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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.


April 04, 2016

OHS Reps in Area 02 - BC Federation of Labour "Emergency Preparedness" Course

The “Emergency Preparedness” course will be offered at the Nanaimo area office on Monday May 2, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be facilitated by a BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre facilitator. This course has been designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the planning and preparations needed to assist workplaces to respond before, durin...

April 01, 2016

BC Corps of Commissionaires (West Coast Express) collective bargaining

Your Bargaining Committee will be meeting with the Employer on April 12 and 13, 2016 to commence bargaining with the Employer. Once a tentative agreement has been reached, the Union will inform members of the dates and times for ratification meetings. The Bargaining Committee may provide other updates during the bargaining process if deemed necessary. In solidarity Richard Tones Staff Repre...

April 01, 2016

Enhanced Stewards' training for local 1003 stewards

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2016  9:30 am to 5:00 pm Where: Lower Mainland Area Office Suite #130 – 2920 Virtual Way Vancouver, BC  V5M 0C4 In our ongoing commitment to steward development we are offering a skills development day for stewards in Local 1003. The agenda will include a brief refresher on grievances, duty to accommodate, non-grievance complaint processes in the collective agreement,...

March 29, 2016

Argo Road Maintenance (Thompson) nomination results for bargaining committee

Congratulations to Jason Vermiere and Steven Wootten (alternate), the successful candidates in the recent election for Bargaining Committee members.   Your Bargaining Committee Members now include: Justin Finley, Jerry Stutt, Jason Vermiere and Steven Wootten. Bargaining Committee members will also serve on your Joint Labour Management Committee. In solidarity Brenda Beckmann Staff Repre...

March 23, 2016

Forests and Water: Key elements of environmental and economic stability

In March every year the United Nations commemorates two important days. The International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22) are celebrated together to focus attention on the fact that the health of these two natural elements are interconnected with the economic and social health of the entire population of our planet. Forests cover one third of the global land mass and a...

March 23, 2016

Esquimalt Drydock Company worksite visit by BCGEU Component 10 vice president

I am pleased to advise that Component 10 Vice President Rory Smith and Local 1001 Chair Scott Bumphrey will be making a worksite visit to the Esquimalt Drydock Company on Thursday March 31, 2016. As the Staff Representative assigned to local 10 in Victoria, I will also be accompanying both elected representatives on this important visit.  The purpose of the lunch hour visit is to say hello, an...

March 22, 2016

Protrans BC Operations Ltd occupational health and safety reps

Listed below are the Occupational Health and Safety Reps at Protrans BC Operations Ltd. OH&S Reps: Shant Khachadur Darrell Murrin Andrea Sherman   OH&S Rep Alternates: Matt Boisvenue Don Gold Lee Waddell If you have any questions regarding workplace  issues, please feel free to contact any of the worksite Reps set out above. In solidarity Richard Tones Staff Represen...

March 21, 2016

Recognizing the movement to eliminate racial discrimination

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, "Human Rights Day," to commemorate the lives that have been lost in the fight for democracy ...

March 21, 2016

OHS training at the BC Federation of Labour

The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is offering additional training through the BC Federation of Labour for government and labour code OHS worker representatives. These training sessions are for specific courses we do not offer through the BCGEU. The one or two day OHS course is a pre-requisite to the BC Federation of Labour OHS training. Your employer must pay for you to...

March 17, 2016

Urgent Action - Honduran activist assassination

Berta Cáceres, a prominent environmental activist, was assassinated in Honduras on March 3, and a witness to the assassination is being held against his will. We need people to urge both Canadian & Honduran authorities to take action and conduct a full investigation. Full details and letters to sign can be found on the CoDevelopment Canada website by clicking here.  UPDATE: There has been ...

March 16, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...