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

Mar 23, 2017



Mar 21, 2017

As a result of an unexpected vacancy on the Bargaining Committee - nominations are now open for the following position:

Mar 17, 2017

Collective agreement negotiations resumed with your Employer on February 27th, and your bargaining committee is pleased to report that over the course of five days, a number of very significant lan


Component News

Mar 11, 2010

Job security and formal rights to recall achieved

Dec 18, 2009

BCGEU members at the Gateway Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby have voted to ratify their first collective agreement by a two-to-one margin, the B.C.

Oct 27, 2009

About 100 casino workers from two of the Lower Mainland's largest gaming facilities have voted to join the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union to make their workplace better.


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.