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

Mar 18, 2010

The Forest Protection Officers (FPOs) Grid 24 (STO5) in the South East Fire Centre filed a classification appeal in September 27, 2005 disputing their classification level.

Sep 10, 2009

Last week's budget contained significant cuts to environmental programs and resource management programs across several ministries.

Apr 30, 2009

40 per cent cuts to park ranger staff shows lack of commitment: BCGEU

An appearance by BC Environment Minister Barry Penner on CBC Radio yesterday proves that BC's parks are not a priority for the BC Liberals, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union said today.

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Media Coverage

Nov 7, 2016

The provincial government's decision to cut food and housing benefits to specialized "Rapattack" forest firefighters in Salmon Arm will save between $119,000 and $325,000 each year, a spokeswoman t

Nov 7, 2016

When it comes to understanding the risks that B.C.’s forests and forest-dependent communities face, you’d be hard-pressed to find two more qualified individuals than Anthony Britneff and Martin Wat

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