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

Jan 23, 2015

The current collective agreement expires on March 31st 2015 and plans are now underway to return to the bargaining table.  First of all, a new bargaining committee must be elected.

Jan 21, 2015

It is important that you come in and vote on the tentative agreement reached with the Employer.

Jan 7, 2015

We are now preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining.

We need your help and participation.


Component News

Jan 22, 2015

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive:

Jan 21, 2015

Further to the January 8, 2015 FYI regarding the Section 54, the parties met on January 16, 2015 to present their positions at the LRB.

Jan 21, 2015

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: