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 27, 2016

B.C. backs down in fight against bear cubs’ saviour

The B.C. government has backed down in its legal battle with Bryce Casavant, the former conservation officer who made global headlines when he refused to kill two orphaned bear cubs. Read more...

October 24, 2016

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System You may have noticed a change with the hazardous product labelling at your worksite. This is due to the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The Globally Harmonized System was initiated to standardize information on the safe use of hazardous products in Canadian workplaces and with our ma...

October 19, 2016

Local 101 & Local 2001 Stewards and Local Executive - One-Day Enhanced Stewar...

Learn more about: •    Common Grievances and Arbitration Decisions •    STIIP and LTD •    The Duty to Accommodate Injured Workers Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC) **Registration deadline is 4:30 pm on November 3, 2016** To register, please contact the Area Office at (250) 388-9948 or by emai...

October 18, 2016

Oxfam Canada launches new campaign for gender equality

Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged. The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women. In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.  In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...

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...