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

Jul 9, 2010

To: All BCGEU Members – Lake City Casinos

Re: Collective Bargaining

Your bargaining committee was able to meet for two days, July 7th and 8th, in the Kelowna Area Office for the preparation of collective agreement negotiations with our employer.

Apr 30, 2010

Your bargaining committee just wrapped up three more days of collective bargaining with your Employer.

Apr 16, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions: #2 How and when can I vote on the tentative public service agreement?

Ballots and information for members to vote on the tentative public service agreement has been couriered to stewards.

The balloting is being conducted by stewards and mail contacts at the worksite. The voting starts on Monday, April 19.

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Component News

May 31, 2017

Please be advised that nominations are opened for one steward at your worksite. Should we receive more than one nomination, an election will occur. 

May 31, 2017

Please be advised that nominations are opened for two stewards at your worksite. Should we receive more than two nominations, an election will occur. 

May 31, 2017

Please be advised that nominations are opened for one steward at your worksite. Should we receive more than one nomination, an election will occur. 

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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.

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