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 23, 2015

Your bargaining committee chair and members have been acclaimed as follows:

Nov 17, 2015

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2016. The BCGEU has also confirmed these calculations.

Oct 9, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee distributed mail-in ballots, and had ratification vote drop boxes at all BCGEU area offices.

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Component News

Aug 12, 2010

Forest and Range ministry office closures and staff layoffs starting in 2003 have reduced staff’s ability to monitor contractors, the B.C.

Jul 15, 2010

Report cites staff cuts, workload and ‘inappropriate’ regulation in dam failure

Deputy solicitor general David Morhart’s report on the Testalinden Dam failure supports the union’s view that a full review of dam safety regulation and staffing levels is needed to ensure public safety, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union said today.

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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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