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 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...

October 07, 2016

Local 1002 (& Local 1003 in Powell River) Worksite Visits

To:     All BCGEU Members of Local 1002 (& Local 1003 in Powell River) Re:     Worksite Visits   Dear Sisters and Brothers, Local 1002 Chairperson, Danny Campbell and your Component 10 Second Vice-Chairperson, Lana Vincent,  will soon be visiting a variety of Local 1002 worksites. Sister Vincent is the Chairperson of Local 1003 that includes the geographic area from Whistler, through th...

October 07, 2016

BCGEU makes budget submission to Finance Committee

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith made a presentation to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Governnment Services today, outlining the union’s priorities for the upcoming provincial budget. Smith noted that it’s time to chart a different course in British Columbia and urged the government to take steps to accomplish three main objectives – quality jobs for all British Columbians; r...

October 04, 2016

Nanaimo-Duke Point Yard Nominations for Shop Steward

To:       All BCGEU Members at Nanaimo-Duke Point Yard, Local 1002 Re:       Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position)   Nominations are now open for a shop steward at Nanaimo-Duke Point Yard   What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in ...

September 30, 2016

Watch: Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week and speaks about the importa...

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week in Victoria that included worksite visits, a member BBQ and the Union of BC Municipalities convention. She also honours the work of Phyllis Webstad on Orange Shirt Day. Have a look: