Component 20 - Environmental Technical and Operational

Component 20 represents government employees engaged in engineering support and inspectional duties at the technical level, as well as members charged with protecting and regulating natural resources or ensuring the quality of the environment. These positions normally require advanced technical knowledge of the related resource. They include biologists, design engineers, conservation officers, laboratory workers, scientific/technical officers, inspectors and planning officers.

Bargaining Updates

Nov 29, 2016

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2017. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations.

Mar 22, 2016

Ratification votes were held across the province at the beginning of this month, and ballots were counted on March 21, 2016. Members have ratified the tentative agreement by 86%.

Feb 15, 2016

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer to negotiate a renewal collective agreement, and the parties reached a tentative agreement on February 12, 2016.

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Component News

Mar 7, 2011

Local community poll reveals deep concern over BC forests

More than 30 community leaders from Kamloops and surrounding communities attended a day-long community dialogue session to discuss solutions to the forestry crisis in their region, as a local poll shows deepening public concern over the state of BC forests.

Feb 28, 2011

It’s the worst of times for B.C.’s venerable provincial parks, which celebrate their centenary on March 1, 2011.

Feb 28, 2011

Tuesday March 1, 2011 is the 100 year anniversary of BC's parks. The anniversary of our vaunted protected area system should be a reason to celebrate, but there is trouble in paradise.

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Media Coverage

May 13, 2016

Taking a camping trip is supposed to be a way to escape stress. Planning that trip? Not so much.

Apr 7, 2016

B.C.'s forests minister says while the once mighty forest industry in this province is currently very healthy, more needs to be done to keep it competitive in the face of challenges from both insid

Mar 24, 2016

Controversial changes to the Fisheries Act under the former Conservative government should be immediately repealed, and in the longer term, the legislation should undergo major revisions, the feder

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