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

Apr 16, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions: #2 How and when can I vote on the tentative public service agreement?

Ballots and information for members to vote on the tentative public service agreement has been couriered to stewards.

The balloting is being conducted by stewards and mail contacts at the worksite. The voting starts on Monday, April 19.

Jun 15, 2006

On June 14, 2006 your Bargaining Committee reached an agreement on the new Collective Agreement with Western Pacific Marine.

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Component News

Feb 25, 2011

Community poll identifies deep concern over state of BC forests

In the shadow of 3 mill closures over the past three years, more than 30 community leaders from north Vancouver Island communities attended a community dialogue session to discuss solutions to the forestry crisis in their region, amid deepening public concern over the state of BC forests.

Feb 21, 2011

Post-retirement group benefit changes coming in 2012

Feb 15, 2011

Over 2000 jobs cut to pay for $2.5 billion election slush fund

The B.C. Government’s Budget 2011, tabled in the legislature today promises only more of the same staff and program cuts for important public services, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union said today.

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Media Coverage

May 13, 2016

Taking a camping trip is supposed to be a way to escape stress. Planning that trip? Not so much.

Apr 7, 2016

B.C.'s forests minister says while the once mighty forest industry in this province is currently very healthy, more needs to be done to keep it competitive in the face of challenges from both insid

Mar 24, 2016

Controversial changes to the Fisheries Act under the former Conservative government should be immediately repealed, and in the longer term, the legislation should undergo major revisions, the feder

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