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 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...

February 08, 2018

Elections For Local 1005 Executive - BCGEU

The nomination period for the local 105 executive closed on February 7, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed:  Chairperson:Michelle McKenna  Recording Secretary:Vacant - No nominations received 1st Vice Chairperson:Fred Street  3 Members-at-Large:3 Vacant - No nominations received  Treasurer:Vacant - No nominations received  1 Member-at-Large Young Worker:Vacant - No ...

February 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...

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...