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.

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.

Latest News

August 27, 2014

Teachers' Job Action Update

Vancouver Elementary School teachers represented by VESTA have indicated they will not be picketing Elementary Schools Thursday August 28 or Friday August 29.

Vancouver Secondary teachers represented by VSTA have indicated they will picket Secondary Schools on these days.

August 25, 2014

Vancouver Teachers Job Action- AMENDED BULLETIN

Vancouver teachers represented by VSTA and VESTA have indicated their intention to picket all Secondary and Elementary schools as well as the Education Centre Tuesday August 26 to Friday August 29.

They have stated they will not picket the VSB Workshop or Nursery.

What Members Need to Know:

*If there is a picket line when you arrive at work at your usual start time you have the legal right to honour that line. If there is no picket line, you are expected to commence work. This applies at any time of the day.

*Both teachers' unions, VESTA and VSTA, understand that during these four days there may be support staff who have entered their worksites before a picket line has been established and therefore are working. Their picket lines may go up after many members' starting times.

*In the event a picket line has been has been set up after you have started work it is the union's understanding that BCPSEA (the Employer) will not dispute our members right to leave a worksite should a picket line go up while they are working.

*In the event the employer requests you to return to the worksite at a later time, assuming there are no pickets present, members should comply based on the "work-now, grieve later" principle in labour law. The employer making such a request may be breaching the hours of work articles in the collective agreement, however, members are expected to comply as per the above principle.

June 30, 2014

Re-payable Emergency Assistance

Members who are still interested in taking advantage the Local's
Re-Payable Emergency Assistance program please note there will be another opportunity to apply on Thursday July 3, 2014 from 1:00- 5:00 pm at the union office, 707 Durward Ave., Vancouver.

Please bring picture I.D. with you.

June 30, 2014

New Office Assistant

Local 963 is pleased to introduce our new Office Assistant, Judith Smith. Judith comes to us with a wealth of experience and we look forward to incorporating this expertise into the Local's operations.

Please direct general inquiries to your shop steward, particularly while Judith becomes familiar with our membership and the duties required to perform this work.

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