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COMPONENT 20 - ENVIRONMENT, TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONS

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

April 03, 2023

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy at 525 Superior Street, V...

Nominations are now open for three (3) shop stewards in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy at 525 Superior Street, Victoria.   The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is: April 18, 2023 at 5 p.m. Nomination forms must be submitted by email to [email protected] elected stewards are entitled to training at the union's expense, including paid le...

March 29, 2023

BCGEU community social services workers ratify three-year deal - BC General ...

March 29, 2023For immediate release  BCGEU community social services workers ratify three-year deal     BURNABY – The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) announced today that the 19,000 members of the community social services bargaining unit employed by the Community Social Services Employer's Association (CSSEA) voted 95 per cent to accept the tentative agreement. The B.C...

March 28, 2023

BC Energy Regulator Ratification Document - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As announced in our last bulletin, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and the BC Energy Regulator. Your bargaining committee is pleased to share the attached Ratification Document for your review. Members are encouraged to attend an information session in BCER offices and virtually via Teams on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, starting at 1:30pm. Your Bargaining Committee will be o...

March 21, 2023

April 1, 2023 general wage increase for BCGEU public service members will be ...

Our current collective agreement – ratified in October 2022 – includes wage protections that adjust our year two general wage increase according to the impact of inflation in the previous 12 months. Today, the inflation figures for February 2023 were released: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/data/statistics/economy/consumer-price-index Based on the B.C. Consumer Price Index (CPI) 12 month av...

March 20, 2023

BC Energy Regulator Members - Ratification Meetings and Voting - BC General E...

We are pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and the BC Energy Regulator. A copy of the Ratification Document is being prepared and will be sent to members on March 28th.An information session will be held at BCER offices and virtually via Teams on Tuesday, April 4th starting at 1:30pm to discuss and review the settlement agreement we have negotiation w...

March 11, 2023

B.C. provincial budget released – read our union’s analysis - BC General Empl...

B.C. provincial budget released – read our union's analysis Each year the B.C. government releases a budget that outlines their priorities for the coming years. These budgets have significant impacts on BCGEU members, both at work and as residents of our province. Our union pays careful attention to government's priorities and has prepared an in-depth analysis of the key points for BCGEU member...

March 10, 2023

Public Service - COVID-19 vaccination requirement lifted - BC General Employe...

As you are likely aware from the communication earlier today from the head of the Public Service, beginning April 3 vaccinations against COVID-19 will no longer be a requirement to work in the BC Public Service.The employer has also told us that they will be amending HR Policy 4, the Occupational Health and Safety policy, to remove the related requirements for contractors and other non-employee...

March 10, 2023

Component 20 CVSE AVI reclassification + Sr AVI “reassignment” - BC General E...

I am writing to confirm what our union knows about the recent reclassification of AVIs and the employer's attempt to reassign Senior AVI duties. If you have concerns or questions about the following information, please connect with me. AVI reclassification  As you likely now know from your March 3rd pay stub and various rumours, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (the Minist...