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 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.

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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.

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