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

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, 158 workers lost their lives to workplace injury or disease. 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 and family members. Many will be there to show solidarity and empathy for those who have ...

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 to Recognize PTSD & Mental Health Claims for First Responders: Cor...

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement that first responders including Sheriffs and Correctional Officers will receive greater access to mental health support.  On Wednesday, BC Labour Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to the Workers Compensation Act. These amendments -- called a presumptive clause -- will be introduced this week and, if approved by the legislature,...

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

April 04, 2018

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes 75 new members following a merger between two seniors' care facilities in Greater Victoria. On April 1, 2018 Rest Haven Lodge, which will continue to operate 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, merged with Broadmead Care Society where the BCGEU already represents over 400 workers.  "Broadmead Care Society is a n...

April 04, 2018

Update on Bargaining for VSA Highway Maintenance (Service Area 14) - BCGEU

Ratification meetings for the VSA membership were held on March 6th and 7th. The deal was rejected by the membership.The Union and the Employer have agreed to return to the table to seek a new agreement. Please be aware that agreements made at the provincial table as part of the Provincial Memorandum of Agreement (PMOA) cannot be changed. Wages and pension are part of the PMOA. Your local Barga...