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

May 20, 2016

Elections for Local Chair on Local 1011 Executive

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the Local 1011 Executive.  Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Local Chair: Curtis Biech Shane Hemming Download PDF of candidate statements here. Ballots are being mailed to your home address and you should receive your envelope next week.  If you haven't received your ballot by Friday,...

May 20, 2016

The National Union's scholarship program for 2016

Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016. Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...

May 20, 2016

Free pensions webinars

Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.   Capital stewardship Friday, June 10 10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time) Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...

May 19, 2016

Esquimalt Drydock Company bargaining committee election results

The BCGEU is pleased to announce that the following BCGEU members at Esquimalt Drydock Company have been elected as your bargaining committee: Mike Oates Graham Stone Robin Lehman The bargaining committee will be meeting as a caucus soon to develop proposals for bargaining, in which we hope to have dates set for early June. We also want to announce that Jason Casanova has been acclaimed...

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to announce the following winners of a 2016 BCGEU Scholars...

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 18, 2016

Local 1004 union meeting

DATE: May 25, 2016 TIME: 6:30 p.m. Local 1004 General Meeting PLACE: Rainbow Country Inn            43971 Industrial Way            Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A4   AGENDA Local Issues Labour Management Committee Report Component Updates Bargaining Updates Pension Plan Changes New Business Goods and Welfare Adjournment Please come out to your Local Meeting. Your Local Executive values and ...

May 16, 2016

All members in Haida Gwaii - Pension Seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important. You will then b...

May 13, 2016

Government Members on Haida Gwaii pension seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important.  You will then ...

May 13, 2016

Protrans special project employee MOA

The Union has been successful in addressing outstanding issues regarding Station/Faregate Attendants. The agreement outlines the terms and conditions that apply to ‘Special Project Employees’ and the process the Union and Employer must use in future circumstances. Highlights of the agreement covering ‘Special Project Employees’ are: Confirms Pay Rates 6% pay in lieu of vacation 13% in li...

May 09, 2016

Local 1010 meeting

DATE: Monday, May 16th, 2016 TIME: 7:00 pm PLACE: BCGEU Peace River Area Office            10251 100 St.            Fort St. John, BC AGENDA Topics will include: News and updates from Component Pensions  Component Vice President Rory Smith will be in attendance All members of 1010 are encouraged to come In solidarity Kathy Weaver Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. ...

May 04, 2016

BCGEU president’s statement re: Fort McMurray wildfire & $50k donation

NEW: The BCGEU has made a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross towards relief efforts. Like you, I’ve been watching the images and video footage from wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. It’s heartbreaking to see. The lives of those affected have been changed forever. We know some of our BCGEU members have loved ones and friends who’ve been impacted by the evacuation of a staggerin...