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

September 11, 2017

B.C. budget delivers on key priorities for British Columbians - BCGEU

BURNABY – The BC NDP government's first budget update delivers on commitments to re-invest in critical public services this year, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) said today. The government will increase public service staffing levels by more than 600 positions, addressing the critical need for additional social workers, park rangers, environmental management staff and c...

September 08, 2017

B.C. throne speech focuses on real needs of British Columbians - BCGEU

BURNABY – The B.C. NDP government's first throne speech is a transitional roadmap that steers the province toward a progressive future, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) said today.  "The throne speech strikes a positive tone and commits the government to focus on the real needs of our citizens," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "The former government spent 16 years ...

September 07, 2017

Protrans MOA - Vacant Shifts - BCGEU

Download PDF of Protrans BC Operations Memorandum of Agreement RE: Vacant Shifts

September 07, 2017

PRT Growing Services Election of Bargaining Committee Chairperson - BCGEU

  Balloting is now underway for the position of Chairperson, PRT Bargaining Committee. Two candidates are nominated: • Marcel Ouellet, Campbell River • Jan Brewer, Armstrong/Vernon   **Biographies submitted by Jan Brewer and Marcel Ouellet are enclosed.   Balloting packages are being mailed to all members for whom the Union has current mailing addresses. The Chairperson is elected by referendum...

September 01, 2017

Celebrating Labour Day 2017

This Labour Day we celebrate not only the great legacy of the labour movement in British Columbia, and across Canada, but today’s movement that continues to grow and evolve as we stand up for all working people. Representing members across all sectors of the economy, we welcomed 3,000 workers into our union this past year, growing our membership to over 73,000! And in the last 12 months, we’ve ...

August 31, 2017

PRT Growing Services LTD Harrop Nursery - Election of Bargaining Committee Me...

We are pleased to announce the election by acclamation of:   Darrell Strom - Bargaining Committee Member, Harrop Nursery   Congratulations to Darrell on his appointment to this important position. Election for the Chairperson position on the Bargaining Committee will be conducted by referendum ballot. Every member will receive a ballot and voting instructions in the mail shortly. You will also ...

August 30, 2017

BCGEU applauds the housing minister’s decision to review caps on rental price...

The BCGEU applauds housing minister Selina Robinson’s announcement that the new NDP government, in an effort to stabilize rental prices, will look into changing the guidelines that cap the amount by which landlords are allowed to hike rental prices year after year. The rising cost of housing is having a very real impact on working people in B.C. As housing prices have increased faster than wage...

August 30, 2017

Report highlights need to provide greater supports to unpaid caregivers in se...

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) commends the report released today by the Office of the Seniors Advocate, Caregivers in Distress: A Growing Problem. This report highlights a worrying trend of increased distress among unpaid caregivers, and makes recommendations to provide them with greater supports as the needs of B.C.'s aging population become increasingly complex. T...

August 25, 2017

Getting ready for steward elections – Coming after Labour Day - BCGEU

Informed, active stewards are the backbone of our union, and elections to choose the stewards in our workplaces are coming up.   Becoming a steward is a great way to ensure that everyone at your workplace is treated fairly and that the hard-won improvements in our collective agreements are upheld.   Information packets on this year's steward elections will be mailed out to stewards starting aft...

August 24, 2017

Labour Day Celebration - BCGEU

To: Area 11 BCGEU Members Re: Labour Day Celebration     The Labour Day Organizing Committee and North Central Labour Council has organized a Labour Day celebration and march. Everyone is welcome!   Please join the Labour Movement to celebrate Past-Present-Future fighting for the rights of all.   Date: Monday, September 4, 2017   Time: 11:00 am March through downtown (start at PG City Hall) 12...

August 23, 2017

Workers rally against privatization at the Department of National Defence, Ph...

