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.


January 18, 2019

Forest policy reforms to rebuild coastal forest sector - BCGEU

To create and support good jobs in British Columbia's coastal forest sector, government is making policy changes to increase the processing of B.C. logs on the coast and to reduce wood waste by redirecting it to B.C.'s pulp and paper mills. The changes, as part of the Coast Forest Sector Revitalization Initiative, were announced by Premier John Horgan at the annual Truck Loggers Association (TL...

January 15, 2019

Update to the Local 2012 Executive- January 2019 - BCGEU

Nominations for Local Chairperson have closed. Congratulations to Stuart Abels who has been acclaimed to the position. Your Local 2012 Executive is as follows: Local Chairperson Stuart Abels 1st Vice Chair: Johnnie Pahl 2nd Vice Chair: Kris Garneau Treasurer: Aaron Bergeron Recording Secretary: Vacant Members at Large: Leslie Winterhalt Janice Girling Janice Joseph Jeremy Lafontaine Member at L...

January 15, 2019

Component 20 Joint Training On The Changes To The ETO Collective Agreement - ...

THIS BULLETIN ONLY APPLIES TO THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE WHO ARE COVERED BY THE ETO COMPONENT AGREEMENT You should have received an email from the BC Public Service Agency on the joint training for the changes to the ETO Collective Agreement. We have worked with the BC Public Service Agency to ensure this training is provided to all ETO members. As noted in their email to you, the traini...

January 10, 2019

BCGEU Statement on RCMP raid at Unist'ot'en Camp and Gidimt’en Access Point -...

BURNABY - The BCGEU has been closely monitoring the developing situation at the Unist'ot'en camp. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we are concerned that police action has been used to suppress the rights ...

January 08, 2019

FLNRO Appeals Update - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the BC Public Service Agency (PSA) continue to work as a Joint Technical Working Committee (JTWC) on the FLNRO appeals filed.   We held a round of appeal meetings in Prince George in late October 2018 for twelve B.C. Wildfire jobs, and had tours of the Prince George Wildfire Centre Depot as well as a scaling operation. We will proceed w...

December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 77,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed from end of business December 24, 2018 and will reopen on January 2, 2019 at 8:30am. If you are a...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU disappointed by defeat of electoral reform referendum - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed by Election BC's announcement today that the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform was defeated. Despite this result, over half a million British Columbians voted for change due to a deep dissatisfaction with First Past the Post (FPTP), and the conversation about a more representative voting system must continue. Under FPTP ...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU HQ closed – Dec 21st - BCGEU

Due to a power failure, the BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby will continue to be closed for the remainder of the day on December 21, 2018.   We expect that the office will re-open on Monday, December 24. If power has not been restored by then, a subsequent notice will be posted here.   UWU/MoveUP

December 20, 2018

Call for Bargaining Committee Nominations for Waterbridge Ferries Inc. - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for three (3) Bargaining Committee positions and two (2) Alternates at Waterbridge Ferries Inc., as follows: (1) Bargaining Committee Member – Deck Crew Columbia (1) Bargaining Committee Member – Engine Crew Columbia (1) Bargaining Committee Member – Cable Ferries In addition to above, we will need one (1) alternate from the Columbia (any position) and one (1) altern...

December 19, 2018

Call for Bargaining Committee Nominations for Western Pacific Marine - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for three (3) Bargaining Committee positions and two (2) alternates at Western Pacific Marine, as follows: (1) Bargaining Committee Member – Deck Crew Balfour (1) Bargaining Committee Member – Engine Crew Balfour (1) Bargaining Committee Member – Cable Ferries In addition to above, we will need one (1) alternate from the Balfour (any position) and one (1) alternate f...

December 19, 2018

The Provincial magazine - Winter 2018 - BCGEU

The winter issue of The Provincial magazine is now available to download. Featured in this issue: · Local government elections · Wildfire health risks · C-6 workers meet minister · $10-a-day childcare · Casino bargaining · Willow Manor worksite profile · Housing and young workers · And more… Download the Winter 2018 issue here UWU/MoveUP