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 2, 2015

This is to inform you that we spent yesterday, September 1st, in mediation with your Employer and the Labour Relations Board appointed Mediator. 

Sep 2, 2015

Nominations closed for the four positions on the bargaining committee and an election is required to select one (1) of the positions for the following:

Sep 2, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the tentative settlement with Brookfield GIS Workplace Solutions Incorporated has been ratified, effective today.


Component News

Aug 26, 2015

Nominations are now open for the position of (1) Young Worker on the Local 1703 Executive.

Aug 12, 2015

Call for steward nominations at VanCity: Branch 52 – Port Moody Community
What do stewards do?

Aug 10, 2015

Call for steward nominations at Servomation (Centerplate) – All Departments.


Media Coverage

Mar 9, 2015

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