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 23, 2016

BCGEU members at Firefighters' Public House have elected Debbie Welch and Amanda Cobham as their Bargaining Committee, and, due to a tie for the position of alternate, Rebecca Spitz and Nancie Rutl

Sep 23, 2016

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to advise that collective agreement negotiations resumed with your employer on September 19th and 20th.

Sep 23, 2016

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to advise that bargaining for Hard Rock Casino's first ever collective agreement is set to begin October 4th and 5th.

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Component News

Sep 22, 2016

To:     BCGEU Members at Vancity Branch 44
Re:     Steward election

 

Sep 22, 2016

Please be advised that following the recent nomination process, the following members have been acclaimed:

Stewards

Sep 21, 2016

Please be advised that following the recent nomination process, the following members have been acclaimed:

Stewards

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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.