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

Mar 18, 2010

The Forest Protection Officers (FPOs) Grid 24 (STO5) in the South East Fire Centre filed a classification appeal in September 27, 2005 disputing their classification level.

Sep 10, 2009

Last week's budget contained significant cuts to environmental programs and resource management programs across several ministries.

Apr 30, 2009

40 per cent cuts to park ranger staff shows lack of commitment: BCGEU

An appearance by BC Environment Minister Barry Penner on CBC Radio yesterday proves that BC's parks are not a priority for the BC Liberals, the BC 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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