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

Nov 5, 2015

Servomation has confirmed that the retroactive payment for the increase in pay negotiated in the last round of collective bargaining will be paid on November 25th, 2015.

In solidarity

Nov 4, 2015

The BCGEU and Servomation apologize for the delay in the payment of the retroactive wage increase bargained for your now ratified collective agreement.


Component News

Nov 25, 2015

I am pleased to announce that Greg Horning (Administration) and Les Dornbierer (Public Works) were elected to the Bargaining Committee.

Nov 5, 2015

Due to an error on the ballot, the election for the bargaining committee will need to be rescheduled.

Oct 29, 2015

Component 17 Take a stand – Lend a hand – Stop Bullying – All year Long  CALENDAR CONTEST


Media Coverage

Mar 9, 2015

Although we've won many hard-fought battles, it's not all good news. 
By Stephanie Smith