B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

2019 BCGEU scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

September 20, 2019

SECRETARY (Temporary) Level 3 - BCGEU

 BCGEU LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 20, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT   A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. The term of assignment is up to 6 months or return of incumbent.   ...

September 19, 2019

Level 7 - Information Technology (IT) Services (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 19, 2019   POSITION: Information Technology (IT) Services  GRADE: Level 7 – MOVEUP AGREEMENT (Temporary) The BCGEU requires a support staff person to work in IT Services in the Administration Department. Term of assignment is up to six months or return of incumbent. The support staff person's primary role will be to deliver training to other e...

September 19, 2019

President’s message – Global Climate Strike - BCGEU

Like many of you I'm inspired by the passion and perseverance of Greta Thunberg and student activists across the world who have worked so hard and so fast to put the climate crisis at the forefront of the public agenda and hold politicians accountable for their lack of action to prevent or mitigate it.  I want you to know your union recognizes the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for ...

September 12, 2019

Staff Representative Advocacy department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVEADVOCACY DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 12, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing a wide range of advocacy services to the union and its members. Duties will include, but may not b...

September 11, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Researcher) (Temporary) - NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) (Researcher)  NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING September 11, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to conduct research, in the Negotiations Department for up to 12 months, or to return of incumbent. The effective date is to be determined.   DUTIES:   This staff representative will: an...

September 09, 2019

Forests, Lands & Natural Resources New Stewards Acclaimed - BCGEU

We have the results from our recent call for steward nominations at Forests, Lands & Natural Resources locations. I am pleased to announce that Louise Bett, Nichole Bowen and Marie Picard have been acclaimed as new stewards at FLNRO worksites. Please join me in wishing them well in their new role. Your worksites are now represented by the following stewards: Debbie Jones, Pamela Larose (Loc...

September 05, 2019

Announcing your new Shop Steward at BC Corp of Commissionaires – West Coast...

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent steward election for BC Corp of Commissionaires (West Coast Express) for a new shop steward. The Union is pleased to announce that Glenn Reed has been elected the new shop steward for your worksite and Norman Ho will be the alternate steward for your worksite. Please join us in wishing Glenn and Norman well in their new roles. If you require ...

August 30, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers to kick off Labour Day weekend strike - BCGEU

WHAT: BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) inland ferry workers employed by Western Pacific Marine will kick off a three-day strike on Saturday August 31st. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages, benefits and training that have created a staffing crisis for the f...

August 30, 2019

Paid leave for people who experience domestic violence – B.C. should become a...

Earlier this month, the BCGEU wrote to Minister of Labour Harry Bains calling on the B.C. government to amend the Employment Standards Act in order to support those who experience domestic violence. Today we are pleased to learn that government has launched consultations on the matter, and we reiterate our call for B.C. to adopt New Zealand's standard which allows all workers affected 10 days o...

August 29, 2019

A message for Labour Day from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

Like thousands of labour activists, I’ll spend the first Monday in September surrounded by my family—my labour family. It’s a family I’ve been a part of since I first joined a union as a childcare worker more than 30 years ago. It’s a family I cherish.Labour Day 2019 is special for me and every member of the BCGEU because this is our centennial year. The Provincial Civil Service Association o...

August 29, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers serve 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

On Wednesday, the 80 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Western Pacific Marine issued a 72-hour strike notice, making it all but certain that the Kootenay Lake ferry will be shut down to routine travel over the Labour Day long weekend. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that the ferry worke...