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

Dec 16, 2014

The following members have been acclaimed to your bargaining committee:

Dec 16, 2014

The bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with the Employer and will be scheduling a ratification meeting in early January.


Nov 28, 2014

Further to the evening meeting that took place in Union Bay on November 25, 2014 wherein Jennifer Keenan and Rhonda Sampson were nominated and elected as the bargaining representatives by the membe


Component News

Dec 18, 2014

On Friday, December 12, 2014, the joint committee met to discuss the impact to our members regarding the elimination of Poker.

Dec 18, 2014

Your current Collective Agreement expires on February 28, 2015 and it is time to prepare for your next round of bargaining.

Dec 10, 2014

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