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

May 29, 2018

Executive donation to Red Cross for flood relief - BCGEU

From April through June 2017, catastrophic flooding devastated parts of the Okanagan, Kootenay and Shuswap regions forcing thousands of British Columbians from their homes. According to the BC Flood and Wildfire Review released last month, the estimated cost of flood response in 2017 was more than $73 million. Just a year later, while many families and communities are still dealing with the aft...

May 28, 2018

Leaked report underscores need for public service whistleblower protection - ...

A leaked 2014 report that exposes non-compliance by natural gas operations in northern B.C. exposes the need for adequate whistleblower protection for public service workers, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) said today. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a copy of a critical audit report on boreal caribou management measures that it says was suppressed ...

May 28, 2018

Local 2001 & Local 2003 Western Wilderness Committee Collective Agreement Rat...

Your bargaining committee is very pleased to announce that your new collective agreement was ratified on May 24th. Members voted 94% vote in favour of ratifying the deal. Thank you to everyone who participated in the ratification vote and for your support and feedback during this round of negotiations. The ratification vote concludes the bargaining process. Your new collective agreement is now ...

May 25, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fle...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds today's announcement by the provincial government that it will build 1,500 new supportive housing units throughout the province for women and children fleeing violence. Over the next 10 years, government will invest $734 million to build this much-needed housing which includes transition houses, safe homes, second-stage and long-te...

May 24, 2018

Member-at-Large Nomination for Local Executive 2002 - BCGEU

Nomination is now open for a Member-at-Large position on your local executive.Members-at-Large The number of members-at-large is set out in the local bylaws; and are: a) assigned to tasks, committees and projects as required by chair;b) may represent specific groups of members within a local and can bring their perspective to the local executive meetings. The position is for the balance of the ...

May 22, 2018

Worksite visit at BC Oil & Gas Commission, Local 2010 - BCGEU

James Coccola, BCGEU Executive Vice President, will be visiting the BCGEU members of Local 2010, BC Oil & Gas Commission at the date and time noted below.  Tuesday, May 29th during 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Fort St JohnThe purpose of the Worksite Visits are to meet members in the worksite, hear your stories, an opportunity to share with you current campaigns and to update membership lists.We loo...

May 17, 2018

Nomination for Local 2007 Executive – Second Call - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    2nd Vice Chair Secretary Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (Young Worker) Member-at-Large (5 vacant positions)    The term is three years. Information on the roles and responsibilities of each office is attached.   The deadline for nominations is: June 16, 2018  If there is an election for a position, ...

May 17, 2018

Coquitlam casino still behind pickets - BCGEU

After five days of job action, a labour dispute at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Great Canadian Gaming Corp. said in a statement Monday that it has been granted an order by the B.C. Labour Relations Board prohibiting striking workers from blocking entry to the property.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

GATEWAY CASINOS NEGOTIATIONS REACH AN IMPASSE - BCGEU

Talks between Gateway Casinos and members of the BC Government and Service Employees Union have broken off. On Tuesday morning, over a hundred employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops rallied in Kelowna to push for higher wages.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

CASINO WORKERS RALLY IN KELOWNA - BCGEU

Employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops gathered in Kelowna Tuesday morning to push for higher wages. Negotiations between the company and the bargaining committee began back in January, but stopped abruptly in March, prompting Tuesday’s demonstration.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

Casino workers nearing strike? - BCGEU

A vocal group of employees from four of the Okanagan's largest casinos rallied in Kelowna this morning as their union headed back to the bargaining table. Approximately 1,400 employees of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon, and Cascades Casinos in Penticton and Kamloops) are pressuring the company to pay them a living...

May 17, 2018

Casino workers press for wage hike - BCGEU

Gateway Casino workers will be rallying Tuesday for higher wages. Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union working at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops are calling on their employer to improve wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume Tuesday.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2018

Remember Your Right To Refuse Unsafe Work - BCGEU

The BCGEU OHS department would like to remind our members of their right to refuse unsafe work. Right to Refuse Unsafe Work  All workers in our province are entitled to exercise their four basic rights when it comes to Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace. BCGEU members all need to be aware of their rights when performing the tasks and duties of their occupation. Knowing these rights...

May 14, 2018

Gateway casino workers to rally for industry-standard wages as they resume ne...

KELOWNA, B.C., May 14, 2018 – Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Kamloops will hold a rally and deliver a petition to their employer calling for improved wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume tomorrow.  Contract negotiations broke off on Mar...