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

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

Apr 13, 2017

For years, the Professional Employees Association has warned that ongoing cutbacks in the number of qualified professional scientists employed by the provincial government is a threat to B.C.’s nat

Apr 12, 2017
Nov 16, 2016

Kamloops hunters need to heed the law when they’re driving with their guns, according to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service.

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