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

Apr 21, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

Over the last three days, we met with your Employer to begin negotiations for the renewal of your collective agreement.

Mar 29, 2016

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent the membership:

Bargaining Committee Chairperson

Cherry Huang

Mar 18, 2016

The election for the position of Bargaining Committee Members is scheduled as follows:

Saturday, March 19th - from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 20th - from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm


Component News

Apr 28, 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides an update on some of the important events and initiatives the BCGEU is involved with in April and May.

Apr 22, 2016

Nominations for your Local Executive for Recording Secretary closed April 14, 2016.

Here is your Local 1710 Executive:


Apr 7, 2016

BCGEU is accepting nominations for one additional steward to represent members working at GIS Workplace Solutions Inc. in Local 1703.


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.