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COMPONENT 20 - ENVIRONMENT, 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

May 03, 2022

REMINDER: WEBINAR AND TOWN HALL THIS WEEK! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Please note, there will be closed captioning and ASL interpretation for each of the Zoom webinars. Also, a reminder that all times are in Pacific Time (PT) and each run about one hour in length. See you then! As you are likely aware, bargaining with the employer has reached impasse and the next step is to conduct a strike vote. In preparation for that vote, your bargaining committee wants to ma...

April 30, 2022

Happy May Day – we’re now 85,000 members strong - BC General Employees' Union...

May Day – or International Workers' Day – is a day in which the labour movement around the world comes together to recognize working people's collective power. Only by organizing to protect our collective interests as a class can we shift the balance of power under capitalism. As we celebrate working people, we're also proud to announce that our union is now 85,000 members strong! Our union has...

April 29, 2022

All BCGEU Members, Local 2010 - Steward Election Results - BC General Employ...

Nominations closed April 28, 2022, at midnight for election of Stewards in Local 2010. Below, are the results: Gregory Bradner Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward!   In Solidarity, Angie PanouliasStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here

April 29, 2022

Union investor successfully pushes Toronto’s Thomson Reuters to prioritize hu...

  Union investor successfully pushes Toronto's Thomson Reuters to prioritize human rights and re-evaluate ICE contracts Canadian media and data giant to adopt United Nations human rights framework and publish a human rights report after 3-year investor battle (Burnaby, Canada) Thomson Reuters' enabling of U.S. immigration surveillance prompted the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)-a minor sha...

April 27, 2022

Public service bargaining hits impasse over wage proposals - BC General Emplo...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022   VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) reached an impasse this week over an unresolved gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 33,000 union members, expired on March 31, 2022.  "Our members have been clear from d...

April 26, 2022

City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project - BC General Emp...

Press contact:[email protected] For Immediate Release   City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project  Replicable model could be a gamechanger for tackling housing affordability    Burnaby - Yesterday, Burnaby councillors voted seven to two in favour of a rezoning application brought forward by the BCGEU that had the potential to offer a new model for tackling housing affo...

April 25, 2022

Join us: Webinar and Town Hall - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As you are likely aware, bargaining with the employer has reached impasse and the next step is to conduct a strike vote. In preparation for that vote, your bargaining committee wants to make sure you’ve had a chance to ask any questions you may have on issues ranging from strike pay, the balloting procedure, job action, essential services and many more. We know that one third of you are new to ...

April 25, 2022

BCGEU releases investor brief calling on Loblaw (TSX: L) to take action on su...

  Ahead of the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual meeting of shareholders on May 5, 2022, the BCGEU has released an investor brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about forced labour and supply chain controversies at Loblaw. The Proposal asks Loblaw to disclose the results of its supplier audits. In line with its peers BCGEU encourages investors to vote for this proposal. Download PDF Inv...

April 22, 2022

Public Service Bargaining Weekly update: Member Education, Essential Service ...

As reported to you last week, negotiations with your employer remain at impasse. Your bargaining committee is ready to get back to the table the minute that your employer presents us with a revised wage offer that addresses your key issue of cost of living. Inflation You may have seen the news yesterday that Canada's inflation rate has now reached a new 31-year high of 6.7 per cent. The B.C. ra...

April 22, 2022

Opening of Local 2010 Steward Elections - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Steward Elections are now open in Local 2010. Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now opened and close on Thursday, April 28, 2022 Please email, fax or mail your nomination forms to:  Email: [email protected]: 250-785-004810147 100 Ave. Fort St. John, BC   V1J 1Y7(can put in the drop box at back door) For more information or quest...

April 22, 2022

BCGEU librarians ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island Regional L...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Seven months after starting bargaining and almost seven weeks after starting job action, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have voted almost 90% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. “This has been a challenging round of bargaining, but these members st...

April 13, 2022

Public Service: NEW VIDEO: Your bargaining committee shares important updates...

As you heard from us last week, contract negotiations between your bargaining committee and your employer remain suspended, and for now, your collective agreement remains in place. This means it is business as usual in your workplace unless and until you hear differently from your union. Your bargaining committee remains committed to getting a fair deal, and we are ready to get back to the barg...

April 12, 2022

Vancouver Island library job action paused as BCGEU librarians consider wage ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and, as a result, are pausing job action. The offer comes after a month of rotating pickets at various VIRL branches. Following meetings to discuss the terms of the tentative ag...

April 11, 2022

Change to Bargaining Committee Ballot for Oil & Gas Commission members - BC G...

There have been changes to the nominations for bargaining committee member for the Oil & Gas Commission. Voting is still required, however, the ballot will now be: Amanda Fraser Erin Hall Katelyn White John Warner The nominees’ names have been randomized; they will appear this way on the ballot.  The two highest vote-getting candidates will be the regular committee members, and the third ...

April 07, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Oil & Gas Commission - Bargaining Committee Election for...

At the close of nominations, the following member was declared elected as the bargaining committee chairperson by acclamation: Chris Grieve.The following four members have been nominated to fill two positions on the bargaining committee for Oil & Gas Commission, so voting is required: Katelyn White Rachel Butler Erin Hall Amanda Fraser The nominees’ names have been randomized; they will a...

April 07, 2022

Public service contract talks reach impasse over wage proposals - BC General ...

After nine weeks of negotiations, talks between your bargaining committee and the employer – B.C.'s Public Service Agency – reached an impasse on Wednesday, April 6th because the employer's revised wage proposal failed to meet your bottom line of cost of living adjustment (COLA) protections.Throughout the preparation for bargaining last fall, you were clear that COLA was your top priority for t...

April 07, 2022

22% of RBC Shareholders Back Resolution on Financialization of Housing - BC G...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Today, RBC (TSX: RY) shareholders voted 22% in favour of a proposal asking for the company to assess and mitigate the human rights and reputational risks involved in the financialization of housing. The proposal was presented by the B.C. General Employees’ Union, an institutional investor in RBC. In response to the AGM results, BCGEU President Stephani...