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

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

April 24, 2018

BCGEU’s telephone town hall on Public Service Pension Plan changes - BCGEU

On Tuesday, April 10th we hosted a telephone town hall from the Victoria Area Office to talk with members about the changes to the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) that were implemented April 1, 2018. We were joined in the VAO by representatives from the BC Pension Corporation and the Pension Secretariat. This bulletin summarizes some of the key points that came up during the town hall and pr...

April 23, 2018

Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 22-28 - BCGEU

Please join us this week in celebrating medical laboratory professionals!  Medical laboratory professionals are highly trained health care professionals who provide laboratory test results required for the prevention, detection and treatment of illness and disease. When physicians and other health care providers are looking for answers, they depend on laboratory test results to accurately diagn...

April 23, 2018

Family Event – Miner's Memorial in Cumberland - BCGEU

This year Miners Memorial at Cumberland is going to be a huge event for union members. It is unfortunate that we were unable to secure Miracle Beach for the annual family picnic and so in lieu of that, we are encouraging members and their families to attend the BBQ dinner and other festivities on Saturday June 23rd. Go to https://minersmemorial.ca/ to get a rundown of events. The best part is f...

April 20, 2018

MSDPR’s Acceptance of Ombudsperson’s Holding Pattern Report Is a Major Victor...

The BCGEU applauds the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction's (MSDPR) willingness to accept most of the recommendations of B.C.'s Ombudsperson Jay Chalke's special report Holding Pattern: Call Wait Times for Income and Disability Assistance. "We're pleased that the new government has acknowledged the long-standing problems surrounding the MSDPR centralized phone line and is comm...

April 20, 2018

Local 1005 Members at Highway Maintenance Ltd. – Service Area 14 - Update on ...

The Union and the Employer have continued to exchange proposals toward reaching a new agreement. Today, the Union responded to the Employer and we are awaiting their answer. If a new agreement is reached with the Employer, the Union will bring this to the membership for another ratification vote. The Union was recently informed that we now have until mid-May to ratify a deal in order for succes...

April 20, 2018

BCGEU partners with SumOfUs on improving corporate responsibility through inv...

The BCGEU is leading the way in the labour movement when it comes to responsible investing. Ahead of the 2015 global oil price crash, the union divested its strike fund and general reserves from fossil fuel equities and not only preserved, but increased the value of its holdings. Now, the BCGEU has partnered with non-profit organization SumOfUs to advocate for greater corporate responsibility a...

April 19, 2018

Welcome to Your Union: A New Resource Guide for BCGEU Members

Introducing BCGEU's brand-new member guide! Welcome to Your Union is a compact yet informative guide, written for all BCGEU members, whether new to the union or not. The guide outlines key information members need to get the most out of union membership such as educational opportunities, ways to get more involved, the role of shop stewards and the right to workplace safety. It also describes t...

April 16, 2018

Honouring killed and injured workers on Day of Mourning – April 28 - BCGEU

In 2017, 198 B.C. workers lost their lives to workplace injury or disease, and 156 worker fatality claims were accepted by the Workers' Compensation Board. Please join us in honouring their memory on the Day of Mourning, April 28.  Many BCGEU members will be attending Day of Mourning events in communities around our province. Some members will be there to honour and remember their co-workers an...

April 13, 2018

Members at PRT Growing Services - We Got a deal! - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that we have reached a tentative agreement. Highlights of the tentative agreement include:  • Three year term, with annual increases: o Effective January 1, 2018 - 3%;o Effective January 1, 2019 - 2.5%; ando Effective January 1, 2020 - 3% • Retroactive to January 1, 2018 • Changes to include new classifications on the wage grid, such as Seeder Oper...

April 13, 2018

Government action for renters and tenants a welcome relief in middle of housi...

VANCOUVER – This week the government of British Columbia announced new initiatives to strengthen protections for renters. BCGEU welcomes these long overdue changes, and applauds the government for continuing to take initiative on the housing file. "Increasing protections for those facing eviction is an important step in making B.C. more affordable for renters," noted BCGEU president Stephanie S...

April 12, 2018

BCGEU and B.C. Government to begin bargaining new contract for members in the...

The BCGEU has accepted an offer from the B.C. Government to begin negotiations aimed at concluding a new collective agreement with members in the B.C. public service. The existing contract between the BCGEU and the B.C. Government expires on March 31, 2019. It covers roughly 27,000 employees in the public service around the province. "We're pleased to begin the bargaining process now," said BCG...

April 10, 2018

April 12th Jersey Day - BCGEU

Staff and the Senior Leadership at the BCGEU will be wearing their jerseys to show support and respect for the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12 2018. We hope you do too!   UWU/MoveUP

April 09, 2018

Local 1009 Executive & Steward Results - BCGEU

Further to the recent elections for both Stewards and your Local 1009 Executive, the results are as follows: StewardsEmconBeaverdell Kim MarshallBirchbankMark TomasiniMidwayDon ThompsonGrand ForksDave BoughtonGarry CampbellWalter ChernoffRodney GoodwinJim Kastrukoff Yellowhead Road & BridgeCrawford BayCassia WelldonCrestonClifford Baril Jon StaplesEdgewoodJames JonesKasloPatrick GuyJeff Wil...

April 09, 2018

Interim Elections for Local 1005 Executive - BCGEU

  The interim nomination period for the local 1005 executive closed on April 6, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed: Angie Mosley, Member-at-LargeAntonio (Tony) DiMarco, Member-at-Large Your Local 1005 Executive includes: Local Chairperson: Michelle McKenna 1st Vice Chair: Fred Street Treasurer: Vacant Recording Secretary: Vacant Member-at-Large: Antonio (Tony) DiMarco Member-at-L...

April 09, 2018

‘Honeymoon phase is over’ at Okanagan Correctional Centre - BCGEU

"The honeymoon phase is over." That's the sentiment of Dean Purdy, head of the B.C. Government Employees Union's corrections division, but it appears to apply beyond staff at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. Official complaints filed by inmates against the jail nearly doubles that of any other jail in the province.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP