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

Oct 26, 2016

Recently there have been changes to the Cariboo Regional District Bargaining Committee.  Member Genny Hilliard has stepped down from the committee therefore the complete Bargaining Committee is as

Oct 12, 2016

The parties met on October 6 & 7 and exchanged both monetary and non-monetary proposals. A number of proposals were signed on both days.


Component News

Oct 21, 2016

Please be advised that the following members have been elected as stewards at Vancity – Branch 44:

•    Preety Chana
•    Mark Chohan

Oct 21, 2016

Nominations are now open for 1 position for a steward at your worksite, and will close 5:00pm, November 21, 2016.

Oct 19, 2016

DATE: October 24, 2016
TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Powell River Town Centre Hotel – Malaspina Room


Media Coverage

Jun 16, 2016

The Province has announced today that it has invested, through the Industry Training Authority (ITA), $18 million in British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) for trades training through to M

Jun 2, 2016

The B.C. Lottery Corporation is asking local governments on the North Shore and south of the Fraser River if they are interested in having a new casino.

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.