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.

NEWS & UPDATES

March 19, 2019

Technical Safety BC (BC Safety Authority) Bargaining Commences - BCGEU

The Employer and your union bargaining committee met on Friday to exchange proposals and initiate bargaining discussions. All union and employer proposals are now on the table except for wages and term which will be tabled at a later date. We are going to deal with non-monetary proposals first and monetary later. Following the tabling of proposals, the Employer sought some time to review the un...

March 18, 2019

The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote. "B.C.'s legal aid lawyers help some of our province's most vulnerable people get access to justice, and as they demand the funding they need to serve British Columbians, the BCGEU stands in support of their strike vote," says BCGEU president Stephanie S...

March 15, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Attack - BCGEU

Like all of you, I am angry and shocked and heartbroken at the news of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Some of you know that I grew up and started my career as an ECE and a labour activist in New Zealand. I still have family and friends there and I think of New Zealand as home. This attack feels very personal for me and I am writing to share my thoughts with all of you. First, I want to e...

March 14, 2019

BCGEU celebrates announcement to bring home support workers under government ...

The Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities have announced they will bring home support services in-house. The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under government employment for over two decades and enthusiastically welcomes a change that will provide greater security to workers, and b...

March 08, 2019

BCGEU celebrates International Women’s Day with solidarity and action - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized every year on March 8. It's an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and the extraordinary role women play in their families, workplaces, and communities across the globe. It's also an opportunity to acknowledge how much work remains to be done to achieve true gender equality and ensure all women everywhere are empowered to reach their ...

March 06, 2019

Technical Safety BC (BC Safety Authority)- Bargaining with the Employer has B...

Bargaining with the Employer has Begun—Initial Proposals to be Exchanged at March 15th Bargaining Session Yesterday we met with your employer at the Technical Safety BC Vancouver office. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss protocol items and begin the bargaining process and set the stage for bargaining to begin on March 15th at the BCGEU headquarters. Initial proposals will be exchanged a...

March 06, 2019

Local 2001 Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: 2nd Vice Chairperson Member at Large (2 positions) The term is for two years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The nomination period is for March 6, 2019 – April 5, 2019 If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of infor...

March 01, 2019

2019 National Union scholarships - BCGEU

Click here for information about the BCGEU scholarship program. The BCGEU is a component of the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Our national union offers its own scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Applicants must be: the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of me...

March 01, 2019

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

The 2019 Scholarship Programs has now closed and winners will be posted to the website in mid-June. Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU me...

February 28, 2019

BCGEU Demands Action to Improve Officer and Community Safety

The BCGEU is asking the B.C. Government to step in and take action to improve conditions in BC's adult correctional facilities. A report released this week by the Office of the Auditor General found that the Adult Custody Division of BC Corrections has failed to implement five of eight recommendations intended to improve the safety and effectiveness of BC's prisons. "BC Corrections has had four...

February 27, 2019

Economic Stability Wage Grids – 2019 - BCGEU

As part of the last 17th Master Agreement, which expires on March 31, 2019, BCGEU members in direct government service receive annual wage increases as prescribed by the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD), which is tied to British Columbia's economic growth over the past year. The final ESD payment of the 17th Master Agreement came into effect on February 3, 2019. The 18th Public Service Agreeme...

February 26, 2019

Western Pacific Marine Bargaining Committee Election Results - BCGEU

The following are the results of the recent election for your Bargaining Committee: Engine Crew – Sean MurphyDeck Crew – Jason WardCable Ferries – Aldo QuattrucciAlternate – Dustin Jones On behalf of the Union, I would like to thank all of the candidates for putting their names forward. We will be working with the Bargaining Committee to review the bargaining questionnaires, draft bargaining pr...

February 26, 2019

Waterbridge Ferries Inc. Bargaining Committee Election Results - BCGEU

The following are the results of the recent election for your Bargaining Committee: Engine Crew – Robert FaucettDeck Crew – James DunneCable Ferries – Dale GagneAlternate – Nick StefuraResource Person – Brian Mackie On behalf of the Union, I would like to thank all of the candidates for putting their names forward. We will be working with the Bargaining Committee to review the bargaining questi...