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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 13, 2018

Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benef...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2018Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benefits (Thompson-Okanagan) Nearly 700 members of the BCGEU working in Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan voted to ratify a new contract with their employer ending a 19-week strike."I am so impressed by the solidarity and courage of our members" said Stephanie Smith, president of...

November 09, 2018

Technical Safety BC Bargaining Questionnaire - BCGEU

  **IMPORTANT, To assist your bargaining committee in developing priorities and bargaining proposals please fill out the attached questionnaire and return to Penina Tran via email Penina.tran@bcgeu.ca or fax 604-294-5092, or mailed Attention to Penina Tran, Address: BCGEU 4911 Canada Way, Burnaby BC V5C 3W3. Before 5:00 P.M. December 10th, 2018. In solidarityGary Bennett, Staff Representative –...

November 08, 2018

BCGEU welcomes new legislation aimed at improving working conditions for heal...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the B.C. government's announcement today that it will repeal both the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act (Bill 29) and the Health Sector Partnerships Agreement Act (Bill 94). Enacted in 2002 and 2003, the bills led to the deterioration of working conditions for health and social-sector workers by stripping workpl...

November 02, 2018

BCGEU welcomes action plan to mitigate wildfire and flood risks in B.C. - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes this week's release of Government's Action Plan: Responding to wildfire and flood risks ('The Action Plan') by the provincial government, and applauds the actions outlined in the report to better prepare British Columbians for extreme wildfires and floods. At the same time, more will need to be done to mitigate the effects of what now appears to be the new normal in our provi...

October 29, 2018

Members at Technical Safety BC (BC Safety Authority) - IMPORTANT UPDATE! New ...

  **Due to an error in the original ballots sent, please note new balloting packages are being mailed to all members for whom the Union has current mailing addresses. Two Bargaining committee members that have the highest voting percentage will be elected, with 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th alternates based upon the number of votes received. Please destroy the old ballot you already received, as they ...

October 26, 2018

Members at Technical Safety BC (BC Safety Authority) Nominations for 2 Bargai...

Please be advised that Jack Kennedy has decided to remove his name as one of the nominees for the bargaining committee position. We ask that you still vote for one of the other following members listed below, please note the ballot will not be changed.  The nominees are: Ann McleanFlorin MoldovanLorraine RobinsonMario VucinovicSteve FisherTony Barta REMINDER, Ballots must be received at the BCG...

October 26, 2018

Recommended Changes To Provincial Labour Code A Good Start – But Don’t Go Far...

The BCGEU supports many of the recommendations put forward yesterday by the independent, three-person Labour Relations Code Review Panel appointed by Labour Minister Harry Bains earlier this year. "Our submission to the panel asked that balance and fairness be restored to the B.C. Labour Relations Code and Labour Relations Board," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We believe the recommenda...

October 25, 2018

280 transition housing units to be built for women fleeing violence - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomed today’s announcement by the provincial government to initiate the first steps towards establishing 1,500 new supportive housing units for women and children fleeing violence. As part of government’s Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund, 280 transition housing units will be built province-wide. This news follows their commit...

October 24, 2018

Members at Technical Safety BC (BC Safety Authority) - Nominations for 2 Barg...

Nominations are now closed for the Bargaining committee member positions at Technical Safety BC. We will now be holding an election for this position. Balloting packages are being mailed to all members for whom the Union has current mailing addresses. If the nominee has written a biography, it is attached to this bulletin.The nominees are: Jack Kennedy Ann Mclean Florin Moldovan Lorraine Robins...

October 23, 2018

The province takes next step to fix the professional reliance system - BCGEU

This week, British Columbia took one more step forward in taking back the role of protecting our environment. Yesterday, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change tabled legislation that will set the table for fixing the professional reliance system.The Professional Reliance Act will establish and staff a new Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance to ensure best practi...

October 23, 2018

President Irene Lanzinger won't seek re-election as BC's top labour leader - ...

Sister Irene Lanzinger has announced that she will not be running for re-election next month at the 58th Convention of the BC Federation of Labour. As the largest affiliate union of the BC Fed, the BCGEU would like to thank Irene for her contributions to the labour movement in British Columbia during her time as president. As the first woman president of the Federation, Irene redefined what is ...

October 22, 2018

Proposed legislation will lay foundation for improved professional reliance s...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased with the provincial government's introduction today of the Professional Governance Act aimed at improving B.C.'s professional reliance system in the natural resource sector. If passed, the new legislation will lay the foundation for a series of much-needed changes to better protect and manage the province's natural resources for ...

October 19, 2018

Bargaining Committee Chairperson Elected at Technical Safety BC (BC Safety Au...

Please be advised that Jackie Pierre has been elected to the position of bargaining committee chair person.  Bargaining Committee Chair:Jackie Pierre  On behalf of the Union, I would like to thank all of the candidates for putting their names forward. The next step is to elect two additional bargaining committee members. A further bulletin will be sent within the next few days.  In solidarityG...

October 17, 2018

British Columbia turns over a new leaf - BCGEU

Vancouver – With cannabis prohibition finally over in Canada, British Columbia is bracing itself for a new era of economic potential. “Legal, recreational cannabis has the potential to be a major driver of economic growth and direct monetary benefit to the province” noted BCGEU President Stephanie Smith. “Wise investments in the regulation, sale, and distribution of alcohol provide billions in ...

October 16, 2018

BCGEU members in employment assistance meet with minister - BCGEU

Six BCGEU members who work for the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction met with minister Shane Simpson late last week. The members are from BCGEU Component 6 - Social, Information and Health and Component 12 – Administrative Services. The meeting was organized by the union so that the minister could hear firsthand the issues facing workers on the front-lines in the hope they ca...

October 12, 2018

Provincial magazine – Autumn 2018 - BCGEU

The latest issue of The Provincial magazine is available for download. In this month's issue: • Casino workers stand strong • Violence at Forensics Hospital • Protection from online harassment • Sectoral Bargaining updates • Referendum on proportional representation • Ginger Goodwin memorial, and much more. • Download PDF file of Provincial UWU/MoveUP

October 11, 2018

BCGEU submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government S...

Every fall your union participates in the public consultation for the next provincial budget. The consultation is led by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services—an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly—and involves public hearings across the province as well as written, audio and video submissions and online surveys. The Committee reviews all input received fr...