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B.C. reaches agreements for highway maintenance through 2018-19

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October 23, 2012 by On-Site staff

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure recently reached agreements with the B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association (BCRB) and the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) for a five-year extension of 27 of the 28 provincial service area highway maintenance agreements.

The deal extends the agreement between the ministry, BCRB and the BCGEU through to 2018-19. Labour agreements were reached in all 27 service areas with the BCRB and with 25 service areas with the BCGEU. The agreements account for more than 2,000 workers across the province.

Fourteen private, B.C.-based companies that operate in 140 communities provide the contracted services.

The estimated annual value of the service contracts is $370 million.

Source: B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

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