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

October 18, 2016

BC Safety Authority Nominations for Union shop steward

To:      All BCGEU Members BC Safety Authority – BCGEU Local 2003 Re:      Nominations for Union shop steward   The BCGEU is looking for union stewards at BC Safety Authority in the Lower Mainland, in particular among Safety Officers and other members with technical experience. Nominations for the position are now open. Steward nomination forms must be received by the Union by no later than ...

October 14, 2016

CANCELLED - Local 2003 Stewards - Enhanced Stewards Training

DATE: Thursday, November 10, 2016 TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office             Suite 130 - 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver             (Kitty-corner to Renfrew SkyTrain Station)   The union will be hosting an Enhanced Stewards Training day for all Local 2003 Stewards on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Lower Mainland Area Office. We will be using this day to inform,...

October 14, 2016

Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 07 - BC Fede...

The “Occupational Health” course will be offered at the Okanagan area office in Kelowna on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be delivered by a facilitator from the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre. Health hazards are not as obvious and apparent as safety hazards in the workplace and as such often don’t receive proper attention and resources co...

October 11, 2016

Local 2003 Meeting Notice

COMPONENT:      Environmental, Technical and Operational         LOCAL:       2003           DATE:       Thursday, November 17, 2016            TIME:       Executive Committee 5:30PM                           General membership 6pm          PLACE:       BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office                           Musqueam meeting room                           Suite 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancou...

October 11, 2016

Local 2003 Chair Worksite Visits

To:      All BCGEU Members in Local 2003 Re:      Local 2003 Chair Worksite Visits in Squamish, Coquitlam and New Westminster   Dear Sisters and Brothers, I am pleased to advise that BCGEU Local 2003 Chairperson Jackie Pierre will be conducting worksite visits on October 13 in Coquitlam and New Westminster. Sister Pierre will be visiting the following worksites. BCGEU Administrative Service...

October 07, 2016

2080 & 2100 Labieux Rd, Nanaimo Worksite Visits

To:     All BCGEU Members at 2080 & 2100 Labieux Rd, Nanaimo Re:      Worksite Visits   Dear Sisters and Brothers,   I am pleased to advise you that BCGEU Component 20 Executive members will be visiting on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. to meet with members, introduce themselves, and discuss any issues you may have. If you have any questions, please contact the...

October 07, 2016

BC Safety Authority Worksite Visits

To:      All BCGEU Members at BC Safety Authority – Nanaimo Re:      Worksite Visits   Dear Sisters and Brothers, I am pleased to advise you that BCGEU Component 20 Executive members will be visiting on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. to meet with members, introduce themselves, and discuss any issues you may have.     If you have any questions, please contact the off...

October 07, 2016

BCGEU makes budget submission to Finance Committee

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith made a presentation to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Governnment Services today, outlining the union’s priorities for the upcoming provincial budget. Smith noted that it’s time to chart a different course in British Columbia and urged the government to take steps to accomplish three main objectives – quality jobs for all British Columbians; r...

October 06, 2016

Local 2002 executive meeting

DATE: Friday, October 28, 2016 TIME: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. PLACE: BCGEU Nanaimo Area Office             106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo   AGENDA 1.    Component Report 2.    Grievance/Issues Report 3.    OHS Appointments 4.    Education 5.    Executive Member Reports 6.    Labour Council Reports 7.    Other If you cannot make this meeting, please call in to 1-866-562-0090, ID number 986794. Down...

October 05, 2016

Watch: Stephanie Smith at the launch of the 2016 PECSF campaign

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith spoke at the 2016 kickoff of the Provincial Employees Community Services Fund (PECSF) hosted at the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) warehouse in Vancouver. Smith thanked BCGEU members for volunteering and helping to donate $1.7 million to local charities in 2015. These donations benefit more than 900 charities across BC inluding food banks, hospice/palliative ca...

October 05, 2016

Local 2009 union meeting

DATE: October 13, 2016 TIME: Membership Meeting at 6 pm            Executive Meeting at 7 pm PLACE: BCGEU Castlegar Area Office             2316 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar   AGENDA Agenda items include (but not limited to): Welcome to new Local Executive members 2009 Local Executive Constitution Refresher Local executive appointments OH&S appointments Steward recruitment Expense r...

October 05, 2016

Local 2002 Members - Call for nominations for vacant local 2002 executive pos...

Nominations are now open for following position which is vacant on the Local 2002 Executive: Member at Large  The role of the Member-at-Large is as follows:  the number of positions is determined by the local bylaws; supports the local table officers as necessary; is assigned to tasks, committees as required by chair; this is a good “apprenticeship” position to learn more about the l...

September 30, 2016

Local 2020 FLNRO Campbell River Worksite Visit

To:     All BCGEU Members at Forest Lands & Natural Resources Re:     Worksite Visit:  Campbell River   Dear Sisters and Brothers, I am pleased to advise you that BCGEU Local 2002 Chairperson, Thierry Rouget, will be visiting on October 17th to meet with members, introduce himself, and discuss any issues you may have.   Where:        BC Timber Sales Office, 370 South Dogwood St, Campbel...

September 30, 2016

Watch: Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week and speaks about the importa...

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week in Victoria that included worksite visits, a member BBQ and the Union of BC Municipalities convention. She also honours the work of Phyllis Webstad on Orange Shirt Day. Have a look:

September 28, 2016

BCGEU negotiates improved benefits for auxiliary workers in BC Wildfire Service

The BCGEU is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will improve benefits for all auxiliary members of the BC Wildfire Service. This MOA covers frontline fire fighters and the administrative staff who support their work. “By its very nature, fighting forest fires is seasonal work. That should not mean the men and women who work so hard to protect our province s...