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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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June 13, 2022

Investors join union in plea for equity firm to set clear emissions-reduction...

Investors join union in plea for equity firm to set clear emissions-reduction targets BCGEU celebrates strong first shareholder vote at Brookfield Asset Management AGM after launching ambitious climate action campaign BURNABY – At the annual meeting of shareholders, over 17% of Brookfield (TSX:BAM.A) Class A shareholders voted in favour of a shareholder proposal asking Brookfield to have its la...

June 10, 2022

Public Service Agency fails to implement 5 days paid sick leave for Public Se...

Earlier this year, the provincial government amended the Employment Standards Act to provide for five days paid sick leave for workers, effective January 1st, 2022. For workers covered by a collective agreement, the government said that to ensure government’s intent that the paid sick leave entitlement is applied to all employees in B.C., the clause that relates to collective agreements is bein...

June 09, 2022

Strike Vote: FINAL WEEK! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Thanks to the incredible work of stewards and worksite contacts, thousands of BCGEU members have already cast ballots in the public service strike vote. The deadline to vote is next week. If you haven't voted yet, can we count on you to vote as soon as possible?Why vote "YES"?A strong strike mandate sends a clear message that members are united behind our bargaining committee's demand for cost ...

June 08, 2022

1 in 5 Investors Demand Dollarama do More to Protect Global Supply Chain Work...

  1 in 5 Investors Demand Dollarama do More to Protect Global Supply Chain Workers, including at Quebec-Based Warehouse and Distribution Centres Canada's largest dollar store faced a shareholder vote from the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU), earning backing from major investors BURNABY – Today, shareholders at Dollarama voted 18% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking the company to...

June 07, 2022

2022 National Union scholarships - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program. There are nine scholarsh...

June 03, 2022

Public Service Members - Time is running out: Get your vote in! - BC General...

Have you voted yet? A strong strike vote and a high turnout are critical to reaching a deal that members – you – will want to ratify. Why should you vote yes? The bottom line is any wage offer that doesn’t include cost of living protection (COLA) is a wage cut. No worker should be expected to take a wage cut. That’s why a strong “YES” vote is so important.  By delivering a strong strike mandate...

May 31, 2022

BC Union Gets Powerful Endorsement from Advisory Firm on Its Net-Zero Demands...

  BC Union Gets Powerful Endorsement from Advisory Firm on Its Net-Zero Demands BCGEU Shareholder Proposal to $690B giant deemed "reasonably crafted," "warranted," and "flexible." BURNABY – Ahead of the June 10 annual meeting of shareholders, influential proxy advisor Glass Lewis has endorsed the B.C. General Employees' Union's (BCGEU) shareholder proposal at Brookfield Asset Management (TSX:BA...

May 27, 2022

Public Service Members - Vote Now: Ensure Your Voice Is Heard! - BC General E...

The strike vote is well underway, and we are gaining more momentum each day. Have you voted yet? Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that over 500 members stepped up as worksite contacts to help with the vote – not to mention the 800 stewards who are also helping! In addition, hundreds of members have been booked off to help get out the vote: These members are working hard making cal...

May 26, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Oil & Gas Commission - Run-off Election Required - BC Ge...

At the close of election, the following member was declared elected as bargaining committee member: Amanda Fraser. However, there was a tie. As a result, we will conduct run-off elections and voting is required. The nominees are: - Erin Hall - Katelyn White - John Warner The nominee's names have been randomized; they will appear this way on the ballot. The highest vote-getting candidate will be...

May 20, 2022

Have you cast your ballot yet? Strike vote update - BC General Employees' Uni...

We are only five days into balloting for the public service strike vote and there has been tremendous level of engagement and turnout so far. Your bargaining committee is thrilled to see this level of enthusiasm from members, because a strong turnout is as important as a strong "yes" vote. By voting yes, you are helping to deliver a strong message to your employer that we are serious about our ...