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

Apr 28, 2009

The Gordon Campbell government has taken the unusual step of cutting 40 per cent of BC's seasonal parks rangers at the start of the busy summer season, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union said today. The cuts follow a government pledge to take measures to limit public service cuts following the introduction of the 2009 budget.

Apr 9, 2009

An investigation into mechanical safety standards of vehicles operated by private highways maintenance contractors shows three contractors racked up hundreds of safety infractions for operating unsafe trucks and equipment in 2007 and 2008. And those same companies came under fire for severe safety violations in their self-regulating vehicle maintenance programs.

Feb 23, 2009

Environmental programs, forests and range all face major cuts in funding as a result of the budget tabled this week.

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Media Coverage

Jul 1, 2016

Seven full-time park rangers are now responsible for patrolling 14 million hectares of protected areas in the province — an area larger than the size of Greece.

Jun 30, 2016

How can one person patrol two million hectares all by themselves? Read more...

Jun 6, 2016

B.C. tourism operators are facing a campground, hotel and tourist attraction staff crunch.

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