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

March 16, 2018

BCGEU Members size up B.C.'s worst summer of natural disasters

For many people across the province the summer of 2017 was one of angst, uncertainty, and demanding work load due to extreme wildfires and floods. BCGEU members were front and centre in containment and rescue efforts delivered through key agencies like the B.C. Wildfire Service and Emergency Management B.C. Others across the public service took on significant roles in management, administration...

March 16, 2018

PRT Growing Services - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

The Union met with your employer again on March 14th and 15th in Kelowna to continue bargaining.  This time, we returned to the table with the strength and solidarity of your 93% strike vote! We made progress in some areas and plenty of good discussion took place. However, the progress is slow and the big issues are still outstanding, such as a decent wage increase, access to health & welfa...

March 16, 2018

Updated information on improvements to your Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP)...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Board of Trustees has announced a landmark change to the plan design of the PSPP. The BCGEU has a long history of negotiating and advocating for pensions for our members in all sectors. Over the last few years, the BCGEU, as the Plan Partner representative for the PSPP, has engaged the Government Partner on potential plan design improvements. It has ...

March 15, 2018

BCGEU calls on government to guarantee protections for vulnerable seniors.

Over the last year the BCGEU and other organizations have raised questions about the sale of B.C.-based Retirement Concepts to the international conglomerate, Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. – a Chinese-based investor with expansive international holdings.  Retirement Concepts currently operates 21 care homes in B.C., with over two and a half thousand workers which are represented by both the ...

March 13, 2018

Warehouse Positions Available! - BCGEU

Warehouse Positions Available!   The Distribution Centres, located in both Vancouver and Kamloops, have entry-level auxiliary opportunities in Shipping, Receiving, Assembly and Inventory Control. We are accepting applications for additional auxiliary warehouse positions in our fast paced distribution center located in Vancouver. Please note in the summer of 2018 we expect to move our distributi...

March 12, 2018

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Member Engagement For...

The BCGEU has been granted standing at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) allowing it to make a formal written submission to the public inquiry as an organization. BCGEU members from across the province have valuable front-line knowledge and experience to contribute through their role in delivering services and supports for vulnerable Indigenous ch...

March 12, 2018

Social Work Week 2018 - BCGEU

March 11th – 17th is Social Work Week in B.C. This week the vital role of social workers is in focus as we celebrate Social Work Week in B.C. Social workers in the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) assist more than 150 000 children, youth and families each year. "In addition to their important and demanding work, social workers have been tireless advocates for system-wide impro...

March 09, 2018

Local 1003 Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised of the Local 1003 Executive election results: • Chairperson Lana Vincent• 1st Vice Chairperson Stephen Rayson• 2nd Vice Chairperson Kevin Doiron • Treasurer vacant • Recording Secretary Amber Edwards • Member-at-Large Cindy Kwan                             Vanessa Batres • Member-at-Large (Youth Worker) vacant Congratulations to the new and returning Executive members and than...

March 09, 2018

Strike Vote Results for members at PRT Growing Services - BCGEU

The results are in and 93% of you have voted in favour of strike action. From Harrop, to Armstrong, Vernon, Red Rock and Campbell River, you came out to send a message to your employer – you will not back down until you get the respect, fair wages, benefits and working conditions that you deserve! Your phenomenal show of strength and solidarity gives power to your bargaining committee. PRT mana...

March 09, 2018

Child advocate report underlines need for transformative change to Indigenou...

A B.C. Children's Representative report that criticizes attempts to restrict an Indigenous woman's parental access clearly shows that we need to change the way services are delivered in Indigenous communities, the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) said today. "Bernard Richard's report identifies a child apprehension policy, put in place by the previous government, that is in urg...

March 08, 2018

Update On Bargaining for all BCGEU Members at VSA Highway Maintenance (Servic...

The tentative deal voted on by the membership at ratification meetings on March 6th and 7th has been rejected. The deadline to ratify a deal in order to include successorship in the Request For Proposal is April 30th.  In solidarity Fred StreetBargaining Committee Chairperson Ken BarrBargaining Committee Member Dave ThomsonBargaining Committee Member Rory SmithVice President, Operational Servic...

March 07, 2018

International Women’s Day: Time to #PressforProgress - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized internationally on March 8th each year to celebrate the global achievements of women and the extraordinary role women have played in their communities and across the world. Despite these successes, we are faced with continued inequality and there is still much to be done. Let's continue to move forward – not backward - on women's rights and equality...

March 07, 2018

Local 1005 - Bi-Election & Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Treasurer Recording Secretary 4 Members-at-Large        o 1 Member-at-Large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations i...

March 05, 2018

Collective Bargaining at Interior Roads Ltd. – Service Area 17 - BCGEU

Your Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative collective agreement has been reached with Interior Roads Ltd. (Service Area 17). In order to obtain successorship, as stipulated in terms set in an agreement with the Provincial Government, the agreement must be ratified at least 60 days prior to Request for Proposals for the contractors for the service area. For Service Area 17, the deadl...