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

October 28, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with two inland ferries employers; Western ...

The communities of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake will soon have a more sustainable ferry service. Late in the evening of October 24th, after two long days of bargaining in Kelowna, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) reached a tentative agreement with WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment – two of the three employers who operate B.C.'s inland ferry services...

October 25, 2019

Members at BC Oil and Gas Commission - Bargaining Update #3 - BCGEU

Since our last update in July, your 2019 Bargaining Committee has met with the employer twice in Victoria, for three days in September and our most recent session, October 21st to 23rd. Over the course of those discussions, we have made progress in areas such as hours of work, language clarity, and transparency regarding recruitment processes. While your bargaining committee had hoped to table ...

October 24, 2019

They're back! BCGEU resolves grievance restoring the right for wildfire membe...

In 2016, your employer implemented a policy that prohibited wildfire members from wearing crew patches.  Since then, at every worksite that your treasurer Paul Finch and I have visited, we have heard how much the 30-year tradition of crew patches means to you. Crew patches not only build team spirit and show pride of place, they also help clearly identify members of different crews fighting the...

October 24, 2019

BCGEU applauds government on next steps towards implementation of UNDRIP in B...

Today's introduction of legislation by the provincial government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a significant and important step towards reconciliation in B.C. "Thanks to the leadership of our members, the BCGEU has long been an active participant in the national project of reconciliation and decolonization," says BCGEU president Step...

October 22, 2019

Local 2003 Executive Results - BCGEU

Thank you to the members who put their names forward to fill the vacant positions on the Local 2003 Executive. The date to send in a nomination form has now passed and the nomination period has ended. The following members have been acclaimed to the below mentioned positions: Treasurer: Kevin Harding Young Worker:  Adam Kral Congratulations to both members, I look forward to working with you. ...

October 21, 2019

BCGEU Offices Closing at 4PM PDT - Election Day - BCGEU

In accordance with federal election laws requiring employers to allow employees three consecutive hours to vote, BCGEU offices will be closing at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, October 21. Offices will reopen for standard hours (8:30AM - 5:00PM) on Tuesday. Most B.C. polls are open until 7PM. Questions about time off for voting? Click here to visit Elections Canada's FAQ on the subject U...

October 11, 2019

Nominations Received for Local 2003 Executive - BCGEU

We have received nomination forms for two positions within Local 2003 on October 10, 2019: Treasurer Young Worker As per the local elections manual, Constitution & Structure section, the nomination period is now open until Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Please send your nomination forms to the Lower Mainland Area Office no later than 5:00pm on October 16. In solidarity, Hilary AndowStaff Re...

October 10, 2019

REGISTER NOW FOR 2020 CLC WINTER SCHOOL - BCGEU

Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 12 to February 14, 2020) at Harrison Hot Springs is now available. Active union members are encouraged to apply online. Applications will be forwarded to your Component executive to make their selections on who will attend the school. Not all courses are pre-approved by your Component. For example, courses ...