Component 17 - General Services

The BCGEU's General Services Component includes members 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. This is one of the union's fastest growing components.

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Anti-Bullying initiatives

Component 17 has been at the forefront of anti-bullying initiatives at the BCGEU. Our negotiators try to negotiate anti-bullying language into all our collective agreement. Some of our successes include anti-bullying language in BC Place (PAVCO) and Atira collective agreements.

In 2011, the component 17 raised public and BCGEU member awareness by launching its own Sea Of Pink campaign. It designed and distributed pink scarfs, stickers and pocket-sized information cards to educate members on ways to stand up against workplace bullying.

As a result of component 17's work, the BCGEU has broadened its anti-bullying efforts work by partnering with the CKNW Pink Shirt Day each February.

Component 17 Anti-Bullying Awareness Lunch at BC Place (February 26, 2014)
See other photos from this event. See the BCGEU's Anti-Bullying Campaign page.

Bargaining Updates

Aug 23, 2016

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent our membership at Hard Rock Casino:

Aug 23, 2016

Meet with your bargaining committee

Aug 22, 2016

To:          All Cariboo Regional District

Re:          Bargaining Survey



Component News

Aug 17, 2016

The BCGEU is holding elections for 3 Bargaining Committee members and 1 alternate. Those elected to the Bargaining Committee will also become the members on the Labour Management Committee.

Aug 16, 2016

To:                   All BCGEU Members at Vancity Branch 30 (Guildford)

Re:                   Steward Nominations (1 position & 1 alternate)

Aug 5, 2016

If you are interested in becoming an Occupational Health and Safety Representative at your worksite, please email with your name and contact inf


Media Coverage

Dec 2, 2015

BC Place is failing to protect its workers from violence at the hands of rowdy sports fans and concert-goers, according to a WorkSafeBC report.