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

Feb 22, 2011

Employees of First Credit Union, represented by the BCGEU, in Powell River and Texada Island branches have ratified a Collective Agreement, with over 95% of members participating in the vote and 56% in favour of the Collective Agreement.

Dec 3, 2010

To:    All BCGEU Members at Lake City Casino (Gateway Casinos)

Nov 25, 2010

To: All BCGEU Members at Lake City Casino (Gateway Casinos)


Component News

May 24, 2017

To:     All BCGEU Members at Vancity Branch 30
Re:     Steward Nominations (Two positions)


May 19, 2017

To:     All Vancity Stewards and mail contacts
Re:     Upcoming BCGEU and Vancity Joint Labour Management Dates


Apr 12, 2017

Nominations are now open for 1 steward position at your worksite and will close on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 5:00  p.m.


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.