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

February 09, 2018

Your New Local 1010 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for the Local 1010 Executive.   Please join us in congratulating the following members in their position for this three year term of office!   Local 1010 Chairperson          John Cantlon Local 1010 1st Vice Chair        Dean Schlegel Local 1010 2nd Vice Chair       Bonnie Leney         In Solidarity,     BCGEU Peace River Area Office  Downloa...

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...

February 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...

February 06, 2018

Your Local 1001 Executive - BCGEU

I am pleased to announce the results of nominations received for the Local 1001 Executive: Scott Bumphrey   Chairperson  Shea Morgan        1st Vice Chairperson Please join us in congratulating your Local Executive! In solidarity Lynda Willson Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

February 06, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike An astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike action Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from February 1-4, over 90% of Hard Rock staff came out and voted 99.5% in favour of taking...

February 05, 2018

Update on Bargaining for Yellowhead Road and Bridge (Vanderhoof, Service Area...

Bargaining will recommence with your Employer on Tuesday, February 13th in Prince George. You will be notified as soon as a tentative agreement is reached. In solidarity Tyrell Weaver Bargaining Committee Chairperson Ben Atkins Bargaining Committee Member Howard Hummel Bargaining Committee Member Fateh Born Staff Negotiator Download PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

February 05, 2018

B.C.’s liquor stores well positioned under new cannabis retail regulations - ...

The new retail cannabis regulations announced by the B.C. government leaves B.C.'s liquor stores well-positioned to provide safe, secure, reliable access to non-medical cannabis products, the Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC (RMRABC) said today. While the government chose not to allow the sale of alcohol and cannabis in the same store, because of federal recommendations against co-lo...

February 05, 2018

Yellowhead Road & Bridge (Vanderhoof) NOB - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee met with the Employer for negotiations on January 30th and 31st. We made progress on some of the Union's proposals but were not able to reach a deal. Both the Union and Employer have agreed to return to the table. Your Bargaining Committee is working hard to achieve the best possible deal for the membership. Both sides are bound by a confidentiality agreement. The memb...