Local 1001 and 1002 Enhanced Stewards Training November 2019
1650 Terminal Ave N 106 Nanaimo, BC V9S 2L4 Canada
To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members. We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
Local 1001 and Local 1002 are in the process of some fundamental changes. Your Local Chairpersons view this as an important time for stewards in the two locals to come together to share your experiences, learn from your staff representatives, and learn from each other.
Changes in highways maintenance contracts have resulted in Mainroad, the historical contractor in BCGEU Area 01 becoming the contractor in BCGEU Area 02. At the same time, Emcon, the historical contractor in BCGEU Area 02 has become the contractor in BCGEU Area 01. The union's experiences with these two contractors has been very different.
In Local 1002, members working for the employer PRT are being affected by changes related to their industry, forestry tree nurseries, union operations and pending contract negotiations.
In addition, the union is in the process of a transformational change of applying principles of the organizing model of labour unions to the BCGEU's operations. This process provides a combination of challenges in implementation and some great successes in changing the experience of members being in a labour union.
Please make every effort to attend this important one-day combined Local 1002 and Local 1002 event. If you have any difficulties having your union leave approved for this event, please contact your staff representative immediately.