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

Sep 23, 2010

BCGEU members who work for the Renew Crew Foundation have ratified their new four-year agreement.

The agreement, which expires July 3, 2014, includes a wage increase of nine percent over four years and an increase in MSP coverage.

For more details, click here.

Sep 13, 2010

The Renew Crew Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement with the employer.

Click here to read the bulletin.

Sep 10, 2010

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report a tentative agreement was reached on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, with the assistance of Mediator, Mark Atkinson.

Below are some of the highlights:


Component News

Apr 10, 2017

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Mar 29, 2017

Please be advised Jag Sohi and Danielle Gates have been acclaimed to the Local 1704 Executive. Below is a complete list of your Local Executive.


Mar 20, 2017

Just over a month ago, Hard Rock Casino management terminated Ardi Razmjou. Ardi, like you, is a member of the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union.


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.