Our next Union meeting will be:
TIME: 7:30 P.M. * please show up 15min early
PLACE: #27 – 8980 Fraserwood Court, Burnaby.
Social distancing practices in place and in accordance with all BC Health requirements!
The GVRD Employees Union was certified in 1946 and serves the outside employees of Metro Vancouver (formerly the Greater Vancouver Regional District).
We represent over 600 Members with seasonal peaks near 700. Our members perform a variety of critical roles spanning the Lower Mainland and our ranks include Tradesmen, Technologists, Power Engineers and many other certified and highly skilled workers.
We operate and maintain regional services such as water treatment, distribution and disinfection; wastewater collection and treatment; watershed management and security; affordable housing across the region; regional parks; infrastructure construction projects; air quality monitoring; and much more.
The GVRD Employees’ Union has several programs and services available to its Members. First and foremost, we represent the Members in any dealings they may have with Metro Vancouver Management, as under law, the Union is the sole bargaining agent for all of its Members. Social events offered to the members include a summer BBQ, a winter ski trip, a custom made calendar featuring our Members, a scholarship award for students, and every year we invite Santa to a party for our Members’ children. We also actively educate our Shop Stewards by enrolling them in labour movement courses.
We negotiate our own Collective Agreements. The elected members of the Bargaining Committee have many years of experience at the bargaining table, in Labour Relations Board hearings, labour arbitrations and in mediation. We see clear advantages to in house bargaining, not the least of which is economic savings; additionally, as the bargaining committee all come from the Membership, they will have to live and work under the terms and conditions of the new collective agreement that they have negotiated and endorsed, alongside their fellow Members to whom they made the endorsement.