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

May 08, 2017

Don't Cross - Picket Lines Update #2 - BCGEU

As we have previously advised, the potential for BC Nurse picket lines at B.C. Government worksites exist because of two disputes which involve the nurses. Unfortunately, BC Nurses have not coordinated or shared their plans with the BCGEU or other unions in the labour movement. Notwithstanding these challenges, the BCGEU met with the government to discuss essential service levels for BCGEU mem...

May 04, 2017

BC Employment Standards Coalition releases report: Why BC Employment Standard...

Today the BC Employment Standards Coalition released a powerful report called Workers’ Stories of Exploitation & Abuse: Why BC Employment Standards Need to Change. The report is based on a series of Workers’ Forums the coalition hosted over the past few months in the Lower Mainland and Victoria to give voice to BC workers who have been treated unfairly. The report brings the inadequacies of...

May 04, 2017

Day of Mourning honours lives lost on the job - BCGEU

About 25 people gathered at City Hall Friday afternoon to march in honour of those who lost their lives in the workplace. The annual Day of Mourning recognizes the need for safe work practices and those who died on the job. Kurt Langdon, an equipment operator with the city of Fort St. John and local chair for the BCGEU, said he was pleased to see the number of people that came out. Read more...

May 04, 2017

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steward Nomination...

To:   All 2004 BCGEU Members at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, 10428 153 Street, Surrey                   Re:  Steward Nominations (2 positions)   Nominations are now open for two steward positions at your worksite, and will close June 5, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. A steward is the face of the Union at your worksite, some roles of a steward include: Enforcing the collectiv...

May 02, 2017

Steward Nominations (1 position) at Ministry of Environment 46360 Airport Roa...

Nominations are now open for one steward position at your worksite, and will close June 1, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. A steward is the face of the Union at your worksite, some roles of a steward include: Enforcing the collective agreement and protecting your rights. Acting as a liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices. Signing up new members to the Union at the worksite. Helping me...

May 02, 2017

Don't Cross - Potential picket lines for BC government worksites - BCGEU

The BCGEU has recently been informed that due to two unrelated disputes, nurses at a number of facilities in B.C. – including Child and Youth Mental Health, Corrections, Road Safety B.C., and Vital Statistics – may be taking job action in the near future.   We do not anticipate that picket lines will go up immediately, and we expect to be able to provide specific details (e.g. dates/times and e...

May 02, 2017

Local 0511 & 2011 Enhanced Steward Training - BCGEU

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Enhanced Steward Training Date:          Monday, May 15, 2017 Time:          9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location:    Diane L. Wood Union Centre                    Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU                    500 Quebec Street                    Prince George, BC V2L 1C6 Lunch will be provided.  To ensure enough food is ordered, please register online at the link pr...

April 27, 2017

Les Leyne: B.C. leaders lie low on legal highs ahead - BCGEU

Campaigning provincial politicians have dozens of changes in mind for B.C., but they are scarcely talking about the major adjustment that’s coming, regardless of who wins the election. For all the competing visions being outlined by provincial leaders, the federal government’s move to legalize marijuana is going to be the single biggest revamp on the social and political scene. It was introduce...

April 26, 2017

BCGEU Equity and Human Rights Conference 2017 - BCGEU

The BCGEU 50th Triennial Convention is taking place June 14 -17, 2017.   As part of convention, the Equity and Human Rights Conference is taking place on June 18 and 19, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel, for members who identify with one or more of four equity groups: workers of colour, workers with disabilities, aboriginal workers and LGBTQI2S workers. Registered members will be p...

April 25, 2017

Dozens of Aboriginal child welfare workers rally for improved funding for Abo...

BURNABY - About 60 Aboriginal child welfare staff and community members braved the cold and wind on Saturday, April 22 to demand more funding for Aboriginal child and family services. Reporters from both CBC and APTN filmed the colourful event. Workers and community members of all ages marched along Croydon Drive and stopped outside Minister Stephanie Cadieux’s campaign office to demand improv...

April 13, 2017

Local 2002 Union Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Environmental Technical and Operational LOCAL:            2002 – Wildfire Bases    Please be advised that your Local elected Chairperson, Thierry Rouget and Lynda Morrice, Staff Representative for the BCGEU, will be doing a presentation to all Wildfire staff on the following dates and times. Afterwards, there will be opportunity to ask questions and/or to meet private with either o...