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 8, 2017

The membership have voted in favour of accepting the tentative collective agreement.

The bargaining committee thanks the membership for their support during this process.


Apr 28, 2017

Your Bargaining Committee resumed negotiations with your Employer on April 25th.  With only one day spent at the table, we are pleased to report that it was a positive exchange and progress was mad


Component News

May 8, 2008

A new tentative collective agreement covering approximately 500 BC Government and Service Employees' Union members at Lake City Casinos has been reached with the assistance of a mediator.

Apr 25, 2008

Employees at the Saanich Indian School Board who are members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have ratified a new collective agreement with their employer.

Mar 19, 2008

By a three-to-one margin, workers at four Interior casinos in Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon have voted against a tentative contract settlement.


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.