B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

June 07, 2019

British Columbians need a break: the BCGEU submission to the Fair Wages Commi...

BURNABY- The British Columbia Government and Service Employees' union, representing more than 79,000 workers in various sectors and occupations in the province has submitted its report to the provincial government's Fair Wages Commission. The Fair wages commission was set up by the provincial government to advise government on how to raise minimum wages with increases that are regular, measured...

June 07, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Review Underway - BCGEU

In response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions, the provincial government has initiated an independent and comprehensive review of BC's workers' compensation system.  This is a tremendously important opportunity for BCGEU members to tell their stories about the injustices within the current system, and to influence legislative and policy changes that will restore fairness to the w...

June 05, 2019

Final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous W...

On Monday, June 3rd, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report and recommendations in a ceremony at the National Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on Algonquin Territory. The release was the culmination of a three-year process in which the Inquiry heard testimony, submissions and stories from more than 2,000 people including the fami...

June 04, 2019

BC Oil and Gas Commission Pre-Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your 2019 Bargaining Committee has been busy preparing to negotiate our next Collective Agreement. Our current collective agreement with our Employer expires on June 30, 2019. Since early February this year, the Committee has met for a total of ten days of bargaining preparations, in which we: Reviewed your submitted Bargaining Survey results to better understand your priorities and guide our ...

June 03, 2019

Victoria Area Office hours – Thursday, June 6 - BCGEU

Please be advised that the hours of operation at the Victoria Area Office for Thursday, June 6, 2019 will be from Noon – 5:00 pm. UWU/MoveUP

May 31, 2019

Tentative agreement reached at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Telus Employer Solutions (formerly TSSI), who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government, have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today. "This was a challenging round of bargaining for our members, who recently voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike vote to back up their bargaining deman...

May 31, 2019

Labour Code amendments give workers and unions more power - BCGEU

B.C.'s Labour Code is the rule book for how workers organize to join unions as well as how unionized workers and their employers interact. Despite its importance to working people and unions, the Code had gone without an update for more than 15 years until the provincial government launched a legislative review process in 2018. Your union made a submission to that process that recommended a ser...

May 31, 2019

The Provincial magazine - Spring 2019 - BCGEU

The spring issue of The Provincial magazine is finished and ready to download. Featured in this issue: BCGEU News – Reports on BC Budget 2019, the money laundering inquiry and the BCGEU's centennial celebration. Community Social Services – Reports on initiatives in the CSS sector. Campaigns – Updates on our Affordable BC, Shop Public and A Day Without Admin campaigns. BCGEU Community News ...

May 30, 2019

Technical Safety BC (BC Safety Authority) key bargaining dates ahead - BCGEU

Bargaining with the employer continued last week on May 22nd and May 24th. Progress has been made; however, significant monetary items remain outstanding. At the moment, we don't have a settlement we can recommend to you. Your bargaining committee is committed to finding a fair settlement while protecting existing rights in the collective agreement. We hope the employer will bring sharper focus...

May 28, 2019

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU - BCGEU

Share your union stories!   Back in 1919, workers came together to form what we know today as the BCGEU. As part of our Centennial celebrations, we're looking back at the many ways that our union has impacted our worksites and communities throughout the years. Be a part of telling the story of our history in your community through events, photos, and more.   Have something to share or want to b...

May 28, 2019

Bargaining Notice for 2009 Members at Western Pacific Marine - BCGEU

COMPONENT:   Environmental, Technical & OperationalLOCAL:             2009 Members at Western Pacific MarineDATE:               Friday, May 31, 2019TIMES:             11:00 am, 1:00 pm or 3:00 pmPLACE:             Balfour HallThe Bargaining Committee is holding this very important meeting to update members on the status of your negotiations. Your attendance is strongly encouraged. Hope to s...

May 27, 2019

News on Bargaining Inland Ferry Workers - BCGEU

Greetings to all BCGEU Inland Ferry Workers I write on behalf of your elected bargaining committees as we prepare to renegotiate your current collective agreements. The committees for Kootenay Lake, Arrow Lake, and François Lake have been meeting and working hard to develop a bargaining agenda and strategy that will address the concerns that were raised in the recently distributed surveys. Thes...

May 27, 2019

Casino workers vote to join B.C.'s leading union in the gaming sector - BCGEU

A strong majority want to be a part of the union. (Victoria, B.C.) Over 130 employees across five departments at Elements Casino Victoria voted to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) to fight for job security, better wages, fairness and a voice at their workplace. The positive vote to join was 87%, with 82% of workers casting a ballot. These workers join over 3,400 casin...