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COMPONENT 20 - ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONS

Component 20 includes members who work for the B.C. Government engaged in engineering support and inspectional duties at the technical level, as well as those charged with protecting and regulating natural resources or ensuring the quality of the environment.

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Congratulations to the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BC General Employees...

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2022 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. Click here for 2022 winners (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).   This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of five topics:   The BC provincial government recently passed legislation for paid sick leave for all workers. Do you think t...

August 05, 2022

Staff Representative (Temporary) (2 Positions) - Lower Mainland Area Office -...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) (2 Positions)LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGAugust 5, 2022 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires two (2) temporary staff representatives to work in the Lower Mainland Area Office for up to 6 months. The effective date to be determined.  DUTIES:   Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attendi...

August 05, 2022

Staff Representative (Temporary) - Negotiations Department - BC General Empl...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTINGAugust 5, 2022 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 6 months. The effective date to be determined.  DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargaining stra...

August 05, 2022

We’re ready - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Photos: picket signs at BCGEU headquarters are ready to be distributed to While your bargaining committee waits for the provincial government to call us back to the bargaining table, our union is continuing to work with our legal team in final preparations to action the 95 per cent strike mandate. We will be in a position to issue strike notice to your employer soon and we will update you as ...

August 04, 2022

All Component 20 members - Know your rights – are you claiming for all overti...

You are receiving this email as a BCGEU Component 20 member (Environmental, Technical and Operational) working for the B.C. government.What is overtime?  Overtime is a way for employers to manage peaks in work demand using existing employees. Employees are paid at premium rates (usually starting at 150% of the employee’s base wage, but at 200% in other circumstances).  Claiming all overtime (OT...

August 03, 2022

FINANCE SUPPORT STAFF (Temporary) - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICEINTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGAugust 3, 2022   POSITION:         FINANCE SUPPORT STAFF (Temporary) GRADE:              LEVEL 6 - MoveUP AGREEMENT The BCGEU (Union) requires a temporary support staff to work in the Finance Department. Term of assignment will be up to 6 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:   Will be required to perform a variety of dut...

July 28, 2022

Bargaining update: When can we strike? - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

When can we strike?Our union is being prevented from being in a legal strike position by the B.C. government’s insistence on high essential services levels that would dramatically reduce the effectiveness of a strike. As a result, your bargaining committee and our legal team are contesting their positions through the Labour Relations Board so we can exercise the strike mandate as soon as po...

July 28, 2022

APPLICATION SUPPORT ANALYST - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT - BC General Employee...

APPLICATION SUPPORT ANALYST ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTINGJuly 28, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia representing over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU requires an Application Support Specialist to work in the IT Services of the Admin...

July 28, 2022

IT MANAGER (COORDINATOR) - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT - BC General Employees' ...

IT MANAGER (COORDINATOR) ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTINGJuly 28, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia representing over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU is seeking an experienced IT Manager to join a team of dedicated staff supporting the...

July 28, 2022

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT - BC General Employees' Uni...

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATORADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENTINTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTINGJuly 28, 2022 The B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia representing over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU seeks an experienced Systems Administrator to join a team of dedicated staff supporting the u...

July 28, 2022

Network Administrator - Administration Department - BC General Employees' Uni...

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR   ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTINGJuly 28, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia representing over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU seeks an experienced Network Administrator to join a team of dedicated staff supporti...

July 22, 2022

Public service strike FAQ - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

You've voted in favour of strike action…now what?After our historic member-led strike vote in June, talks resumed between your committee and your employer, the Public Service Agency (PSA). Talks quickly broke down again because your employer once again failed to table a wage offer that met your needs. While our goal remains achieving a fair agreement at the bargaining table, members may need to...

July 20, 2022

New polling shows that a majority of British Columbians support stronger inve...

Poll also shows a plurality of support for land value capture tax to fund affordable housing Burnaby - A Research Co. poll has found that a majority of British Columbians support progressive policies to address the housing affordability crisis. The poll was commissioned by the B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) as part of Affordable BC – the union’s ongoing campaign to address housing afford...

July 18, 2022

Members at Oil & Gas Commission - Bargaining Committee Election Results - BC ...

The election process is now completed for the Oil & Gas Commission Bargaining Committee. The following member has been acclaimed as bargaining committee chairperson:      - Chris Grieve The following members have been elected as committee members:      - Amanda Fraser      - John Warner In addition, the following member has been acclaimed as the alternate:      - Erin Hall Congratulations t...

July 15, 2022

A message from your Public Service Bargaining Committee - BC General Employee...

  Last week we reported to you on the status of bargaining and our desire to return to the bargaining table as soon as the PSA has a revised offer to present – one which protects against increasing inflation by including a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).  Securing an agreement with inflation protection is still your committee’s top priority in negotiations. Click here to watch a v...

July 15, 2022

Dispatched to a fire? You should be paid a lunch break - BC General Employees...

You are receiving this email as a BCGEU member working for the BC Wildfire Service. Please forward to your colleagues who are dispatched to fires.Did you know? If you are dispatched to a fire, you are entitled to a paid lunch break.Recently, through expedited arbitration, your fellow BCGEU members working for the BC Wildfire Service in the Lower Mainland successfully won a group grievance which...