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COMPONENT 20 - ENVIRONMENT, 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

July 28, 2022

Bargaining update: When can we strike? - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

When can we strike?Our union is being prevented from being in a legal strike position by the B.C. government’s insistence on high essential services levels that would dramatically reduce the effectiveness of a strike. As a result, your bargaining committee and our legal team are contesting their positions through the Labour Relations Board so we can exercise the strike mandate as soon as po...

July 28, 2022

APPLICATION SUPPORT ANALYST - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT - BC General Employee...

APPLICATION SUPPORT ANALYST ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTINGJuly 28, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia representing over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU requires an Application Support Specialist to work in the IT Services of the Admin...

July 22, 2022

Public service strike FAQ - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

You've voted in favour of strike action…now what?After our historic member-led strike vote in June, talks resumed between your committee and your employer, the Public Service Agency (PSA). Talks quickly broke down again because your employer once again failed to table a wage offer that met your needs. While our goal remains achieving a fair agreement at the bargaining table, members may need to...

July 20, 2022

New polling shows that a majority of British Columbians support stronger inve...

Poll also shows a plurality of support for land value capture tax to fund affordable housing Burnaby - A Research Co. poll has found that a majority of British Columbians support progressive policies to address the housing affordability crisis. The poll was commissioned by the B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) as part of Affordable BC – the union’s ongoing campaign to address housing afford...

July 18, 2022

Members at Oil & Gas Commission - Bargaining Committee Election Results - BC ...

The election process is now completed for the Oil & Gas Commission Bargaining Committee. The following member has been acclaimed as bargaining committee chairperson:      - Chris Grieve The following members have been elected as committee members:      - Amanda Fraser      - John Warner In addition, the following member has been acclaimed as the alternate:      - Erin Hall Congratulations t...

July 15, 2022

A message from your Public Service Bargaining Committee - BC General Employee...

  Last week we reported to you on the status of bargaining and our desire to return to the bargaining table as soon as the PSA has a revised offer to present – one which protects against increasing inflation by including a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).  Securing an agreement with inflation protection is still your committee’s top priority in negotiations. Click here to watch a v...

July 15, 2022

Dispatched to a fire? You should be paid a lunch break - BC General Employees...

You are receiving this email as a BCGEU member working for the BC Wildfire Service. Please forward to your colleagues who are dispatched to fires.Did you know? If you are dispatched to a fire, you are entitled to a paid lunch break.Recently, through expedited arbitration, your fellow BCGEU members working for the BC Wildfire Service in the Lower Mainland successfully won a group grievance which...

July 07, 2022

Shop Steward Nominations for local 601 and local 2001 at 2975 Jutland Road, ...

Nominations are now open for four (4) additional shop stewards at 2975 Jutland Road. The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is:  Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 5 p.m. Nomination forms must be submitted by email to [email protected]   Newly elected stewards are entitled to training at the Union's expense, including paid leave from work and ongoing support from the Union.In...