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

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...

October 27, 2017

You're Invited - Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Afr...

BCGEU members are invited to join the Stephen Lewis Foundation for this event at Langara College in November:   The Stephen Lewis Foundation is proud to announce the publication of: Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  A SECOND BOOK LAUNCH FOR VANCOUVER – JOIN US! Thursday, November 9, 2017 Event is from 7-9:00 pm Langara College (100 West 4...

October 26, 2017

Report affirms need for B.C. government to increase supports to children and ...

Room for Improvement – a report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) – makes recommendations for additional funding as well as coordination between the Ministry of Education, school districts, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development to help children and youth in care succeed academically. The report also highlights the need for culturally appropriate sup...

October 24, 2017

Steward Election Results - Local 1010 - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members of Local 1010 – Operational Services The Steward Elections for Local 1010 closed on October 11th. The following are the results for each worksite in Operational Services:   Caribou Road Services   Sandy Fellers   Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Fort St. John)   Dustin Leach Dean Schlegel Adam Wiebe Dave Wiebe   Please join us in wishing them well in their new positions!   If...

October 24, 2017

Collective Agreement Ratification for Members at Mainroad Lower Mainland Con...

We are pleased to announce that your Collective Agreement, which takes effect March 15, 2019, has been ratified. This ratification ensures that successorship will be included in the next maintenance contract.    In solidarity Orlando Bokor, Bargaining Committee Chair Joseph Reith, Bargaining Committee Member Kevin Thomasen, Bargaining Committee Member Bill Hall, Bargaining Committee Member - al...

October 23, 2017

Executive Vice President Tour - Revised - BCGEU

  Hello Everyone!   Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate):   Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 1. 8:00 - 10:00 am Crest Motor Hotel 2. 11:15 - 11:35 am BC Liquor Store   Old Hazelton, Monday October 23rd...

October 20, 2017

President's statement on death of correctional officer Kellie Shand - BCGEU

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kellie Shand, a long-time BCGEU member, who tragically died while on shift as a correctional officer at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC). This is a terrible tragedy for not only our Corrections and Sheriffs component, but for our entire union. In his 22-year career as a correctional officer, Kellie was a committed and experienced profes...

October 18, 2017

Executive Vice President, James Coccola Worksite tour - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers (at the below listed worksites) Hello Everyone! Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate): Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 8:00...

October 17, 2017

BCGEU submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government S...

Yesterday, the BCGEU entered our submission to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services yesterday, outlining the union's priorities for the upcoming provincial budget for 2018/19. This budget marks an important moment. It will take the next steps toward a fiscal plan for the province that truly puts families and communities first. "We support the new government in i...

October 17, 2017

RATIFICATION VOTE MEETING – Wednesday, October 18, 2017 for all Mainroad Lowe...

A tentative settlement has been reached.   Ratification meetings will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the following venues:   Location Time   Cloverdale 6:30 am – 8:30 am   Massey 10:00 am – 12:00 pm   Port Mann 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm   Members on the job will be afforded time to attend and vote. Members not on shift can attend any of the meetings to vote.   It is important for you to ...