Esquimalt Drydock Company election of bargaining committee

April 27, 2016


Due to a lack of response, we have extended the deadline for bargaining committee nominations.

The BCGEU recently gave formal notice to the employer to commence the bargaining process because the current collective agreement term ends on May 31, 2016.  Of course your collective agreement remains in full force and effect until a new agreement is negotiated and brought to all of you to vote on and ratify.

IMPORTANT:  In order to vote on the collective agreement, you must be a member of the BCGEU and have signed a yellow union application card.  If the BCGEU does not have a yellow union application card on file for you, one has been included with this bulletin for you to complete.  Please fill in the Union card provided and return in the enclosed postage paid envelope by May 20th.

Elect your Bargaining Committee

There are three (3) positions for the BCGEU Bargaining Committee available. Nominate who you think would be your best representatives for bargaining.  Please find the bargaining Committee Nomination form attached to this bulletin.  If you are interested in being on the Bargaining Committee, just have a co-worker (BCGEU member) sign it to nominate you and then you must also sign it to accept their nomination and ensure the form is fully completed and submitted by the deadline noted below.  If there are more nominees than positions, then an election will be held.

If you want to take a look at your collective agreement before you fill out a nomination form, you will find a copy on the BCGEU website (   

Deadline for Bargaining Committee Nomination Forms:  Friday - May 13, 2016 by 5:00 pm

You may scan and email the form to, fax to the attention of Lynda Willson at 250-384-8060 or mail to 2994 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC  V8T 4N4.  Late forms will not be accepted!

In solidarity

Lynda Willson
BCGEU Staff Representative

Download PDF of nomination form here.