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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

April 13, 2017

Local 2002 Union Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Environmental Technical and Operational LOCAL:            2002 – Wildfire Bases    Please be advised that your Local elected Chairperson, Thierry Rouget and Lynda Morrice, Staff Representative for the BCGEU, will be doing a presentation to all Wildfire staff on the following dates and times. Afterwards, there will be opportunity to ask questions and/or to meet private with either o...

April 13, 2017

Training Day -Labour Code OHS Committee Reps - BCGEU

Did you know you are entitled to annual education leave totaling at least 8 hours? Did you also know your employer is required to support this training without loss of pay or other benefits? The employer must cover the costs of the training and any other reasonable costs to attend the course.  If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your 8 hour annual allot...

April 13, 2017

Opinion: Cutbacks put B.C.'s natural resources at risk - BCGEU

For years, the Professional Employees Association has warned that ongoing cutbacks in the number of qualified professional scientists employed by the provincial government is a threat to B.C.’s natural resources and environment and the safety of our infrastructure. A new assessment by an Ottawa-based research group has confirmed our fears.   Read More...

April 13, 2017

Quesnel Council Talks Marijuana - BCGEU

Quesnel City Council has begun the process of preparing for the legalization of marijuana.   Read More...

April 13, 2017

Public Sector Benefits Update #2 - BCGEU

The BCGEU continues to monitor the impacts of the decision of the Government to change the benefit carrier for all public service employees to ensure your benefits are protected. As of April 1, Great West Life – GWL is now the benefit carrier for the BC Public Service.   Here are three issues we have addressed this week and we will update further as needed.   1.     Deductible   Members had rep...

April 12, 2017

Ministry of Transportation to review Coquihalla closure - BCGEU

(February 2017 Article) The Ministry of Transportation is reviewing their response to the closure of the Coquihalla Highway earlier this month, aiming to make improvements in areas they can control.   Read More...

April 12, 2017

Big unions are big donors to NDP, but amenable to banning their contributions...

(February 2017 Article) Similar to big corporate donors to the B.C. Liberals, big unions are major contributors to the B.C. NDP.   Read More...

April 12, 2017

President Smith supports Sussanne Skidmore for Canadian Labour Congress VP - ...

www.sussanneskidmore.ca I am pleased and proud to support Sussanne Skidmore's candidacy for the position of Vice-President, Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). Sussanne is an established union leader, who began her social justice and labour activism more than a decade ago as a young worker. This makes her uniquely positioned to help evolve and grow the labour movement during increasingly complex...

April 11, 2017

Public Sector Benefits Update - BCGEU

The BCGEU was not invited to participate in the decision to change benefit carriers, but we have monitored progress on your behalf to ensure your benefits are protected. We have been assured by government there is no change in coverage, and will continue to verify this is the case. The following are the three most common issues that members have raised regarding the transition from Pacific Blue...

April 07, 2017

Urgent Action: Forced Displacements in Cali, Colombia Forced Displacements Le...

For over sixty years, the Cauca River in Cali, Colombia has been home to thousands of residents who farm, run businesses and live along its banks (known as el Jarillón). Since October 2016, families in the Venecia Las Vegas neighbourhood of el Jarillón have been forcibly displaced and seen their houses torn down by the municipality of Cali to make way for a tourist walk way and cargo port. Now ...