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.

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February 06, 2018

Your Local 1001 Executive - BCGEU

I am pleased to announce the results of nominations received for the Local 1001 Executive: Scott Bumphrey   Chairperson  Shea Morgan        1st Vice Chairperson Please join us in congratulating your Local Executive! In solidarity Lynda Willson Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

February 06, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike An astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike action Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from February 1-4, over 90% of Hard Rock staff came out and voted 99.5% in favour of taking...

February 05, 2018

Update on Bargaining for Yellowhead Road and Bridge (Vanderhoof, Service Area...

Bargaining will recommence with your Employer on Tuesday, February 13th in Prince George. You will be notified as soon as a tentative agreement is reached. In solidarity Tyrell Weaver Bargaining Committee Chairperson Ben Atkins Bargaining Committee Member Howard Hummel Bargaining Committee Member Fateh Born Staff Negotiator Download PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

February 05, 2018

B.C.’s liquor stores well positioned under new cannabis retail regulations - ...

The new retail cannabis regulations announced by the B.C. government leaves B.C.'s liquor stores well-positioned to provide safe, secure, reliable access to non-medical cannabis products, the Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC (RMRABC) said today. While the government chose not to allow the sale of alcohol and cannabis in the same store, because of federal recommendations against co-lo...

February 05, 2018

Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Vanderhoof) NOB - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee met with the Employer for negotiations on January 30th and 31st. We made progress on some of the Union's proposals but were not able to reach a deal. Both the Union and Employer have agreed to return to the table. Your Bargaining Committee is working hard to achieve the best possible deal for the membership. Both sides are bound by a confidentiality agreement. The memb...

February 02, 2018

BCGEU presses budget priorities in letter to B.C. Finance Minister - BCGEU

As the new NDP government prepares to introduce their first full budget on February 20, the BCGEU used the opportunity to restate our union's budget priorities in a letter to B.C.   Finance Minister Carole James:   Dear Minister, Re Priorities for the upcoming B.C. Budget 2018/2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our members' observations and priorities in the lead-up to B.C. Budget 2018...

February 01, 2018

Area 07 2018 Free Skate - BCGEU

FREE PUBLIC SKATE Every year, the Cross Component Committee (CCC) of the BCGEU is pleased to celebrate the BC Family Day with free public skates throughout the Okanagan. Here are the locations, dates and times for this year: Sunday, Feb. 11thHassen Memorial Arena3315 Pleasant Valley RdArmstrong3:45pm - 5:45pm Sunday, Feb. 11thJim Lind Arena2760 Cameron RdWest Kelowna1:30pm – 4:00pm Monday, Feb....

February 01, 2018

BCGEU remembers Lorraine Logan - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorraine Logan who passed away on January 23, 2018. An activist through and through, and right up until the end, she was a champion of workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights and seniors' rights. Lorraine Logan grew up in Vancouver. Her family was smal...

January 31, 2018

Read the Winter 2018 issue of The Steward - BCGEU

In this issue, we look at a variety of topics to keep you up-to-date on issues that could affect your workplace, and the members you represent. Topics include the duty to accommodate and how it may arise through discrimination based on disability or family status; the employer's legal duty to protect members from harassment on the employer's social media platforms; the employee's duty to mitiga...

January 30, 2018

Results of Ratification Vote for JPW Road and Bridge Inc. - BCGEU

The membership voted to accept the tentative collective agreement. This agreement will take effect on April 1, 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 process. The current collective agreement will continue until March 1, 2019. In solidarit...

January 26, 2018

BCGEU Submission to Review of Professional Reliance - BCGEU

The government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. The day-to-day work of thousands of BCGEU members is shaped by this regulatory model, and many of our members have raised the alarm about its shortcomings.  In its present form, the professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading in some cases to the misman...

January 26, 2018

PRT Growing Services - Campbell River - Important Meeting - BCGEU

There will be an important Union meeting for all workers at the Campbell River nursery. Non-Union workers are invited to attend, too. We are currently negotiating the renewal of the collective agreement and we want to update you on our progress.  Date: Wednesday, January 31stTime: 7:00 pmPlace: Anchor Inn 261 Island Highway Campbell River  Your Bargaining Committee representative will be availa...

January 26, 2018

Important Meeting for all BCGEU Members at PRT Growing Services - BCGEU

There will be an important Union meeting for all workers from both nurseries. Non-Union workers are invited to attend, too. We are currently negotiating the renewal of the collective agreement and we want to update you on our progress.  Date: Thursday, February 1stTime: 6:00 pmPlace: Village Green Hotel 4801 27 Street Vernon Your Bargaining Committee representative will be available to answer q...

January 25, 2018

Sticks and Stones... - BCGEU

"Sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you"… This old children's rhyme from the 1800's was meant to persuade victims of name-calling to ignore the taunts of their peers. But since then, we've learned that name-calling can cause great damage to our psychological and physical health and safety. Name-calling, bullying, harassment and pranks can hurt us psychologically, w...

January 25, 2018

Local 1011 Local Executive Elections - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:  · Chair · 1st Vice Chair · 2nd Vice Chair · Secretary Treasurer · Recording Secretary · Member-At-Large (2 Positions) · Member-At-Large (Young Delegate)  The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 ...