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

June 24, 2016

Local 1011 Chair Election Results

Sisters and Brothers The election process for the  Local Chair on your Executive closed on June 22, 2016.  We want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results.  Congratulations to Brother Curtis Biech who was elected to the positon. We also want to take this opportunity to thank Brother Shane Hemming for putting his name forward. Your Local Executive is as follows: Chair          ...

June 24, 2016

Keep Your Cool!

The recent hot weather in our province generated several calls to the BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety department. Members want to know if the employer has the responsibility to protect workers from hot temperatures both indoors and out. The short answer is “YES!” The Workers Compensation Act Section 115 mandates that employers must ensure the health and safety of all workers working for t...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU celebrates the 20th National Aboriginal Day

On June 21, 1996 the federal government declared the first National Aboriginal Day. Since that time, the BCGEU has joined the celebrations and the calls for increased support and recognition of Aboriginal peoples across Canada. Over the course of those 20 years, Aboriginal peoples in Canada have fought for and won many advancements and reinforcements of their rights – sometimes through govern...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU demands freedom for Iranian trade unionists

In solidarity with the Free Them Now campaign to free jailed workers in Iran, the BCGEU sent two letters demanding the release of Jafar Azimzadeh and other jailed trade union leaders. Click here to read the general solidarity letter, and click here for the the more specific letter. 

June 13, 2016

Love must be greater than hate – Orlando shootings

The BCGEU expresses deep sorrow at the brutal hate crime which occurred in Orlando, Florida this past weekend and sends condolences to the families of the more than 100 innocent people who were killed and seriously injured at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning. Much of the news coverage has focused on allegations of extremist religious motives. But this was not an act of terrorism, although...

June 13, 2016

Emcon Services Inc., Emil Anderson, JPW Road & Bridge Inc., Interior Roads Lt...

This bulletin only applies to you if you are an auxiliary employee or past age 65 and have entitlement to the Health Spending Account (HSA) provisions and you allocate or intend to allocate some of those HSA funds to the BCGEU Pension Plan. Over the last year, we have been able to settle outstanding policy grievances with several highway maintenance contractors on the Health Spending Accounts ...

June 13, 2016

The Columbia Institute releases a climate change report

The Columbia Institute released a brand-new report today: Top Asks for Climate Action - Ramping Up Low Carbon Communities. You can find it and a summary here. Local governments have a crucial role to play in combating climate change. Their decisions directly or indirectly impact sixty percent of Canada’s energy consumption and more than fifty percent of GHG emissions. Top Asks pinpoints what l...

June 13, 2016

All Station/Faregate Attendants at Protrans BC Operations Ltd. MOA update ses...

The union will be attending the worksite to outline the Memorandum of Agreement that impacts Station and Faregate Attendants as well as answering any questions that may arise. DATE: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 TIME: 12:00pm and 2:00pm LOCATION: Main Floor Boardroom (OEM) Members are encouraged to attend. In solidarity Richard Tones Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFO...

June 10, 2016

BCGEU writes Colombian and Canadian governments on repression

In early June, the BCGEU learned that Colombian state security forces used indiscriminate and excessive force against Colombian citizens engaged in peaceful protest. This led to deaths, serious injuries and arrests of citizens taking part in the “National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Grassroots Mobilization – for Good Living, A structural Agrarian Reform and Dignified Cities – Sowing Hope, Har...