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

2019 BCGEU scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

September 20, 2019

SECRETARY (Temporary) Level 3 - BCGEU

 BCGEU LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 20, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT   A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. The term of assignment is up to 6 months or return of incumbent.   ...

September 19, 2019

Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) Appeals Upda...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the BC Public Service Agency (PSA) continue to work as a Joint Technical Working Committee (JTWC) on the FLNRO appeals.  As many of you know by now, these appeals are taking longer to complete than originally expected. This is due to our extensive information gathering process and deliberations before making final and binding decisions....

September 19, 2019

Level 7 - Information Technology (IT) Services (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 19, 2019   POSITION: Information Technology (IT) Services  GRADE: Level 7 – MOVEUP AGREEMENT (Temporary) The BCGEU requires a support staff person to work in IT Services in the Administration Department. Term of assignment is up to six months or return of incumbent. The support staff person's primary role will be to deliver training to other e...

September 19, 2019

President’s message – Global Climate Strike - BCGEU

Like many of you I'm inspired by the passion and perseverance of Greta Thunberg and student activists across the world who have worked so hard and so fast to put the climate crisis at the forefront of the public agenda and hold politicians accountable for their lack of action to prevent or mitigate it.  I want you to know your union recognizes the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for ...

September 18, 2019

Ratification Vote Process - Technical Safety BC - BCGEU

As stated in our previous bulletin, a tentative agreement was reached on August 28th between the BCGEU and Technical Safety BC. A comprehensive ratification document will be available at the upcoming meetings. An overview of the tentative agreement will be presented and your Bargaining Committee will be available to answer questions.Later today, you will receive an email with a link to vote onl...

September 12, 2019

Staff Representative Advocacy department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVEADVOCACY DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 12, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing a wide range of advocacy services to the union and its members. Duties will include, but may not b...

September 11, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Researcher) (Temporary) - NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) (Researcher)  NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING September 11, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to conduct research, in the Negotiations Department for up to 12 months, or to return of incumbent. The effective date is to be determined.   DUTIES:   This staff representative will: an...

September 03, 2019

The 18th Main Public Service and component agreements are now available throu...

The 18th Main Public Service and component agreements came into effect on April 1, 2019 and expire on March 31, 2022. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service, like yourself, ratified them last year following five weeks of negotiations. The bargaining committee was proud of the many improvements they were able to achieve for members, including: a two per cent general wage increase in...

August 30, 2019

Members at Technical Safety BC - Ratification Meetings and Vote - BCGEU

A tentative agreement was reached on August 28th between the BCGEU and Technical Safety BC. Members are invited to attend meetings at the following locations on the dates given below: Vancouver – September 12th, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Technical Safety BC Headquarters – Victoria and Nanaimo meeting roomsCall-in info: 1-866-562-0090 (toll-free), 180149# Langley – September 13th, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.BCGEU A...

August 30, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers to kick off Labour Day weekend strike - BCGEU

WHAT: BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) inland ferry workers employed by Western Pacific Marine will kick off a three-day strike on Saturday August 31st. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages, benefits and training that have created a staffing crisis for the f...

August 30, 2019

Paid leave for people who experience domestic violence – B.C. should become a...

Earlier this month, the BCGEU wrote to Minister of Labour Harry Bains calling on the B.C. government to amend the Employment Standards Act in order to support those who experience domestic violence. Today we are pleased to learn that government has launched consultations on the matter, and we reiterate our call for B.C. to adopt New Zealand's standard which allows all workers affected 10 days o...

August 29, 2019

A message for Labour Day from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

Like thousands of labour activists, I’ll spend the first Monday in September surrounded by my family—my labour family. It’s a family I’ve been a part of since I first joined a union as a childcare worker more than 30 years ago. It’s a family I cherish.Labour Day 2019 is special for me and every member of the BCGEU because this is our centennial year. The Provincial Civil Service Association o...

August 29, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers serve 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

On Wednesday, the 80 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Western Pacific Marine issued a 72-hour strike notice, making it all but certain that the Kootenay Lake ferry will be shut down to routine travel over the Labour Day long weekend. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that the ferry worke...

August 28, 2019

Tentative Agreement Reached - Technical Safety BC - BCGEU

Your Bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement was reached yesterday with Technical Safety BC. The committee fully supports the settlement and is recommending a Yes vote. We are now making arrangements for seven membership meetings during September, one each in Kelowna, Prince George, Kamloops, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver and Langley. There will be teleconference a...