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

August 31, 2018

An Open Letter from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith on Labour Day - BCGEU

As a mother and an early childhood educator l know that for many British Columbians Labour Day represents the end of summer and the beginning of school. But as a union activist the first Monday in September represents much more. Labour Day is an opportunity to celebrate working people: the ones who built our province; the ones who take care of our families and our communities every day; and the...

August 30, 2018

Members at HMC/Emcon Services Inc. - Nominations for Bargaining Committee Alt...

Nominations for one alternate bargaining committee member for your maintenance contract area are now open. Those elected as an alternate to the bargaining committee also become alternate members to the labour/management committee. A nomination form is attached to this bulletin and can also be picked up at your area office. Nominations close on the 29th of September. Nominations can be dropped o...

August 29, 2018

Assaults at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital highlight failure to provide a safe...

BURNABY – Recent serious assaults on staff by patients at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) in Coquitlam highlight a disturbing trend that endangers the lives of workers at the facility, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. "There have been 21 injuries to staff since May of this year, by patients who are at the hospital for committing serious crimes," said BCGEU tr...

August 27, 2018

Members at Protrans - Memorandum Of Agreement - BCGEU

Guideway Technician Electrical & Guideway Technician Electrical Team Lead Classifications The Union is pleased to announce that we have come to an agreement with the Employer on the rate of pay for two new classifications – Guideway Technician Electrical and Guideway Technician Electrical Team Lead. Due to the requirement of these new classifications to have a Red Seal Electrical Trades Cer...

August 27, 2018

BCGEU community social services members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today that its members in the Community Social Services (CSS) sector voted by 85.7 per cent in favour to ratify a new collective agreement. The three-year contract provides significant compensation increases for workers while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on. CSS consists of thre...

August 22, 2018

Protrans Steward Election - CLA classification - BCGEU

Exciting news! We have received three nominations for a CLA classification shop steward at Protrans. They are: Kate Coinner Ryan Turrall Maddie Chubak As there is only one steward vacancy, we will require a vote at the workplace. Ballots will be collected by your shop steward Stephen Rayson until 5:00PM on Friday, September 21st, and the successful nominee will be announced after the vote.In...

August 20, 2018

Casino workers urge BCLC to investigate Gateway’s operations during strike -...

(Kamloops) Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike at Gateway Casinos' four Thompson-Okanagan casinos are gathering at BC Lottery Corporation's (BCLC) head office in Kamloops on Monday, August 20 at 12pm to call upon the regulatory body to investigate whether or not the casinos are operating safely during the strike. "We've got questions about how Gateway Cas...

August 16, 2018

Local 1003 Members at Protrans - BCGEU RV Visit to Protrans - BCGEU

The BCGEU RV is coming to Protrans on August 28th and 30th along with the President, Stephanie Smith, Treasurer, Paul Finch and Component 10 Vice - President, Rory Smith. DATE:      August 28th and August 30th TIME:      2:00 – 6:00 PM  Be sure to join us and your colleagues at Protrans (9851 Van Horne Way, Richmond) for a barbecue. Hope to see you there, In Solidarity, Megan McKinneyStaff Repr...

August 15, 2018

Members in LDM SA 28 – Local 1012 Re: Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Operational Services, Component 1012 is holding steward elections for members. A nomination form is attached.  We would like to see at least one (1) Steward per worksite. Training will be provided. Nominations will be open from August 15, 2018 to August 30, 2018 at midnight.  If all positions are not filled, nominations will remain open until such time as we have a ...

August 13, 2018

Three-year agreement for thousands of B.C. government workers - BCGEU

VICTORIA - Thousands of British Columbia public service workers have ratified a three-year contract agreement giving them an annual 2 per cent wage increase. The agreement covers workers who provide social, environmental and pubic safety services, as well as Liquor Distribution Branch employees and some of those who work at the BC Pension Corp.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

August 10, 2018

BCGEU public service members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

BURNABY – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union announced today that its members in the B.C. public service sector have voted to ratify the tentative agreement reached with the B.C. government in June. The final vote was 62.7 per cent in favour. "After 16 years of staff cuts and wage restraint, there was a lot of pent-up demand for positive change from our membership," said BCGEU pre...

August 10, 2018

The Provincial - Summer 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Summer 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: MMIWG Inquiry Professional reliance Labour review Bargaining update Affordable BC campaign Events and more…   Download the Summer 2018 issue  Download the consolidated financial statements of B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union Dec 31 2017 hereUWU/MoveUP

August 03, 2018

President's message on 40 years of Vancouver Pride - BCGEU

Forty years ago, Vancouver Pride started with a handful of people struggling against homophobia and transphobia coming together in solidarity. In the beginning, it was a small group of activists that wanted to be proud of who they were and who they love, and has now grown into a vibrant celebration enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people.  Today, there are Pride parades in communities large ...