All BCGEU offices are open. Members who wish to attend at a BCGEU office must follow BCGEU Safety Protocols which include proof of vaccination and wearing a face mask in all common areas.
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.
Ergonomics is the science of adapting the workplace to the worker and the product to the user.
You are at risk of developing musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) when you carry out work without first considering how the workplace suits you. This can lead to disabling conditions if not recognized and treated in the early stages. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Sections 4.46 – 4.53, re...
I am extremely happy with the news that the successful bidder of the Service Area 11 contract is Mainroad. This means our professional, qualified and experienced members will continue to keep our roads safe in the East Kootenays.
It was just over a year ago that meetings started with the Ministry of Transportation to address the issue of successorship for Service Area 11 in the East Kootenays....
The Ministry of Transportation announced today a seven-year agreement with Mainroad Contracting to maintain highways in the East Kootenays.
“This is good news for our members, the travelling public, and other stakeholders who rely on well-maintained highways, roads and bridges in the area,” said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. “Our local crews know the local roads. The collective agreement we...
The Local Chairperson has authorized the opening of nominations for all BCGEU members in good standing at Protrans for three (3) steward positions. Those elected or acclaimed will serve out the remainder of the three year term as outlined in the Union’s constitution and will cease in the Winter of 2018.
Nominations are open effective 9:00am April 25, 2016 and close April 29, 2016 at 4:00pm.
The Union and Employer have experienced some unanticipated delays in wrapping up our discussions regarding a Memorandum regarding the status of Station/Faregate Attendants.
It is our hope the matter will be resolved by the end of next week. We will update you as soon as there is more information.
Download PDF of notice here.
The Area 04 Cross Component Committee presents an evening workshop on the duty to accommodate, medical notes and return to work.
This workshop will cover general information about the employer's duty to accommodate members who, because of a disability require accommodation in their job position or duties.
Date: May 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fraser Valley Area Office
Date: April 19, 2016
To: All BCGEU Members at Mainroad Highway Contracting (Howe Sound)
Re: Worksite Visits
On Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm Local Chairperson, Lana Vincent and Highways Bargaining Council Chair, Dave Maki, will be at the Burnaby yard to meet the members.
This is part of the Union’s ongoing outreach to the membership. Feel free to discuss any issues or ...
On Thursday April 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm Local Chairperson, Lana Vincent and Highways Bargaining Council Chair, Dave Maki, will be at the Sechelt yard to meet the members.
This is part of the Union’s ongoing outreach to the membership. Feel free to discuss any issues or concerns you have regarding the contract, bargaining, or the union in general.
The Union has been unable to reach a tentative agreement with the Employer after two days of bargaining.
Prior to determining the next steps, the Bargaining Committee wants to discuss the status of negotiations with the membership to seek your input.
DATE: Monday April 18, 2016
TIME: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
LOCATION: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office (Musqueam Room)
The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Networker team had their initial meeting in January. The 21 BCGEU members appointed to the team are from all areas of the province. One of their first tasks is to contact BCGEU OHS committee representatives to let them know about upcoming training opportunities.
The Networkers are also busy calling OHS representatives in their areas to determine if the...
Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive:
1st Vice Chairperson
2nd Vice Chairperson
Member-At-Large (3 positions)
Member-At-Large (Youth Delegate)
This term is approximately two years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office are attached and are also available from your Area Offi...
Notice to Bargain
The BCGEU recently gave formal notice to the employer to commence the bargaining process because the current collective agreement term ends on May 31, 2016. Of course your collective agreement remains in full force and effect until a new agreement is negotiated and brought to all of you to vote on and ratify.
Elect your Bargaining Committee
There are three (3) positions fo...