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

April 16, 2018

Honouring killed and injured workers on Day of Mourning – April 28 - BCGEU

In 2017, 158 workers lost their lives to workplace injury or disease. Please join us in honouring their memory on the Day of Mourning, April 28. Many BCGEU members will be attending Day of Mourning events in communities around our province. Some members will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Many will be there to show solidarity and empathy for those who have ...

April 13, 2018

Government to Recognize PTSD & Mental Health Claims for First Responders: Cor...

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement that first responders including Sheriffs and Correctional Officers will receive greater access to mental health support.  On Wednesday, BC Labour Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to the Workers Compensation Act. These amendments -- called a presumptive clause -- will be introduced this week and, if approved by the legislature,...

April 13, 2018

Government action for renters and tenants a welcome relief in middle of housi...

VANCOUVER – This week the government of British Columbia announced new initiatives to strengthen protections for renters. BCGEU welcomes these long overdue changes, and applauds the government for continuing to take initiative on the housing file. "Increasing protections for those facing eviction is an important step in making B.C. more affordable for renters," noted BCGEU president Stephanie S...

April 12, 2018

BCGEU and B.C. Government to begin bargaining new contract for members in the...

The BCGEU has accepted an offer from the B.C. Government to begin negotiations aimed at concluding a new collective agreement with members in the B.C. public service. The existing contract between the BCGEU and the B.C. Government expires on March 31, 2019. It covers roughly 27,000 employees in the public service around the province. "We're pleased to begin the bargaining process now," said BCG...

April 10, 2018

April 12th Jersey Day - BCGEU

Staff and the Senior Leadership at the BCGEU will be wearing their jerseys to show support and respect for the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12 2018. We hope you do too!   UWU/MoveUP

April 09, 2018

‘Honeymoon phase is over’ at Okanagan Correctional Centre - BCGEU

"The honeymoon phase is over." That's the sentiment of Dean Purdy, head of the B.C. Government Employees Union's corrections division, but it appears to apply beyond staff at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. Official complaints filed by inmates against the jail nearly doubles that of any other jail in the province.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 04, 2018

PSPP changes illustrator now available for download - BCGEU

  Following the announcement of changes to the Public Service Pension Plan on March 16, 2018, the BCGEU has urged the Pension Corporation to make an online pension calculator available, to allow members to compare their pensions under the old and new plans. We are happy to report that the Public Service Pension Plan now has a Plan Changes Illustrator file available for download, which allows me...

April 04, 2018

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes 75 new members following a merger between two seniors' care facilities in Greater Victoria. On April 1, 2018 Rest Haven Lodge, which will continue to operate 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, merged with Broadmead Care Society where the BCGEU already represents over 400 workers.  "Broadmead Care Society is a n...

April 04, 2018

Amended - Local 2012 Election Results - BCGEU

Amended Our apologies as we missed Member at Large – Lesley Winterhalt on the March 28th, 2018 FYI. The election process for the Local Chair on your Executive closed on March 26, 2018. We want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results. Congratulations to Cheryl Gilbert who was elected to the position.The Local 2012 Executive is now as follows:  Chairperson:  Cheryl Gilbert  1s...

March 29, 2018

BCGEU brings 15 recommendations to labour code review panel, calls for fairne...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith meets today in Surrey with a special government panel reviewing B.C.'s labour laws to call for changes that reflect the needs and interests of B.C. workers. Representing over 75,000 workers from nearly every economic sector in B.C., the recommendations in the union's submission to the panel are based on three theme...

March 29, 2018

Local 2012 Election Results - BCGEU

The election process for the Local Chair on your Executive closed on March 26, 2018. We want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results. Congratulations to Cheryl Gilbert who was elected to the positon. The Local 2012 Executive is now as follows: Chairperson – Cheryl Gilbert1st Vice Chairperson – Johnnie Pahl2nd Vice Chairperson – Kris Garneau Treasurer – Aaron BergeronRecording Sec...

March 29, 2018

First significant wildfire of 2018 burning near Lytton, B.C. - BCGEU

The first significant wildfire of 2018 is burning in B.C.'s Interior but officials say it is under control.    The fire was initially reported Wednesday, covering about four hectares, two kilometres away from Lytton.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP