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.
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.
A tentative agreement was reached on August 8, 2014, between the BCGEU and BC Housing Management.
Your Bargaining Committee has met on several occasions and drafted proposals for a new collective agreement.
A tentative agreement was reached on July 29th, 2014, between the BCGEU and BC Housing Management.
BCGEU president Stephanie Smith's 2014 Labour Day message talks about the value of working together to improve the lives of all Canadians.
The BCGEU is reminding the public that Centerplate workers at BC Place will pay a high price in the event of a boycott or the termination of the catering contract at the stadium.
BC Government and Service Employees' Union President Stephanie Smith and Treasurer Paul Finch participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge where they pledge to personally donate to the cause.