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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 16, 2020

All BCGEU Members at Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc. AIM Roads) - Gri...

As you are aware, in recent months AIM Roads Inc. made changes to their management group. With those changes, they engaged us as a union in discussions on ways to improve the labour relations environment with AIM. While establishing and maintaining good labour relations is always an ongoing process that requires commitment of such from both sides, the parties sought to resolve a number of conte...

October 09, 2020

Protrans - Looking to bridge the gap – Key bargaining date next Wednesday, Oc...

The bargaining process has been a lengthy one. We have been at the bargaining table for 35 days and the parties reached an impasse on our last day of negotiations last week. We remain apart on multiple issues, two very important proposals remaining are wage parity with sky train and improved sick leave. At the moment, we cannot recommend a settlement on the basis of what's left outstanding. Whi...

October 09, 2020

Union elections postponed - BCGEU

We hope you are safe and well as we move into the cooler months. COVID-19 has brought adjustments to the way our union operates. For instance, provincial health regulations caused us to have to postpone our June 2020 triennial convention until June 2021. This is to let you know we're also postponing our steward elections until 2021. Local elections are postponed until early 2022.  In the meanti...

October 02, 2020

Temporary employment opportunity at LifeLabs - BCGEU

To BCGEU members impacted by workplace closure or disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the union would like to let you know about a temporary employment opportunity to work with fellow BCGEU members at LifeLabs, a Canadian laboratory services provider.   LifeLabs is currently hiring temporary Packaging Clerk positions in Surrey, BC, to support the increase in COVID-19 testing across the pro...

October 01, 2020

PRT Growing Services Ltd. - Bargaining Committee Chair Acclaimed Further Ca...

Congratulations to Jan Brewer (Armstrong/Vernon) who was acclaimed into the position of Bargaining Committee Member and Chairperson. Jan brings to the table extensive experience from previous rounds of bargaining with the employer. Unfortunately, there were no further nominations received, so we are making a further call for nominations for Bargaining Committee Members to represent each of the ...

September 29, 2020

Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2020 Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long-term care The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the deficiencies of for-profit seniors' care and this issue will be top of mind for voters deciding who to support in the provincial election(Burnaby, B.C.) - A new Research Co. poll has found that a significant majority of British Columb...

September 22, 2020

SPR Traffic Services LP - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

The Union and the Employer will now work through all the non-monetary language before we table our monetary proposals. It can be tricky to schedule dates for when everyone is available and our next meetings are booked for October 13th thru 16th. We hope to make some considerable progress with four days scheduled for bargaining. Stay tuned for further updates then. To help ensure you receive a c...

September 10, 2020

Release of Patterson WCB review validates injured workers’ experiences - BCGEU

We want to share how pleased our union and our members are to see the B.C. government's release of the long-awaited review of our workers' compensation system by retired labour lawyer Janet PattersonThe report, released August 26, is not only a victory on the path towards a more worker-centered system but a validation of the lived experience of injured workers in B.C. – including many current a...