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

Sep 8, 2014

Collective Agreement ratifies by 76.9%

The results are in and a strong majority of the membership have voted to accept the tentative agreement.  

Sep 3, 2014

Re: Important Union Meeting

Following a long bargaining process, we have received the arbitrator's decision flowing from the Interest Arbitration in early August.

Aug 26, 2014

A tentative agreement was reached on August 8, 2014, between the BCGEU and BC Housing Management.


Component News

Sep 11, 2014

The results of the Non-Supervisor Bargaining Committee election are: 

•    Leon Tapia (Security)
•    Kim Snyder (Slots)
•    Yvonne Fortt (F&B)

Sep 8, 2014

6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Kamloops Area Office – 158 Oriole Road, Evening Entrance

Sep 5, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Chateau Victoria Hotel – Harbour Room (740 Burdett Avenue)