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COMPONENT 10 - OPERATIONAL SERVICES

Component 10 primarily includes members who work for private corporations, contracted by the government to maintain provincial highways and bridges. The component also includes members employed by the Canada Line, small private ferries, some municipal governments and other private companies connected with technical services.

NEWS & UPDATES

COVID-19: BCGEU office closure details - BCGEU

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...

November 27, 2020

Staff Representative Lower Mainland Area Office - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTINGNovember 27, 2020 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area office, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union elec...

November 27, 2020

Staff Representative Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVENEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL POSTINGNovember 27, 2020 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department. The effective date is to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargaining strategies; development...

November 27, 2020

Staff Representative Occupational Health and Safety - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVEOCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY   INTERNAL POSTINGNovember 27, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work primarily on occupational health and safety. The position is located at the BCGEU Headquarters office in Burnaby and will report to the Coordinator of the Occupational Health and Safety Department. DUTIES: Under the ge...

November 20, 2020

PRT Growing Services Ltd. - Bargaining Questionnaire – Please complete by Dec...

Your bargaining committee is preparing to head to the table with your employer soon. We need your input on the issues in your workplace that are most important to you. Please find attached a bargaining questionnaire for your review and completion. Your input in establishing the bargaining priorities for your bargaining committee is critical to the process. We ask that you complete the questionn...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19

I am writing to celebrate with you. Because of our solidarity and collective action, our union has won a major victory in our campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia.The Provincial Health Officer has just announced that wearing masks is now mandatory in all indoor public and retail spaces. This is a huge victory that shows the power of workers standing together to demand saf...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19 - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2020BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After weeks of surging COVID-19 case numbers, members of the B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union (BCGEU) have won a major victory in their campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia."This is a huge victory that shows the power of...

November 13, 2020

Letter from the Premier regarding the loss of John Fryer - BCGEU

November 5, 2020 Stephanie SmithBCGEU President4911 Canada WayBurnaby, BC V5G 3W3Sent via email Dear Stephanie: As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, my thoughts are with you and all BCGEUmembers as you mourn the loss of John Fryer. John was a tireless advocate for workers' rights, and he played a crucial role in transitioning theBCGEU into the union it is today. His career was underp...

November 10, 2020

PRT Growing Services Ltd. - Bargaining Committee selected - BCGEU

After our second call for nominations, we are pleased to inform you that your bargaining committee has been selected by acclamation. Your representatives are: Jan Brewer (Armstrong/Vernon), Bargaining Committee Chair Patti Hughes (Harrop), Bargaining Committee Member Marcel Ouellet (Campbell River), Bargaining Committee Member Congratulations to your committee and thanks to them for stepping ...

November 08, 2020

BCGEU calls on BC Public Service Agency to protect employees with stronger ma...

BURNABY, Coast Salish Territories – With new cases of COVID-19 increasing across the province and surging in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has called on the BC Public Service Agency to take immediate action to protect employees in their workplaces. In a conversation with Don Wright, Head of Public Service Agency (PSA), BCGEU pres...

November 08, 2020

Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley office closures - BCGEU

As COVID-19 cases rise in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, our union has been monitoring public health recommendations with regard to workplaces. In accordance with the latest restrictions enacted for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions on November 7 (click here to read the latest restrictions), our union has made the decision to close the following physical offices and ...

November 02, 2020

Remembering John Fryer, “a titan in the labour movement” - BCGEU

BCGEU is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of John Fryer. Fryer served as BCGEU's general secretary from 1969-1983 and president of NUPGE (National Union of Public and General Employees) from 1980-1990. Those who knew him characterize John Fryer as no-nonsense, gritty, brilliant and a larger than life personality. He will be best remembered for his role in securing collective bargaining ri...