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

Apr 29, 2015

Your elected Bargaining Committee met with your Employer on April 22, 23, 24, and 25th, 2015. The parties exchanged proposals and had several discussions to date.

Apr 24, 2015

Nominations closed for the four positions on the executive and an election is required to select three of the positions.


Apr 17, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report a positive and productive session of bargaining with the Employer on April 14th, 15th and 16th.


Component News

Apr 27, 2015

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

Apr 23, 2015

DATE:    Thursday, May 14th 
TIME:     9:30 am – 4:30 pm 
PLACE:   Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Road, Langley, BC

Apr 20, 2015

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides a member report from the union's Local Executive meeting in Victoria on April 20, 2015.


Media Coverage

Mar 9, 2015

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