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

May 20, 2015

The Collective Agreement has been ratified by 71%.

Thank you to all who participated both in the vote and at the meetings.

In solidarity

May 11, 2015

On behalf of your bargaining committee, I am pleased to advise that the members have voted in favour of accepting the Employer's offer.

May 1, 2015

Voting on your new collective agreement will commence on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

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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

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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