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All BCGEU Local 1008 Members working at Mainroad – East Kootenay - Election for Mainroad East Kootenay (SA-11) Bargaining Committee - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)


The BCGEU is holding an election for the Mainroad East Kootenay (SA-11) Bargaining Committee (3 plus 1 Alternate) TODAY, Monday, May 9th.

The candidates are:

  • Rob Bishop
  • Travis Sandberg
  • Warren Eckman
  • Tate Walker
  • Jim Jarrett
  • Lawrence Whyte
  • Joe Pendry
  • Wayne Wright

A BCGEU Representative will have ballots available at the following worksites, during the following times ONLY – please note this is a short voting window:

Cranbrook Yard (Darren Mauthe) – Monday, May 9th 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sparwood Yard (Fran Burgon) – Monday, May 9th 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fairmont Yard (Sarah Maglio) – Monday, May 9th 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. OR

BCGEU East Kootenay Area office - Monday, May 9th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: Ballots will only be available TODAY, at these locations and during these times.

HOWEVER – Members not able to attend one of the above locations, may submit a PROXY VOTE by email to: [email protected] – these MUST be received no later than:
 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Once the election is complete, a bulletin will be sent advising members of the new bargaining committee members. Any questions should be referred to the area office (250-426-5459).

Download PDF of notice here
Download PDF Lawrence Whyte Bio