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.


March 22, 2016

Protrans BC Operations Ltd occupational health and safety reps

Listed below are the Occupational Health and Safety Reps at Protrans BC Operations Ltd. OH&S Reps: Shant Khachadur Darrell Murrin Andrea Sherman   OH&S Rep Alternates: Matt Boisvenue Don Gold Lee Waddell If you have any questions regarding workplace  issues, please feel free to contact any of the worksite Reps set out above. In solidarity Richard Tones Staff Represen...

March 21, 2016

Recognizing the movement to eliminate racial discrimination

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, "Human Rights Day," to commemorate the lives that have been lost in the fight for democracy ...

March 21, 2016

OHS training at the BC Federation of Labour

The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is offering additional training through the BC Federation of Labour for government and labour code OHS worker representatives. These training sessions are for specific courses we do not offer through the BCGEU. The one or two day OHS course is a pre-requisite to the BC Federation of Labour OHS training. Your employer must pay for you to...

March 17, 2016

Urgent Action - Honduran activist assassination

Berta Cáceres, a prominent environmental activist, was assassinated in Honduras on March 3, and a witness to the assassination is being held against his will. We need people to urge both Canadian & Honduran authorities to take action and conduct a full investigation. Full details and letters to sign can be found on the CoDevelopment Canada website by clicking here.  UPDATE: There has been ...

March 16, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...

March 14, 2016

Change to OHS course dates

  Labour Code OHS Scheduled Courses March - December - 2016   Courses Location Day 1   Course Type Course Name City Venue Mar 17/16   Labour Code Incident Investigations Victoria BCGEU Mar 18/16 ...

March 11, 2016

LAFRENTZ Road Markings - Notice of Elections for Bargaining Committee

Date:    March 10, 2016     To:       All BCGEU Members at LAFRENTZ Road Markings Re:       Notice of Elections for Bargaining Committee              (3 positions including Chairperson)   Your current Collective Agreement will expire on March 31, 2016, and plans are underway to return to the bargaining table. First of all, a new bargaining committee must be elected. According to Component Byl...

March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/campaigns/naosh_week/ This link will g...

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 03, 2016

Station Attendant's and Faregate Attendant's - Protrans temporary status nego...

When: Thursday, March 10, 2016            1:30pm and 3:30pm            Main Floor Boardroom (OEM)  The Union will provide an update on negotiations regarding the status of Temporary Station Attendants and Temporary Faregate Attendants. Members are encouraged to attend. In solidarity Richard Tones Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP