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

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...

February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP