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

October 11, 2017

Provincial magazine - Fall 2017 - BCGEU - BCGEU

Download the PDF file of the 2017 Fall issue of The Provincial magazine. In this issue: Electing workplace stewards Dangerous work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital BCGEU’s sound financial management Mental health first aid and more...    

October 10, 2017

Rally for Youth from Care - BCGEU

Show support for youth in and from foster care, group homes, and other types of government care in B.C. Rally: B.C. LegislatureTuesday October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm

October 06, 2017

Wildfire concerns heard loud and clear at UBCM - BCGEU

The City and Cariboo Regional District's wildfire concerns did not fall on deaf ears at last week's Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention, local leaders said. "In our meetings with ministers they seemed very engaging and sympathetic to the issues we experienced this summer," Cariboo Regional District chair Al Richmond said. "We are probably going to look for some time in November if we can ge...

October 05, 2017

BC Corrections’ work helps wildfire-fighting success - BCGEU

Behind British Columbia's many wildfire-fighting crews stands a team of provincial inmates who provide vital support to those serving on the front lines. Throughout the recent provincial state of emergency, a longstanding partnership with the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) saw inmate crews, under the supervision of BC Corrections staff, ramp up their efforts to help fire crews.   Read more...

October 04, 2017

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC - Your New Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that all positions on the bargaining committee were acclaimed, as follows:   Tony Andrychuk - Bargaining Committee Chair David Ek - Bargaining Committee Member Aaron Wolff - Bargaining Committee Member Chris Casey - Bargaining Committee Alternate   The bargaining committee will review the content of our online bargaining survey, which will be sent out by the end of th...

October 03, 2017

October is Community Living Month - BCGEU

19 years ago, the province of BC declared October Community Living Month. The BCGEU is proud to represent thousands of members across the province who have dedicated their careers to helping those who are not able, or need the assistance of others, to bring a level of independence and quality of life that benefits not only those with developmental disabilities, but also the communities that we ...

October 03, 2017

Sister in Spirit Vigils - BCGEU

October 4th is a day where we honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls in Canada is a national tragedy. We must take the time to give thanks to the families who are our reason for demanding continued action. The BCGEU believes that the October 4th Sisters In Spirit Vigils are a movement for social change....

October 03, 2017

BCGEU opening $5 million building in Fort St. John - BCGEU

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union President Stephanie Smith and other union members will be in Fort St. John Tuesday to help open the BCGEU's new building on 100th Ave. Smith will officially open the new BCGEU area office on the corner of 100th Ave and 102nd Street late Tuesday afternoon. The two-storey, 6,300-square-foot building was built by unionized workers,...

October 03, 2017

BCGEU OPENS NEW $5 MILLION DOLLAR BUILDING IN FORT SAINT JOHN - BCGEU

Fort Saint John --- President Stephanie Smith and the rest of the Provincial Executive members will be in Fort St. John to visit with local B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at their workplaces. "Showing up and talking with members in their community about the issues that affect them is one of the best ways to understand how the union can be a positive force in people...

October 02, 2017

Hunting regulation changes in response to wildfires - BCGEU

The Province is taking action to protect big game wildlife in areas severely affected by wildfires this summer. In the long-term wildlife benefit from wildfire. However, in the short-term there can be negative impacts. For example, wildfires in the Thompson and Cariboo regions have enabled motor vehicle access by hunters to remote moose and mule deer habitats that were previously only accessibl...

October 02, 2017

CLC Winter School 2018 - BCGEU

Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 14 to February 16, 2018) at Harrison Hot Springs is now available. Active union members are encouraged to apply online. Applications will be forwarded to your component executive to determine who will attend the school.  Registration cut off is November 3rd for all courses.   Please click here to register...

September 29, 2017

BCGEU meets with Federal Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef at roundta...

On September 8, as a follow up to the report Collective Wisdom: Challenges and Opportunities in B.C's Women's Services the BCGEU was invited by the federal Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef to participate in a roundtable discussion as part of the federal government's commitment to addressing gender-based violence (GBV). At the Roundtable were approximately 30 representatives for women's...

September 28, 2017

2017 BC wildfire season ‘the new normal’: province urged to act - BCGEU

After another destructive wildfire season, the province is being urged to do more to protect communities and prepare B.C. for the future wildfire threat. Professors from UBC and the University of Northern British Columbia, along with fire ecologists, have drafted a letter to the province saying they believe 2017's record-setting fire season "represents the new normal and is part of a global tre...

September 25, 2017

River Rock Casino workers negotiate strong first collective agreement after a...

RICHMOND – B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at River Rock Casino Resort voted by 81 per cent to ratify a four-year collective agreement today after more than a year of negotiations with Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. "I am so proud of the outstanding resolve and determination of workers at the River Rock Casino to negotiate such a strong first agreement," says BC...

September 25, 2017

Local 2012 – General Membership Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT:    Environmental Technical and OperationalLOCAL:              2012 – General Membership MeetingDATE:                Saturday October 21st, 2017TIME:                1:30 am – 3:00 pmPLACE:               BCGEU Terrace Area Office                          102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace, BC or                           Via Conference Call 1-888-289-4573 Access Code: 4062641   AGENDA 1. St...