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

Jun 30, 2015

In acquiring a new tentative collective agreement, both the Union and the Employer are obligated to endorse the ratification of the new agreement.

Jun 29, 2015

Unionized workers at the City of Fort St. John have voted against accepting the tentative agreement reached last week in mediation.

Jun 26, 2015

Following many months of negotiations, your Bargaining Committee is pleased to advise they have reached a tentative agreement that can be recommended to you for ratification.


Component News

Jun 12, 2015

Last status update: Friday, June 12 at 11:45am

While the BCGEU's e-mail service is improving, there remain issues to be resolved.

May 27, 2015

PLACE:      Crest Hotel – Skeena Room, 222 1st Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC

TIME:        9:00 am – 4:30 pm

May 14, 2015


Media Coverage

Jun 29, 2015

B.C.’s health minister is considering having the province’s independent ombudsperson probe the controversial firing of eight drug researchers, but critics say that’s not good enough.

Jun 24, 2015

An officer at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre is recovering today after he was the victim of a vicious assault at the hands of an inmate yesterday.

Jun 24, 2015

RCMP and correctional officials are investigating what a union official said was an assault on a guard at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre (KRCC).