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

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.

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.

September 16, 2014

Local settlement reached with Vancouver School Board

On Monday September 15, 2014 your local bargaining committee reached a Memorandum of Settlement with the Vancouver School Board.

There are no changes to the collective agreement except for language negotiated in the Provincial Framework Agreement.

There will be a ratification vote on Saturday September 20, 2014 at the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC. starting at 10:00 am.

A presentation of all contract amendments will take place at this meeting. Membership voting will take place immediately following the presentation.

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IUOE Local 963
Upcoming Events

November 1, 2014
General Membership Meeting
10:00 am
Maritime Labour Center
Meeting Room #20 - 1880 Triumph St., Vancouver

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