Component 10 - Operational Services

Most members of Component 10 work for private corporations, contracted by the government to maintain provincial highways and bridges. The component includes members engaged in highway maintenance, small private ferries, some municipal governments and other private companies connected with technical services.

Bargaining Updates

May 8, 2017

To:       All BCGEU Members of Emcon Services Inc. – Service Area 02
Re:       Bargaining Committee/Labour Management Committee


Oct 27, 2016

To:      BCGEU Component 10 Members - Highways
Re:      Highway Maintenance Service Area Bargaining


Oct 11, 2016

To:     BCGEU Component 10 Members - Highways
Re:     Highway Maintenance Service Area Bargaining



Component News

Jun 22, 2007

Job action could reach Lower Mainland next week

Highways workers responsible for road maintenance from Vancouver to Pemberton have given their bargaining committee an overwhelming strike mandate.

Earlier this week BCGEU members employed by Mainroad Howe Sound Contracting voted 88% in favour of strike action.

Jun 21, 2007

Re:  Mainroad Howe Sound Contracting Service Area 04 Members Vote 88% in Favour of Strike

Jun 15, 2007

For all Component 10 Highways members

Highways job action has escalated steadily since our members at VSA Highway Maintenance took the lead and walked off the job in the early hours of April 23.

By now it must be perfectly clear to highways contractors that this union and our members are prepared to increase and expand our job action if that is what it takes to get a fair settlement.


Media Coverage

Oct 27, 2016

The B.C. government and its main internet contractor Telus are installing free public wireless capability at five highway rest stops in B.C., with another 20 sites to come.

Jul 2, 2016

Things are going to be a lot different around here when Todd Stone is premier, I’ll tell you that right now.