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

May 3, 2005

INTRODUCTION

Article 7.1(g) of the Component Agreement is likely the most misunderstood hours of work schedule in existence. For more than 20 years the interpretation of Article 7.1(g) and its application has been the subject of numerous grievances and disputes. As a result arbitration decisions over the years have helped clarify the intent and proper application of this language.

Feb 9, 2005

In the recent throne speech, the Campbell Liberal government committed to provide an additional $7.5 million funding over the next three years to add up to 50 new Conservation Officers and Park Ran

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Media Coverage

Oct 27, 2016

The B.C. government has backed down in its legal battle with Bryce Casavant, the former conservation officer who made global headlines when he refused to kill two orphaned bear cubs.

Jul 8, 2016

Over the years, funding for B.C. Parks has been reduced relative to other government ministries. Investment in new infrastructure was reduced, and campsite demand quickly exceeded supply.

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