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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, 2022

All BCGEU Local 2004 Members - Local Executive Election Results - BC General ...

  We are pleased to announce the results of the Elections for the Local 2004 Executive: Pursuant to PE Policy D-8 (8), nominations will remain open for the three (3) vacant positions for Member at Large. Congratulations to all of our successful candidates and thank you to everyone who took part in this process. In solidarity   Andii StephensA/Staff Representative   Download PDF of notice here  

March 31, 2022

Collective Agreement Expires April 1st – Negotiations resume next week - BC G...

Tomorrow, April 1st, marks the expiry of the 18th Main and Component collective agreements for B.C.’s public service. The employer – the provincial government’s Public Service Agency – confirmed with your bargaining committee yesterday that they are prepared to resume negotiations early next week with a revised monetary offer. As a result, we have scheduled talks to resume in Vancouver April 5t...

March 29, 2022

BCGEU librarians still without offer, all to strike with pickets at targeted ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – After more than a week without an offer from their employer, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action. As of 7:00 am Wednesday, March 30th, all BCGEU members working as VIRL employees will be on strike. In person and virtual services at all ...

March 25, 2022

BCGEU and PSA head back to the table - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) will be resuming after a 15 day break. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. "We always say 'where there's talk, there's hope" so getting invited back to the table is definitely posi...

March 25, 2022

Public Service Bargaining End Of Week 7 Update – Back To The Table - BC Gener...

We've reached the end of the 7th week since the start of public service bargaining. After 15 days away from the table, the employer has invited us back and we are in the process of scheduling new dates. We will inform you as soon as details are worked out. Your bargaining committee remains steadfast on achieving a fair wage increase, as we've heard loud and clear from you that it is critical t...

March 22, 2022

Public Service Bargaining: Next Steps - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Last Friday marked the end of the sixth week of negotiations between the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA). As we have previously reported, talks have been stalled as we wait for the government to authorize a revised wage offer. The employer has reiterated that the wage proposals tabled previously were the maximum authorized. Y...

March 22, 2022

Stephanie Smith on CKNW's Mike Smyth show to talk bargaining - BC General Emp...

This morning, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee spoke with CKNW's Michael Smyth about public service bargaining. "What we're looking for and what we think is very reasonable are cost of living adjustments… Our members over the last two years have learned their worth, they know their value, they know their contributions to our province, and they know that...

March 21, 2022

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU Recently, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) announced their plan to re-admit the BC Nurses Union (BCNU) into their union, more than a decade after they left the CFNU because of raiding activities in our province. BCNU raided our union, and other health care unions in BC, for several years in an attempt to build their own power at the expen...

March 17, 2022

BCGEU librarians expand pickets and escalate job action - BC General Employee...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action starting Friday, March 18th in an ongoing effort to get the VIRL Board to issue a new wage mandate. “We’ve said from the beginning—librarians don’t want to be on picket lines in front of their librari...

March 15, 2022

All BCGEU Local 2003 Members - Local 2003 Local Executive Vote Reminder - BC...

This is a reminder that electronic voting for 1st Vice Chairperson closes on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 5:00pm. But why is it important to vote in Union elections? Let us break it down for you…….. Whoever wins represents you – yes, you! Your union executive helps direct the Union, and helps ensure the voice of members (that's YOU!) gets heard!  Vote now! If you have not yet voted, please check ...