Victoria – Federal public service workers are rallying in Esquimalt to highlight the dangers involved in contracting out maintenance in the governments new multi-billion-dollar shipbuilding plans and to call on the government to do more to fix the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system. The federal government recently awarded an $800-million contract to perform future maintenance and repair work on...

August 23, 2017

PRT Growing - Nominations for Bargaining Committee - Results - BCGEU

Nominations for the PRT Bargaining Committee closed on August 21st with the following results:  Chairperson – two candidates are nominated: Marcel Ouellet, Campbell River Jan Brewer, Armstrong/Vernon Election details to follow in a separate bulletin  Bargaining Committee Member (one representative from each seniority block): Red Rock – Nora Wallach – elected by acclamation Harrop – no nomina...

August 23, 2017

BCGEU remembers first woman president - BCGEU

It's hard not to think of Joan Gower Gillatt as the first woman of the BCGEU. Not the first woman member, but our union's first woman trailblazer. Joan passed away on August 10, 2017 in Duncan. She was 93. __________ A service will be held for Joan Gower Gillatt on:Friday, August 25, 20171:00 pmDuncan United Church, 246 Ingram Street, Duncan, B.C. _________ Joan's was a life of community servic...

August 22, 2017

PRT Growing (Harrop Nursery) - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee ...

Nominations for the PRT Bargaining Committee closed on August 21st with no representative nominated from the Harrop jobsite. Therefore, the nomination period will be extended an additional week for: Harrop nursery – one position, Bargaining Committee member If only one candidate is nominated, an election won't be necessary. In the event that more than one candidate is nominated, an election wil...

August 16, 2017

Standing against hatred in our communities - BCGEU

As I read reports and watch coverage of the events unfolding in Charlottesville, it saddens me to see the rise of hateful, intolerant rhetoric in our public discourse. These bigoted beliefs have no place in the just and equitable society that so many BCGEU members fight to achieve every day.   Nonetheless, it's inspiring to see so many members of the Charlottesville community and activists acro...

August 14, 2017

Labour Day Picnic - BCGEU

The BCGEU Area 01Cross Component Committee invites all BCGEU members and their families to participate in the 29TH Annual Labour Day Event(hosted by the Victoria Labour Council)     Date: Monday, September 4th - 2017Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Location: On the Lawn of the BC Legislature   Please join us for an afternoon of fun for the whole family! We will have games, clowns, a bouncy castle an...

August 11, 2017

Community health workers avoid strike action, negotiate tentative agreement -...

BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, We Care Home Health Services, a decision that came late last night before a rotating strike was set to begin this morning. After joining the union last July, the BCGEU bargaining committee began negotiations to improve working conditions for the 221 community health workers at the ...

August 11, 2017

Casino workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of job action against Great Cana...

August 11, 2017   Casino workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of job action against Great Canadian Casinos   Workers at River Rock Casino this week voted 99.4 per cent in favour of a strike if necessary to back their contract proposals. In nearly a year of negotiations between the BCGEU and the employer, Great Canadian Casinos, the two sides have failed to achieve a first collective agreement....

August 10, 2017

Worksite Visits for Members of Local 1010 Fort Nelson -- EMCON - BCGEU

John Cantlon, Local 1010 Chair, and Kathy Weaver, BCGEU Staff Representative, will be visiting worksites in Fort Nelson and worksites along the Alaska Highway. These visits will take place on August 30 & 31, 2017, according to the following: Everyone Welcome Meeting – August 30, 6:30 PM Lakeview Inn and Suites The purpose of the Worksite Visits are to meet members in the worksite, hear your...

August 10, 2017

Update on Bargaining for Members at Yellowhead Road and Bridge (Kootenay, Con...

Your Bargaining Committee will be meeting on September 6 – 8, 2017 to prepare bargaining proposals for negotiations. Bargaining dates with the employer has been set for September 26 – 28, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact a member of your Bargaining Committee.   In solidarity Bob CristofanettiBargaining Committee Chairperson John StaplesBargaining Committee Member Robbin SmithBarg...