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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 10, 2021

BC Parks OHS member reps: Resources & follow-up - BCGEU

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting on Tuesday, February 2 for information about your role as OHS member representative within BC Parks. We appreciated the opportunity to touch base and answer your questions. As promised, this email contains materials from the meeting as well as some important contact information for your use:Meeting materials: - Meeting presentation- BCGEU Member Guide...

February 10, 2021

Black History Month Events and Resources - BCGEU

EVENTS & RESOURCES     Webinar  Then and Now: Shaping the Future of Black Canadians Through Lessons of Past and Anti-Racism  This 90-minute event will focus on Black history in BC and the impact of anti-Black racism.  The panel, moderated by Community Advocate Asiyah Robinson, will be composed of Silvia Mangue (BC Black History Awareness Society President), Olaolu Adeleye (Associate F...

February 09, 2021

Western Canada Wilderness Committee - Bargaining Committee Nominations and Su...

I am the BCGEU Staff Representative who will be working with your bargaining committee on this round of bargaining. Your current collective agreement expires April 30, 2021, so negotiations between your Employer and the BCGEU will begin shortly. We need your participation with the following: Electing a bargaining committee (up to 2) Completing a bargaining survey We have attached a bargaining...

February 04, 2021

Update: Health and safety at BC Parks - BCGEU

On behalf of our component's Parks Organizing Committee, I would like to update you about progress made on improving health and safety committees at BC Parks worksites. As you'll likely recall, BC Parks was ordered by WorkSafeBC in September 2020 to update and make changes to workplace Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) policies and practices. We wrote to you about this in November. The med...

February 02, 2021

No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protra...

No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protrans BCBURNABY - After 13 months without a contract and more than 40 bargaining sessions-including close to 40 hours since Sunday morning-members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Canada Line have reached a tentative deal with their employer. "Our members' goal has always been t...

February 01, 2021

BCGEU, Protrans BC to continue Canada Line talks - BCGEU

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. today. However, talks are scheduled into the evening and the union is holding off on job action while negotiations continue. The current contract expired in December 2019 and contract talks sta...

February 01, 2021

BCGEU members on Canada Line back at the table Monday morning - BCGEU

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Seventeen hours of talks over the weekend brought the sides closer together, but did not result in a deal.  The two sides will resume bargaining Monday morning with the hopes ...

January 29, 2021

Canada Line workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has issued a 72-hour strike notice to Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line as of 4:00 p.m. today. This move follows four days of mediation last week and several months of negotiations in which no significant progress was made on three main issues: wage parity, improved sick leave and contract length.For the past year, Canada Line wo...

January 28, 2021

Important information for BC Parks OHS Reps - BCGEU

    This email contains important information about your recent appointment as a worker Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representative within BC Parks, including a meeting requiring your attendance next week on Tuesday, February 2nd. Please read in full.First, we want to thank you for taking on the important role of OHS rep in your region and w...