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

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU and BC Place management have been negotiating a total of 20 days of bargaining since the proposals were tabled on December 15, 2015. 

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is looking for your input in preparation for bargaining a first collective agreement.  

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is looking for your input in preparation for bargaining a first collective agreement.

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Component News

May 26, 2016

Please note the following are your BCGEU stewards at BC Housing:

Administration:

May 20, 2016

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

May 19, 2016

More than 430 employees from Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam, B.C. are now members of the B.C.

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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.