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

October 24, 2016

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System You may have noticed a change with the hazardous product labelling at your worksite. This is due to the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The Globally Harmonized System was initiated to standardize information on the safe use of hazardous products in Canadian workplaces and with our ma...

October 21, 2016

Members at Protrans BC Operations Ltd. Re: Compass Card MOA & Shift Vacancy MOA

The Union has concluded negotiations on two Memorandum’s of Agreement (MOA’s) regarding two separate issues at Protrans. Both of these MOA’s expire with the current collective agreement and were negotiated in consultation with your members of the Joint Committee.  This creates certainty until the current agreement expires and allows the parties to negotiate solutions more thoroughly at that ti...

October 18, 2016

Oxfam Canada launches new campaign for gender equality

Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged. The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women. In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.  In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...

October 14, 2016

Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 07 - BC Fede...

The “Occupational Health” course will be offered at the Okanagan area office in Kelowna on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be delivered by a facilitator from the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre. Health hazards are not as obvious and apparent as safety hazards in the workplace and as such often don’t receive proper attention and resources co...

October 13, 2016

Nominations Open for Local Executive 1003

To:     All BCGEU Local 1003 Members Re:     Nominations Open for Local Executive   The Local Chairperson has declared nominations open for the following positions on the Local 1003 Executive: Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large Second Vice Chair These positions are for the remainder of a three year term ending in the Spring of 2018. Information on the duties of these positi...

October 11, 2016

Highway Maintenance Service Area Bargaining

To:     BCGEU Component 10 Members - Highways Re:     Highway Maintenance Service Area Bargaining   This bulletin is meant for BCGEU members in the highway maintenance sector. As you are aware, there is a contract reopener in all Highway Maintenance Service Area Collective Agreements. That reopener is set to take place this month (Oct 2016). However, as part of the process in preparing for t...