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

March 22, 2016

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC ratification results

Ratification votes were held across the province at the beginning of this month, and ballots were counted on March 21, 2016. Members have ratified the tentative agreement by 86%. Thank you for your continued support. In solidarity Your Bargaining Committee: Tony Andrychuk, Chair Barry Kolodychuk, Member Kurt Vinge, Member Selena Kongpreecha, Staff Representative – Negotiations Download PD...

March 21, 2016

Recognizing the movement to eliminate racial discrimination

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, "Human Rights Day," to commemorate the lives that have been lost in the fight for democracy ...

March 21, 2016

OHS training at the BC Federation of Labour

The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is offering additional training through the BC Federation of Labour for government and labour code OHS worker representatives. These training sessions are for specific courses we do not offer through the BCGEU. The one or two day OHS course is a pre-requisite to the BC Federation of Labour OHS training. Your employer must pay for you to...

March 17, 2016

Urgent Action - Honduran activist assassination

Berta Cáceres, a prominent environmental activist, was assassinated in Honduras on March 3, and a witness to the assassination is being held against his will. We need people to urge both Canadian & Honduran authorities to take action and conduct a full investigation. Full details and letters to sign can be found on the CoDevelopment Canada website by clicking here.  UPDATE: There has been ...

March 16, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...

March 16, 2016

Local 2010 New Local Executive

The following is now your current Local 2010 Executive:  Chair: Hank Glover – Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure  1st Vice Chair: Adam Hughes – BC Oil & Gas Commission  Treasurer: Sarah Dickie - BC Oil & Gas Commission  Recording Secretary: Amanda Fraser - BC Oil & Gas Commission  Young Worker Member-At-Large: Kirsten Bitor – Ministry of Transportation & Infras...

March 16, 2016

Local 2003 Meeting

DATE: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 TIME: Executive Committee 5:30PM           General membership 6pm PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office            Musqueam meeting room            Suite 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver (Entrance is kitty corner of Renfrew skytrain station)   AGENDA PE Update Component Update Local Grievance Update Worksite Updates New Business Food and drinks will be...

March 15, 2016

Softwood lumber deal, LNG top priorities: Clark

Scoring some big natural resources goals and advancing aboriginal relations to unprecedented levels will be the primary focus of the provincial government in the coming year. Read more...

March 14, 2016

Change to OHS course dates

  Labour Code OHS Scheduled Courses March - December - 2016   Courses Location Day 1   Course Type Course Name City Venue Mar 17/16   Labour Code Incident Investigations Victoria BCGEU Mar 18/16 ...

March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at http://www.worksafebc.com/news_room/campaigns/naosh_week/ This link will g...

March 09, 2016

Local 2001 meeting notice

DATE: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 TIME: Executive Committee 5:30pm           General Membership 6:00pm PLACE: BCGEU, Victoria Area Office 2994 Douglas Street AGENDA OHS Update PE Update Component Update Local Grievance Update Worksite Update M2M Worksite Visits New Business In solidarity Kelly Grohs, Chairperson, Local 2001 Jenny Ewing, Staff Representative Download PDF of notice he...

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 07, 2016

Treasurer Paul Finch visiting BC Safety Authority on Friday, March 11

BCGEU treasurer Paul Finch will be visiting B.C. Safety Authority headquarters in New Westminster on Friday, March 11. During his visit, Paul will tour the worksite between 10am and 11am to meet with union members and to answer any questions.  The union has booked a meeting room for BCGEU members to bring their concerns and questions in complete confidence. The twin sisters meeting room is lo...