The BCGEU continues to plan for a full re-opening of all its offices beginning Monday, March 28, 2022. Members will be able to access the offices without an appointment but will be subject to BCGEU Safety Protocols which currently include providing proof of full vaccination (your QR code will need to be scanned) and wearing a mask in all common areas of the office (hallways, washrooms, lunchrooms, meeting rooms, etc.).
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.
Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged.
The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women.
In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.
In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...
The “Occupational Health” course will be offered at the Okanagan area office in Kelowna on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be delivered by a facilitator from the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre.
Health hazards are not as obvious and apparent as safety hazards in the workplace and as such often don’t receive proper attention and resources co...
To: All BCGEU Local 1003 Members
Re: Nominations Open for Local Executive
The Local Chairperson has declared nominations open for the following positions on the Local 1003 Executive:
Member at Large
Second Vice Chair
These positions are for the remainder of a three year term ending in the Spring of 2018. Information on the duties of these positi...
To: BCGEU Component 10 Members - Highways
Re: Highway Maintenance Service Area Bargaining
This bulletin is meant for BCGEU members in the highway maintenance sector.
As you are aware, there is a contract reopener in all Highway Maintenance Service Area Collective Agreements. That reopener is set to take place this month (Oct 2016). However, as part of the process in preparing for t...
To: All BCGEU Members of Local 1002 (& Local 1003 in Powell River)
Re: Worksite Visits
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Local 1002 Chairperson, Danny Campbell and your Component 10 Second Vice-Chairperson, Lana Vincent, will soon be visiting a variety of Local 1002 worksites.
Sister Vincent is the Chairperson of Local 1003 that includes the geographic area from Whistler, through th...
BCGEU president Stephanie Smith made a presentation to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Governnment Services today, outlining the union’s priorities for the upcoming provincial budget.
Smith noted that it’s time to chart a different course in British Columbia and urged the government to take steps to accomplish three main objectives – quality jobs for all British Columbians; r...
To: All BCGEU Members at Nanaimo-Duke Point Yard, Local 1002
Re: Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position)
Nominations are now open for a shop steward at Nanaimo-Duke Point Yard
What do stewards do?
Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in ...
BCGEU president Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week in Victoria that included worksite visits, a member BBQ and the Union of BC Municipalities convention. She also honours the work of Phyllis Webstad on Orange Shirt Day. Have a look: