B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

October 25, 2018

280 transition housing units to be built for women fleeing violence - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomed today’s announcement by the provincial government to initiate the first steps towards establishing 1,500 new supportive housing units for women and children fleeing violence. As part of government’s Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund, 280 transition housing units will be built province-wide. This news follows their commit...

October 23, 2018

President Irene Lanzinger won't seek re-election as BC's top labour leader - ...

Sister Irene Lanzinger has announced that she will not be running for re-election next month at the 58th Convention of the BC Federation of Labour. As the largest affiliate union of the BC Fed, the BCGEU would like to thank Irene for her contributions to the labour movement in British Columbia during her time as president. As the first woman president of the Federation, Irene redefined what is ...

October 22, 2018

Highways Contract Area 4 (Howe Sound) Steward Nominations - BCGEU

  Nominations are now open for 2 steward positions at your worksite and will close on Monday, November 5, 2018.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.  Some of the roles of a steward are:  Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers ...

October 22, 2018

Proposed legislation will lay foundation for improved professional reliance s...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased with the provincial government's introduction today of the Professional Governance Act aimed at improving B.C.'s professional reliance system in the natural resource sector. If passed, the new legislation will lay the foundation for a series of much-needed changes to better protect and manage the province's natural resources for ...

October 17, 2018

British Columbia turns over a new leaf - BCGEU

Vancouver – With cannabis prohibition finally over in Canada, British Columbia is bracing itself for a new era of economic potential. “Legal, recreational cannabis has the potential to be a major driver of economic growth and direct monetary benefit to the province” noted BCGEU President Stephanie Smith. “Wise investments in the regulation, sale, and distribution of alcohol provide billions in ...

October 16, 2018

BCGEU members in employment assistance meet with minister - BCGEU

Six BCGEU members who work for the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction met with minister Shane Simpson late last week. The members are from BCGEU Component 6 - Social, Information and Health and Component 12 – Administrative Services. The meeting was organized by the union so that the minister could hear firsthand the issues facing workers on the front-lines in the hope they ca...

October 12, 2018

Provincial magazine – Autumn 2018 - BCGEU

The latest issue of The Provincial magazine is available for download. In this month's issue: • Casino workers stand strong • Violence at Forensics Hospital • Protection from online harassment • Sectoral Bargaining updates • Referendum on proportional representation • Ginger Goodwin memorial, and much more. • Download PDF file of Provincial UWU/MoveUP

October 11, 2018

BCGEU submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government S...

Every fall your union participates in the public consultation for the next provincial budget. The consultation is led by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services—an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly—and involves public hearings across the province as well as written, audio and video submissions and online surveys. The Committee reviews all input received fr...

October 10, 2018

Worksite Visits at JPW Road & Bridge Inc. - BCGEU

Members of your BCGEU component executive will be attending your worksites on the following dates to meet with members and answer any questions you may have. October 23rd, 2018 Falkland – 5:30 a.m. Cherryville – 5:30 a.m. Chase – 3 p.m. Tappen – 4 p.m. October 24th, 2018 Scotch Creek – 4:30 a.m. Malakwa – 5:30 a.m. Armstrong – 4 p.m. October 25th, 2018 Lumby – 5:30 a.m.   AGENDA   Succes...

October 10, 2018

Local 1007 Members at Argo Road Maintenance, Princeton - Worksite Visit - BCGEU

Members of your BCGEU component executive will visiting the Princeton yard on the following date to meet with members and answer any questions you may have.   Date:             October 25, 2018 Time:             3 p.m. Location:       331 Laurie Currie Way, Princeton   AGENDA   • Successorship • Update on bid process • Labour management committee roles • Tripartite committee roles • Other works...

October 10, 2018

UPDATED: Information For BCGEU Members At Gateway Casinos - BCGEU

On Friday, September 15 Gateway Casino filed an application in BC Supreme Court seeking an injunction that would have severely restricted picketing at the Penticton location. Gateway's application relied on video and other evidence that allegedly showed our members trespassing, delaying vehicles, and intimidating casino clients.  The Court heard the application on Monday and issued a ruling on ...

October 10, 2018

Bargaining/Labour Management Committee Election for JPW Road & Bridge Inc. - ...

The Bargaining/Labour Management Committee represents the members in regular meetings and discussions with the employer about ongoing workplace issues. This is a call for nominations for election to the JPW Road & Bridge Bargaining/Labour Management Committee. We require the following positions to be filled: Committee Member (3 positions) Nominations shall be submitted on the attached for...

October 09, 2018

New resource guide to First Nations acknowledgements, protocol and terminolog...

There is a groundswell of change happening in Canada with respect to relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. The BCGEU has always strived to be a positive ally to Indigenous Peoples and as part of our ongoing work to put this commitment into action, I am pleased to provide you with a copy of the BCGEU guide to First Nations acknowledgement, protocol & terminology. D...

October 05, 2018

Labour Endorsed Candidates - BCGEU

Local government elections are your opportunity to influence decision-making in your community by electing mayors, councilors, regional district directors, school board trustees and other representatives who will take action on issues that matter for working people; issues like affordable housing, inclusive schools, and keeping services public. Polls will be open in every community across the p...