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 27, 2016
Jul 26, 2016

The elections for the position of Bargaining Unit Chair is scheduled as follows: 

•    Thursday August 4th – 10:00 am to 10:00 pm 
•    Friday August 5th – 10:00 am to 10:00 pm 

Jul 25, 2016

I am pleased to announce that Allison Stewart was acclaimed as the Bargaining Unit Chair for the Town of Gibsons.


Component News

Jul 25, 2016

Nominations are now open for 1 position for a steward at your worksite and, will close August 18, 2016.

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.


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.