B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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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February 11, 2019

The BCGEU remembers and honours Art Kube’s legacy - BCGEU

Art Kube was born in Poland in 1935 and raised by a trade unionist mother, on her own along with two children, while his father was taken prisoner of war in the Soviet Union. He kicked off his life-long work to fight for workers' rights as an executive in the youth wing of the Metal Workers union before immigrating to Canada in 1953 as a nineteen-year-old. Art wore many hats over the years, fro...

February 08, 2019

Benefit Changes for Public Service - BCGEU

Newly bargained benefit increases come into effect in April As part of the recently ratified public service agreement, the BCGEU is pleased to announce that a number of hard-fought gains to member health and welfare benefits will come into effect on April 1, 2019. These benefit increases represent an improvement for union members. Some of the main improvements include: Coordination of benefit...

February 07, 2019

New poll shows overwhelming support for a public inquiry - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 7, 2019(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) released polling results on British Columbians' attitudes toward a public inquiry into organized crime, money laundering and the overdose crisis in B.C. The results demonstrate overwhelming support for a public inquiry: 77 per cent of British Columbians in favour of an inquiry. 80 per cent o...

January 28, 2019

BC Oil & Gas Commission Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

Our current Collective Agreement with our employer expires on June 30, 2019 and your union bargaining committee is now preparing to negotiate our next agreement. This questionnaire is an opportunity for you to identify any issues, concerns, or improvements you would like brought forward for consideration in negotiations and will assist the Bargaining Committee in setting its bargaining prioriti...

January 23, 2019

Bargaining Committee Election for Waterbridge Ferries Inc. - BCGEU

As a result of the recent call for nominations for the Bargaining Committee, an election is required for the three (3) committee positions plus one (1) *alternate: Jesse Cole, Janet Fowlie & James Dunne – nominated for Deck Crew Jackie Lebans, Brian Mackie & Dale Gagne – nominated for Cable FerriesRobert Faucett & Nick Stefura – nominated for Engine Crew You are entitled to 1 (one) ...

January 22, 2019

Province’s largest union calls for full inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The BCGEU wants the government to provide answers, saying a full inquiry is needed into money laundering in this province. John Hua has more.   See video here... UWU/MoveUP

January 22, 2019

B.C.'s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs...

The union representing thousands of workers in B.C. says the provincial government must hold a public inquiry to examine organized crime, the opioid crisis, money-laundering and its connection to real estate. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union says in a news release that an inquiry is the best way to learn the truth about a crisis that has claimed thousands of lives, and made B.C. ...

January 21, 2019

BCGEU calls for public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money launde...

BCGEU calls for public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money laundering in B.C. January 21, 2019 BURNABY – Today the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) launched a campaign calling on the provincial government to launch a public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money laundering in B.C. The campaign follows the union's call for an inquiry and subsequent letter t...

January 18, 2019

Forest policy reforms to rebuild coastal forest sector - BCGEU

To create and support good jobs in British Columbia's coastal forest sector, government is making policy changes to increase the processing of B.C. logs on the coast and to reduce wood waste by redirecting it to B.C.'s pulp and paper mills. The changes, as part of the Coast Forest Sector Revitalization Initiative, were announced by Premier John Horgan at the annual Truck Loggers Association (TL...

January 15, 2019

Update to the Local 2012 Executive- January 2019 - BCGEU

Nominations for Local Chairperson have closed. Congratulations to Stuart Abels who has been acclaimed to the position. Your Local 2012 Executive is as follows: Local Chairperson Stuart Abels 1st Vice Chair: Johnnie Pahl 2nd Vice Chair: Kris Garneau Treasurer: Aaron Bergeron Recording Secretary: Vacant Members at Large: Leslie Winterhalt Janice Girling Janice Joseph Jeremy Lafontaine Member at L...

January 15, 2019

Component 20 Joint Training On The Changes To The ETO Collective Agreement - ...

THIS BULLETIN ONLY APPLIES TO THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE WHO ARE COVERED BY THE ETO COMPONENT AGREEMENT You should have received an email from the BC Public Service Agency on the joint training for the changes to the ETO Collective Agreement. We have worked with the BC Public Service Agency to ensure this training is provided to all ETO members. As noted in their email to you, the traini...