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

March 29, 2018

BCGEU brings 15 recommendations to labour code review panel, calls for fairne...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith meets today in Surrey with a special government panel reviewing B.C.'s labour laws to call for changes that reflect the needs and interests of B.C. workers. Representing over 75,000 workers from nearly every economic sector in B.C., the recommendations in the union's submission to the panel are based on three theme...

March 29, 2018

Local 2012 Election Results - BCGEU

The election process for the Local Chair on your Executive closed on March 26, 2018. We want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results. Congratulations to Cheryl Gilbert who was elected to the positon. The Local 2012 Executive is now as follows: Chairperson – Cheryl Gilbert1st Vice Chairperson – Johnnie Pahl2nd Vice Chairperson – Kris Garneau Treasurer – Aaron BergeronRecording Sec...

March 29, 2018

First significant wildfire of 2018 burning near Lytton, B.C. - BCGEU

The first significant wildfire of 2018 is burning in B.C.'s Interior but officials say it is under control.    The fire was initially reported Wednesday, covering about four hectares, two kilometres away from Lytton.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

March 23, 2018

Local 2001 & 2003 Members at Western Canada Wilderness Committee - BCGEU

Please be advised that Chloe Willes-Speakman and Torrance Coste have been elected to the position of bargaining committee members for Western Canada Wilderness Committee. Emily Hoffpauir was elected as an alternate, in case a committee member cannot make a bargaining date. I want to thank all candidates who stepped forward, and to the whole WCWC bargaining unit for voting – you got 100% turn ou...

March 22, 2018

Public Service Pension Plan Update - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU Public Sector Pension Plan Member, We understand that the recently announced changes to the Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP) design have generated a lot of concerns. Many have indicated to us the communication from the Pension Corporation left them wondering how the plan impacted them, which has created anxiety and confusion. In this environment, serious misinformation has circulate...

March 22, 2018

Bargaining preparations continue for public service workers - BCGEU

It's been a busy few months since we held the Public Service Bargaining Conference in November. The union is continuing to prepare for public service bargaining, which is expected to begin in 2018. While the current collective agreement expires in the spring of 2019, the union is preparing for negotiations to start this year. A number of issues have surfaced that require our attention and we ha...

March 22, 2018

Local 2009 Executive & Steward Results - BCGEU

Further to the recent elections for both Stewards and your Local 2009 Executive, the results are as follows: Stewards WaterBridge Ferries Inc.Jamie CoatesJessie ColeKarl DettaKathy Ferguson Dale Gagne Mark MaaskantBrian MackieKurt Walker Western Pacific MarineDustin Jones Forest Lands & Natural Resource OperationsStephen HaferJames RitcoColleen Ross If you have any questions about the Colle...

March 22, 2018

BCGEU calls for labour code amendments to ensure balance and fairness for wor...

  The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has submitted multiple recommendations to a panel of special advisors currently reviewing British Columbia's Labour Relations Code. The submission calls for changes that properly reflect the needs and interests of workers in B.C.'s modern economy. The BCGEU's submission is based on three themes: 1. That workers be entitled to make their o...

March 21, 2018

BCGEU recognizes International Day of Forests - March 21 - BCGEU

Our natural forests are an important part of British Columbia's environment, economy and social fabric. More than a third of our planet's land mass is covered by forests, which absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into our atmosphere.  According to the United Nations, "forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80 per cent of the terrestrial species of a...

March 19, 2018

Local 2005 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

The election process for your Local Executive positions closed on March 15th, 2018 and the ballot count took place on March 16th, 2018. Here is the result for the Local 2005 Election:   Local Chairperson: Gary Horsman  1st Vice Chair: Vacant 2nd Vice Chair: Rene Pike (acclaimed) Treasurer: Elizabeth Keam (acclaimed) Recording Secretary: Vacant Member-at-Large: Bob Zryd (acclaimed) Member-at-Lar...

March 16, 2018

BCGEU Members size up B.C.'s worst summer of natural disasters

For many people across the province the summer of 2017 was one of angst, uncertainty, and demanding work load due to extreme wildfires and floods. BCGEU members were front and centre in containment and rescue efforts delivered through key agencies like the B.C. Wildfire Service and Emergency Management B.C. Others across the public service took on significant roles in management, administration...

March 16, 2018

Updated information on improvements to your Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP)...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Board of Trustees has announced a landmark change to the plan design of the PSPP. The BCGEU has a long history of negotiating and advocating for pensions for our members in all sectors. Over the last few years, the BCGEU, as the Plan Partner representative for the PSPP, has engaged the Government Partner on potential plan design improvements. It has ...