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.


March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at This link will g...

March 09, 2016

Local 2001 meeting notice

DATE: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 TIME: Executive Committee 5:30pm           General Membership 6:00pm PLACE: BCGEU, Victoria Area Office 2994 Douglas Street AGENDA OHS Update PE Update Component Update Local Grievance Update Worksite Update M2M Worksite Visits New Business In solidarity Kelly Grohs, Chairperson, Local 2001 Jenny Ewing, Staff Representative Download PDF of notice he...

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 07, 2016

Treasurer Paul Finch visiting BC Safety Authority on Friday, March 11

BCGEU treasurer Paul Finch will be visiting B.C. Safety Authority headquarters in New Westminster on Friday, March 11. During his visit, Paul will tour the worksite between 10am and 11am to meet with union members and to answer any questions.  The union has booked a meeting room for BCGEU members to bring their concerns and questions in complete confidence. The twin sisters meeting room is lo...

March 02, 2016

New Local Executive for local 2010

The following is now your current Local 2010 Executive: Chair: Hank Glover – Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure 1st Vice Chair: Adam Hughes – BC Oil & Gas Commission Treasurer: Sarah Dickie - BC Oil & Gas Commission Recording Secretary: Amanda Fraser - BC Oil & Gas Commission Young Worker Member-At-Large: Kirsten Bitor – Ministry of Transportation & Infrastruct...

February 25, 2016

BC Budget 2016: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions. Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...

February 19, 2016

Local 2012 election update

Please be advised that Jacqueline Wheatley has been acclaimed as the Young Worker Representative.  As such, the Executive is as follows: Chairperson – Kris Garneau 1st Vice Chairperson – Vacant 2nd Vice Chairperson – Scott Parker Treasurer – Ron Haines Recorder – Aaron Bergeron Member-at-Large – Darryl Struthers Member-at- Large – Jennifer Chermesnok Member-at-Large – Janice Joseph Member-at-L...