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

Aug 21, 2009
Aug 5, 2009

Alert for all BCGEU members at Vancity

BCGEU members affected by today's Citizens Bank announcement have a promise of job security from Vancity's top executives.

Jul 15, 2009

Your Bargaining Committee is very pleased to report a Tentative Agreement was reached on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, with the assistance of Mediator Mark Brown.


Media Coverage

Jun 16, 2016

The Province has announced today that it has invested, through the Industry Training Authority (ITA), $18 million in British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) for trades training through to M

Jun 2, 2016

The B.C. Lottery Corporation is asking local governments on the North Shore and south of the Fraser River if they are interested in having a new casino.