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

June 07, 2016

Update – Implementation of MOA - prior vacation year upon re-employment

We are happy to report the BC Public Service Agency (PSA) will begin implementing the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) – Recognition of Prior Vacation Year Upon Re-Employment. Our union negotiated this agreement that will see more than 160 BCGEU members credited with additional vacation time. These members will be notified by the PSA in the next few weeks. In the future the MOA will be applied in ...

June 06, 2016

Western Pacific Marine implementation of negotiated changes

The Union is aware that negotiated changes to the Health & Welfare benefits and the Economic Stability Dividend were not implemented and as a result policy grievances were filed.  Western Pacific Marine advises that the ESD will be paid on June 17, 2016.  Please ensure that you are paid .45% on all hours worked retroactive to February 2, 2016.  The policy grievance will not be concluded un...

June 06, 2016

Unhappy campers: staff shortages loom for B.C. campground, hotel, tourist att...

B.C. tourism operators are facing a campground, hotel and tourist attraction staff crunch. Read more...

June 01, 2016

Workplace first aid requirements

First aid is an important element of workplace health and safety. This includes having the correct equipment, procedures and trained people in place to respond in the event of a workplace injury. Here are the basic first aid requirements under the Workers Compensation Act:  (1) The employer must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies, facilities, first aid attendants and services...

June 01, 2016

Member Update - June 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 VP Dean Purdy update members on ongoing union campaigns. *You can also view the video on the BCGEU YouTube channel

May 30, 2016

OHS Representatives in the province right to refuse unsafe work

Recent incidents at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam have highlighted the need for workers to be made aware of their rights and duties under the Worker’s Compensation Act in carrying out their work. On May 23, BCGEU members were injured while transporting a patient from the Royal Columbian Hospital back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. A preliminary investigation has been conduc...

May 27, 2016

2016 BCGEU Scholarship Winners

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 26, 2016

BC Safety Authority updated steward list

Please note the following are your BCGEU stewards at the BC Safety Authority: Name Work Location City Local Doug Bramley Coquitlam 2003 Ann McLean New Westminster 2003 Lawren Nemeth New Westminster 2003 Jackie-Lynne Pierre ...

May 20, 2016

The National Union's scholarship program for 2016

Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016. Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...

May 20, 2016

Free pensions webinars

Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.   Capital stewardship Friday, June 10 10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time) Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...

May 19, 2016

Wildfire hours of work update

Sisters, Brothers and Friends, I am writing to update you on the ongoing dispute between our union and the Wildfire Management Branch regarding the April 2016 memo: "Interim Direction to Staff re: ETO Average Hours of Work" Over the past few weeks, we have held discussions with Wildfire regarding our very serious concerns with this memo and their interpretation of the hours of work language. ...

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to announce the following winners of a 2016 BCGEU Scholars...

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...