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

Aug 5, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with BC Safety Authority. Your committee is recommending a YES vote.
 

Aug 4, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with BC Safety Authority. Your committee is recommending a YES vote.

May 28, 2015

Our last update was on April 16th and your Committee wanted to send a short note to provide an update on bargaining.

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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

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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