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.

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September 12, 2018

Area 01 Young Workers Committee - BCGEU

We are excited to introduce ourselves to you as your Area 01 Young Worker Committee. Local 301 Amanda Nurse                  amanda_nurse@hotmail.com Local 401 Sarah Ball                        sarahmichelleball@hotmail.com Local 501 Rostislav Artiushenkov    rostokcan@gmail.com Local 601 Alexandra Richardson     alex_richardson12@hotmail.com Local 801 Samantha Brumwell        samma12@live...

September 07, 2018

Pension workshops available for Public Service Pension Plan and Municipal Pen...

Every year the Pension Corporation offers a spring and fall calendar of educational workshops about the Municipal Pension Plan and Public Service Pension Plan. The calendars are now posted on the pension websites (see links below). The College Pension Plan sessions should be posted soon.  Two different workshops are offered: 1) For younger members who want to know more about your plan. 2) For t...

September 06, 2018

Union representing correctional officers calls for action after alleged assau...

The BC Government and Service Employees (BCGEU) union is asking for a change to better protect correctional officers and sheriffs who are escorting prisoners from correctional centers. The call comes after the alleged assault of a correctional officer at Vancouver General Hospital on Aug. 28.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

September 05, 2018

Union calls for gov't intervention after spike in staff assaults at Coquitlam...

Two unions that represent workers at Coquitlam's Forensic Psychiatric Hospital are sounding the alarm over a recent spike in assaults, blaming management for a "systemic failure" to respond. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union said that there have been 21 staff injuries committed by patients to its members alone, between May and August of this year.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

August 31, 2018

An Open Letter from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith on Labour Day - BCGEU

As a mother and an early childhood educator l know that for many British Columbians Labour Day represents the end of summer and the beginning of school. But as a union activist the first Monday in September represents much more. Labour Day is an opportunity to celebrate working people: the ones who built our province; the ones who take care of our families and our communities every day; and the...

August 29, 2018

EXTEND THE OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE PRESUMPTION FOR CANCER TO WILDFIRE FIGHTERS -...

VANCOUVER – With the second worst fire season on record raging across the province, British Columbians have been considering the long-term effects of widespread forest fires on both our communities, and the wildfire crews battling the blazes. “We’re asking government to extend the occupational disease presumption for cancer to wildfire fighters. I’ve heard directly from many front-line workers ...

August 29, 2018

Assaults at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital highlight failure to provide a safe...

BURNABY – Recent serious assaults on staff by patients at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) in Coquitlam highlight a disturbing trend that endangers the lives of workers at the facility, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. "There have been 21 injuries to staff since May of this year, by patients who are at the hospital for committing serious crimes," said BCGEU tr...

August 28, 2018

Your new Local 2010 Member at Large - Young Worker - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Friday, August 24, 2018 for the Local 2010 Member at Large - Young Worker election. Please join us in congratulating Alyssa Pedersen, elected by acclamation for her position in this term of office until 2020!In Solidarity,BCGEU Peace River Area OfficeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

August 27, 2018

BCGEU community social services members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today that its members in the Community Social Services (CSS) sector voted by 85.7 per cent in favour to ratify a new collective agreement. The three-year contract provides significant compensation increases for workers while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on. CSS consists of thre...

August 21, 2018

Nomination for local 2010 Member at Large, Young Worker - BCGEU

Interest for the position of Member at Large, Young Worker on the Local 2010 Executive has been received, therefore nominations for this position are now open.  Member-at-Large (Young Worker) The term is until 2020. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each Local Executive position is available from your area office.The deadline for nominations is: Friday, August 24th, 5:00 p...

August 21, 2018

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Chairperson for Technical Safety BC (BC ...

As we begin preparations for bargaining, we must create a three-person Bargaining committee. The committee will have a Chairperson, which the membership nominates prior to electing the remaining two positions. Nominations for Bargaining Committee Chairperson will remain open until September 14th. Following the nomination deadline, an election will take place for the Chairperson, if we receive m...

August 20, 2018

Casino workers urge BCLC to investigate Gateway’s operations during strike -...

(Kamloops) Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike at Gateway Casinos' four Thompson-Okanagan casinos are gathering at BC Lottery Corporation's (BCLC) head office in Kamloops on Monday, August 20 at 12pm to call upon the regulatory body to investigate whether or not the casinos are operating safely during the strike. "We've got questions about how Gateway Cas...

August 20, 2018

Members at Municipal Affairs and Housing (UEL) - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for three (3) steward positions at Municipal Affairs and Housing - UBC Endowment Lands. The 3 positions available are as follows: • One (1) steward from Local 1203• Two (2) stewards from Local 2003 Deadline for the return of nominations is September 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following methods: In person at the Lower Mainland Ar...

August 20, 2018

Call for Nominations for Stewards for Members at Product Services - 2370 Unit...

Nominations are now open for four (4) steward positions at Product Services located at 2370 United Blvd, Coquitlam. The number of stewards from each component have changed as below.  The 4 positions available are now as follows: Three (3) stewards from Local 1203 One (1) steward from Local 2003 Deadline for the return of nominations is September 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm.Nominations forms may be...