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.


May 29, 2018

Executive donation to Red Cross for flood relief - BCGEU

From April through June 2017, catastrophic flooding devastated parts of the Okanagan, Kootenay and Shuswap regions forcing thousands of British Columbians from their homes. According to the BC Flood and Wildfire Review released last month, the estimated cost of flood response in 2017 was more than $73 million. Just a year later, while many families and communities are still dealing with the aft...

May 28, 2018

Your Local 1009 Executive - BCGEU

I am pleased to announce that Mark Ashley has been acclaimed as the Young Worker Representative. I am sure that you will all join me in wishing Mark well in his position. Your Local Executive Officers are: Walter Chernoff ChairpersonDave Johnson 1st Vice ChairGarry Campbell 2nd Vice Chair*Vacant Treasurer*Vacant Recording SecretaryJames Kastrukoff Member-at-LargeMark Ashley Young Worker*Vacant ...

May 25, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fle...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds today's announcement by the provincial government that it will build 1,500 new supportive housing units throughout the province for women and children fleeing violence. Over the next 10 years, government will invest $734 million to build this much-needed housing which includes transition houses, safe homes, second-stage and long-te...

May 23, 2018

PRT Growing Services Collective Agreement Ratifies! - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that all five nurseries have now completed the balloting process and the members have accepted the tentative agreement by 96%. Congratulations on the resounding result!We will now be contacting the employer to sign the final document and enquire about a timely release of the retroactive wage increase. The first general wage increase of 3% is ...

May 17, 2018

Local 1001 Members at Mainroad - Collective Agreement Ratification - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that your Collective Agreement, which takes effect on September 19, 2019, has been ratified. This ratification ensures that successorship will be included in the next maintenance contract.  In Solidarity,    Angela MahlmannRepresentative - Negotiations   Download 1001 Mainroad NoB - May 17 2018.pdfUWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

Coquitlam casino still behind pickets - BCGEU

After five days of job action, a labour dispute at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Great Canadian Gaming Corp. said in a statement Monday that it has been granted an order by the B.C. Labour Relations Board prohibiting striking workers from blocking entry to the property.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018


Talks between Gateway Casinos and members of the BC Government and Service Employees Union have broken off. On Tuesday morning, over a hundred employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops rallied in Kelowna to push for higher wages.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018


Employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops gathered in Kelowna Tuesday morning to push for higher wages. Negotiations between the company and the bargaining committee began back in January, but stopped abruptly in March, prompting Tuesday’s demonstration.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

Casino workers nearing strike? - BCGEU

A vocal group of employees from four of the Okanagan's largest casinos rallied in Kelowna this morning as their union headed back to the bargaining table. Approximately 1,400 employees of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon, and Cascades Casinos in Penticton and Kamloops) are pressuring the company to pay them a living...

May 17, 2018

Casino workers press for wage hike - BCGEU

Gateway Casino workers will be rallying Tuesday for higher wages. Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union working at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops are calling on their employer to improve wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume Tuesday.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP