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

January 21, 2015

Change of Venue for February General Membership Meeting

Due to a fire at the Maritime Labour Centre, the February 14, 2015 General Membership Meeting will be held at the ELKS HALL, 5454 Fraser Street, Vancouver.

The meeting commences at 10:00 am

October 30, 2014

Twenty-Seventh Annual Children’s Christmas Party



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:

Appendix B

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.

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IUOE Local 963
Upcoming Events

February 14, 2015
General Membership Meeting
10:00 am
Maritime Labour Center
Meeting Room #20 - 1880 Triumph St., Vancouver

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Click here for a complete list of General Membership Meetings for the year.



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