Our next meeting will be:

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

at 7:30 PM } Cancelled due to Provincial Health Order

Place: #27 – 8980 Fraserwood Court, Burnaby

Social distancing practices and face masks are mandatory.

Who is the GVRD Employees' Union?

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.

What do we do for our Members?

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.

Our next Union meeting will be:

Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 PM Cancelled due to Provincial Health Order

Place: #27 – 8980 Fraserwood Court, Burnaby

GVRDEU Clothing

We are proud to introduce a new product line of clothing to the Membership.  In both women’s and men’s styles, all of the wear is Union made in Canada or the USA and has our logo on it.  All of the clothing is subsidized by us so that Members pay approximately 50% of the cost. Clothing is available at the Union Hall during Regular Meetings. Click on the appropriate button to view and for pricing information.

GVRDEU Special Events

Christmas 2020 TBA

Information coming shortly.

GVRDEU offers a Scholarship Award program for dependents of Regular Full-Time GVRD Employees’ Union Members.