Welcome to the website of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 963, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. INQUIRIES FOR CONSTRUCTION, PIPELINE WORK, ETC. SHOULD BE MADE TO LOCAL 115, BURNABY, B.C.
LOCAL 963 REPRESENTS A SCHOOL DISTRICT.
You can contact us by phone at 604-876-6287. Our office is located at 707 Durward Ave in Vancouver.
Click here to e-mail the union with any questions you may have.
October 30, 2014
Twenty-Seventh Annual Children’s Christmas Party
TO: ALL MEMBERS OF I.U.O.E., LOCAL 963
FROM: HARJIT KHANGURA, VICE-PRESIDENT
Click here to download the registration form for the Local’s Annual Children’s Christmas Party. Please make additional copies of the form, if necessary, to accommodate all members. You may also obtain copies via our website at www.iuoe963.ca or by phoning the Union Office at 876-6287. Registration is limited to children and grandchildren of members of I.U.O.E. Local 963 who are 10 years old or younger.
The party will be held at the Churchill Secondary Cafeteria, this year on Saturday, December 13, 2014, starting at 11:30 a.m. There will be food, entertainment, and, of course, Santa will be there with a gift for every registered child who is present when their age group is called.
Please return your registration form and $5.00 for each child registered to the Union Office at 707 Durward Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5V 2Y9 before November 21, 2014.
Also, please note that, if any child is unable to attend the party for any reason, his/her gift will be donated to charity.
We are in need of volunteers to help out with the Christmas Party. If you are willing to help, please call Harjit Khangura at 604-817-1583 or 604-876-6287 prior to December 1, 2014 .
October 15, 2014
Support Grant Disputes
The Employee Support Grant (days lost due to teachers/government job action) for bi-weekly employees was paid out on the October 10, 2014 payroll run. For hourly employees (casual) this payment will occur on the October 17th payroll run.
The Provincial Framework Agreement (“PFA”) contains a dispute provision should members believe their payment is inaccurate:
2 (b) If the employee disputes a payment received from the board, the union may submit the dispute on the employee’s behalf to a committee comprised of an equal number of representative appointed by BCPSEA and the Unions.
(c) If the joint committee is unable to resolve the employee’s claim it will submit the dispute to [NAMED ARBITRATOR] who must resolve the dispute within ten (10) days of hearing the differences between the board and the union.
The IUOE Local 963 office has developed a form for members to use should there be a dispute over an Employee Support Grant payment. Members disputing an Employee Support Grant payment should contact the union office at 604-876-6287 for a form.
September 22, 2014
Local and Provincial Framework Agreement ratified by 94% margin
On Saturday September 20, 2014 members ratified the Local Settlement and Provincial Framework Agreement by a margin of 94%.
Thank you to all who attended this ratification vote.
September 17, 2014
Teachers' Pickets Down Thursday
Teachers represented by VESTA (elementary) and VSTA (secondary) have advised that they will not be picketing on Thursday September 18th as teachers will be conducting a province-wide contract ratification vote.
Remember the basics: Report to work at your usual time. If you find a picket line, do not cross. If you do not find a picket line you are to report for work as normal.
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