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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 12, 2022

Vancouver Island library job action paused as BCGEU librarians consider wage ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and, as a result, are pausing job action. The offer comes after a month of rotating pickets at various VIRL branches. Following meetings to discuss the terms of the tentative ag...

April 12, 2022

PRT Growing Services Ltd.- Ratification meetings and vote! - BC General Emplo...

Your elected bargaining committee has a new tentative agreement for you to consider. Ratification meetings are scheduled for in person at specific worksites and members will receive a mail-in ballot based on the information we have in our Membership Records. We hope that you will either come in person to one of the times and locations listed below or reach out to one of the bargaining committee...

April 07, 2022

22% of RBC Shareholders Back Resolution on Financialization of Housing - BC G...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Today, RBC (TSX: RY) shareholders voted 22% in favour of a proposal asking for the company to assess and mitigate the human rights and reputational risks involved in the financialization of housing. The proposal was presented by the B.C. General Employees’ Union, an institutional investor in RBC. In response to the AGM results, BCGEU President Stephani...

April 06, 2022

Day of Mourning on April 28 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, our coming together this year will once again be in-person. It is critical that we all remember those workers and reiterate our commitment to fight for the ...

April 06, 2022

All Members at Mainroad (East Kootenay) Contracting LP - Bargaining Committee...

  Your bargaining committee elections last occurred in 2015 and your collective agreement expires in less than 18 months (October 2, 2023). As we want to be well prepared for bargaining, we are putting this out now to ensure we have the duly elected committee in place for the preparation required. Your bargaining committee plays a critical role both in the preparation for bargaining and the bar...

April 05, 2022

All BCGEU Members at PRT Growing Services Ltd. - New Tentative Agreement Reac...

Members voted to reject the tentative agreement reached in December. The parties have been having without prejudice discussions since early February to see what would be possible to bring back to members for a tentative agreement. The parties met last week and have reached a new tentative agreement. We heard you and understand that many of you were not happy with the way the first year of the c...

March 29, 2022

BCGEU librarians still without offer, all to strike with pickets at targeted ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – After more than a week without an offer from their employer, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action. As of 7:00 am Wednesday, March 30th, all BCGEU members working as VIRL employees will be on strike. In person and virtual services at all ...

March 25, 2022

BCGEU and PSA head back to the table - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) will be resuming after a 15 day break. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. "We always say 'where there's talk, there's hope" so getting invited back to the table is definitely posi...