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

May 29, 2017

To:     All BCGEU Members at Hard Rock Casino
Re:     Bargaining Resumes/Update


May 11, 2017

To:     All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort
Re:    Important Bargaining Updates/Monetary Package Presented to Employer


May 9, 2017

We would like to advise that Sean Tieu has been elected to the BCGEU Hard Rock bargaining committee.


Component News

Feb 1, 2017

DATE: Monday March 6, 2017
TIME: Local Meeting 6:30 p.m.
PLACE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Union Centre

Jan 31, 2017

COMPONENT:   General Services
LOCAL:             1702
DATE:              Thursday, March 9, 2017
TIME:               General Meeting – 5:30 p.m.

Jan 26, 2017

DATE: February 20, 2017
TIME: 5:30 pm
PLACE: BCGEU Area Office
            1064 Borden Ave, Kelowna


Media Coverage

Dec 2, 2015

BC Place is failing to protect its workers from violence at the hands of rowdy sports fans and concert-goers, according to a WorkSafeBC report.