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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

March 14, 2022

Negotiations With PSA Stall Over Gap In Wage Proposals - BC General Employees...

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) have stalled over a significant gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. “We have made good progress so far on some very important issues that will substantially ...

March 14, 2022

Talks Stalled After Employer Fails To Table Revised Wage Proposal - BC Genera...

Negotiations between the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) were to resume for the sixth week of bargaining this morning in Victoria. However, the employer informed your committee that they do not have a revised wage offer, reiterating that the amounts tabled last week were the maximum authorized. We have heard loud and clear fr...

March 10, 2022

BCGEU Social Media Community Guidelines - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every individual has the right to contribute to the conversation on the BCGEU's social media channels. These conversations will be respectful of others' political affiliation, race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, abilities, appearance, and occupation. Harassment will not be tolerated: Harassment is defined as comments which ridicule, humiliate, insult, or degrade another user on the basis of ra...

March 10, 2022

Employer's first wage offer falls short - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Week 5 of public service negotiations resumed this week with the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) exchanging complete monetary packages. As we have been telling the government bargaining committee since day one, compensation is the critical piece to achieving a renewed collective agreement. The economic and political instabili...

March 08, 2022

Cowichan branch of VIRL behind picket lines as BCGEU librarians escalate job ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are on the picket line at VIRL's Cowichan Branch (2687 James Street in Duncan) today. The picket is the first step in escalated job action from the librarians who are awaiting response to their latest counteroffer from the employer ...

March 04, 2022

March 8 International Women’s Day 2022 #BreakTheBias - BC General Employees' ...

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD). It’s an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of women throughout history and around the world. An opportunity to recommit ourselves to stand together and work together to continue breaking down the barriers that still hold women back in far too many families, communities and workplaces. An opportunity to dream with our eyes open a...

March 04, 2022

Pickets at VIRL branches Wednesday if no offer made, says BCGEU librarians - ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will begin escalated job action starting Wednesday, March 9 should they not receive a serious offer from the employer. On March 1, after the union had issued 72-hour strike notice, the employer made a new offer to librarians. Howeve...

March 04, 2022

Bargaining update: Week 4 concludes - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The fourth week of public service bargaining has wrapped for the week of March 1st in Victoria. Your bargaining committee will meet with the employer – B.C.’s Public Service Agency – again next week in Vancouver. Negotiations of non-monetary issues continue to be productive. Your bargaining committee has made progress on the following collective agreement language: Improvements to the process ...

March 04, 2022

Letter: BCGEU librarians call on VIRL Board of Trustees to #respectVIRLlibrar...

On Thursday March 3, 2022, all 48 BCGEU members working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) submitted a group letter to the library's Board Trustees. Read their letter here.The letter called on all 38 trustees to ensure that librarians' next collective agreement provides them with fundamental support – including a psychologically safe and respectful workplace, and wag...

March 03, 2022

Elections for Local 2003 Executive results - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination form for an Executive position on Local 2003.   Please help me in congratulating the follow people in acclaimed positions:Chairperson:                                     Sebastian Kallos2nd Vice Chairperson:                       Nahid IslamMember-at-Large:                            Jesse Miller Harp                                             ...

March 02, 2022

Seventy-two hour strike notice filed: librarians on Vancouver Island urge ele...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) served the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) board with 72-hour strike notice on Monday, February 28. The union's move means libraries in many communities on Vancouver Island and neighbouring islands could be behind picket lines as early as 8 a.m. Thursday, March 3. The BCGEU is calling on elected represen...

March 01, 2022

Public Service Bargaining: Week 4 Kicks Off - BC General Employees' Union (BC...

Public service bargaining has resumed for the week of March 1st in Victoria. Today begins week four of negotiations between your BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA). We expect to begin talking money with the PSA within the next week. So far, our talks have centered around non-monetary proposals. The committee is made up of BCGEU ...

February 28, 2022

Local 2002 Executive election results - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

We are pleased to announce the results of the elections for the Local 2002 Executive. All nominees were acclaimed. Thierry Rouget, Chairperson Chris Walker, 1st Vice Chairperson Dean Fenn, 2nd Vice Chairperson Brandie Frawley, Member-at-Large Shawn McKay, Member-at-Large Kevin Telfer, Member-at-Large Alec Patterson, Member-at-Large (Young Worker)  The local still has vacancies for the followi...

February 25, 2022

Third Week Of Public Service Bargaining Wraps - BC General Employees' Union (...

Week three of Main Table Public Service Bargaining between the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. Government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) is concluding for the week of February 21. The tone at the bargaining table continues to be generally positive and collaborative, and your bargaining committee remains committed to bringing forward the priorities you’ve identified. The committe...

February 24, 2022

Technical Safety BC Bargaining Committee election results, full committee no...

The election for the two bargaining committee members was won by Kevin Harding and Florin Moldovan. Congratulations, Kevin and Florin and thanks to all the candidates who stood for election. Your Bargaining Committee is: Kevin Harding Bargaining Committee memberFlorin Moldovan Bargaining Committee memberLorraine Robinson Bargaining Committee Chairperson Make sure that you provide a personal ema...