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

March 18, 2019

The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote. "B.C.'s legal aid lawyers help some of our province's most vulnerable people get access to justice, and as they demand the funding they need to serve British Columbians, the BCGEU stands in support of their strike vote," says BCGEU president Stephanie S...

March 15, 2019

Miller Capilano Steward Nominations - BCGEU

We are looking for at least 1 new shop steward in each of our Miller Capilano worksites, especially those worksites that don't currently have stewards. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. Please consider nominating yourself or another member to be a shop steward. Look forward to receiving your nominations!The deadline for n...

March 15, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Attack - BCGEU

Like all of you, I am angry and shocked and heartbroken at the news of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Some of you know that I grew up and started my career as an ECE and a labour activist in New Zealand. I still have family and friends there and I think of New Zealand as home. This attack feels very personal for me and I am writing to share my thoughts with all of you. First, I want to e...

March 14, 2019

Protrans Steward Nominations - BCGEU

We are looking for 2 new Protrans stewards. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. Specifically, we are looking for 2 new stewards from Rotation 1 in the control room. Ideally, 1 from Team Blue and 1 from Team Green. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a steward, please sign the posted nomination form or submi...

March 14, 2019

Protrans Bargaining Update. - BCGEU

As you may know, your collective agreement expires at the end of this year. With that in mind we have recently, on two separate occasions, met with other transit unions to share information about timing and scheduling through a committee called the Joint Union Council (JUC). It is important we understand issues and matters at other tables as we often share similar concerns at our own bargaining...

March 14, 2019

BCGEU celebrates announcement to bring home support workers under government ...

The Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities have announced they will bring home support services in-house. The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under government employment for over two decades and enthusiastically welcomes a change that will provide greater security to workers, and b...

March 12, 2019

Labour Management/Bargaining Committee Announcement for Mainroad South Island...

Further to completion of the balloting counting process, we are pleased to inform you that Fred Wickheim is elected for the Labour Management/Bargaining Committee position, with Jesse Lariviere elected as the alternate. Please join me in congratulating all candidates who put their names forward for this important roleIn solidarity,Chad McQuarrieBCGEU Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice h...

March 08, 2019

BCGEU celebrates International Women’s Day with solidarity and action - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized every year on March 8. It's an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and the extraordinary role women play in their families, workplaces, and communities across the globe. It's also an opportunity to acknowledge how much work remains to be done to achieve true gender equality and ensure all women everywhere are empowered to reach their ...

March 01, 2019

2019 National Union scholarships - BCGEU

Click here for information about the BCGEU scholarship program. The BCGEU is a component of the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Our national union offers its own scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Applicants must be: the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of me...

March 01, 2019

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

The 2019 Scholarship Programs has now closed and winners will be posted to the website in mid-June. Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU me...

February 28, 2019

BCGEU Demands Action to Improve Officer and Community Safety

The BCGEU is asking the B.C. Government to step in and take action to improve conditions in BC's adult correctional facilities. A report released this week by the Office of the Auditor General found that the Adult Custody Division of BC Corrections has failed to implement five of eight recommendations intended to improve the safety and effectiveness of BC's prisons. "BC Corrections has had four...