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

Jul 22, 2016

Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed on July 18 and we have received the following nominations for the position of Bargaining Committee Chairperson:

Jul 20, 2016

Elections are now complete for the final two positions on the Bargaining Committee. 

Elected by acclamation:

Jul 13, 2016

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the BC Milk Marketing Board tentative collective agreement has been ratified by the membership.

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Component News

Jul 22, 2016
Jul 22, 2016

Recently the Union was made aware that a large number of our River Rock membership have been called into meetings with River Rock security.

Jul 20, 2016

Nominations are now open for the positions of 2 Bargaining Committee Members for the upcoming bargaining at Cavell Gardens.

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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.