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

Feb 23, 2007

Component representatives and union staff reached a resolution with the employer over the re-organization of the Conservation Service.

Jun 3, 2005

The legislative amendment in the Foresters Act that requires persons practicing professional forestry as defined in the scope of practice by the ABCFP, came into law on June 20, 2003. Following this change we have heard from many members of the Environmental, Technical & Operational Component and were well aware of the possible implications of this legislative change.

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Media Coverage

Oct 27, 2016

The B.C. government has backed down in its legal battle with Bryce Casavant, the former conservation officer who made global headlines when he refused to kill two orphaned bear cubs.

Jul 8, 2016

Over the years, funding for B.C. Parks has been reduced relative to other government ministries. Investment in new infrastructure was reduced, and campsite demand quickly exceeded supply.

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