B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

COMPONENT 20 - ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL

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.

NEWS & UPDATES

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member; or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff[1], and A current or prospec...

April 18, 2019

Monetary Discussions for BC Safety Authority (Technical Safety BC) Members To...

The Employer and your union bargaining committee met on April 15th and 16th, 2019 where we continued to resolve and work through non-monetary language matters. While not complete, these discussions have progressed as far as possible at this point, and therefore we've decided to add monetary language discussions at our next scheduled bargaining dates on May 10th and May 17th, 2019. If you want m...

April 18, 2019

Staff Representative Advocacy/WCB - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE ADVOCACY/WCB  INTERNAL POSTING April 18, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Workers' Compensation Appeal section, effective date to be determined. The term of assignment is up to 4 months or to return of incumbent. DUTIES: The successful applicant will provide advice, assistance and representatio...

April 16, 2019

Staff Representative (Temporary) Research & Interactive (R&I) Services - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE RESEARCH & INTERACTIVE (R&I) SERVICES  INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGApril 16, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union requires a temporary staff representative (political action campaigner) for its Research & Interactive (R&I) services, effective date to be determined. The term of assignment is up to 12 months or to return of incumbent.  The posi...

April 16, 2019

STEP UP Education Session - BCGEU

You are invited to join us and your fellow BCGEU members for a day of education at the Peace River Area Office. STEP UP, our introductory, one-day course, will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture, and our diverse community of members. Through stories of solidarity and courage, you will gain the strength and support you need to begin your journey as a new or retu...

April 12, 2019

Peace River Area office - Secretary LEVEL 5 - MoveUP agreement - BCGEU

BCGEU PEACE RIVER AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING April 12, 2019     POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 5 - MOVEUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to provide secretarial support to staff representatives in the Peace River Area Office. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 5 duties as assigned. Duties to include: processing a variety of documents on a personal...

April 12, 2019

Senior Departmental Clerk – Negotiations Department BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING  April 12, 2019    POSITION: SENIOR DEPARTMENTAL CLERK – NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT GRADE: LEVEL 6 – MOVEUP AGREEMENT A Senior Departmental Clerk is required for the Negotiations Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will include: Overseeing the work of the staff in the Negotiations Department; assigning non-routine work; monitoring and reporting pe...

April 12, 2019

Staff Representative Negotiations Department - Internal/External posting

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING April 11, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargaining strategies; developm...

April 11, 2019

Extending protections for wildfire fighters - Stephanie Smith

Exactly one year ago I stood on the steps of the legislature as Minister Harry Bains announced the introduction of amendments to Bill 9, The Workers' Compensation Act, that extended and expanded "presumptions" for work-related illness and injury.   The amendments were great news for many first responders, including our members in Component 1, but there was a critical oversight—BCGEU wildfire fi...

April 10, 2019

Looking into the new report on B.C. money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government released a report from Peter German, noting that B.C. does not have a single federal RCMP officer dedicated to investigating money laundering. Stephanie Smith, President of the BCGEU joined Adam Stirling to talk more about the report. see video here.. UWU/MoveUP

April 08, 2019

Early Days of Bargaining - Non-Monetary Discussions Have Started - Technical ...

The Employer and your Union bargaining committee met on April 3 and 4, 2019 and resolved most housekeeping language matters. We also started discussing non-monetary proposals. These discussions are ongoing and we hope to make progress at our next scheduled bargaining dates on April 15 and 16, 2019.If you want more details about what's happening with bargaining, please speak with one of your Uni...

April 08, 2019

Only a public inquiry can reveal the full scope of money laundering in B.C. -...

BURNABY – Today the B.C. government released the initial details of investigator Peter German's latest report on money laundering in the province, which disclosed that B.C. does not have a single federal RCMP officer dedicated to investigating money laundering. As the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) continues to call for a public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and mone...