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 17, 2017

To:       All BCGEU Members at Hard Rock Casino
Re:       Bargaining Resumes/Update

 

Mar 13, 2017

To:       All BCGEU Members at Hard Rock Casino
Re:       Tell Us What You Do!! - Job Description Workshop

 

Mar 9, 2017

Re:  Tentative Deal Reached

The bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative deal has been reached with the Town of Gibsons.

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Component News

May 12, 2009

Gateway Casino members click here for update.

Apr 6, 2009

Thirty-one casino workers will be displaced by electronic gambling machines when Lake City Casinos opens at its new Vernon location in June.

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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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