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 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 ...

January 22, 2018

Nomination for Local 1008 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (4) Youth Member    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: February 16, 2018  If there is an ...

January 22, 2018

Bargaining Begins for PRT Growing Services - BCGEU

Bargaining commenced with the Employer on January 16th thru 18th in Kelowna, with a full exchange of all the Union's non-monetary proposals. We have a number of significant issues that are equally important as the monetary issues and we wanted a full discussion and to try to resolve those issues first. Bargaining will reconvene on February 6th, at which time we are hopeful we can resolve some ...

January 18, 2018

JPW Ratification Updated Meeting Notice - BCGEU

Members of JPW Road & Bridge Inc.Collective Bargaining   UPDATE – 5:00 a.m. January 19 Armstrong meeting added Your Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative collective agreement has been reached with JPW Road & Bridge Inc. In order to obtain successorship, as stipulated in terms set in an agreement with the Provincial Government, the agreement must be ratified at least 60 days ...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...