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COMPONENT 20 - ENVIRONMENTAL 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.

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May 26, 2021

World’s top proxy advisory firms back call for greater human rights oversight...

BURNABY– Today, leading global proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) became the third prominent proxy advisory firm to back a human rights shareholder proposal at Thomson Reuters (TSX/NSE: TRI). The shareholder proposal, filed by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), was filed in response to Thomson Reuters's work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enfor...

May 25, 2021

May 2021 Safety Tip: Making a claim with WorkSafeBC - BCGEU

May 2021 Safety Tip: Making a claim with WorkSafeBCIf you are injured on the job, you should submit a claim to WorkSafeBC. This notice is to guide you through the process and inform you of the supports available to you through our union, the BCGEU.When should I file a claim?Experiencing an injury on the job can be a traumatic experience. You should submit a claim to WorkSafeBC as soon as possib...

May 20, 2021

WorkSafeBC Compliance Agreement - BCGEU

Over the last several years, members and your union have been raising issues about the safety culture and specific safety incidents in CVSE. Members have been making complaints to WorkSafeBC and your union has been raising safety concerns to the ministry as well as WorkSafeBC. As a result of the perseverance and solidarity of members in raising these issues, WorkSafeBC conducted a series of ins...

May 20, 2021

BCGEU releases Investor Brief calling on Thomson Reuters (TSX, NYSE: TRI) to ...

Ahead of the Thomson Reuters (TSX, NYSE: TRI) annual meeting of shareholders on June 9, 2021 the BCGEU has released an Investor Brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about human rights impacts at the Toronto-based company.  Historically a publishing business, Thomson Reuters's "Change Program" announced in 2021 will transition the company "from a content provider to a content-d...

May 20, 2021

Glass Lewis, influential proxy advisory firm, endorses Thomson Reuters human ...

Leading proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis has endorsed a human rights shareholder proposal at Thomson Reuters (TSX, NSE: TRI) in light of the company's work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The proposal was put forward by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and is up for consideration at Thomson Reuters's 2021 annual general meeting on June 9, 2021. Thomson...

May 19, 2021

Public Service Members with ‘on hold’ Classification Appeals - Update and Zo...

Members have expressed concerns about the length of time being taken to reactivate appeals that were placed on hold in the spring of 2020. The hold was due to a backlog of appeals dating back to 2011. At that time, after a period of trying to manage these older appeals as well as those being newly filed, both parties agreed to concentrate on the older appeals out of fairness to the appellants w...

May 13, 2021

SECRETARY LEVEL 3 - Organizing (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU – HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING May 13, 2021     POSITION: SECRETARY – ORGANIZING (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT   A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Organizing department. Term of assignment is up to 5 months or return of incumbent.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES  Duties will include: proces...

May 07, 2021

All BCGEU Members Local 2010 BC Oil and Gas Commission - Steward Election Res...

Nominations closed May 6, 2021 for election of Stewards at the Fort St. John and Dawson Creek BC Oil and Gas Commission worksites. Dawn McNutt has been elected Steward at the Fort St. John location. Please join us in wishing them well in their new position!  In solidarityAngie PanouliasStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

May 05, 2021

COVID Update - BCGEU

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our understanding of the virus is rapidly evolving. It is now widely recognized that airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 can occur under certain conditions. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recently updated its guidance to acknowledge that SARS-CoV- 2 is spread through aerosols (smaller droplets that can hang in the air for periods of time).1 Further...

May 04, 2021

All BCGEU Members, Local 2010 – Ministry of Environment and Climate Change St...

Nominations closed May 3, 2021 for election of Stewards at the Ministry of Environment andClimate Change Strategy – Fort St. John. Mike Friars has been elected Steward at 10003 110th Ave Fort St. John, BC. Please join us in wishing them well in their new position!  In solidarityAngie PanouliasStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP