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.

STUDY ENGLISH June - August 2016

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

Jun 22, 2016
Jun 21, 2016

Your collective agreement is set to expire on December 31, 2016. It is now time to elect a bargaining committee to represent you in negotiations with your employer.

Jun 20, 2016

Your BCGEU bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with your employer, BC Place. Details on the ratification process are still being worked on.


Component News

Jun 20, 2016

Nominations are now open for Recording Secretary position which is vacant on the Local 1702 Executive:

The term is three years.

Jun 20, 2016

DATE: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – Executive Meeting
          6:00 p.m. – General Meeting

Jun 20, 2016

DATE: June 21, 2016
TIME: 5:15 – 7:30
PLACE: The George Dawson Inn



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.