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.

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

Jul 18, 2014
  • Date:  Wednesday, July 23, 2014
  • Time:  6:00pm – 7:30pm
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 9, 2014

Your elected bargaining committee had scheduled meeting dates with the employer in June. The parties have exchanged proposals and are now in active discussions regarding the monetary matters.


Component News

May 20, 2014

After consulting with members, activists and staff in the past year, we have re-organized the site to make information more accessible for union members and the public.

Apr 10, 2014

BCGEU's Cross Component Committee is hosting Education Courses May 3, 2014 at the Kamloops Area Office - located at 158 Oriole Road.