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

April 10, 2018

April 12th Jersey Day - BCGEU

Staff and the Senior Leadership at the BCGEU will be wearing their jerseys to show support and respect for the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12 2018. We hope you do too!   UWU/MoveUP

April 09, 2018

Local 1009 Executive & Steward Results - BCGEU

Further to the recent elections for both Stewards and your Local 1009 Executive, the results are as follows: StewardsEmconBeaverdell Kim MarshallBirchbankMark TomasiniMidwayDon ThompsonGrand ForksDave BoughtonGarry CampbellWalter ChernoffRodney GoodwinJim Kastrukoff Yellowhead Road & BridgeCrawford BayCassia WelldonCrestonClifford Baril Jon StaplesEdgewoodJames JonesKasloPatrick GuyJeff Wil...

April 09, 2018

Interim Elections for Local 1005 Executive - BCGEU

  The interim nomination period for the local 1005 executive closed on April 6, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed: Angie Mosley, Member-at-LargeAntonio (Tony) DiMarco, Member-at-Large Your Local 1005 Executive includes: Local Chairperson: Michelle McKenna 1st Vice Chair: Fred Street Treasurer: Vacant Recording Secretary: Vacant Member-at-Large: Antonio (Tony) DiMarco Member-at-L...

April 09, 2018

‘Honeymoon phase is over’ at Okanagan Correctional Centre - BCGEU

"The honeymoon phase is over." That's the sentiment of Dean Purdy, head of the B.C. Government Employees Union's corrections division, but it appears to apply beyond staff at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. Official complaints filed by inmates against the jail nearly doubles that of any other jail in the province.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 04, 2018

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes 75 new members following a merger between two seniors' care facilities in Greater Victoria. On April 1, 2018 Rest Haven Lodge, which will continue to operate 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, merged with Broadmead Care Society where the BCGEU already represents over 400 workers.  "Broadmead Care Society is a n...

April 04, 2018

Update on Bargaining for VSA Highway Maintenance (Service Area 14) - BCGEU

Ratification meetings for the VSA membership were held on March 6th and 7th. The deal was rejected by the membership.The Union and the Employer have agreed to return to the table to seek a new agreement. Please be aware that agreements made at the provincial table as part of the Provincial Memorandum of Agreement (PMOA) cannot be changed. Wages and pension are part of the PMOA. Your local Barga...

March 29, 2018

PRT Growing Services - Bargaining Continues - BCGEU

Bargaining resumed on March 26th in Kelowna, with the employer providing a counter proposal to the monetary package we tabled in February. Your Bargaining Committee was expecting and hopeful to see some major lifts to the minimal wage increases the employer had offered earlier, as well as some improvements on other significant non-monetary issues. "We were disappointed with the package they off...

March 29, 2018

Local 1003 Election Results Update - BCGEU

Nominations for vacant positions on your executive have now closed and the new local 1003 executive is listed below. • Chairperson                            Lana Vincent• 1st Vice Chairperson              Stephen Rayson• 2nd Vice Chairperson             Kevin Doiron• Treasurer                               Cathy Stacey• Recording Secretary              Amber Edwards• Member-at-Large           ...

March 29, 2018

BCGEU brings 15 recommendations to labour code review panel, calls for fairne...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith meets today in Surrey with a special government panel reviewing B.C.'s labour laws to call for changes that reflect the needs and interests of B.C. workers. Representing over 75,000 workers from nearly every economic sector in B.C., the recommendations in the union's submission to the panel are based on three theme...

March 26, 2018

Interior Roads Ltd. (SA 17) - Ratification of Collective Agreement - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee advises that the membership has voted against ratifying the tentative collective agreement.    In solidarity   Drew Miller, Bargaining Committee ChairpersonDaina Jameson, Bargaining Committee MemberRob Wotherspoon, BCGEU Regional Coordinator Download irl 17 rat results.pdfUWU/MoveUP

March 23, 2018

Ratification of Collective Agreement for BCGEU Members of Interior Roads Ltd....

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the membership voted to accept the new collective agreement. This is a significant result and means that successorship has been achieved for Service Area 16, which provides continuing job security and continuation of rights and benefits under the collective agreement regardless of the outcome of the Request for Proposals bidding process.  In...

March 23, 2018

Local 1003 Members - Nomination for Vacant Positions on your Local Executive...

Nominations are now open for the following vacant positions on the local executive: Treasurer                            1 position Member-at-Large                 1 position Member-at-Large (Young Worker - Age 29 & Under)    1 position The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The nominations will be ope...

March 22, 2018

Notice of Poll - Pension Referendum for Service Area 23 Members - BCGEU

    A Pension Referendum will be conducted on: DATE:                                Monday, April 9. 2018 LOCATION/TIME:             Fraser Lake Yard 10:00 am – 10:30 am                                          Vanderhoof Yard 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm                                            Fort St James Yard 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm For the Employees of:       Yellowhead Road and Bridge (Vanderhoof) L...

March 22, 2018

Public Service Pension Plan Update - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU Public Sector Pension Plan Member, We understand that the recently announced changes to the Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP) design have generated a lot of concerns. Many have indicated to us the communication from the Pension Corporation left them wondering how the plan impacted them, which has created anxiety and confusion. In this environment, serious misinformation has circulate...

March 22, 2018

BCGEU calls for labour code amendments to ensure balance and fairness for wor...

  The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has submitted multiple recommendations to a panel of special advisors currently reviewing British Columbia's Labour Relations Code. The submission calls for changes that properly reflect the needs and interests of workers in B.C.'s modern economy. The BCGEU's submission is based on three themes: 1. That workers be entitled to make their o...

March 21, 2018

BCGEU recognizes International Day of Forests - March 21 - BCGEU

Our natural forests are an important part of British Columbia's environment, economy and social fabric. More than a third of our planet's land mass is covered by forests, which absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into our atmosphere.  According to the United Nations, "forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80 per cent of the terrestrial species of a...

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...