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

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

Mar 15, 2016

Scoring some big natural resources goals and advancing aboriginal relations to unprecedented levels will be the primary focus of the provincial government in the coming year.

Jul 15, 2015

On July 5, 2015 BCGEU conservation officer Bryce Casavant was suspended without pay after refusing an order to put down the bear cubs. 

May 6, 2015

Province Newspaper Cover Story - May 6, 2015

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