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COMPONENT 20 - ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONS

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 01, 2021

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leave - BCGEU

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...

March 30, 2021

Western Canada Wilderness Committee - Election for Bargaining Committee Membe...

Hello Everyone, The nomination period for the two (2) positions for the Western Canada Wilderness Committee bargaining committee ended, as of March 19, 2021. We received a surplus of nominations, therefore we will need to hold an election. Your nominees are as follows: Emily Hoffpauir Michelle Johnson Aimee MacDonald Peter McCartney The election will be done electronically on Simply Voting. I...

March 29, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...

March 26, 2021

Day of Mourning 2021 - BCGEU

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. Because of COVID-19, our coming together this year will once again look different but will be no less important. In 2020, 173 workers died due to work, and with many jurisdictions concerned...

March 23, 2021

Local 2003 - Delegates to the 51st BCGEU Triennial Constitutional Convention ...

Thank you to all who attended the March 8, 2021, Local 2003 Delegate Nomination meeting and to those who submitted their delegate nomination forms. Please help us in congratulating the following Local 2003 members who will be attending the BCGEU 51st Triennial Constitutional Convention as Delegates: Jackie Pierre Kevin Harding Colette Fauchon In addition, the following member will act as the ...

March 20, 2021

Update on frontline workers prioritized for COVID-19 immunization - BCGEU

For months the BCGEU has been working hard to make sure frontline essential workers would be offered vaccines as soon as possible. This week's announcement that more than 300,000 front-line workers will be eligible for immunization starting in April is great news-especially for thousands of BCGEU members in child-care and corrections who are among the priority groups listed.    However, thousan...

March 17, 2021

2021 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship program are now closed. Our annual scholarship program of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members. Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective pos...