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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.


September 30, 2016

Local 2020 FLNRO Campbell River Worksite Visit

To:     All BCGEU Members at Forest Lands & Natural Resources Re:     Worksite Visit:  Campbell River   Dear Sisters and Brothers, I am pleased to advise you that BCGEU Local 2002 Chairperson, Thierry Rouget, will be visiting on October 17th to meet with members, introduce himself, and discuss any issues you may have.   Where:        BC Timber Sales Office, 370 South Dogwood St, Campbel...

September 30, 2016

Watch: Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week and speaks about the importa...

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week in Victoria that included worksite visits, a member BBQ and the Union of BC Municipalities convention. She also honours the work of Phyllis Webstad on Orange Shirt Day. Have a look:

September 28, 2016

BCGEU negotiates improved benefits for auxiliary workers in BC Wildfire Service

The BCGEU is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will improve benefits for all auxiliary members of the BC Wildfire Service. This MOA covers frontline fire fighters and the administrative staff who support their work. “By its very nature, fighting forest fires is seasonal work. That should not mean the men and women who work so hard to protect our province s...

September 21, 2016

Support B.C. Parks

B.C. parks play a huge role in our province’s identity – Super Natural British Columbia is the official slogan used to advertise B.C. around the world.  Tourism contributed more than $7.7 billion to our GDP in 2014, employing over 127,000 people. But B.C. parks have been suffering from neglect for more than a decade. Tell the B.C. government to properly fund B.C. parks The B.C. government b...

September 20, 2016

Local 1708 SEM Members Bargaining Committee

To:     All BCGEU Local 1708 Members                Re:    Bargaining Committee   Please be advised that the following BCGEU members have been elected to your Bargaining Committee:                                 Lindsey Hamilton                                 Julie Free                                 Melissa Vitaliano                                 Patricia Chambers (Alternate)   Thank...

September 19, 2016

1-day enhanced steward training

SESSION SUBJECTS Duty to Accommodate: As a steward you may often be approached to assist an employee who requires a medical accommodation or an accommodation on the grounds of protection under the Human Rights Code. This duty extends to the union, the employer and the employee. The Union often has a role to play. As a steward it's important for you to learn the obligations of the parties, the...

September 19, 2016

Celebrating National Forest Week

National Forest Week, Sept. 18-24, is a time that Canadians can learn more about Canada’s forest heritage and this valuable renewable resource.  Forests form a fundamental part of our economy, culture, traditions and history. We all depend on forests for their livelihood and way of life. Learn more at the Canadian Forestry Association site Learn about BC events and government statement

September 16, 2016

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Pro...

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Program courses The joint BCGEU-BC Public Service Agency Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Education Program is now 22 years old. Through this collaboration we are able to offer valuable training to our OHS committee worker representatives all across the province. Members in the public service register for these cour...

September 14, 2016

Election Result for Local 2002 Executive

To:       All BCGEU Local 2002 Members Re:       Election Result for Local 2002 Executive Kathy Walker has been acclaimed as your Local 2002 Recording Secretary. Congratulations and welcome to the Local Executive Kathy! Download PDF of announcement here UNIFOR467/MoveUP