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

February 15, 2018

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 15, 2018

Elections for Local 2005 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 2005 Members  Re: Elections for Local 2005 Executive   The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 2005 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Chairperson: George BuisGary Horsman Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (158 Oriole R...

February 14, 2018

Local 2002 Local Executive Announcement - BCGEU

The call for nominations for Local 2002 Executives closed on February 6, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed for their positions in this three year term: • Thierry Rouget, Chairperson • Chris Walker, 1st Vice Chairperson • Dean Fenn, 2nd Vice Chairperson • Kathy Walker, Recording Secretary • Tyler Ruel, Member-at-Large • Dean Elzer, Member-at-Large • ...

February 13, 2018

Local 2001 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

Nominations for 2001 Local Elections closed on Friday, February 2, 2018.   Please join us in congratulating the following members elected by acclamation for their positions in this three-year term of office!   · Chairperson – Brandie Frawley · First Vice – Dimitri Vaisius · Second Vice – Ryan Wiederick · Member at Large – Jun'ichi Jensen · Member at Large – Russell Robertson · Member at Large –...

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...

February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

February 09, 2018

Elections for Local 2012 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following position of the local 2012 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:  Chairperson : Stuart AbelsCheryl Gilbert Ballots will be available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (102-4710 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace).     Ballots are due back to the BCGEU Te...

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...