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.

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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...

February 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...

February 07, 2018

Election Results for Local 2012 Executive - BCGEU

The call for nominations for Local 2012 Local Executive closed. We confirm that your new Executive is as follows: Local ChairpersonElection Required 1st Vice Chair:Johnnie Pahl 2nd Vice Chair:Kris Garneau Treasurer:Aaron Bergeron Recording Secretary:Vacant Member at Large:Lesley Winterhalt Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large:Vacant Member at Larg...

February 07, 2018

Local 2010- Your new Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Monday, February 5, 2018 for the Local 2010 Executive. Please join us in congratulating the following members elected by acclamation for their positions in this three year term of office!                  Local 2010 2nd Vice Chair:                Mahesh Khadka                  Local 2010 Recording Secretary:       Amanda Fraser                  Local 2010 Member at Large: ...

February 07, 2018

Component 2005 Bargaining Proposals - BCGEU

COMPONENT: ENVIRONMENTAL, TECHNICAL & OPERATIONAL SERVICESLOCAL:         2005DATE:           Wednesday, February 28, 2018TIME:            5:30 – 7:30 p.m.PLACE:          BCGEU Area Office – 158 Oriole Rd (Back Entrance) Please advise if you plan to attend via conference call by email to George.buis@bcgeu.ca by Feb. 27, 2018 FINAL CALL FOR PUBLIC SERVICE AGREEMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL, TEC...

February 07, 2018

Local 2005- Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:  1st Vice Chairperson  Recording Secretary  5 Members-at-Large:  one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for n...

February 07, 2018

Elections for Local 2005 Executive - BCGEU

There was a call for nominations for local 2005 executive positions. The results of that call for nominations are: Chairperson:  Election to follow Gary Horsman George Buis Treasurer: Elizabeth Keam - Acclaimed     1st Vice Chairperson: Vacant - No nominations received Recording Secretary: Vacant - No nominations received   2nd Vice Chairperson: Rene Pike - Acclaimed 5 Members...

February 07, 2018

Local 2006 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

Please consider this formal notification of the results of the Local 2006 Executive election. James Moe– Chairperson Migs Lovlin –1st Vice Chairperson James Carter – 2nd Vice Chairperson Ryan Robertson – Treasurer Emily Watson– Secretary Brent Ruby – Member-at-large (1) Carmen Hankins – Member-at-Large (2) Randy Mitton – Young Worker   Note: The term for these positions is 3 years and will clos...

February 06, 2018

Local 2008 Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following members form the Local 2008 Executive:  Chairperson                     Glen Gibson 1st Vice Chairperson         Lloyd Bell 2nd Vice Chairperson        Gary Casperson Member-at-Large              Thomas Ford Member-at-Large              Jerrold Jewsbury Member-at Large              Francis Milne Member-at-Large              Mathew Rigden The following positi...

February 06, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strikeAn astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike actionMembers of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week.In a vote held from February 1-4, over 90% of Hard Rock staff came out and voted 99.5% in favour of taking strik...

February 06, 2018

Local 2011 Local Executive Nomination Results - BCGEU

The nomination process for your Local Executive positions closed on February 2, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates. Congratulations to Brad Kope (Local Chair), Dylan Tripp (1st Vice President), Brian Goetz, Matthew Parker, and Amy Coulter (Member-At-Large positions), and Stephanie Wilson (Member At Large Young Wor...

February 05, 2018

Elections for Local 2003 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 2003 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Chairperson (1 position): Gary Hoffman Jackie Pierre Member-at-Large (3 positions): Aimee Macdonald Peter Euler Gary Hoffman Doug Bramley Gillian Harrison 1st Vice Chairperson (1 position): Colette Fauchon Gary Hoffman Ballots...

February 05, 2018

B.C.’s liquor stores well positioned under new cannabis retail regulations - ...

The new retail cannabis regulations announced by the B.C. government leaves B.C.'s liquor stores well-positioned to provide safe, secure, reliable access to non-medical cannabis products, the Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC (RMRABC) said today. While the government chose not to allow the sale of alcohol and cannabis in the same store, because of federal recommendations against co-lo...

February 02, 2018

BCGEU presses budget priorities in letter to B.C. Finance Minister - BCGEU

As the new NDP government prepares to introduce their first full budget on February 20, the BCGEU used the opportunity to restate our union's budget priorities in a letter to B.C.   Finance Minister Carole James:   Dear Minister, Re Priorities for the upcoming B.C. Budget 2018/2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our members' observations and priorities in the lead-up to B.C. Budget 2018...

February 01, 2018

Area 07 2018 Free Skate - BCGEU

FREE PUBLIC SKATE Every year, the Cross Component Committee (CCC) of the BCGEU is pleased to celebrate the BC Family Day with free public skates throughout the Okanagan. Here are the locations, dates and times for this year: Sunday, Feb. 11thHassen Memorial Arena3315 Pleasant Valley RdArmstrong3:45pm - 5:45pm Sunday, Feb. 11thJim Lind Arena2760 Cameron RdWest Kelowna1:30pm – 4:00pm Monday, Feb....

February 01, 2018

BCGEU remembers Lorraine Logan - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorraine Logan who passed away on January 23, 2018. An activist through and through, and right up until the end, she was a champion of workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights and seniors' rights. Lorraine Logan grew up in Vancouver. Her family was smal...

January 31, 2018

Read the Winter 2018 issue of The Steward - BCGEU

In this issue, we look at a variety of topics to keep you up-to-date on issues that could affect your workplace, and the members you represent. Topics include the duty to accommodate and how it may arise through discrimination based on disability or family status; the employer's legal duty to protect members from harassment on the employer's social media platforms; the employee's duty to mitiga...