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

Mar 2, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative settlement has been reached with Workplace Solutions Incorporated – Brookfield Johnson Controls. 

Feb 27, 2015

Members of PC Helpline have voted unanimously in favour of accepting a new two (2) year agreement.

Feb 23, 2015

The employer has informed the union that the sale of alcohol via commissioned sales is prohibited under the policy guidelines of the BC Liquor Control and Licencing Branch.


Component News

Mar 27, 2015

I am pleased to announce the results of elections for the Local 1701 Executive:

Mar 24, 2015

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith brings members up to date on union events, including recent member worksite visits across B.C., as part of her commitment to meet members in all 12 areas of the prov

Mar 12, 2015

The results of the call for nominations for your Local 1705 Executive are as follows:

Local Chairperson:


Media Coverage

Mar 9, 2015

Although we've won many hard-fought battles, it's not all good news. 
By Stephanie Smith