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

October 17, 2017

Update On Bargaining for Corp. City of Fort St. John members - BCGEU

Your committee met with your Employer yesterday. It was a productive and respectful first day of bargaining. We will keep you posted as our talks progress.     In solidarity,   Your Bargaining Committee Kurt Langdon Charlene Jackson Darrel Chorney Keith Mckinley Bob Corbitt         Local 467/MoveUp Download as pdf

October 17, 2017

Collective Agreement Bargaining for members working at Destination Cinemas (I...

On behalf of your Bargaining Committee, I am pleased to advise that the Union and your Employer will begin negotiations on a new collective agreement this week. Bargaining will commence on October 17th – 19th. Three days have been set aside to begin negotiations and we commit to keeping members informed as talks progress. In the meantime, please rest assured that the terms and conditions of you...

October 13, 2017

Lake City/Cascades Casinos - Bargaining Unit Chair Election Result - BCGEU

The Union wishes to advise that Mike Schmidt has been elected as the BCGEU Bargaining Unit Chair for Lake City/ Cascade Casino's. As chair, Mike will represent all casino members, as well as well as fellow workers from his Cascades Casino Kamloops worksite. Please join us in congratulating Mike as he takes on this important responsibility. The next and final step in the election process is to e...

October 12, 2017

BCGEU Worksite Visits on October 19, 2017 - BCGEU

The BCGEU will be making a series of worksite visits to River Rock Casino on October 19, 2017.   We have scheduled the visits to see as many workers as possible between shift changes. We will be there from 6:00 am to 8:00 am, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and 10:00 pm to midnight.   We will be meeting in the River Rock BCGEU Union office, which is across the skywalk on the left on the way to the Skytrain...

October 11, 2017

Provincial magazine - Fall 2017 - BCGEU - BCGEU

Download the PDF file of the 2017 Fall issue of The Provincial magazine. In this issue: Electing workplace stewards Dangerous work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital BCGEU’s sound financial management Mental health first aid and more...    

October 10, 2017

Rally for Youth from Care - BCGEU

Show support for youth in and from foster care, group homes, and other types of government care in B.C. Rally: B.C. LegislatureTuesday October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm

October 06, 2017

River Rock Casino - New Wage Rates/ Retro Pay - BCGEU

Your new River Rock collective agreement is now in full force and effect and you may be wondering, when will I receive my wage increase? Effective October 15th, all members at River Rock will be placed on the new wage grid, according to their seniority, and begin receiving the new wage rates and premium increases that were achieved at the bargaining table. Retroactive pay will be back-dated to ...

October 04, 2017

Starlight Casino - Bargaining Questionnaires - BCGEU

The current collective agreement ends on March 31, 2018. Members are encouraged to complete bargaining surveys and submit them so that we have your input on bargaining priorities. Surveys will be available at the worksite. Please complete them and submit them to a steward, bargaining committee member or by mail as indicated on the form. Please ensure that the BCGEU has your current mailing and ...

October 03, 2017

Local 1703 Enhanced Stewards Training - BCGEU

You are invited to attend Local 1703's enhanced steward training on November 9, 2017 at the Lower Mainland Area Office.   Date: November 9, 2017 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Place: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room 130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4   If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at the link below: https://events.bcgeu.ca/local_1703_enhanced_stewards_tra...

October 03, 2017

October is Community Living Month - BCGEU

19 years ago, the province of BC declared October Community Living Month. The BCGEU is proud to represent thousands of members across the province who have dedicated their careers to helping those who are not able, or need the assistance of others, to bring a level of independence and quality of life that benefits not only those with developmental disabilities, but also the communities that we ...

October 03, 2017

Bargaining Update for members at Grand Villa Casino - BCGEU

The bargaining committee met for 4 days in September and have another 4 days scheduled between October and November for pre-bargaining. The committee has been reviewing the bargaining surveys, reviewing resource materials and meeting with department representatives prior to beginning to prepare proposals. We are committed to keeping the membership actively engaged in the pre-bargaining process ...

October 03, 2017

Sister in Spirit Vigils - BCGEU

October 4th is a day where we honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls in Canada is a national tragedy. We must take the time to give thanks to the families who are our reason for demanding continued action. The BCGEU believes that the October 4th Sisters In Spirit Vigils are a movement for social change....

October 03, 2017

BCGEU opening $5 million building in Fort St. John - BCGEU

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union President Stephanie Smith and other union members will be in Fort St. John Tuesday to help open the BCGEU's new building on 100th Ave. Smith will officially open the new BCGEU area office on the corner of 100th Ave and 102nd Street late Tuesday afternoon. The two-storey, 6,300-square-foot building was built by unionized workers,...

October 03, 2017

BCGEU OPENS NEW $5 MILLION DOLLAR BUILDING IN FORT SAINT JOHN - BCGEU

Fort Saint John --- President Stephanie Smith and the rest of the Provincial Executive members will be in Fort St. John to visit with local B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at their workplaces. "Showing up and talking with members in their community about the issues that affect them is one of the best ways to understand how the union can be a positive force in people...

October 02, 2017

CLC Winter School 2018 - BCGEU

Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 14 to February 16, 2018) at Harrison Hot Springs is now available. Active union members are encouraged to apply online. Applications will be forwarded to your component executive to determine who will attend the school.  Registration cut off is November 3rd for all courses.   Please click here to register...

September 29, 2017

BCGEU meets with Federal Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef at roundta...

On September 8, as a follow up to the report Collective Wisdom: Challenges and Opportunities in B.C's Women's Services the BCGEU was invited by the federal Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef to participate in a roundtable discussion as part of the federal government's commitment to addressing gender-based violence (GBV). At the Roundtable were approximately 30 representatives for women's...

September 25, 2017

Vernon casino workers win in labour decision - BCGEU

A handful of unionized workers at a Vernon casino have scored a victory with the B.C. Labour Relations Board. The labour board has dismissed objections and opposition from the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPEU) Local 378 over an application made by certain employees at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. – which operates Lake City Casino on Anderson Way – to vary the ba...

September 25, 2017

River Rock Casino workers negotiate strong first collective agreement after a...

RICHMOND – B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at River Rock Casino Resort voted by 81 per cent to ratify a four-year collective agreement today after more than a year of negotiations with Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. "I am so proud of the outstanding resolve and determination of workers at the River Rock Casino to negotiate such a strong first agreement," says BC...

September 25, 2017

Call for Nominations for Four (4) Bargaining Committee Members for Starlight ...

We are calling for nominations to sit on the Bargaining Committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with the Employer. Pursuant to Article 2.10 – Union Bargaining Committee, the Bargaining Committee shall consist of four (4) members from the following departments:   · one (1) member from Tables Games · one (1) member from F&B (including Match and Kitchen) · one (1) member from Slots or...