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 22, 2016

Unusually warm spring renews focus on wildfire fighters

Only four months into the new year and British Columbia has already seen 143 wildfires by April 19, affecting over 13,000 hectares. The Prince George Fire Centre saw 37 new fires start in one day in April. The spring river melt is already well underway, weeks earlier than normal. High winds and temperatures reaching 28 degrees in the Peace River region has produced tinder-dry conditions. As we...

April 20, 2016

Area 04 Local Executives, Stewards and OHS representatives evening workshop o...

The Area 04 Cross Component Committee presents an evening workshop on the duty to accommodate, medical notes and return to work. This workshop will cover general information about the employer's duty to accommodate members who, because of a disability require accommodation in their job position or duties. Date: May 10, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Fraser Valley Area Office                 8...

April 18, 2016

Local 2009 stewards & local executive members enhanced steward training

You are invited to register for Enhanced Steward Training.  The details are as follows:     DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2016     TIME: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm     PLACE: BCGEU Castlegar Office – 2316 Columbia Avenue If you are interested in attending, please complete the attached registration form and forward to the Union office by fax (250-365-9971), email (Area09@bcgeu.ca) or mail (2316 Columbia ...

April 07, 2016

BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety Networker Outreach

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Networker team had their initial meeting in January. The 21 BCGEU members appointed to the team are from all areas of the province. One of their first tasks is to contact BCGEU OHS committee representatives to let them know about upcoming training opportunities.  The Networkers are also busy calling OHS representatives in their areas to determine if the...

April 07, 2016

B.C.'s forest minister says industry is on the rebound

B.C.'s forests minister says while the once mighty forest industry in this province is currently very healthy, more needs to be done to keep it competitive in the face of challenges from both inside and outside B.C. Read more...

April 04, 2016

Member Update - April, 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith is joined by Community Social Services Component VP Andrea Duncan and first vice chair Pamela Pye from worksite visits in Port Coquitlam.

April 04, 2016

OHS Reps in Area 02 - BC Federation of Labour "Emergency Preparedness" Course

The “Emergency Preparedness” course will be offered at the Nanaimo area office on Monday May 2, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be facilitated by a BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre facilitator. This course has been designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the planning and preparations needed to assist workplaces to respond before, durin...