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

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...

February 13, 2018

Emcon Services Inc. Contract Area 2 & 3 - Memorandum of Understanding 12 - BCGEU

Most members are aware that 2018 is the final year of Emcon's road and bridge maintenance contracts with the Province of BC for Service Contract Area 2 and Service Contract Area 3. The province is in the process of receiving bids for these service contract areas. Members are reminded of the following provision of the collective agreement. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING 12 Re: Final Vacation Year I...

February 09, 2018

PRT Talks Break Down - BCGEU

Bargaining resumed on Feb 6th thru 8th in Kelowna and we are pleased to report that we agreed to a new and more extensive article on Harassment and Bullying, complete with an independent complaint procedure. However, there was no agreement on other significant language changes, including: scheduling, job security and assignment of promotional opportunities.   Additionally, your employer present...

February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

February 09, 2018

Local 1003 Capilano Highways Service (Service Area 05) - BCGEU

  Re: TENTATIVE AGREEMENT RATIFIED The membership voted 74% in favour to accept the tentative collective agreement. This agreement will take effect on April 19, 2019. This agreement provides continued job security and the collective agreement, through successorship, regardless of which company is the successful bidder on the upcoming Request for Proposal. The bargaining committee thanks the mem...

February 09, 2018

Your New Local 1010 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for the Local 1010 Executive.   Please join us in congratulating the following members in their position for this three year term of office!   Local 1010 Chairperson          John Cantlon Local 1010 1st Vice Chair        Dean Schlegel Local 1010 2nd Vice Chair       Bonnie Leney         In Solidarity,     BCGEU Peace River Area Office  Downloa...

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...

February 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...