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.


February 29, 2016

BC Corps of Commissionaires bargaining committee nominations and survey

Your current collective agreement (and subsequent MOA extending the agreement) with the Employer expires February 29, 2016. Negotiations between the parties will commence after a bargaining committee has been constituted. The delay in commencing this process is attributed to the Employer securing the renewal of their contract. Attached, to this notice is a nomination form for the two (2) barga...

February 25, 2016

BC Budget 2016: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions. Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...

February 22, 2016

Argo Highway Maintenance nomination results

Nominations are closed for Argo Highway Maintenance Inc. SA15, Bargaining Committee. The following people were nominated for the Bargaining Committee:     Steven Wooten        Jason Rupert     Jason Vermiere        Tristan Derkatch     Tyler Derkatch An election will be conducted to determine the one (1) Bargaining Committee member and one (1) Alternate Bargaining Committee member.  Ballot p...

February 22, 2016

Local 1009 local executive update

I am pleased to announce that Mark Ashley has been acclaimed as the Young Worker Representative. I am sure that you will all join me in wishing Mark well in his new position. Your Local Executive Officers are: David Johnson          Chairperson Walter Chernoff        1st Vice Chair Mark Tomasini          2nd Vice Chair *Vacant                   Treasurer David Boughton        Recording Secre...

February 17, 2016

Member Update - Budget 2016 Response

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides the union's response to the BC government's 2016 budget, which was introduced to the legislature on February 16, 2016.

February 17, 2016

BCGEU unionizes advocacy group Leadnow

Leadnow employees have organized to join the BCGEU. The organization works to promote democracy and social justice in Canada. It describes itself as: ‘an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada.’ “We’re delighted to welcome Leadnow into the BCGEU family. T...

February 16, 2016

Increased funding for MCFD welcome news, investment overdue in other ministries

“We welcome the increased funding for the Ministry for Children and Family Development announced in today’s budget. Our union, and especially our frontline members, have worked hard to convince government that a significant increase is crucial for the ministry. Their concerns were detailed in the BCGEU report Choose Children, and these efforts have paid off. Additional frontline social workers,...