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

December 05, 2017

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - BCGEU

  December 6:    National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6th is a dark day in our country’s history. It marks the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal, in which 14 women were singled out for their gender and killed. The 14 women slain in this horrific act of misogyny and gender-based violence were Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, N...

December 05, 2017

BCGEU welcomes wildfire review - BCGEU

  BCGEU welcomes wildfire review   The BC Government and Service Employees' Union welcomes the BC government's announcement of an independent review of wildfire and flood response today. "Our members, who provide on-the-ground emergency fire and flood response across the province, are happy to hear that the government has initiated a review of the catastrophic natural events of the past year,"...

December 01, 2017

Ministry resources new Overdose Emergency Response Centre, more staff to step...

Victoria – Today the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions announced an escalation of their emergency response to the overdose crisis. To deal with the deepening crisis across the province, the government is setting up a centralized Overdose Emergency Response Centre to coordinate a response to the overdose crisis that spans the province. “Seeing the government move forward with creating new...

November 30, 2017

Posting of completed work schedules and vacation schedules - Protrans - BCGEU

During the work schedule and vacation sign up process, it came to the Union's attention that the Employer was not posting the completed work nor vacation schedules in a manner that they were visible to all employees. Rather, individual schedules are made available for viewing in KRONOS. We advised the Employer that the Union viewed this as a breach of Articles 15.4(f) and 18.2(c). In conversati...

November 28, 2017

Sacred Water Ceremony - BCGEU

National Aboriginal Peoples CircleBCGEUVancouver Island Human Rights CommitteePSACBC Presents a  SACRED WATER CEREMONY According to Vice News Canada, as of July 31 2017, there were a total of 121 First Nations under 172 drinking water advisories across Canada. ACCESS TO CLEAN AND SAFE WATER IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT Join Todd Smith, PSAC A/Regional Executive Vice-President, and Sussanne Skidmore, ...

November 28, 2017

BCGEU launches housing affordability plan - BCGEU

Following the launch of a campaign on housing affordability earlier this month, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a report detailing recommendations on how the province can solve the housing affordability crisis. The Building an Affordable B.C. report provides recommendations aimed at tackling the root of the housing crisis: speculation on the part of financi...

November 27, 2017

CRSS Bargaining Committee By-Election Results - BCGEU

The By-Elections for Caribou Road Services South closed on November 24th, 2017.   The following is now your Bargaining Committee: Sandy Fellers Bill Lamoureaux Mike Russell   Please join us in wishing Mike well in his new position!   In solidarity,   Christine Peters Region 4 Coordinator       Download as pdf     UWU/MoveUp  

November 21, 2017

On the National Inquiry into into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and G...

On November 1, 2017 the commissioners for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls released their interim report, Our Women and Girls are Sacred. As an organization with standing in the Inquiry, the BCGEU has carefully reviewed the 118-page report which clearly demonstrates the enormous scope of the Inquiry. The report includes some very startling statistics – I...

November 20, 2017

­­B.C.’s fastest growing union launches housing affordability plan - BCGEU

­­B.C.'s fastest growing union launches housing affordability plan     Following the launch of a campaign on housing affordability earlier this month, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a report detailing recommendations on how the province can solve the housing affordability crisis.   The Building an Affordable B.C. report provides recommendations aimed at ta...

November 18, 2017

Human Rights Commission - BCGEU

As you may be aware, the province has been undertaking steps to reinstate the BC Human Rights Commission. The BCGEU is pleased to hear that the provincial government is taking this step and that the province has called on all British Columbians to engage in the process by sharing their thoughts and opinions on what the commission should look like. The BCGEU has developed a submission that bring...

November 17, 2017

Expression of Interest – Component Young Worker for Component 10 - BCGEU

Currently, there is a vacancy on the component (meets four times per year) for a young worker. This position is for any member who is under the age of 30. This position brings light to the important issues of young workers that may include limitations they have encountered in the workplace and within the labour movement. Our component young worker will assist locals that do not have a young wor...

November 15, 2017

BC Corps of Commissionaires - Worksite Steward - BCGEU

Nominations for steward elections have now closed. This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at BC Corps of Commissionaires that the following person was acclaimed as a steward for your worksite:   · Russell Newcombe   Thank you and congratulations!!!   If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free to contact the above noted steward.   If y...

November 09, 2017

Protrans Members Buying Back of Past Service Pension Presentation and Q & A -...

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD***   Earlier this year the BCGEU held six pension sessions with Protrans staff on the overview of the Public Service Pension Plan staff will be joining January 1, 2018. At those sessions, there were many questions on the opportunity to buy back past service with Protrans. To be clear, every employee on the date the employer joins the plan (January 1, 2018) will hav...

November 09, 2017

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Members for Yellowhead Road & Bridge – V...

Nominations are open for two bargaining committee members and one alternate (3 positions in total).  Nomination forms are attached to this bulletin and can also be picked up at your area office. Nominations close on December 9, 2017. Nominations can be dropped off, mailed, faxed or emailed to:   Diane L. Wood Union Centre Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU 500 Quebec Street Prince George, B...

November 09, 2017

BCGEU out of gate early with public service bargaining conferences - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is ramping up pre-bargaining efforts by conducting bargaining conferences this week, even though most collective agreements aren't set to expire until 2019. Delegates from across the province gathered in Vancouver to hammer out bargaining priorities for upcoming negotiations, which are expected to take place in the new year. "...

November 08, 2017

Aboriginal Veterans Day - BCGEU

On November 8th we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist in higher proportion than any other group in Canada.  The BCGEU is honored this year to sponsor the luncheon for veterans at the Vancouver A...

November 03, 2017

Worksite Stewards at Capilano Highway Services - BCGEU

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD***   Nominations for steward elections have now closed. This notice is to advise all BCGEU members at Capilano Highway Services that the following people were acclaimed as stewards for your worksite: · John McDonald · Ron Dendewicz   Thank you and congratulations to the stewards.   If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, p...