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

Jul 24, 2015

Date:              July 24, 2015

To:                  All BCGEU Members at the Grand Villa Casino – Gateway Casinos

Jul 22, 2015

The BCGEU is pleased to announce the results of the ratification vote.

The new Collective Agreement was ratified by 63% of the membership.


Component News

Jul 23, 2015

Hello BCGEU Members,
Paul Finch wants to meet you!
He will be visiting Lake City Casino: 
Date:      July 29, 2015

Jul 23, 2015

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union is joining First Nations and environmental advocates in opposing the B.C.

Jul 21, 2015


Northern Savings Credit Union (Queen Charlotte) Branch
Local 1712


Media Coverage

Mar 9, 2015

Although we've won many hard-fought battles, it's not all good news. 
By Stephanie Smith