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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

November 06, 2019

Nominations for Local 1004 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: 2nd Vice Chairperson Member at Large (2 positions) Young Worker Member at Large (1 position) (eligible candidates must be under 30 years of age) These position will be until the end of the term already in place. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The...

November 01, 2019

Information conference calls: tentative agreement between BCGEU & CLBC and Me...

The BCGEU is hosting two conference calls to answer questions about the tentative agreement reached with CLBC earlier this month. You’re invited to participate by calling in. The calls will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can, but don’t need to, participate in both. Meeting one:Call information for: Nov. 5, 2019 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can con...

October 30, 2019

Respect the picket lines! UNIFOR gives 72 Hour Strike Notice of Job Action - ...

As you are aware, UNIFOR has served 72 hour strike notice for its members that work for Coast Mountain Bus Company and Sea Bus. While your Employer does not believe UNIFOR's picket lines will impact your work, we suspect it might and want you to be aware of your rights and responsibilities under the collective agreement regarding not crossing picket lines.   Please respect the UNIFOR's picket l...

October 28, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with two inland ferries employers; Western ...

The communities of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake will soon have a more sustainable ferry service. Late in the evening of October 24th, after two long days of bargaining in Kelowna, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) reached a tentative agreement with WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment – two of the three employers who operate B.C.'s inland ferry services...

October 24, 2019

They're back! BCGEU resolves grievance restoring the right for wildfire membe...

In 2016, your employer implemented a policy that prohibited wildfire members from wearing crew patches.  Since then, at every worksite that your treasurer Paul Finch and I have visited, we have heard how much the 30-year tradition of crew patches means to you. Crew patches not only build team spirit and show pride of place, they also help clearly identify members of different crews fighting the...

October 24, 2019

BCGEU applauds government on next steps towards implementation of UNDRIP in B...

Today's introduction of legislation by the provincial government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a significant and important step towards reconciliation in B.C. "Thanks to the leadership of our members, the BCGEU has long been an active participant in the national project of reconciliation and decolonization," says BCGEU president Step...

October 23, 2019

Protrans BC Operations Ltd. - bargaining questionnaire update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee will soon be preparing to negotiate a renewal collective agreement with your employer and is seeking your input. The bargaining questionnaire lets you identify issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the collective agreement. Your input will inform and assist your committee in setting bargaining priorities. Completed hard copy questionnaires may be returne...

October 21, 2019

BCGEU Offices Closing at 4PM PDT - Election Day - BCGEU

In accordance with federal election laws requiring employers to allow employees three consecutive hours to vote, BCGEU offices will be closing at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, October 21. Offices will reopen for standard hours (8:30AM - 5:00PM) on Tuesday. Most B.C. polls are open until 7PM. Questions about time off for voting? Click here to visit Elections Canada's FAQ on the subject U...

October 18, 2019

BC Corps of Commissionaires (West Coast Express) Steward Nomination - BCGEU

Hello Station Attendants! We are redoing your steward election because I was told there were members that wanted to be nominated and considered for the roles of steward and alternate steward that did not put their names forward. Here is your chance.We are looking for 2 shop stewards (1 shop steward and 1 alternate shop steward) at BC Corps of Commissionaires (West Coast Express). As this is an ...

October 18, 2019

Steward nomination for BC Corps of Commissionaires (West Coast Express) - BCGEU

Hello Station Attendants! We are redoing your steward election because I was told there were members that wanted to be nominated and considered for the roles of steward and alternate steward that did not put their names forward. Here is your chance. We are looking for 2 shop stewards (1 shop steward and 1 alternate shop steward) at BC Corps of Commissionaires (West Coast Express). As this is an...