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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

November 05, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with LifeLabs

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – A majority of the 1,550 LifeLabs workers represented by the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) voted on Thursday November 4, 2021 in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer after reaching a tentative agreement on October 24, 2021. The new three-year agreement is effective April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2024."After so many month...

November 02, 2021

New poll shows British Columbians support investing in B.C. wildfire fighters...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 2, 2021 New poll shows British Columbians support investing in B.C. wildfire fightersBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – A new Research Co. poll on wildfires in B.C. commissioned by the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) reveals that half of British Columbians have been personally impacted by wildfires, 85% believe more should be done to prepare for and pre...

November 02, 2021

New poll shows British Columbians support investing in B.C. wildfire fighters...

We’re writing to let you know that we recently polled British Columbians and the results confirm both the issues you’ve identified and the public’s support of necessary changes – including year-round prevention and preparation and investing in frontline wildfire fighters. In fact, 88% of British Columbians support increasing your compensation. We’ll be releasing the poll results to media shortl...

October 24, 2021

BCGEU members at LifeLabs reach tentative agreement – vote to go to membershi...

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at LifeLabs have reached a tentative agreement with their employer in the early hours of Sunday, October 24.   The member bargaining committee is consolidating details of the tentative agreement for presentation to members on Monday. Following details being shared, BCGEU members at LifeLabs will vot...

October 22, 2021

1,550 BCGEU members launch job action against LifeLabs - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 22, 2021  1,550 BCGEU members launch job action against LifeLabs BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) –B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at LifeLabs across B.C. will commence job action at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 22. The union served 72-hours strike notice on Wednesday, October 19 after several months of negotiations failed to secure a new...

October 20, 2021

LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 20, 2021 LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) have issued 72-hour strike notice to LifeLabs as of 7:00 p.m., October 19, 2021. This action follows several months of negotiations, 30 days at the bargaining table and eight days of mediation. The main outstanding iss...

October 14, 2021

BC Parks OHS Reps, September 22 meeting follow-up - BCGEU

You’re receiving this email as an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) member representative within BC Parks. Please forward this email to other BC Parks worker OHS reps that did not receive it, and let them know they can update their contact information with the BCGEU here.A big thanks to all who joined our September 22 meeting of BC Parks OHS worker reps. We had a very good turnout, and there...

October 12, 2021

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2022 - BCGEU

Each year, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) offers input into next year's provincial budget by making recommendations in a written submission to the B.C. government's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. These recommendations reflect the voice of our union's 80,000 members, based on direct input from the BCGEU's senior elected leadership.Last week, our union pr...

October 07, 2021

All Public Service BCGEU Members - Update - BCGEU

We would like to share more information about the recently announced vaccine policy.  Our union's role is to protect your rights as laid out in the collective agreement and ensure members who require representation, receive it. Our responsibilities include fighting for workplace safety, as well as accommodations for workers who cannot get vaccinated for legitimate medical grounds protected by t...