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

November 07, 2016

Campground reservation crackdown: new rules block reselling, other tricks

The B.C. government has announced changes to the provincial park campsite reservation system designed to crackdown on those who try to beat the system by overbooking early or reselling their spaces. Read more...

November 07, 2016

Province says cutting Salmon Arm firefighters' benefits about taxpayer dollar...

The provincial government's decision to cut food and housing benefits to specialized "Rapattack" forest firefighters in Salmon Arm will save between $119,000 and $325,000 each year, a spokeswoman told CBC Radio One's Radio West. Read more...

November 07, 2016

Opinion: B.C. government fails to assess health of our forests

When it comes to understanding the risks that B.C.’s forests and forest-dependent communities face, you’d be hard-pressed to find two more qualified individuals than Anthony Britneff and Martin Watts. Read more...

November 03, 2016

BCGEU celebrates Conservation Officer Day in B.C.

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union joins in acknowledging and celebrating Conservation Officer Day in British Columbia, November 4. In 2015, on the 110th Anniversary of the BC Conservation Officer Service, the B.C. government proclaimed November 4 as Conservation Officer Day, “in recognition of the important work done by B.C.’s Conservation Officer Service to protect the environm...

October 27, 2016

B.C. backs down in fight against bear cubs’ saviour

The B.C. government has backed down in its legal battle with Bryce Casavant, the former conservation officer who made global headlines when he refused to kill two orphaned bear cubs. Read more...

October 24, 2016

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System You may have noticed a change with the hazardous product labelling at your worksite. This is due to the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The Globally Harmonized System was initiated to standardize information on the safe use of hazardous products in Canadian workplaces and with our ma...