Provincial government announces highways maintenance contract extensions
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced today that it has reached agreements with the BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association to extend existing provincial highway maintenance agreements in 25 services areas represented by the BCGEU.
The maintenance agreements will run an additional five years, through to 2018-19. Earlier this year the BCGEU negotiated new collective agreements in these service areas.
“These contract extensions are good for our members and good for the travelling public,” says BCGEU president Darryl Walker. “These extensions ensure that the most experienced highways workers in the province will be maintaining our roads and highways for years to come.”
“The establishment of a provincial table to discuss common issues was crucial in these successful negotiations,” says Operational Services component chair Mike Nuyens. “I hope we can build on this cooperation going forward.”