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.

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January 16, 2018

BCGEU and government reach agreement on parental leave - BCGEU

The BCGEU has reached agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding with the B.C. government on changes to public service maternity, parental and pre-adoption leave (Article 21), to align with federal government changes to EI regulations as noted below: Pregnant workers now have the ability to claim the existing 15 weeks of EI maternity benefits as early as 12 weeks before the expected week of c...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

Professional Reliance Review – HAVE YOUR SAY - BCGEU

Professional Reliance Review – HAVE YOUR SAY The government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. The day-to-day work of thousands of BCGEU members is shaped by this regulatory model, and many of our members have raised the alarm about its shortcomings. In its present form, the professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the he...

January 15, 2018

Public Service Bargaining Proposal Forms for local 2009 BCGEU Members - BCGEU

Please find attached bargaining proposal forms relating to the upcoming Public Service bargaining. Please use these forms if you wish to submit proposal(s) for changes to either the Public Service collective agreement or the Environmental, Technical & Operational Component 20 collective agreement. Please return the proposal forms to the West Kootenay Area Office, via email to Sarah Maglio a...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...

January 11, 2018

Nomination For Local 2005 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary 6 Members-at-Large: one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger)    The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available...

January 10, 2018

BCGEU Remembers Mona Moreno - BCGEU

It is with great sadness that we inform our members that Mona Moreno, the founder of the Cedar Root Gallery, passed away on January 1, 2018.  Mona was a strong Indigenous woman from the Haida Nation. She was a retired, proud member of Public Service Alliance of Canada and a supporter of the labour movement for many years. Mona proudly raised her children with the values of the trade union movem...

January 10, 2018

Reductions in Medical Services Plan premiums to benefit BCGEU members - BCGEU

Finance Minister Carole James recently announced that Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums will be cut by 50 per cent on Jan. 1, 2018. In addition to the 50 per cent rate cut, the income threshold for full exemption from MSP premiums under the premium assistance program will also be raised by $2,000, as of Jan. 1, 2018 as a further step in eliminating MSP premiums entirely within four years. Cu...

January 09, 2018

Local 2007 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive: Chairperson 1st Vice-Chairperson 2nd Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording-Secretary Member-at-Large (6 positions) (one Member-at-Large position may be a Young Worker Representative) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadlin...