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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.


November 08, 2016

Honouring Aboriginal Veterans

On November 8 we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist at a higher proportion than any other group in Canada.    For many, enlisting presented many challenges such as learning English, leaving the...

November 04, 2016

Vancity - Pay Rates for Casual Employees

The union became aware that 'Letter of Intent #2' was not being applied to casual employees while working at a unionized worksite at Vancity. This meant that casual employees were not having their hourly rate adjusted to cover the deduction of union dues. This resulted in the union submitting a grievance on behalf of all members at Vancity. We have reached a prejudicial settlement with the em...

November 02, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort - Tell Us What You Do!! / Job Description Workshop

BCGEU members at River Rock perform important work for both customers and the Employer. Unfortunately, many have expressed frustration that they are often asked to perform work that is unrelated to their position, and that their job descriptions are out of date To best represent members at the bargaining table, your committee needs some up-to-date information that we can take back to the Emplo...

November 01, 2016

Local 1702 1-Day Enhanced Steward Training

To:     All BCGEU Local 1702 Stewards Re:     1-Day ENHANCED STEWARD TRAINING   Bring your Questions!  Build Your Skills!  Have Fun! Don’t you deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU Steward. Did you know that you have an entire group of people with Union experience and expertise who want to help/mentor you in your steward role? How w...

November 01, 2016

Local 1708 General Union Meeting

COMPONENT:     General Services LOCAL:              1708 DATE & TIME:    November 9th - 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                           November 10th – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PLACE:              BCGEU Cranbrook Area Office                          46 7th Avenue South                             Come and join in on the conversation, grab some swag and food!   Download PDF of notice he...

October 27, 2016

First Credit Union - Nominations for Bargaining Committee

A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for two positions on the Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chairperson, plus one bargaining committee member. An Alternate to the Bargaining Committee will also be elected from this nomination process. A member may be nominated for either position or for both positions. If elected as Chairpers...

October 27, 2016

River Rock Casino Resort Bargaining Update

To:      All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort Re:      Bargaining Update   Your Bargaining Committee resumed negotiations with your Employer on October 17th. Multiple days were spent at the table, and your committee is pleased to advise that progress has been made. The Union and the Employer have agreed to arbitration language that will become part of River Rock's first collective a...

October 27, 2016

District of Hudson's Hope Union Meeting

              TO:     All BCGEU Members of the District of Hudson's Hope COMPONENT:    General Services         LOCAL:      1710           DATE:      November 7th, 2016           TIME:       5:00 p.m.         PLACE:       Hudson's Hope Arena                           10010 Arena Rd, Hudson's Hope, BC V0C 1V0   AGENDA Upcoming Bargaining Question and Answer Session General Membership Info...

October 26, 2016

Cariboo Regional District BCGEU Members - Bargaining Update #1

Recently there have been changes to the Cariboo Regional District Bargaining Committee.  Member Genny Hilliard has stepped down from the committee therefore the complete Bargaining Committee is as follows: Arnold Jenner – Bargaining Committee Chairperson Tracy Bartsch – Bargaining Committee Member Jody Stratton – Bargaining Committee Member Sonja Ramsay – Alternate Bargaining Committee Memb...