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B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

January 08, 2020

Call for Nominations - YRB Roads SA14 - BCGEU

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS ELECTION OF:THREE LABOUR-MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVESONE LABOUR-MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVE Your Joint Labour-Management Committee is calling for nominations for three (3) Labour-Management Committee Members and one (1) Labour-Management Alternate Committee Member, representing the BCGEU members, to serve on this Committee for the remainder of the...

January 02, 2020

West Coast Express (BC Corps of Commissionaires) – Steward Nomination - BCGEU

Hello Station Attendants! We are looking for 2 shop stewards (1 shop steward and 1 alternate shop steward) at BC Corps of Commissionaires (West Coast Express). As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. Please consider nominating yourself or another member to be a shop steward. I look forward to receiving your nominations and work...

December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed at 1:00pm on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU m...

December 19, 2019

Cherryville school bus incident - BCGEU

Following an incident last week in Cherryville B.C. where a school bus became stuck in a ditch due to snowy road conditions, our union is calling on AIM Roads Inc. to ensure they meet the highway maintenance standards agreed to in their 10-year contract with the provincial government. Read our media release here: Winter maintenance and public safety a top priority for BCGEU highway workers We k...

December 19, 2019

Winter maintenance and public safety a top priority for BCGEU highway workers...

On behalf of members employed by Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc., the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the company to ensure they meet the highway maintenance standards agreed to in their 10-year contract with the provincial government. This follows an incident last week in Cherryville B.C. where a school bus became stuck in a ditch due to snowy road co...

December 18, 2019

Grand Forks childcare professionals launch one-day strike - BCGEU

WHAT: After issuing a 72-hour strike notice on Friday of last week, 14 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Sunshine Valley Child Care are set to strike for one day on Thursday December 19, 2019. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages,...

December 10, 2019

Executive Nomination Results - L1004 - BCGEU

Please be advised of the following Local 1004 Executive nomination results: 2nd Vice Chairperson   Brendan Borba Member at Large        Greg Cole Congratulations to the new Local 1004 Executive members and thank you to everyone that allowed their names to stand in nomination and/or participated in the process. If any local 1004 member is interested in filling one of the vacant positions above, ...

December 09, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care w...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 9, 2019BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care workers The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's commitment of $8.5 million over three years to build an independent provincial occupational health and safety agency to address the high rate of injury in the health care sector. "The BCGEU represents thous...

December 06, 2019

Remembering l’Ecole Polytechnique - 30 years later - BCGEU

December 6, 1989 was a Wednesday like any other: I spent the day at the childcare centre I worked at surrounded by kids and my colleagues. I found out about the massacre at l'Ecole Polytechnique on the radio while I was driving home that evening. I was shocked and devastated at the news. Having been raised in a strongly feminist family, the idea that 14 women had been singled out and killed by ...

December 03, 2019

BCGEU met with Health Minister Dix - Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - BCGEU

Yesterday your worksite Union representatives, along BCGEU president Stephanie Smith met with provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix.  We discussed a number of issues with Minister Dix regarding BCGEU members working at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, including the number of serious injuries to our members, staffing levels, program closures, heavy workload, forensic pay and wage issues, parti...

December 03, 2019

The Provincial – Fall 2019 - BCGEU

Check out the latest, redesigned issue of The Provincial.   This issue has updates on how our union's work on investing ethically, a number of recent conferences and workshops to strengthen our union, and the guidelines on electoral campaigns for our upcoming Convention 2020.   UWU/MoveUP

December 02, 2019

Nominations for area 10 Argo Road Maintenance labour management committees - ...

Nominations are now open for three positions and one alternate on your labour management committee. Nomination forms are attached to this bulletin and can also be picked up at your area office. Nominations close on January 2, 2020. Nominations can be faxed, emailed or dropped off to your area office.Nominations must be received no later than January 2, 2020 at 5 p.m.In the event we receive more...