and several months of negotiations in which no significant progress was made on three main issues: wage parity, improved sick leave and contract length.For the past year, Canada Line wo...

January 28, 2021

BC Business Services Society (Small Business BC) - Collective Bargaining Meet...

Your collective agreement is expiring on March 31, 2021, and I am the BCGEU Staff Representative that will be working with your bargaining committee to negotiate a new one. The first step is to elect the bargaining committee. Please note –traditionally the CBCBSS (Small Business BC) bargaining committee has been composed of 2 members although your Local 1703 bylaws note that a bargaining commit...

January 26, 2021

All Local 1703 BCGEU Members at Canadian Diabetes Association and National Di...

I am the BCGEU Staff Representative who will be working with your bargaining committee on this round of bargaining. Your current collective agreement expires February 17, 2021, so negotiations between your Employer and the BCGEU will begin shortly. We need your participation with the following: - Electing a bargaining committee (up to 2)- Completing a bargaining survey We have attached a bargai...

January 22, 2021

Nominations for Alliance Facility Solutions Inc. (AFSI) Bargaining Committee ...

Nominations are now open for the bargaining committee for the upcoming round of collective agreement negotiations with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with Union Staff Representatives and other elected leaders to ensure members' voices and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process. To facilitate regional representation, the committee structur...