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 07, 2018

International Women’s Day: Time to #PressforProgress - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized internationally on March 8th each year to celebrate the global achievements of women and the extraordinary role women have played in their communities and across the world. Despite these successes, we are faced with continued inequality and there is still much to be done. Let's continue to move forward – not backward - on women's rights and equality...

March 07, 2018

Local 2003 Stewards - Local Executive Results - BCGEU

The election process for your Local Executive positions closed on March 3rd, 2018 and the ballot count took place on March 6th, 2018.  Here are the results for the Local 2003 Election: Local Chairperson: Jackie Pierre1st Vice Chair: Colette Fauchon2nd Vice Chair: Gary HoffmanTreasurer: VacantRecording Secretary: VacantMember-at-Large:Aimee MacDonaldDoug BramleyGillian HarrisonYouth Member: Vaca...

March 07, 2018

Local 2003 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

The election process for your Local Executive positions closed on March 3rd, 2018 and the ballot count took place on March 6th, 2018.  We want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates. Your Executive is as follows: • Local Chairperson – Jackie Pierre – jackie.pierre@hotmail.com  • 1st Vice Chair – Colette Fauchon – cfauchon@telus.net  • 2n...

March 02, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the BC NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the BC Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and programs t...

March 02, 2018

BCGEU Submission on Electoral Reform Referendum - BCGEU

When the B.C. Government announced plans to hold a province-wide referendum on the question of electoral reform, they invited input from citizens and organizations to help shape the way we vote. The response from British Columbians was immense, with over eighty-eight thousand submissions made to the Attorney General. This represents the largest public participation in a consultation in the hist...

March 01, 2018

March is Community Social Service Awareness Month - BCGEU

There isn't a family in B.C. that hasn't received support, or knows someone who's received support, from a Community Social Service (CSS) worker. Every day, they make sure some of our most vulnerable citizens are safe and cared for, and this is why the BC Government Services and Employees' Union (BCGEU) asked the Province of British Columbia once again to proclaim March as Community Social Serv...

March 01, 2018

Local 2010 Your New Local Executive - BCGEU

Please join us in congratulating the following members elected for their positions on the Local 2010 Executive three year term of office. Chair, Erin Hall 1st Vice, Cory Davis 2nd Vice Chair, Mahesh Khadka Treasurer, Alan Stebbing Recording Secretary, Amanda Fraser Member at Large, Ken McLean Member at Large, Tarilee Rauscher Member at Large, Noella Valliere Member at Large, Hack Waldon Member...

February 28, 2018

BCGEU supports Pink Shirt Day 2018 campaign - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) joined hundreds this morning in downtown Vancouver at the CKNW Kids' Fund 2018 Pink Shirt Day rally. This annual campaign to end bullying spreads awareness and raises funds to support programs that foster children's healthy self-esteem with this year's focus on cyberbullying. "Bullying continues to be a problem whether in our schools, at wo...

February 26, 2018

Election of Bargaining Committee for Western Canada Wilderness Committee - BCGEU

Further to our call for nominations issued on January 18, 2018, BCGEU has received four (4) nominations for bargaining committee members. As per your collective agreement, there are two (2) positions available in the bargaining committee. Accordingly, an election will take place to elect two (2) members to sit on the Bargaining Committee, plus one (1) alternate member.You will be voting for two...

February 23, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – A five-person panel will discuss Greater Vancouver's housing crisis and hear stories and ideas for solutions from the public.  The panel includes:  Adriane Carr – Vancouver City Council MemberTesicca Truong – Generation SqueezeHarpinder Sandhu – Co-author of the report Building an Affordable B.C.; CUPE 1767 memberKari Michaels – BCGEU Executive Vice PresidentPaul Finch – BCGEU Treas...

February 22, 2018

Local 2004 Election Results - BCGEU

The following members were acclaimed: Chair                               Rob DavisFirst Vice chair                 Guilherme RosalesSecond Vice chair             James KellyTreasurer                         vacantRecording secretary          vacantMember-at-large              Brian MagahayMember-at-large              vacantMember-at-large              vacant  Congratulations to the Executive. ...

February 22, 2018

Local 2010 Elections - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chair 1st Vice Chair Treasurer Member-at-Large (2 positions) Member-at-Large (Young Worker) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: Wednesday, February 28th, 5:00 p.m. or at the Local Meeting Nomina...

February 21, 2018

Government must take bolder action on speculation tax - BCGEU

February 21, 2018BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to see the B.C. NDP government's newly released 30-point housing plan which proposes significant steps towards addressing the province's housing affordability crisis. This plan includes measures, many of which the BCGEU has been calling for, like introducing a progressive property transfer tax surcharge...

February 20, 2018

BC Budget provides path to affordability and quality public services - BCGEU

Fixing 16 years of neglect in public services, childcare and housing will take time, but BC Budget 2018 signals a bold path forward on these important public issues, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union. "We have consistently called upon government for greater investment to restore quality public services," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Today's budget begins that renew...

February 19, 2018

Vancity workers at Downtown Vancouver branch join BCGEU - BCGEU

Workers at the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Downtown Vancouver Branch (#10) have voted by majority to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU).  The 26 financial services workers at this branch join over 700 of their Vancity colleagues who benefit from access to fair wages and improved working conditions under their collective agreement. "We are thrilled to welcome wor...

February 19, 2018

Caring Professionals should be exempt from mobility pricing - BCGEU

The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission recently published its initial report exploring decongestion charging as part of a 10-year plan for transportation development in the Metro Vancouver region. They have proposed two main policy approaches for consideration: tolling congestion points and charging drivers for each kilometre they drive. Congestion point pricing charges drivers when they p...

February 15, 2018

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 15, 2018

Elections for Local 2005 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 2005 Members  Re: Elections for Local 2005 Executive   The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 2005 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Chairperson: George BuisGary Horsman Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (158 Oriole R...

February 14, 2018

Local 2002 Local Executive Announcement - BCGEU

The call for nominations for Local 2002 Executives closed on February 6, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed for their positions in this three year term: • Thierry Rouget, Chairperson • Chris Walker, 1st Vice Chairperson • Dean Fenn, 2nd Vice Chairperson • Kathy Walker, Recording Secretary • Tyler Ruel, Member-at-Large • Dean Elzer, Member-at-Large • ...

February 13, 2018

Local 2001 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

Nominations for 2001 Local Elections closed on Friday, February 2, 2018.   Please join us in congratulating the following members elected by acclamation for their positions in this three-year term of office!   · Chairperson – Brandie Frawley · First Vice – Dimitri Vaisius · Second Vice – Ryan Wiederick · Member at Large – Jun'ichi Jensen · Member at Large – Russell Robertson · Member at Large –...

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...