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.

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May 31, 2018

Recording Secretary of Local 2003 Elections - BCGEU

We have received a nomination form for Local 2003 recording secretary on May 29, 2018. As per the local elections manual, Constitution & Stucture section, the nomination period is now open until June 1, 2018. Please send your nomination forms to the Lower Mainland Office no later than 5pm on June 1.   In solidarty,   Hilary AndowStaff Representative Download FYI- Recording Secretary May 31...

May 30, 2018

‘Public safety occupation’ status for deputy sheriffs and conservation office...

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has denied the second joint application from the BCGEU and the B.C. Government to designate deputy sheriff and conservation officer classifications as 'public safety occupations' for the purposes of early retirement under the federal Income Tax Act.   The CRA decision is deeply disappointing to the BCGEU, which submitted a comprehensive joint submission with the...

May 29, 2018

New Labour Management Committee Representative for Western Pacific Members -...

As a result of the recent election, Reg Percival has been elected as a new Labour Management Committee Representative. Please join me in welcoming him to his new position. The members of the Labour Management Committee at Western Pacific Marine are now: Reg PercivalSean MurphyJason Ward In solidarity Mike FentonStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

May 29, 2018

Executive donation to Red Cross for flood relief - BCGEU

From April through June 2017, catastrophic flooding devastated parts of the Okanagan, Kootenay and Shuswap regions forcing thousands of British Columbians from their homes. According to the BC Flood and Wildfire Review released last month, the estimated cost of flood response in 2017 was more than $73 million. Just a year later, while many families and communities are still dealing with the aft...

May 28, 2018

Leaked report underscores need for public service whistleblower protection - ...

A leaked 2014 report that exposes non-compliance by natural gas operations in northern B.C. exposes the need for adequate whistleblower protection for public service workers, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) said today. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a copy of a critical audit report on boreal caribou management measures that it says was suppressed ...

May 28, 2018

Local 2001 & Local 2003 Western Wilderness Committee Collective Agreement Rat...

Your bargaining committee is very pleased to announce that your new collective agreement was ratified on May 24th. Members voted 94% vote in favour of ratifying the deal. Thank you to everyone who participated in the ratification vote and for your support and feedback during this round of negotiations. The ratification vote concludes the bargaining process. Your new collective agreement is now ...

May 25, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fle...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds today's announcement by the provincial government that it will build 1,500 new supportive housing units throughout the province for women and children fleeing violence. Over the next 10 years, government will invest $734 million to build this much-needed housing which includes transition houses, safe homes, second-stage and long-te...

May 24, 2018

Member-at-Large Nomination for Local Executive 2002 - BCGEU

Nomination is now open for a Member-at-Large position on your local executive.Members-at-Large The number of members-at-large is set out in the local bylaws; and are: a) assigned to tasks, committees and projects as required by chair;b) may represent specific groups of members within a local and can bring their perspective to the local executive meetings. The position is for the balance of the ...

May 22, 2018

Worksite visit at BC Oil & Gas Commission, Local 2010 - BCGEU

James Coccola, BCGEU Executive Vice President, will be visiting the BCGEU members of Local 2010, BC Oil & Gas Commission at the date and time noted below.  Tuesday, May 29th during 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Fort St JohnThe purpose of the Worksite Visits are to meet members in the worksite, hear your stories, an opportunity to share with you current campaigns and to update membership lists.We loo...

May 17, 2018

Nomination for Local 2007 Executive – Second Call - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    2nd Vice Chair Secretary Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (Young Worker) Member-at-Large (5 vacant positions)    The term is three years. Information on the roles and responsibilities of each office is attached.   The deadline for nominations is: June 16, 2018  If there is an election for a position, ...

May 17, 2018

Coquitlam casino still behind pickets - BCGEU

After five days of job action, a labour dispute at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Great Canadian Gaming Corp. said in a statement Monday that it has been granted an order by the B.C. Labour Relations Board prohibiting striking workers from blocking entry to the property.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

GATEWAY CASINOS NEGOTIATIONS REACH AN IMPASSE - BCGEU

Talks between Gateway Casinos and members of the BC Government and Service Employees Union have broken off. On Tuesday morning, over a hundred employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops rallied in Kelowna to push for higher wages.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

CASINO WORKERS RALLY IN KELOWNA - BCGEU

Employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops gathered in Kelowna Tuesday morning to push for higher wages. Negotiations between the company and the bargaining committee began back in January, but stopped abruptly in March, prompting Tuesday’s demonstration.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP