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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

February 23, 2022

BCGEU welcomes progressive vision, new spending, and strong economic outlook ...

A progressive vision for inclusive and clean growth, continued support for critical public services like healthcare and childcare, and the announcement of a new year-round B.C. Wildfire Service are just some of the highlights in what the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling a "bargaining budget". "The devil is always in the details but on first glance there's a lot for our members a...

February 22, 2022

Oil and Gas Commission - Call for nominations for Bargaining Committee - BC G...

Nominations are now open for the Oil and Gas Bargaining Committee. There are four (4) spots available, as follows: Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one (1) position Bargaining Committee Member, two (2) positions Alternate Bargaining Committee Member, one (1) position Any BCGEU member working in the Oil and Gas Commission bargaining unit can be nominated or accept nomination to run in ...

February 18, 2022

Official statement from the BCGEU on unauthorized use of logo for protest eve...

The BCGEU has recently learned that our logo is being used without authorization on promotional material for a "protest" event planned for next week.  We want to be clear that our union is not associated with, nor do we support, the event or its organizers in any way. This is an unlawful action on the part of the organizers. We are considering all legal options before us to hold the responsibl...

February 18, 2022

Week 2 Public Service bargaining with govt concludes – steady progress made o...

Your Public Service Bargaining Committee negotiating team met with the provincial government's Public Service Agency on Monday, February 14 in Victoria to resume bargaining for the week. As we have previously reported, BCGEU Public Service members have made it clear in their proposals to your bargaining committee: financial issues are key to a tentative agreement. The news this week that the in...

February 17, 2022

B.C. Gov announces telework update for public service workers - BC General Em...

The BCGEU was advised today of the details of the provincial government's return to the workplace plan. The Head of B.C.'s Public Service announced this afternoon that telework agreements will be implemented starting March 1st for B.C. public service workers, and that all ministries will have telework agreements fully in place by April 4th. As you know, these arrangements are generally handled ...

February 14, 2022

Black History Month 2022- Part 3 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

For the past two weeks we have shared a number of events taking place in celebration of Black History Month. This week we have more exciting events taking place! All the events we are sharing are free events or little cost for upcoming concerts. All are great opportunities to hear speakers and learn about ways we can fight against racism, learn about black history and enjoy great entertainment....

February 11, 2022

Component bargaining update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

During the week of January 31st, negotiators for the five Component bargaining tables entered into negotiations with the provincial government (Public Service Agency). Component agreements cover non-monetary issues and solely focus on improvements to working conditions. It should be noted that while component agreements do cover monetary issues, the employer refuses to negotiate monetary items ...

February 11, 2022

Technical Safety BC - We need your input – Please complete attached Questionn...

Now that the full committee is in place, the Bargaining Committee will meet to develop bargaining proposals. We are asking all members to participate in a membership questionnaire to provide us with your input. Click here to complete the questionnaire and submit your answers by Survey Monkey, or you can fill in the attached questionnaire here and return via fax to 604-294-5092 or toll-free to 1...

February 10, 2022

Throne Speech 2022 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The spring legislative session started Tuesday, February 8th with the government's Speech from the Throne. Throne speeches are government's opportunity to establish priorities for the legislative session. This was the Horgan government's third throne speech since the last election in the fall of 2020 and it provided some insight into what to watch for in government's Economic Plan -- expected s...

February 09, 2022

Local 2003 Members - REMINDER: Nominations for Local 2003 Executive - BC Gene...

Nominations for positions on the local executive close February 17, 2022. The following positions are open: Chairperson - 1 position First Vice-Chairperson - 1 position Second Vice-Chairperson - 1 position Treasurer - 1 position Recording Secretary - 1 position Member at Large - 3 positions Member at Large – Young Worker - 1 position The term is three years. Information on the respons...

February 09, 2022

Public service bargaining officially underway between BCGEU & B.C. government...

Negotiations for the 19th Main Public Service Agreement, which covers you and 31,500 other BCGEU members employed by the provincial government, officially kicked off yesterday morning.Before your bargaining committee and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) exchanged proposals, Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee, provided the...

February 09, 2022

Technical Safety BC - Bargaining Committee Elections – Chair Results and Elec...

The run off election for Bargaining Committee Chair was won by Lorraine Robinson. Congratulations Lorraine and thanks to all the candidates who stood for election. The election for the two remaining Bargaining Committee Positions, will start on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. and end Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. As with the Chair elections, your credentials will be delivere...

February 07, 2022

Black History Month 2022- Part 2 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As we begin the second week of Black History Month we want to bring your attention to a few free events that begin this week. We encourage you take advantage of these events and learn about Black history in B.C., learn about anti-racism from honored guest speakers and continue celebrating not just this month but every day!  B.C. Black History Awareness Society sponsored free events: Feb 11th – ...

February 04, 2022

BCGEU begins bargaining collective agreements covering more than 64K members ...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 4, 2022   Starting the last week of January, the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is bargaining six separate collective agreements that cover a total of approximately 64,000 of the union’s members.   Negotiations for three agreements have already started:  The Health Services and Support—Community Subsector (Community Health) agreement is a multi-union agree...