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.


February 25, 2016

BC Budget 2016: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions. Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...

February 22, 2016

Argo Highway Maintenance nomination results

Nominations are closed for Argo Highway Maintenance Inc. SA15, Bargaining Committee. The following people were nominated for the Bargaining Committee:     Steven Wooten        Jason Rupert     Jason Vermiere        Tristan Derkatch     Tyler Derkatch An election will be conducted to determine the one (1) Bargaining Committee member and one (1) Alternate Bargaining Committee member.  Ballot p...

February 22, 2016

Local 1009 local executive update

I am pleased to announce that Mark Ashley has been acclaimed as the Young Worker Representative. I am sure that you will all join me in wishing Mark well in his new position. Your Local Executive Officers are: David Johnson          Chairperson Walter Chernoff        1st Vice Chair Mark Tomasini          2nd Vice Chair *Vacant                   Treasurer David Boughton        Recording Secre...

February 17, 2016

Member Update - Budget 2016 Response

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides the union's response to the BC government's 2016 budget, which was introduced to the legislature on February 16, 2016.

February 17, 2016

BCGEU unionizes advocacy group Leadnow

Leadnow employees have organized to join the BCGEU. The organization works to promote democracy and social justice in Canada. It describes itself as: ‘an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada.’ “We’re delighted to welcome Leadnow into the BCGEU family. T...

February 16, 2016

Increased funding for MCFD welcome news, investment overdue in other ministries

“We welcome the increased funding for the Ministry for Children and Family Development announced in today’s budget. Our union, and especially our frontline members, have worked hard to convince government that a significant increase is crucial for the ministry. Their concerns were detailed in the BCGEU report Choose Children, and these efforts have paid off. Additional frontline social workers,...

February 15, 2016

BCGEU launches "Local Crews Know Local Roads" campaign

This week our union is launching a campaign to protect the jobs of BCGEU members who maintain the highways, roads and bridges in our province. You might hear the radio ad we are running in targeted parts of the province. You will be asked to sign a petition calling on Premier Clark to keep our highways safe by ensuring that our professional, experienced, highways workers are retained if high...

February 12, 2016

Congratulations David Vipond!

Today is a day many thought would never happen: it is BCGEU Director David Vipond’s last day on the job before retirement. For those that don’t know David, he’s been one of the behind the scenes heroes of the BCGEU throughout the last 35 years, and it’s hard to imagine what the BCGEU will be like without him. David’s history with the BCGEU began as an member, working at the B.C. Liquor Dist...

February 12, 2016

Local Crews Know Local Roads

Next week our union is beginning a campaign aimed at protecting the jobs of the experienced workers who keep our highways safe. You might hear the radio ad we are running in targeted parts of the province. The public will be asked to sign a petition calling on Premier Clark to keep our highways safe by ensuring that experienced, professional, highways workers are retained if highways maintenan...

February 10, 2016

Information on bullying and harassment

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, we stand together to say no to bullying. The Workers Compensation Board approved three Occupational Health and Safety policies under sections 115, 116, and 117 of the Workers Compensation Act. These policies deal with workplace bullying and harassment. The policies define bullying and harassment, and explain the duties of employers, workers, and supervisors to p...